"Hampstead Heath" London Off The Beaten Path Tip by Imbi

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Hampstead, NW3
Nearest Tube: Hampstead
This heath covers a massive 800 acres, right in the heart of Britain's capital. And it is regarded by many as the nicest park in the city.
Much of the area has been left wild, with lots of woodland, but some parts have been landscaped or set aside for sports. There is a cricket field, a football (soccer) ground and several bathing ponds available.
The heath is particularly popular with walkers as it gives some great views across London, especially from Parliament Hill and from Kenwood. And at weekends the area is also a favourite spot for kite flyers.
Near the centre of the heath is a fenced off area known as Boudicca's Mound, where legend has it Queen Boudicca (Boudicea) was buried. And on the northern edge of the heath there is Kenwood House.

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  • Written Jan 10, 2003
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