This is one of our prettiest walks. We start by showing you a rare early 18th century fire plaque and some fine Georgian architecture en-route to Hampstead’s historic churchyard full of the graves of the famous. Then it’s a fine old watch house before we’re walking past the highest point in London, before entering a ‘healthy’ area of old hospital, workhouse turned infirmary and a public bathing pond on Hampstead Heath. We also see a tiny ancient jail, cute old fountains and cottages, and lots of plaques to well known people who worked and lived here. And throughout we’re walking through lovely leafy lanes full of charming old architecture as well as strolling on the Heath. We finish with an amazing view of London.
Start Walk: Outside Sweaty Betty shop – 35 Heath Street, close to Hampstead underground station
Finish Walk: Hampstead Heath overground station
Shorter Walk alternative – Finish back where we started in Hampstead village