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Hampstead Heath

Spaniards Rd, London NW3, England
020 7332 3322
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Ranked #60 of 1,098 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Walking, Ice skating
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I lived in London for many years and always near Hampstead Heath. It's the perfect place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of London life, whether it be on a summers day when having a picnic with friends or walking on a crisp, autumnal day you won't find a better place.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Although it was a well maintained park with a nice mansion, my wife and myself weren't very enthusiastic.The lawn was neatly mown, there were lot's of people wandering about, but we were quit bored.

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Basel, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Go there to breathe from fresh air, to just walk through the extensive park and woodlands or for the brave, to swim in one of the ponds! Head right up to the top to have a nice lunch at the cafe near Kenwood House.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You need time to get to know this lovely and huge heath and all directions you can take from it. The way it has been conserved and its lovely landscapes, make it one of the best places to use in central London. Not forgetting the lovely ponds, where you can enjoy great swimming and completely forget about the city you're... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love this park because its never full of people and its hilly so you can't see whats coming until you get to the edge of the hill. Also had fun watching dogs get in the water and playing. Humans can also get in the ponds for a swim. Besides its in Hampstead which is beautiful, elegant, filled with "Sir"... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Although London is a northern city, you may see a flock of parrots screaming their parrot screams in the trees. What are they doing there you may ask? Good question and it's hard to find the real answer--several legends like they escaped from the filming of The African Queen except that the African Queen wasn't filmed in London! The parrots... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have been to London eight times. One of the places I have never been is Hampstead Heath. On this trip I decided to dedicate a day to exploring the heath. I took the tube to Hampstead, but instead of heading straight up the Spaniard's Road I walked northwest and entered the less crowded, "woodsier" part of the heath with... More

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Cork, Ireland, Europe
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50 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you are sick and tired of the hustle and bustle of the city this is the place to go. This is an ideal spot for familes as the park contains swimming areas, bike paths,walking paths, and space enough to not hear the noise of the city. If you're able climb to the top of Parliment Hill and take in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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347 reviews 347 reviews
219 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We walked from the top to the bottom of Hampstead Heath and wow, what a place! It is the absolute perfect place to spend a warm summer evening in London. There are lots of ponds to laze around, a separate men and women's bathing pond (is it really necessary to keep genders separate these days?!) and plenty of grass to... More

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Drobak, Norway
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Staying close to Hampstead Heath adds to the recreational value of a visit to London. This wonderful park/wood is a perfect place for jogging or walking, and the ponds lined up are allocated to different leisure activities like swimming (men, women or mixed), fishing, throwing sticks to your dog or just looking at the birds. Some parts are like a... More

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