We carry out building surveys and give independent advice in the Hampstead Heath area of London on:

Building Surveys also known as Structural Surveys, Specific Defects Reports , Building Disputes , Dilapidation Reports , Commercial Building Surveys, Schedule of Condition Surveys, Expert Witness Reports and Engineers Reports

Hampstead Heath, London SW7


Hampstead Heath in North London, NW3 is often referred to as The Heath and covers seven hundred and ninety acres of land which is a beautiful grassy area where you can view at its highest points the fantastic London landscape. Hampstead Heath stretches from Hampstead to Highgate with the south eastern side being Parliament Hill with its protected views over London .

As Independent Surveyors we are frequently in the Hampstead area carrying out both residential and commercial surveys and note the large palatial dwellings in roads such as the famous Bishop's Avenue where so frequently when homes change hand they are totally demolished and rebuilt to amazing proportions and state of the art designs, Spaniards End, Telegraph Hill, Belsize Avenue, Rosslyn Hill etc

Hampstead Heath is predominately located within the London Borough of Camden but also within the London Borough of Barnet.



How to get to Hampstead Heath

By bus

Golders Hill Park : 210, 268 (stop on North End Road)

Heath Extension: H3 (stops on Wildwood Road and Hampstead Way)

Kenwood: 210, H3 (stop on Hampstead Lane)

Jack Straw's Castle/Vale of Health/Sandy Heath/West Heath: 210,268 (stop at Jack's Straw's Castle)

East Heath and the Hampstead Ponds: 24, 46,168 and C11 (stop at South End Green)

Parliament Hill, Highgate Ponds and Athletics Track: 214, C2, C11 (stop at Highgate Road)

Lido and Education Centre: C11 (stop at Gordon House Road)

By tube (all Northern Line)

Golders Green station (15 mins from Kings Cross) for Golders Hill Park and Heath Extension

Hampstead station (12 mins from Kings Cross) for Vale of Health, East Heath and Hampstead Ponds

Kentish Town station (8 mins from Kings Cross) for Parliament Hill and Highgate Ponds


There are a number of parking spaces available.



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The A – Z of Hampstead Heath

A: Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair is a family event designed to allow individuals to purchase pieces of art which are not extremely expensive. It dedicates part of the Fair to Artists who are recent graduates so that they can show their work and people can purchase.


B: Bike riding

There are designated cycling paths which allow individuals to enjoy Hampstead Heath whilst riding their bikes. Whilst individuals are riding their bikes they can view many ponds and wildlife which can be seen over Hampstead Heath.


C: Conservation

There are approximately one hundred and eighty different types of birds to be seen in Hampstead Heath Park and in the winter months Redwings and Fieldfare can be viewed if you are lucky enough to see them. At night it is common to see bats that fly across Hampstead Heath as well as moles, hedgehogs and even foxes. There are conservation staff which help to maintain and sustain Hampstead Heath.


D: Diogenist Statue

The Diogenist Statue is located in the entrance of Golders Hill Park which is next to Hampstead Heath. The Diogenist statue was sculptured by Mark Batten and is made of stone.

As Independent Surveyors we are often asked to survey properties in the Hampstead area and have also carried out many specific defect reports, expert witness reports and dilapidations surveys.


E: Education

The Rookie Ranger Club is free to children from the ages of eight to twelve years old. The Club aims to educate the children about wildlife and outdoor skills in Hampstead Heath.

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St James's Park

F: Festival

The Wellbeing Festival is designed to bring together communities to encourage health and wellbeing. Individuals could walk, bike ride, etc around Hampstead Heath or other local parks.


G: Generations Walk

The Generations Walk has raised tens of thousands of pounds and raises money and awareness for Breast Cancer. The Generations Walk takes part in Hampstead Heath and participants walk a total of five kilometres and at the end enjoy a picnic in the grounds of Hampstead Heath.


H: Heritage

There are nearly sixty historical features in Hampstead Heath such as the Grade II Listed Keepers Box and the Stone of Free Speech.

As Independent Surveyors we are frequently asked to conduct structural surveys and advise on Listed Buildings in the Hampstead area.


Please see our surveying articles on:

Listed Buildings and Character Properties

I: Independent Surveyors

As Independent Surveyors we have carried out a variety of different surveys in the Hampstead Heath area including Residential Building Surveys and also Commercial Surveys. If you are buying a house or business in Hampstead Heath then call us for a truly independent opinion, we are not influenced by Banks, Building Societies or Estate Agents!

Please see our surveying articles on:

Structural Surveys

Residential Surveys


J: Jack Straw Castle

Jack Straw's Castle was a famous pub for people visiting Hampstead Heath where it was regularly visited by individuals who were part of the race course on Hampstead Heath. Jack Straw's Castle was damaged in the World War II and has since been turned into apartments.


K: Kenwood House

Kenwood House is an 18th century mansion and contains The Suffolk collection of paintings which are mostly portraits such as King Charles I and James II. Kenwood Gardens was designed by Humphry Repton who was an English Landscape Gardner.


