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Highgate Wood is a 28 hectare remnant of the ancient forest of Middlesex which once spread across north London.
Highgate Wood is a 28 hectare remnant of the ancient forest of Middlesex which once spread across north London. There is a supervised children's playground, a cafe and an information centre.
Highgate Cemetery is burial ground of several noteworthy writers, poets, painters and princes, including Douglas Adams, George Eliot and Henry Moore
Waterlow Park has beautiful landscaped grounds, hills, mature trees, lakes, a walled garden, tennis courts, and children's playgrounds
This is a high part of the Heath with clear open vistas, and the views looking south over the city are quite wonderful
Kenwood House is a stately Georgian villa with art by masters such as Rembrandt, Turner, Reynolds and Vermeer
The Alexandra Palace is a 19th century grand Victorian building, from where the BBC started its broadcast regular television
Hampstead Heath has three notable outdoor bathing ponds
Keats House was home to John Keats from 1818 to 1820 until he travelled to Rome where he died at the age of 25
The Stoke Newington Reservoirs are two former Thames Water reservoirs which are now a nature reserve in urban Hackney, with a small visitor centre
Burgh House is a beautiful grade I listed 17th century Georgian building that today houses the Hampstead Museum
The Hill Garden is a beautifully manicured hidden garden on West Heath, which was originally part of the gardens of 19th century Inverforth House built by Viscount Leverhulme