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PARLIAMENT HILL LIDO OR HAMPSTEAD HEATH PONDS

Head to Hampstead Heath and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor swimming. At the south of the heath you’ll find the lovely Parliament Hill lido with buckets of Art Deco charm or for a more rustic experience head to the Hampstead Heath ponds. You’ll find a men’s and a ladies' pond at the Highgate side and a mixed pool closer to Hampstead/Belsize Park.

Details

Parliament Hill Fields, Gordon House Road, NW5 1NB

+44 (0)20 7485 3873

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead

Everyman Cinema

The Everyman Cinema is a unique experience within an independent network of boutique cinemas. With a passion for quality, from service of food and drink to seating and films, every cinema also has a unique bar or foyer space. Roman Polanski once remarked that “Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theatre”, and Everyman Cinema Hampstead does just that.

Details

5 Holly Bush Vale, London NW3 6TX

+44 (0)871 906 9060

www.everymancinema.com/venues/hampstead/whats-on/#list

Highgate Cemetery

A unique experience which reveals the resting place of a number of notable people, including Karl Marx. It may sound morbid, but we promise it's fascinating, book yourself in for a tour of the well-maintained grounds.

Details

Swain's Lane, London, N6 6PJ

+44 (0)20 8340 1834

www.highgate-cemetery.org

REGENT'S PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE

With the season typically runing from May-September, what better way to enjoy the summer than with a glass of Pimm's and an al fresco play? You are left to the elements, but the set up is impressive and you are welcome to take as many blankets as you think you will need.

Details

Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NR

+44 (0)20 7907 7071

www.openairtheatre.com

Keats House

Keats House is a museum dedicated to poetry and the renowned poet, John Keats. This serenely beautiful house is situated in a well-maintained garden, which has been designed to reflect aspects of Keats' poetry. Be inspired by the romance and charm of this wonderful house and garden.

Details

Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR

+44 (0)20 7332 3868

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/keatshousehampstead

Parliament Hill

Park yourself on the famous bench and admire the stunning panoramic views of London which Parliament Hill boasts. It's the ideal place for a stroll, taking a picnic or flying a kite. Public amenities include a racecourse and an adventure playground.

Screen on the Green

Everyman cinemas are renowned for their service and hospitality, and Screen on the Green is no exception. Recently refurbished, it now features a fully-licensed bar, and a range of live events alongside the movie programme.

Details

83 Upper Street, London N1 0NP

+44 (0)871 906 9060

www.everymancinema.com/screen-on-the-green

Almedia

This award-winning studio theatre presents bold and adventurous play choices. Reopened in 2003 after an extensive refurbishment programme, the theatre now has an open, airy foyer bar, and an auditorium which seats over 300.

Details

Almeida Street, London N1 1TA

+44 (0)20 7359 4404

www.almeida.co.uk

Sadlers Wells

The world's No.1 venue dedicated to international dance, Sadlers Wells is the place to go to see the best of British performance. From star choreographers, including Matthew Bourne, who premiered his now-iconic all-male 'Swan Lake' here in 1995, it has well-earned iconic status.

Details

Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

+44 (0)844 412 4300

www.sadlerswells.com

Golders Hill Park

This beautiful park has a water garden, butterfly house and small zoo. It has a variety of leisure facilities such as tennis courts and a popular cafe, just don't get too comfy as the park is locked at night.

Hill Garden and Pergola

This secret garden, now part of Hampstead Heath, is one of London's hidden gems. Take a wander through these secret gardens and take in the views from the Pergola and bench by the ornamental fish pond.