Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath provides a great place to escape the crowds and noise of the city and enjoy some fabulous scenery and views

Relaxing by One of the Heath's Many Ponds
Relaxing by One of the Heath's Many Ponds cc licensed photo by ChodHound

Hampstead Heath is an 800 acre wilderness park located along a ridge in the northern part of London. It provides Londoner's with a beautiful nearby wilderness escape and several amenities.

This large wilderness features a rambling network of walking paths through open grassy areas and woodlands. Ponds in the park are designated for various uses, a couple as swimming pools, one serves as a small fishing lake and another for model boating. Other amenities include a lido, a sports field and playgrounds. During the spring and summer months, many varieties of wildflowers carpet the grassy areas and surround some of the ponds. Birdwatchers will be able to observe a wide variety of waterfowl, songbirds and more.

Parliament Hill, which rises 322 feet above the city of London, is one of the highlights. A short hike up this gentle hill provides some excellent views of the London skyline.

Adjoining the Heath on the western border is Golders Hill Park. This grassy park features a formal flower garden, a water garden and a duck pond. It also has a small zoo. Unlike the Heath however the park is fenced and it is closed during the night.

Famous poet, John Keats and Landscape painter John Constable both found inspiration for their work from this beautiful area.

All in all, Hampstead Heath is an awesome place to enjoy a pleasant day away from the crowds of the city

Download a detailed City of London PDF map of the entire Hampstead Heath to print out at home from the links below.

PDF Download: Hampstead Heath Trail Map Size .54MB

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Hampstead Heath Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

Address: London, UK

Phone: 020 7332 3322

Official Website: Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating An enormous area of open land in the middle of North London with outdoor swimming, beautiful views over the city, woodland, kite flying,.. Such a blessing to all who live nearby and one of the many green areas that help make London liveable. A great place for dog walkers
Graham Miller - 2 weeks ago

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4 Star Rating I would rate Hampstead Heath a solid four stars based on my recent visit. This sprawling green oasis nestled in the heart of London offers a welcome escape from the urban hustle and bustle. With its expansive meadows, woodlands, and ponds, Hampstead Heath provides a serene retreat where one can unwind and reconnect with nature. The diversity of landscapes within the park is truly remarkable. From lush greenery to tranquil ponds and panoramic views of the city skyline, Hampstead Heath offers something for everyone. Whether you're seeking a peaceful walk, a refreshing swim in the bathing ponds, or a picturesque picnic spot, the park delivers on all fronts. While Hampstead Heath's natural beauty is undeniable, some areas could benefit from better maintenance and upkeep. Additionally, during peak times, the park can get quite crowded, which may detract from the overall experience. Overall, Hampstead Heath remains a cherished gem in London, providing locals and visitors alike with a tranquil haven amidst the urban landscape. With its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities, it's no wonder Hampstead Heath holds a special place in the hearts of many Londoners.
WanderLensBiker “WanderLensBiker” - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Beautiful place to walk around, whatever the season. Hampstead Heath has great views of the London skyline, as well as lots of paths that take you through open fields, small forests and next to the various ponds. There is also Kenwood House to the north of the Heath. It has got lovely grounds too, as well as a beautiful art collection and stunning rooms to walk around. It’s also free to enter!
Jon - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Cycling from far South London and 32 miles later to do the hills of Hampstead Heath, and they have cycle friendly roads ! Very good and beautiful way to go back down south. Beautiful place with lakes and breathtaking views of London. Perfect for a morning ride.
Guillaume R. - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating It is one of the most beautiful parks in London. Although it is very busy and if you don't like dogs you might not enjoy it as much! This park is also known for the best outdoor swimming spots in London, including three natural bathing ponds and one 60m Lido. If you fun of this kind of activities if course. A wonderful place for picnics, walks etc...
Jo - 3 months ago

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Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Northern LineHampstead Station10 Minutes

How to get to Hampstead Heath by Tube

From Hampstead Station exit left onto Holly Hill then go left {north) on Flask Walk (stay right where Flask Walk splits) and then continue north on Well Walk to the path into Hampstead Heath. It is about 10 minutes to the edge of the Heath.

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