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East Heath car park closure
East Heath car park will be closed from Tuesday 6 April for at least 6 weeks while we carry out essential resurfacing. Alternate parking is available at Parliament Hill Lido and Jack Straw's car parks. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Hampstead Heath is one of the largest green spaces close to central London. It is increasingly popular with more than 10 million visits per year. There are so many things to love about the Heath including the wild landscape, the beautiful trees, the sports facilities including four places to swim, an athletics track, cricket ground, football and rugby pitches and tennis courts. The Heath is home to many wild birds and animals and habitats are managed carefully by staff who are experts in conservation.
This year we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the passing of the Hampstead Heath Act. This landmark Act protected the Heath for the public to enjoy and paved the way for the protection of other green spaces across the nation. As part of the celebrations we are asking people to share what they love about the Heath. This could be a story or a memory or a favourite place or photograph.
Share your stories
You can share it with us in two ways, either by emailing us or by using the hashtag #LovetheHeath on social media.
With your permission, we will then share what you love about the Heath with our Heath community to celebrate this wonderful piece of encapsulated countryside.