When you look at the concrete jungle that makes up London, it’s easy to forget that there’s a hidden landscape beneath that although has been built on over the years, is very much still in existence. The capital’s main geographical feature is of course the river valley in which it sits. The Thames valley is roughly 10 miles wide and 120 metres deep. One of the best places to see this is from Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath.
It takes about 20 minutes to walk to Parliament Hill from Hampstead Underground Station (Northern Line), and once you’re there it’s a fantastic place for a cold weather stroll. Although not the highest spot in London, Parliament Hill offers some of the best panoramic views across the whole city. An absolute must-see.