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​​Hampstead Heath lacks a postcode, but our car parks are close to the post codes below, and can also be found on what3words.

East Heath: NW3 1BN

Jack Straw's: NW3 7ES

The Lido: NW5 1LN​​

Contact us

​​​General enquiries:
020 7332 3322

Parking enquiries:
020 7332 3773

Pay for parking with RingGo:
020 7110 0000


​​Disabled parking bays are available at our three car parks. Paths through the Heath are mostly unpaved and the terrain has some significant slopes; however paved and even areas are available in the Parliament Hill Fields area for those with access needs.

Opening hours

​​Always open

In line with current advice from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) social distancing, some of our facilities and services will be closed or suspended until further notice. Please see our news page for full details. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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.

The Heath has extensive amenities including a zoo, cafés, athletics track, education centre, extensive children's facilities, three swimming ponds and a Lido.

Parking info and travel links

Please think about the environment when travelling to Hampstead Heath and always use sustainable options such as walking, cycling or public transport whenever possible.

For help planning your journey, please see:

By tube

Golders Green
Kentish Town
Hampstead Heath
Gospel Oak
​Alight at this station For these parts of the Heath​
​Golders Green Golders Hill Park and the Heath Extension​
Hampstead​ Vale of Health, East Heath and Hampstead Ponds​
Kentish Town​ Parliament Hill and Highgate Ponds​
Hampstead Heath​ East Heath and Hampstead Ponds​
Gospel Oak​ Parliament Hill, Athletics Track and Highgate Ponds​

By bus

The following buses serve various parts of Hampstead Heath:

C2, H3, C11, 24, 46, 168, 210, 214, 268

To plan a route and find the correct stop for you, please visit TfL Journey Planner.


Hampstead Heath has a number of car parks, which can be found on our Hampstead Heath Map (3MB).

The car parks are open between 7.30am and 8.30pm daily. The numbers of spaces at each car park are as follows:

  • Parliament Hill Lido car park: 45 spaces
  • East Heath car park: 110 spaces
  • Jack Straws car park: 60 spaces
  • Golders Hill Park car park: 8 spaces (disabled only)


Car parking charges are as follows:

  • 0-2 hours: £3.70
  • 2-4 hours: £7.40
  • each additional hour: £6.70

Parking with a valid disabled persons blue badge is free of charge.

You can pay by credit or debit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Delta) and coins are accepted in the following denominations: 20p, 50p, £1 and £2. Machines do not give change.

Pay for parking with RingGo

You can pay for parking with RingGo at three of our car parks. To pay by phone, please call 020 7110 0000 and quote the relevant location number from below:

  • East Heath car park: 79453
  • Jack Straw's car park: 79454
  • Parliament Hill Lido car park: 79455

Alternatively, you can pay with the RingGo app.

Hampstead Heath parking enquiries

If you have an enquiries, or require assistance due to clamping, a faulty ticket machine or a locked car park, please call us on 020 7332 3773.