Hampstead Heath.... covers 250 acres, though the surrounding open spaces bring the total area of public land to over 800. It is undoubtedly London's finest lung, a wild upland expanse of grassy slopes, birch woods, gorse, bracken, ponds, and avenues of limes. On summer Bank Holidays it becomes the playground of London, someties attracting a hundred thousand people. [Mee 717]
It has been claimed that the heath is "the largest open space within the boundary of any of the world's capitals" and perhaps it is. [Weinreb et al. 376]
- A Panoply of tree trunks (2012)
- Trees and Paths (2012)
- Viaduct (2012)
- Trees (1964)
- Trees and Pond (1964)
- Walk from Hampstead to the Bull and Bush (1964)
- Path through Hampstead Heath (1965)
Hampstead Heath and the Visual Arts
- Hampstead Heath in December by Edith Martineau
- Hampstead Heath Looking towards Harrow on the Hill by Edith Martineau
- Easter Monday on Hampstead Heath in Fun magazine, 1868
Mee, Arthur. London: Heart of the Empire and Wonder of the World. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1937.
Weinreb, Ben, et al., eds. The London Encyclopaedia. 3rd ed. London: Macmillan, 2008.
Last modified 21 August 2012