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Welcome to Hampstead Heath 


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Give it a Go! Festival 20 July 2014

Get further details of this day of sports, fun, wellbeing, music and entertainment at Parliament Hill on Sunday 20 July.

Heath habitats and facilities

Hampstead Heath is one of London’s most popular open spaces, situated just six kilometres from Trafalgar Square. An island of beautiful countryside, the magic of Hampstead Heath lies not only in its rich wildlife and extensive sports and recreational opportunities, but also in its proximity and accessibility to millions of people. There is a zoo, an athletics track, an education centre, extensive children's facilities, three swimming ponds and a Lido.

Biodiversity in the city

Hampstead Heath's mosaic of habitats provides a resource for wildlife just six kilometres from the centre of London. It is of national as well as regional importance. The City of London aims to maintain and extend the Heath's status as one of London's best places for wildlife. Hampstead Heath features a number of priority species identified in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.


Hampstead Heath provides excellent facilities for organised sport. With a lack of open space in surrounding densely populated boroughs, Hampstead Heath has a crucial role to play in providing sporting opportunities and promoting good health.


Find out details of the Hampstead Heath committees and their meetings, agendas and minutes.

Registered charity nos. 803392 and 232986.

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City of London Festival Family Day
08 Jul 2014 - 13 Jul 2014
18:00 - 12:00
Hampstead Heath

The 'Alternative Commonwealth Games'

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City Dip
11 Jul 2014
00:00 - 23:59
Hampstead Heath

Individuals and teams can join in to support the Lord Mayor's Appeal.

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