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 A large expanse of green land that is favourably disposed and wonderfully maintained. I love the feel around this park. The green sight is a wonder to behold. it has many amenities for sports such as lawn tennis, basket balls sight seeing and playgrounds for the children. It is well maintained. it has a high level where you can behold the city. It has restrooms for convenience, which is highly maintwined
Adedayo Erinoso - a month ago

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5 Star Rating I can’t describe how much I love this place I spend so much time there and I enjoy it. It’s like a place where you can spend peaceful time where you can think about anything look at sunrises 🌅 sunsets and you won’t notice that you spend most of your time there. Love this place the best 💗
Sofiia Diana - 2 weeks 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 - 6 months ago

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4 Star Rating lovely area-make sure ti bring shoes you dont mind getting muddy because lots of mud. ideal for dog walkers lots of dogs
broookee - a month ago

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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 - 4 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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