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Hampstead, London

A leisurely walk (city/town) in City of London, England, about 5.30km (3.29 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:30h. It is suitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, but unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 41m (134ft)
Loss 41m (134ft)
Max. Elevation 140m (459ft)
Elevation (total) 82m (268ft)
Start & End
Hampstead Underground
Distance 5.30km
(3.29mi)
Duration ~1:30h
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by Plodder on 08 Sep 2008
A walk full of historical associations and wacky architecture, including a hospital mortuary converted to a theatre and a house where a seafarer fired a canon from the roof. This is one of the few London villages to have retained its winding lanes. After exploring them you can visit Kenwood House, which is accessed via the Heath, in itself a delightful stroll. Details of this walk, plus photos and downloadable map can be found under ‘H’ at http://www.londontuberambles.co.uk/ stationsearch.htm

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid TQ264857
From the Tube go left, then left again into Flask Walk. Continue straight up to Well Walk and cross Christchurch Hill. Go left up narrow Well Passage and at Well Road turn right. Those with a taste for the bizarre will enjoy the The Logs, a weird Victorian house on the corner opposite the Heath.
OS Grid TQ264861
Go back and turn right up Cannon Lane to find the old Parish Lock-up. Where the road forks, bear left and then turn left into Cannon Place. Cross Christchurch Hill and continue up to Hampstead Square. Continue up the hill to Heath Street and use the crossing to reach the pretty cottages opposite.
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid TQ262861
Go left up into The Mount. Continue to the Mount Square, walk across to reach Hampstead Grove. Cross over to Admiral Walk then right up Lower Terrace to find the 18th century cottage that John Constable lived in for a short time. Return to Admiral Walk and go right down Hampstead Grove.
About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid TQ262856
Cross Frognal and take the railed path above the street. Turn left into Holly Walk. St. John’s churchyard at the end is worth exploring. Go left to Church Row then left down Hampstead High Street. Walk back past the Tube and up the hill until you are opposite The Mount.
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid TQ265859
Turn right into New End, where there is the mortuary turned into a theatre. The building on the corner of New End was once the dispensary and soup kitchen. Go right here, continuing down New End. Right again down Streatley Place (alley).
About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid TQ263860
Towards the end of Streatley Pl. are steps (to avoid these return to New End and go down past the back of the school via Boade Mews, though this is quite a steep downward slope). Once back in Heath Street go left to return to the Tube or right and walk up Heath St. if you want to visit Kenwood.
About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
OS Grid TQ270873
From the Tube turn right up Heath Street.Proceed to the junction with Spaniards Road. Take the right-hand fork and enter the Heath by the cycle track. After a few minutes, take the path off to the left through woodland for a pleasant walk to the eighteenth century house and gardens.
About 1.49 km (~0.93 miles) from
OS Grid TQ263856
Return to the Tube Station and head home.
About 1.78 km (~1.11 miles) from

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