Parliament Hill is 322 feet high for good view of Canary Wharf, Gherkin, Shard, St Paul’s Cathedral. There is a Lido i.e. open air public swimming pool

Parliament Hill is an open park in Hampstead Heath which is 98 metres (322 ft) high, is notable for its excellent views of the capital’s skyline like Canary Wharf, the Gherkin, the Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral.

In 1133, the hill was part of a manor that Henry I gave to a baron called Richard de Balta. During Henry II’s reign it was passed to Alexander de Barentyn, the king’s butler.

Parliament Hill Lido otherwise known as Hampstead Heath Lido

There’s a lido nearby the Hill for swimmers. This is a public unheated open air swimming pool, open for 12 months a year. It first opened in 1938. This pool is 200 by 90 feet (61 m × 27 m). There was a diving stage, shutes and a café, with areas for sunbathing and spectators. It is owned and operated by the Corporation of London, who also own the whole of Hampstead Heath.

Admission, address and nearest tube to Parliament Hill and Lido

Timetable: Park- Open 24 hours, Lido- 7am to 12pm

Address: Heath Lodge, Hampstead, London NW5 1QR
Phone : 020 7332 3322
Nearest Tube: Tufnell Park Tube Station, Kentish Town Tube Station

Visit the websites of Park and Lido for more information. Please see other London Landmarks

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