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Hampstead HeathThe wildest of London's parks, Hampstead Heath has fields to run in, long grass to roll in, woods to hide in and, most famously, ponds to swim in. In north London this 791-acre heath and woodland is THE place to get back to nature. Strewn with picnickers, cyclists, families and the rest, the heath is large enough and has enough copses, hills and mounds that a quiet spot is never far away. 'Chronicles of Narnia' author, CS Lewis, lived near Hampstead Heath and local folklore asserts that it was its picturesque rises, ponds and woodland glades which inspired his mystical land. Parliament Hill is a beacon in the midst of this sprawling expanse of natural beauty. Its summit provides a view of the city almost in its entirety. Spot the famous dome of St Paul's juxtaposed by the ultra-modern Canary Wharf towers in the distance. This is the perfect kite-flying spot. Hampstead Heath is renowned as a rich conservation area and parts of it are designated as areas of scientific interest by English Nature. Hoards flock to the refreshing waters of the heath's celebrated ponds in the summer months whilst in the colder months its more rewarding to while away an afternoon feeding the ducks or exploring the lush woodland, bogs, hedgerows and grassland. Along the edges of the heath a number of attractions will attempt to lure you away. There's the lido at the south, Kenwood House at the north, South End Green and Hampstead Village at the west, and Highgate to the east. There are also plenty of pubs dotted around the edge - The Spaniards Inn (Spaniards Road), the Holly Bush (22 Holly Mount) or the Freemasons Arms (32 Downshire Hill) are all worthy of a visit. The heath doesn't look quite as rural as when Constable painted it, but nonetheless, it is as close to rural as you're going to get in a capital city.

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Wild and woody walks, ponds, picnics and panoramic views.

 

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Hampstead Tube Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
Highgate Tube Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
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The Haverstock Hotel London
The Haverstock Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £51  25% off
154 Haverstock Hill, NW3 | 27 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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Best Western Palm Hotel London London
Best Western Palm Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £52  35% off
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London Marriott Hotel Regents Park London
London Marriott Hotel Regents Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £93  41% off
128 King Henry's Road, NW3 | 35 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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Waterlow Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 | 21 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood London
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Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Muswell Hill Road, N10 | 24 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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Parliament Hill Lido London
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Parliament Hill Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
Parliament Hill Fields, Gordon House Road, NW5 | 17 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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213 Haverstock Hill, NW3 | 23 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December 2014 - 12noon-4pm
Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 | 4 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 4th January and Sunday 1st February 2015 - 12noon-4pm
Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 | 4 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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British Sign Language Tour London
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British Sign Language Tour
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Thursday 22nd January 2015 - 2pm
Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 | 4 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Hampstead Lane, Highgate Village, N6 | 15 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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London > Entertainment >
94-96 North End Road, NW11 | 15 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 | 4 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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1 Hampstead Lane, Highgate, N6 | 15 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 37 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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Hampstead Heath, NW5 | 12 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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The Spaniards Inn London
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The Spaniards Inn
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Spaniards Road, NW3 | 6 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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The Wells Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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The Flask Tavern London
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The Flask Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Highgate West Hill, N6 | 14 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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The Champagne Bar London
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The Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras International, Euston Road, NW1 | 2 miles from Hampstead Heath
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The Boogaloo London
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The Boogaloo
London > Nightlife > Bars
312 Archway Road, N6 | 23 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 37 minutes from Hampstead Heath
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Kings Place London
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3.1 miles from Hampstead Heath
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British Library Conference Centre London
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 3.2 miles from Hampstead Heath
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Roundhouse London
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Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 36 minutes from Hampstead Heath
Can accommodate up to 1800 people....More
 
 
 
 
 

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Singin' In The Rain
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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

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Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

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