Plan your visit
Discover what there is to see and do on the Heath. See our maps, event listings, travel information and guides to our cafés and other facilities:
Some simple guidelines to help protect the Heath
The Heath is a valuable natural space and we have some rules in place for its protection that you should be aware of during your visit.
Filming and photography
Please be aware that all filming and photography not strictly for personal use is regulated on Hampstead Heath and you will need to seek permission from us before filming or shooting. This applies to all commercial and student projects. A fee may apply depending on the nature of your project.
For more information, including how to apply for permission to film, please see our filming and photography page.
Barbecues are not allowed on Hampstead Heath.
In addition to the obvious fire risk, barbecues cause the grass beneath them to die, making bare patches in the turf. These bare patches are unsightly and can become colonised by problematic species such as thistles.
Responsible dog walkers and their dogs are very welcome on Hampstead Heath, but some simple rules apply. Please find out more on our dog walking page.
Hampstead Heath has a number of byelaws you will need to follow. A rule of thumb is to simply follow any rules posted on signage around the Heath, usually at entrance points.
If you think an activity you're participating may be regulated by a byelaw, please see our byelaws page for more information.
Access for everyone
Accessible toilets are located at:
- Parliament Hill staff yard
- Athletics track
- Golders Hill Park Café
- Golders Hill Park Zoo
- Vale of Health
- Heath Extension
- Kenwood House
People with limited mobility can have access to our mobile electric buggy scheme with prior booking. For more
information, please call 020 7485 5757. This free service is provided in partnership with Disability in Camden.
Disabled parking is available at all of our car parks. Please make sure that you display a valid blue European Badge. For more information on parking visit our getting to Hampstead Heath page.
How we manage the Heath
To find out more about how the Heath is managed, and our plans through to 2017, please see our Hampstead Heath Management Plan (4MB).
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