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Golders Hill Park, London

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#30 of 100 in Parks in London
Golders Hill Park is a formal park in Golders Green, London. It is managed by the City of London Corporation as part of the parkland and commons in and near Hampstead Heath, and is part of the Hampstead Heath Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation. Unlike the rest of the Heath, Golders Hill Park is closed at night.It adjoins the West Heath part of Hampstead Heath and is on the site formerly occupied by a large house which was bombed during World War II. Its main characteristic is an expanse of grass, but it also has a formal, beautifully tended, flower garden next to a duck pond with a small humpback bridge, a separate water garden, which leads onto a larger pond with both black and white swans, a separate area for fallow deer, near to a recently renovated small zoo. There are also tennis courts, a well subscribed playground and a putting green. A restaurant stands at the top of the park, on the site of the original house.During the summer, children's activities are organised and through June and July there is live music on the bandstand on Sunday afternoons. Unlike most of Hampstead Heath, dogs must be kept on a lead in the park.The zoo contains a variety of animals and birds, such as donkeys, coatis, rheas, maras, red junglefowl, Lady Amherst's pheasants, red-legged seriemas, ring-tailed lemurs, kookaburras, sacred ibis, cattle egrets, little egrets, Eurasian eagle-owls and white-naped cranes.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Amazing! Golders Hill Park's landscaped grounds contain beautiful plant displays including the peaceful Mediterranean and water gardens, a popular café and a bandstand. There is also a variety of leis...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    Most relaxing open space. Small zoo for children to enjoy. Also very nice cafe where you can obtain lunch or a snack. Also good choice ice cream parlour.  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    What a beautiful park in the midst of the hussle and bussle of London - peaceful and clean and even with the large amount of families the park didn't look or feel crowded - a beautifully set park with...  more »
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  • Love this park and the landscaping is excellent. A cafe a butterfly house a very small zoo with deer lemurs coatis donkeys birds and ducks. A pergola and lots lots more a magical place
  • Marvelous, beautiful and very varied and multifaceted place with a good active café and a great view Southwest bound. Great small zoo and well-developed children's playground as well as stonewall the botanical garden with seasonally changing this displays.
  • A lovely park to take your family to. Open areas with fresh air, animals to see and a sweet butterfly house.
  • Best park in north London. so much fun for family with kids.
  • A great park, very tranquil. Good for all especially children. It's great to visit any time of the year. They also gave a nice cafe.

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