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Parliament Hill Fields, Paddling Pool, Hampstead Heath, Hampstead, Greater London

Parliament Hill Fields, Paddling Pool,  Hampstead Heath, Hampstead, Greater London
Photograph taken 1964 © Historic England Archive ref: AA071931

Children playing in the paddling pool at Parliament Hill Fields. Parliament Hill got its present name during the English Civil War when it was used by soldiers who were fighting on the side of Parliament. In 1888 it officially became part of Hampstead Heath, a large area of natural parkland. The hill is around 321 feet (98 m) high and is known for the excellent views it provides of the London skyline and as a good place to fly kites.