Hampstead Heath

Type: Parks

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Sightseeing: Hampstead Heath used to be the last stretch of countryside for travelers coming into London from the north. It was home to Keats, and a much-visited haven for Dickens and Byron. It is 790 acres of...  Read More
Romantic Things to Do: Hampstead Heath is a sprawling, tree-lined area popular with walkers, joggers, and sports enthusiasts. Surrounded by attractive residential areas, the Heath includes several widely spaced hills that...  Read More

  • Sightseeing: "Make sure to devote at least two hours to Kenwood House, the stately house whose art collection includes pieces by Vermeer and Rembrandt."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: It's almost a borough unto itself, and a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Romantic Things to Do: "In summer, Hampstead Heath hosts great firework concerts so pack a picnic and prepare for a super romantic evening with your partner."
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Hampstead Heath is extremely romantic at any time of the year, for a walk, a picnic, or a run. Lots to see and do.

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