Hampstead Heath's park
Golders Hill Park's landscaped grounds contain beautiful plant displays including the peaceful Mediterranean and water gardens, a popular café and a bandstand. There is also a variety of leisure facilities including tennis courts, croquet lawn, all-weather table tennis tables, zoo and butterfly house and a children's play area. Golders Hill Park was opened to the public in 1898 and has been managed as a discrete and historically important part of Hampstead Heath by the City of London since 1989.
Golders Hill Park opening hours
7.30am to dusk (with the earliest closing time being 4.30pm during the winter).
Parking is available at Jack Straws car park, near NW3 7ES.
For information on public transport links see our getting to Hampstead Heath page.
Golders Hill Park is part of Hampstead Heath. View a map of Hampstead Heath (4MB)
For more information see out dog walking page.
Golders Hill Park Zoo
Golders Hill Park is home to a free zoo, with a growing collection of rare and exotic birds and mammals such as laughing kookaburras, ring-tailed lemurs and ring-tailed coatis.
The zoo plays an important role in the interpretation and education of the habitats and wildlife of Hampstead Heath. It is one of only two free zoos in London registered with BIAZA, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Zoo opening hours
The zoo is open whenever the park is open.
Adopt an animal
If you'd like to support us and adopt an animal at Golders Hill Park Zoo, please see our Animal Adoption Scheme page.
The Butterfly House allows close-up views of beautiful tropical species and the study of the life cycle of these fascinating insects.
Butterfly House opening hours
- Monday 31 October - Sunday 26 March: closed
- Monday 27 March - Sunday 29 October: 1pm - 3pm every day
For more information, please call 020 7332 3511.