It is one of the highest points in London that both Londoners and tourists go to visit to see the breathtaking views that you see across the Skyline. Hampstead Heath is a public park that covers 790 acres of land and runs between Highgate to Hampstead. It also goes by the nickname of the Heath as well and rests on a band of London Clay. The Heath apparently dates back to the year 986 and has had a very rich history since then.
Due to the mass of Hampstead Heath, there are many different areas that you can visit that will provide you with a different experience at each one. This includes Highgate ponds (which has two single-sex swimming pools, boating ponds and a wildlife reserve), Parliament Hill Fields (322ft high with a great skyline view of the city) and Golders Hill Park just to name a few.
I have been to Hampstead Heath only once, and we went to Golders Hill Park there was a great view, lots to see and do and we had a lovely long walk in the summer. There is so much to see in this area of London that I look forward to going back. Also a lot of films use parts of this as a location so it would be good to go back to see it for that as well.