Hampstead Heath comprises of 792 acres of varied, irregular groupings of heathland, woodland, fields and formal grounds.
The Heath, which is London’s highest open space, is a survivor of the once great Middlesex Forest.
Mainly south of it spreads the hill-
More than two centuries ago it was a favourite refuge from London for wealthy lawyers, politicians and businessmen.
By the early 1800s its fans included artists and literary men such as Gainsborough, Romney, Constable, Keats, Coleridge and Leigh Hunt.
Many visitors to this site find it quite rewarding to browse through the numerous old pictures, illustrations and descriptions to see just what Hampstead Heath and its surrounding areas were like in olden days and how the area has developed and changed.
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