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Hampstead Heath

645 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
A must for any visitor to London. It’s stunningly beautiful. Fly a kite on Parliament Hill or get lost in the long grass with your summer lover. But what makes it really queer are the bathing ponds, which attract a large gay crowd. You can either sunbathe nude by the water’s edge or in your bathing suit on the grass outside the changing area. The ponds are divided into men’s, women’s, and mixed. It gets very busy and attracts all sorts and all ages. Early morning swims are advised on very hot days. This is the best time, too, to meet friendly, often older, locals who are always up for chats.
Jonny
Jonny
February 3, 2017

Tips from locals

Adam
Adam
February 9, 2020
If you fancy a long walk then head to this North London wild heathland. It's easily reached via Shepherds Bush overland station. The journey takes 20 minutes and costs only £1.50. Handsome Georgian Kenwood House and estate is located at the north end of the heath and is well worth a visit.
Raquel & Lui
Raquel & Lui
August 5, 2019
Hampstead Heath Park , is a large, ancient London heath, covering 320 hectares (790 acres) . This grassy public space sits astride a sandy ridge, one of the highest points in London, running from Hampstead to Highgate. The heath is rambling and hilly, embracing ponds, recent and ancient…
Jason
Jason
January 21, 2020
Hampstead Heath is a large, ancient London heath, covering 320 hectares. This grassy public space sits astride a sandy ridge, one of the highest points in London, running from Hampstead to Highgate, which rests on a band of London Clay. In summer the outside pool is open. Every Saturday a Farmer's…
Roxy Deniz
Roxy Deniz
February 20, 2020
Hampstead Heath is one of London's most iconic parks. I highly recommend visiting the Heath for mindful nature walks. There are also loads of activities to check out at the Heath. You can see some breath-taking views of London from the kite hill. A must see!
Tamzen
Tamzen
February 12, 2020
The green space and beautiful cityscape of the city
Marianne
Marianne
August 17, 2019
Quintessential British Hampstead Heath .stunningly beautiful not to be missed
Emily
Emily
February 22, 2020
The countryside in London. Amazing views, long walks, perfect for picnics, swimming and losing whole days.
Joan
Joan
October 26, 2019
Walk through the park, enjoy the views on Parliament Hill, have a bath in the ponds, and have picnic in any corer of the park.
Almog
Almog
October 29, 2019
Great park to visit
Coral
Coral
October 19, 2019
Hampstead Heath is a large, ancient London heath, covering 320 hectares. This grassy public space sits astride a sandy ridge, one of the highest points in London, running from Hampstead to Highgate, which rests on a band of London Clay. 

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