Hampstead Heath

Aside from the world’s best theatre, live music, galleries and comedy, what makes London great is its open spaces. I spent yesterday walking with a girlfriend around Hampstead Heath and we both agreed that it’s pretty hard to beat a London park on a hot, sunny day. Everyone seemed to be there too – from families pushing buggies up the steep hills to foreign tourists taking in the majestic panoramic view at the top of Parliament Hill to kids kicking around a football and groups of mates having a picnic. The sun was beaming down on us, the kites were flying high, each one trying to out rival the other for height or colour or size. It felt like an August day and that the whole of London had decided to go outside. As my friend pointed out, ‘I don’t think anyone quite realises global warming is here to stay. We’re all still behaving like this is the only sunny day we’ll get for the rest of the year.’

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3 Comments so far

  1. RT (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

    that is a wicked picture.


  2. Dhaval M. (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 4:10 pm

    Dhaval here from NYC Metroblogs. That is indeed a great picture. I was thinking about finally making it out to London this summer. I’ve seen Paris and I still like NYC better, let’s see what London has to offer.


  3. cd (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 7:54 pm

    all i can think of is that spaced episode with the dog that’s trained to attack rich people that roams the heath . . . . .



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