Sunday 4 February
The History of the Hampstead Heath Ponds

Meet at Burgh House
10.30 am
led by Mark Hutchinson
Chair of the Society and Secretary of the Hampstead Heath Winter Swimming Club


Latest Winner

'Tree Reflections
in the Sandy Heath Pond'

Inna Alden

Major roads closed and hundreds of HGVs a day through Hampstead for the next ten years?

How the Heath was saved

Proposed by  local residents, drawn up by the Neighbourhood Forum. Do you agree? 

Hampstead Heath 2018 Calendar

Featuring the best images from the hardback book Hampstead Heath, London's Countryside.

The calendar is a collaborative production between Matt Marran Photography, Heath Hands and the City of London

 £10 + P&P from

a feature-length documentary

We’re about to start production on an ambitious film that will be a love letter to Hampstead Heath, specifically to the three swimming ponds that have hosted bathers since Byron, Keats and William Blake immortalised them in verse.

New plaque for Parliament Hill

The Shard, The Eye and The Gherkin are just some of the many London landmarks visible from Parliament Hill. A new plaque funded by our members, replacing the one we donated in 1984, now helps to identify the new and old.
Compare the view today to those captured in these
historic postcards.

View from Parliament Hill 1889-90


Society raises nine objections to proposed use of former police station as a school.
Further increases in school-run traffic and pollution would be a disaster.

Chairman's letter to The Economist answering a call for Green belt development and end of 'barmy rules' such as statutory protected views from the heath.

City agrees to Society's protective provisions for Heath

After months of consultation with the Society, the  City's proposed new 'Open Spaces' bill will now include protective provisions ensuring the continued wild and natural state of the Heath.


Athlone House
Plans to demolish a much-loved landmark on the edge of the Heath and replace it with mega-mansion dubbed 'a Stalinist wedding cake' have been thrown out after a six year battle lead jointly by this Society and the Highgate Society.
Read the full decision

Guided Walks 
To find out more visit our Guided Walks section for details.

Rare Books of local interest

for sale to members

Original 1912 editions

Barratt's Annals of Hampstead kindly donated by a generous member of the Society to help us raise funds.