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Golders Hill Park in Hampstead Heath

What's the best park in London?

Of all the parks I visited during our May trip to London (and since I was paying a ridiculous $45 or so per day to travel to and from Reading, you can bet I crammed in as many parks as possible!), my favorite was Golders Hill Park in Hampstead Heath

For me, it beat my visit to Central Park in New York, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and all of the parks I've been to in Australia, Seychelles, Paris, Canada, and Mexico. Basically, Golders Hill Park is the best park IN THE WORLD!

There's a free zoo, homemade ice cream, bridges to run across, a pond where you can feed the ducks, grassy hills, a stumpery (yes, a stumpery!), statues, trails for hiking, deer, and all sorts of other outdoor awesomeness.

While I was photographing all the flowers, a little old man came up to me. He seemed very excited and said, in a cute little old man voice, "Isn't nature beautiful? I've got one here in my hand." 

Truth be told, I was a bit apprehensive about what he was about to show me. That's a weird thing to say to a stranger, right? It was getting late and it was only the two of us, all alone in the park. Was it going to be a smothered duckling? For all I knew, the cute little old man could actually be a perverted, dirty old man. I was seriously afraid that he was about to whip it out.

He opened his hand to reveal...

...a flower. (Whew!)

What might you see at Golders Hill Park in Hampstead Heath? Take a look:

(And, of course, if you like any of my photos, I'd love for you to share them on Pinterest!)

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath

beauty in Golders Hill Park

zoo visit

squirrels in Golders Hill Park

squirrels_zoo

 homemade ice cream

ice cream_Rum Raisin
 Rum Raisin - my favorite!

Golders Hill Park

Golders Hill Park_bird

Flowers_fragnance

Albino deer
An albino deer?

Albino deer in zoo

beauty to capture

zoo's cuteness
So cute...

what you think?
...or so you thought!

grassy hills

Innocent creature

yes, a stumpery

yes, a stumpery

 Ring-Tailed Lemur

cuteness_ Ring-Tailed Lemur

wild owl looks

ready to fly_Owl

colorful_flowers

Water drops_flowers

Water drops

Mr. Kookaburra_Hello
Hello, Mr. Kookaburra.

(I think it's worth noting I spelled that without any help from Spellcheck. How does my brain know the correct spelling of Kookaburra?)

beauty in zoo

Golders hill park scene

grassy hills

Golders hill park stumpery
See? Now you know what a stumpery is.

What it looks like?

bridges to run across

Golders Hill Park_scene

Golders Hill Park_walking

feed the ducks

A pond to feed ducks

Ducks in pond

Different colors together

trails for hiking

bridges to run across

trails for hiking

 deer_awesomeness

View_Golders Hill Park

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