See London’s skyline from Parliament Hill

Address:
Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath (south-east corner), Hampstead, London 51.560738 -0.158212
Dates & Time:
Every day
Tickets & Cost:
Free
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If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near Parliament Hill
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Buses:
The following bus routes go near Parliament Hill: 214, C2, C11
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Parliament Hill got its name during the English Civil War, when troops loyal to Parliament used it as a lookout base. It's fame today comes from its spectacular views of the London skyline.

Its height of 98 metres makes it the tallest spot on Hampstead Heath, and the vista takes in everything from the London Eye and dome of St Paul's Cathedral, to the pin-like Shard, Gherkin and skyscrapers at Canary Wharf.

Craig has been to Hampstead and written about the view from Parliament Hill on his blog, which includes some more photos of what you can expect to see. He's also described the route you have to take to get there -- it's not the easiest places to find! It's a bit of a trek through a dark and gloomy wood, before you venture out into the long grass and ferns on top of the hill. A lot of the houses around there are very pretty, with tree-lined streets of little shops and cottages. Feel free to ask Craig some questions about Parliament Hill before you go.

The only other attraction that we recommend nearby is John Keat's House (that famous poet). If you enjoy the view then you will probably enjoy a visit to Primrose Hill as well.

 

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