Frequently asked questions.

You can contact the City of London with queries about permits, permissions to host events etc at hampstead.heath@cityoflondon.gov.uk.

CAN I HIRE HIRE A PART OF THE HEATH?

Individuals or groups can’t hire parts of the Heath except, I understand, for weddings (I don’t know which parts, possibly the Pergola, let me know if you find out). I received an email this year asking if an artist could hire part of the Heath to create the Northern Lights, to which I wished I could reply YES, but sadly couldn’t.

DO I NEED PERMISSION TO HOST AN EVENT ON THE HEATH?

You might if it’s a big ‘event’ kind of an event. Probably not for something smaller and informal. Best to contact the City of London.

DO I NEED A PERMIT TO FILM ON THE HEATH?

Individuals and groups do require permits for filming, yes. Again, contact the City of London.

DO YOU HAVE MERCH/ GIFTS/ ANYTHING I CAN BUY MY FRIEND WHO GOT ENGAGED ON THE HEATH?

I’m working on it, actually! If you’re looking for something in particular let me know and I’ll see what I can do..

Am I allowed to BBQ on the Heath?

To the sorrow of some and the pleasure of others, BBQs are banned anywhere on the Heath.

CAN I USE SOME OF YOUR PHOTOS?

It depends which ones, unfortunately. New photos, absolutely, provided they’re mine or have been shared by readers for public use (with credit) on the site. For the old ones, I could share files with you, but it would be up to you to sort out the rights to use them. Let me know which ones you’re talking about when you get in touch.

MY FAVOURITE BENCH HAS DISAPPEARED, DO YOU KNOW WHERE IT WENT?

Alas, no, I’m afraid I don’t.

WILL THE HEATH STILL BE OPEN WHILE BIG EVENTS LIKE THE KENWOOD HOUSE CONCERTS ARE ON?

Yes, absolutely, those events are limited to specific areas of the Heath (particularly Kenwood). The rest of the Heath will be ‘open’ as usual.

DO YOU KNOW THE LOCATION OF THE SEQUOIA TREE?

Two people have asked me this and I’m not 100% sure of the answer. It’s a giant redwood tree, if I’m not mistaken, so you’d think it would be fairly obvious. One of my readers, Ruth, thinks it might be next to the Vale of Health pond but she’s not sure and this is as yet unverified. If you know, please get in touch so that I can write a confirmed answer in this FAQ!

Can I advertise on your website?

Potentially, yes, just get in touch.