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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Saturday, 12 April 2014

Hampstead Heath


Hampstead Heath is a large ancient area of public parkland. It is one of the highest points in London and offers great views over the city. However, when I was there last week London was suffering from high levels of pollution and this was even more evident by the hazy views.
It's very much a place to escape city life and enjoy the peace and quiet.



 Surrounding the Heath are some very beautiful houses. Looking in local estate agents at the cost of property in the Hampstead area I didn't see anything below £3,000,000 with many between£10,000,000  and £20,000,000. Even apartments had 6 zeros in the asking price. Here are a few properties I quite liked!














John Keats, the poet,  lived here from 1818 -1820.






12 comments:

  1. Interesting. I looked up a biography of "Dame" Gracie Fields.

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  2. What a beautiful park. I'm sure the view is much better when the air is not smoggy. Wow - amazing homes!

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  3. I'd like the first one, please. Along with the staff to take care of it, of course.
    Wow, those prices are mind-boggling.

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    1. I was inspired last night to find a Gracie Fields movie to watch. Molly and Me is free on Youtube. What fun, and precious views of old London. And did I mention, free! my favorite price?

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  4. Just beautiful places, although the pollution is a bit sad to see. I always love wandering around with you. :-)

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  5. Oh I rather fancy the house of Dame Gracie Fields. Tile roof and matching shutters.

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  6. Scary I knew who Gracie Fields was!

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  7. Wonderful wrought iron entrance to the exposed brick house. Gracie's house is a bit strange to me.

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  8. Great view and houses too but rather expensive

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  9. A great place to sit on that bench and looking around there. It is beautiful and the houses are so nice too.

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  10. What a gorgeous and fascinating place!

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  11. We loved Hampstead Heath .... reading this brought back wonderful memories and just made me feel all warm and happy inside thinking that "I've actually been there!"

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