Hike on the Heath

Just a short tube ride from the centre of town, pretty Hampstead feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Nothing clears the mind like a hearty ramble on Hampstead Heath, a large, ancient park covering some 320 hectares (790 acres). One of London’s best-loved open spaces, the Heath’s remarkable range of habitats includes one of the capital’s few bogs, as well as wide expanses of grassland and ancient woodland. Drink in the great views from Parliament Hill, one of the highest points in London. Afterwards, stop for lunch at the Wells tavern and finish up browsing the shops in Hampstead Village.