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The eastern section of the Pergola is closed while it awaits some essential maintenance work. The Hill Garden and remainder of the Pergola will remain open as usual.

The Pergola is one of the hidden delights of Hampstead Heath. It overlooks West Heath, and was the dream of William H Lever, later Lord Leverhulme, a wealthy idealist, patron of the arts, architecture and landscape gardening; and Thomas Mawson, the celebrated landscape architect.

The Hill Garden is a beautiful, landscaped garden which was the private garden of a now demolished manor house.

Weddings, civil partnerships and filming

Both of these venues can be used for weddings and for photo shoots.

Getting here

Public transport

The closest station is Golders Green on the Northern Line (20 minute walk)

The bus routes 210 and 268 take you close to the Pergola and Hill Garden.

Use TFL's journey planner to plan your visit.


Jack Straw's car park is a 5 minute walk away.


Please note - assistance dogs only in the Hill Garden and Pergola.

Closure due to high winds

If wind speeds are forecast to be 40mph or above, the Hill Garden and Pergola may need to close for safety reasons and at short notice. We will update X with any planned closures wherever possible.

Date  Time
1 Jan to 4 Feb 8.30am - 3.30pm
5 Feb to 3 Mar 8.30am - 4.30pm
4 Mar to 30 Mar 8.30am - 5.30pm
31 Mar to 28 Apr 8.30am - 7pm
29 Apr to 2 June 8.30am - 7.30pm
3 June to 14 July 8.30am - 8pm
15 July to 25 Aug 8.30am - 7.30pm
26 Aug to 8 Sep 8.30am - 6.30pm
9 Sep to 22 Sep 8.30am - 6pm
23 Sep to 6 Oct 8.30am - 5.30pm
7 Oct to 26 Oct 8.30am - 5pm
27 Oct to 31 Dec 8.30am - 3.30pm