Tourist in my own town : Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath 

Getting out in my own town is something that I have been trying to do more and more. So when Chris came up with the idea of having a wander around Hampstead Heath I jumped at the chance. Even though I am from London I have never ventured across the heath.

So when we arrived it was rather busy with people running around readying themselves for the cross country championship. So you can imagine the amount of mud flying around the place and as Chris is a massive fan of anything sport based and competitive we watched for a while. 

I was aware that the view from the top of the Heath was going to be rather wonderful, it was rather busy but the view was rather lovely. You could see the shard, St Pauls and the London eye I was so surprised at how much we could see, so I would suggest going on a sunny day. 

I can’t wait for it to be summer, hello picnic and feeding the ducks in the sunshine defiantly but it was such a lovely ramble, perfect place for a weekend gaunt.


Where we ate

When we had got to the bottom of the hill, Chris had a nice little restaurant in mind. Kalender on Swain’s lane, is a rather chic chilled resturant. I went for eggs florentine which i have to admit I have never had before. I was kinda too busy trying to find a photo of my short hair to show Chris and didn’t realise I had eaten it oops! Plus the atmosphere and the pizza looked amazing and a good flow of tea after a breezy walk around the Heath.

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  1. February 24, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    The photo of the runners is really cool, they must've had fun washing all that mud off after they finished the race.
    I'm now craving eggs florentine!

    Raise The Waves

  2. February 26, 2015 / 1:00 am

    That is bizarre! I was also walking on the Heath with my boyfriend on that exact same day! We also saw all the runners, we couldn't pass the path for ages because they kept coming. It was bloody muddy as hell! Also the place you went to eat is literally a 2 minute walk from my boyfriends house. I grew up down the road from Heath and went to Parliament Hill school that backs onto the Heath so it's so lovely to see it being blogged about. I'm also an illustrator, and I really like your work 😀

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