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Why locals love it

Just a short walk north of Camden Town lies one of London's largest and most rustic parks. Unlike the city's other manicured green offerings, Hampstead Heath is rugged and natural, containing some of the oldest woodlands you'll find this close to London, along with with ponds, creeks, rolling hills and natural wildlife.

Why you should visit it

This place is huge, and you could spend hours exploring the many trails. Grab a couple of drinks and take a walk up Parliament Hill, one of the highest points in London. Here you'll find the best view of London's entire city skyline. Summertime sees hundreds of young locals on 'the Heath' sunbathing, drinking cider and swimming in the ponds.

Special tip

For the runners out there, this is one of the best spots in London to get some serious kilometres done, and you'll take in some amazing scenery.

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7 Comments

Clean air in London. Great for a walk or picnic. The lungs of London.
Alfred
Local
August 22, 2019
I love to visit this place with my family very soon. I guess it would be near to my hotel - Regency House Hotel. Fresh air, my kids will love it
Stephen
Local
August 21, 2019
Wonderful, spacious park perfect for long family walks. NOt too far from our Best Western Palm Hotel London. Loved this place!
Richa
Traveller
August 19, 2019
I love here I think it’s the best urban open space in the world.... you can swim in ponds on the summer.. naturally provided by London’s underground rivers
Ed
Local
June 22, 2019
Pool, Hiking, Cafe
Venita
Local Ambassador
March 23, 2018

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