What to do in and around Parliament Hill

One place that is often overlooked by visitors to London is Parliament Hill, which is located close to Kentish Town and Tufnell park tube stations, as well as Gospel Oak overground stations, and is a 15 minute walk from the popular area of Camden Town.

Yet those who do decide to take a trip to this stunning park are never left to rue their decision, as this really is one of the top places in London to enjoy a spot of people-watching or an afternoon stroll.

As well as being connected to Hampstead Heath by a charming area of woodland, this recreation space also offers amazing views over the entire London skyline from the top of the hill itself, giving visitors the chance to take in all of the capital's major sites in one go.

On top of that, it's a great place for a jog, and boasts its own tennis courts and lake as well.

The area around the park is equally worth visiting next time you're in London, with a host of excellent bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from.

Highgate Road, for example, is home to the Old Bull and Last, one of London's very finest pubs serving top-rate food and offering a wonderful atmosphere, particularly during the summer.

On the same street you'll also find one of the capital's trendiest restaurant complexes, with Pizza East, the Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger forming a trifecta of hip eateries where the high quality food is matched by the bustling ambience.

Just around the corner on Fortess Road you'll discover a wealth of great restaurants and pubs, including the Railway Tavern, which has won awards for its excellent food, while the Assembly House lies a couple of minutes south of here on Kentish Town Road.

As you head up towards Camden you'll pass several more popular bars, with the likes of the Abbey Tavern being among the trendiest in the area.

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