In the 18th century, people headed to Hampstead to enjoy the spa waters. Nowadays, the place is an amazing hilltop hideaway that boasts of a heath that covers 791 acres. The heath contains woodland, swimming ponds, playing fields and meadows. The mix of a scenic countryside, historical architecture, cosmopolitan shops and great restaurants add to the experience.
What attractions are in Hampstead?
Whether indoor or outdoor attractions, you will not lack what to do in Hampstead. Head to the Hampstead Theatre for drama or to the luxurious Everyman to watch cinema movies. If you are a fan of the outdoors, you can enjoy the amazing scenery or take a swim in the various swimming ponds
Where is Hampstead located?
This capital is found in district of South Hampstead in northwest London. This district forms a part of London Borough of Camden. It is bordered by West End Lane, Fitzjohn’s avenue, Belsize Avenue, Finchley Road, Broadhurst Gardens and Nutley Terrace.
Moving around Hampton is made easy with the Swiss Cottage and Finchley Road stations found on the Jubilee Line. These link you to the Canary Wharf, South bank and the West End. You can also get through to Euston via the South Hampstead overground station.
You will be impressed by the value you get on property in Hampstead. Choose from the houses built in Victorian style found around Canfield Gardens or apartment blocks located along Langtry Walk. This is named after Lillie Langtry who was an actress and a mistress of the Prince of Wales during the Victorian times.
The heath boasts of a wild, undulating terrain which clearly portrays the untamed side on Hampstead. With 791 acres of heath at your disposal, you will enjoy a mixture of woodland, swimming ponds, playing fields and meadows. A large number of films, poems and books have been written with inspiration from this place. Kite flyers head to Parliament Hill to take advantage of the breeze while those in need of a swim will head to the various ponds.
For the art lovers
Head out to Kenwood House and get amazed by the work done by Robert Adam, who remodeled this House from 1764 to 1773. The house is built in well maintained, beautiful grounds. Indoors, you will see a collection of famous paintings and furniture dating back to the 18th Century. Among the paintings are ‘The Guitar Player’ painted by Vermeer, a self-portrait by Rembrandt and ‘Contess Howe’ which was painted by Gainsborough. The house is now under repair, set to reopen in the autumn of 2013.
Cool off in a swimming pool
The swimming ponds came due to damming off of clay pits. These are managed by the City of London Corporation that protects against flooding. The pools come in three varieties, one for men, and another for women and the third for mixed groups. The ponds for the different genders are open throughout the year but the mixed pond has some restriction during winter. At this time, you will use the pond only if you are a member of the Hampstead Heath Winter Swimming Club. This water maintains a cool temperature even during summer
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