Hampstead Heath

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Hampstead Heath
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chelsea61 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Something I've always wanted to do is swim in Hampstead Ponds - however never thought I'd be doing it in freezing December 🥶 It was a brilliant experience. Highly recommend. They have changing rooms and showers. In summer you cd just dry off in the meadow. There is nowhere to put valuables so unless you had a non-swimming friend (as we did) to hold them, leave them at home. There was a lifeguard on duty who advised us on how to enter the water and how long to stay in. We went in twice for under 2 mins each as it was freezing. We felt amazing afterwards!
How we got there - We walked about 20 mins from Hampsted Heath Overground Station thru the lovely heath to the women's only Pond. The heath itself is gorgeous, beautiful trees, open space etc. Highly recommend a walk thru the heath even if not swimming.
Some great pubs in Hampstead for lunch afterwards.
Written December 4, 2021
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Graham S
London, UK108 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Living in Hampstead is always magic.🙏🌳 Hampstead village boasts some of the most elegant,enchanting exquisite grade 11 listed buildings spanning several centuries imaginable. The quiet tranquility and cosmopolitan feel of the borough is so special. Musicians 🎶🎤 , celebrities and other famous people live all around here including Ricky Gervais, Boy George, Jude Law. On and around the heath there is so much to see and Kenwood, the Spaniards Inn is a delectable must.😊👍
Written April 19, 2022
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London, UK11,210 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Hampstead Heath is one of London’s miracles. A vast lung of an open space it was somehow saved from the urban developer notwithstanding the advent of the underground in the 1930s and threatened expansions to which only the Second World War put paid. It’s a hugely varied landscapes featuring vast upwardly sprawling lawns ideal for sunbathing, small clumps of thick forest, with at least three man made bathing ponds, again with slopes for sunbathers and even areas set aside for male naturism. At its northern end and set in its own enclosure sits Kenwood House with its artistic treasures and a brew house with open patio currently serving tea and grapefruit juice rather than beer. Twice a year an equally impressive artificial structure occupies the southern approaches and housed the Affordable Art Fair.
Written June 13, 2021
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Abingdon, UK74 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Parking at hotel is open to public told by a member of staff so very difficult to get a place
Room the smallest I have ever stayed in
smelt could of been coming from a vent to cupboard next door to room not pleasant which was in bathroom
Dusty carpets in room and corridors
Air conditioning did not work hot and very little ventilation we know you have to shut windows to work air conditioning we have stayed in many premier inns very little sleep as so hot and noisy with windows open. We had encouraged friends to stay over night in another room obviously but they had the sam experience felt awful as we had recommended premier. Breakfast: nice staff cold breakfast first inn we have stayed at where staff were not on ball with replacement cooked items asked for beans waiting for delivery told did appear later scrambled egg dry and cold to match the rest of cooked items did see hot scrambled egg being put out after we had eaten . Come on premier I can honestly say I would not recommend this hotel. The first time ever
Written August 20, 2021
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Baldock, UK52 contributions
Oct 2020
Hampstead is a lovely big open space for walking with plenty of quiet areas and paths. Sadly marred by people who believe it's perfectly acceptable to allow their dogs freedom to roam uncontrolled, run up to other people and other dogs. Many take little notice of where their dog actually is or what it's doing. I saw several instances of a dog approaching a small child who was nervous and the owner ignored what was happening.On one occasion 2 people were sitting on a bench eating when a dog jumped up on to the bench and forced them to move. I would hope these people are in the minority but seems they were all out last Sunday.
Queued at the Kenwood House cafe for 40 minutes to spend £9 on a sandwich and 2 awful coffees but I guess that's just how it is now.
Seems Covid does not affect people walking on Hampstead so there is no need to follow the government social distancing guidelines. We had to continuously move off the path to avoid people who had no plans to move to the side.
Saying that it was a wonderful days walking and after 30 years still has not lost it's charm.
Written October 26, 2020
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London, UK330 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Came here recently with friends for the first time. Beautiful park to go on long walks for! Getting lost in the greenery away from the busy city was great fun. You can also get an amazing view of Central London from the top. Highly recommend, will return soon!
Written July 20, 2021
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK867 contributions
Jul 2021
We came to London for a few days not to partake in the normal tourist attractions but to discover some of the more out of the ordinary areas.
Armed with a pre printed guide we did a 4-5 mile circular walk of Hampstead Heath. The walk took in all the keys areas of interest including the many ponds, all three outdoor wild swimming pools, the glorious views from Parliament Hill and Kenwood House where we stopped for a brief repose.
It amazed me given the vastness of this area how the walkers and joggers seem to know it like the back of their hand but I guess I would be the same back home in my area of the country.

It is definitely a place to come back to armed with a picnic, a good book to read and time to people watch.
Written July 10, 2021
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Rachel W
Australia186 contributions
Jul 2019
We visited Hampstead Heath in July 2019 and thoroughly enjoyed. Given we were staying in Finchley, we caught the bus to Golders Green and then another bus up N End Road into Spaniard's Rd if my memory serves me correctly. We then walked down through the 'bush' to the Parliament Hill Viewpoint and then down to the base of Hampstead Heath down to Savernake Road. We took the walk at a slow pace it and it took us approximately 45 minutes. It isn't very well signposted so make sure you are familiar with the area before you go in. Plenty of people walking dogs who are all so very well behaved. Felt safe at all times. When you get to the bottom of Hampstead Heath near the paddling pool, be sure to have a read of the by-laws as it is an amusing read in places! Make sure you take some drinks and snacks with you.
Written May 23, 2020
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1 contribution
Oct 2021
Hampstead Heath used to be a nice place but has been made more into a typical London park in recent years which has attracted a lot of people crowding the footpaths. Not all the heath is like this, there are still some places left in the heath to sit a relax and enjoy nature. I wouldn't recommend going there after dark. Lots of muggings take place around parliament hill and around that area and down by where the running track is. Otherwise a nice place to visit.
Written October 26, 2021
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Walnut Creek, CA654 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The heath was our reason to stay in Highgate. We have done several trips to London over the years. We are cheap travelers and find we can stop in London for a few and then cheap fly somewhere else in Europe. So the park has several ponds and tons of hiking trails. Dogs are everywhere, so if this is a concern for you, keep in mind. I love dogs. On a nice day or two nothing beats a walk in the park. We also stopped at Kenwood house. It was a very nice visit. I would not stop for coffee/tea there as it was a bit of a zoo.
Written May 2, 2022
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