PARLIAMENT (KITE) HILL
is the highest point on The Heath (98m).
It commands wonderful views of Highgate and The City Of London (see Views).
It no doubt played a strategic role in ancient battle times and Guy Fawkes and his collaborators were said to have watched for Parliament blowing up from here, although this is extremely doubtful!
Familiarly known as Kite Hill, this spot is one of the great highlights of The Heath, about 98 meters above sea level and one of the highest spots in London.
The views of London City and the Highgate slopes are wonderful and, in the author’s opinion, better even than those seen at neighbouring Primrose Hill.
The Hill is a goal for joggers and walkers alike and there is hardly a soul who does not pause awhile and drink in this truly wonderful magnificence.
The views are never the same, whether it be a dull morning, with the eerie outlines of skyscrapers piercing the mists and fogs, the blood red sunrises and sunsets or the rare view of broad beams and shafts of light striking the dome of St. Pauls, such as Constable painted so many years ago.
It is a place not to be missed and the visitor will always depart invigorated and optimistic, any tinges of despair blown away by the breezes and gusts that nickname this place, Kite Hill.