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London Mansion Houses

L: Logs

The Logs is a Victorian mansion which is was built in approximately 1866 by Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson. The Logs used to be part of Hampstead Heath but is now located in Heath Road.

Please see our surveying articles on:

Victorian and Edwardian properties and their common problems


M: Many Bridges

The Viaduct Bridge was built around the 19th Century by Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson and is located near Heath House. The Viaduct Bridge can be seen from Hampstead Ponds and is a popular place to see a range of wildlife such as ducks.


N: North End Station

North End Station was built between Hampstead Heath and Golders Green and in 1903 tunnelling began. The North End Station never opened because of complaints from residents and it still remains today unopened.


O: One of a Few

There is a Victorian Penfold post box in the High Street in Hampstead which is a Grade II Listed Building. The Victorian Penfold post box is one of only a couple and is near Hampstead Heath.


P: Pergola and The Hill Gardens

The Pergola is a Georgian building made of red bricks and individuals will be able to see the amazing sights of Hampstead Heath as well as plants in the summer such as Jasmine and Lavender. The Hill Gardens have a fish pond which is a centrepiece and is a place where artists have been inspired as they can sit on the bench and see the whole view of Hampstead Heath.


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Georgian and Regency properties and their common problems


Q: Quite a few appearances

Hampstead Heath has been used as a location for films and television programmes over the years. The film Scenes of a Sexual Nature was captured in Hampstead Heath and shows parts of Kenwood House. Additionally the film It in 2009 contains a writer who lives in Hampstead Heath. The TV programme Seven Natural Wonders featured Hampstead Heath and shows Parliament Hill.


R: Refreshments

In Hampstead Heath there are two cafes which are Parliament Hill Cafe and Golders Hill Park Cafe which are open at specific times throughout the year. The Kenwood Brew House Restaurant is near Kenwood House and offers a range of food.

At the end of a long day surveying stunning properties in the Hampstead area it is a must as an Independent Surveyor to have a break and take in the amazing London views on Hampstead Heath.


S: Swimming

Hampstead Heath is well known for its swimming facilities for men, women and children. The separate men's and women's ponds in Hampstead Heath are open each year to the public. In total there are four swimming facilities in Hampstead Heath, three are bathing ponds which are suitable for anyone older the eight years old and allow mixed swimming. Another swimming facility in Hampstead Heath is the outdoor Lido where individuals wishing to use this facility can buy season tickets.


T: Trails

There are many Trails in Hampstead Heath where one is about six miles long and the starting and finishing point is Parliament Hill Café. This trial allows individuals to see the Viaduct, Highgate Ponds and Kenwood House.


U: Unusual Secret Gardens

The Secret Gardens on Parliament Hill hold an event called the Spooky Secret Garden where families can dress up in fancy dress to take a tour of the Secret Gardens.


V: Volunteers

Hampstead Heath has an organisation of volunteers called Heath Hands which help to preserve Hampstead Heath. Volunteers work throughout the week and weekends and cover large areas across Hampstead Heath.


W: Wildflowers

The Wildflowers of the Heath Walk is where individuals can walk through Hampstead Heath guided by a member of the Hampstead Heath Team where they can search for some of the unique and interesting wildflowers.


X: Xmas Events MAS

In the winter there is an Ice Rink in Hampstead Heath where children and adults can ice skate whilst seeing the amazing landscape of Hampstead Heath.


Y: Yoga and Tai Chi

Individuals can take part in Yoga and Tai Chi which is located in the Sports Field which is just behind the Lido in Hampstead Heath. Yoga and Tai Chi is suitable for everyone and happens at particular days throughout the year.


Z: Zoo

Golders Hill Park Zoo is near to Hampstead Heath and is free to the public allowing you to view the growing exotic birds and many animals such as lemurs, alpaca etc. There is a café and for children and a play area which provides many activities to keep young ones busy such as tennis. The Butterfly House contains many exotic species of butterflies which is open for part of the year and a must to be seen whilst visiting Hampstead.


Please see our London market articles on:

Petticoat Lane Market

Portobello Market

Camden Market


Purchasing a property in the Hampstead Heath area

If you are purchasing a property in the Hampstead Heath area, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a Chartered Building Surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.


Independent Surveyors in the Hampstead Heath area

We are independent surveyors who carry out building surveys in the Hampstead Heath area of London. We are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.


Residential Building Surveyors in the Hampstead Heath area

We are independent building surveyors that operate throughout the UK. As building surveyors we are often asked to work on not only a residential building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey or a specific defects survey if you have a problem with dampness or cracking in your property for example.


Commercial Building Surveyors in the Hampstead Heath area

We are also commercial building surveyors - still operating Hampstead Heath, London, we can provide schedule of condition survey, property report, dilapidations report and a commercial building survey - our independent building surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.


Where to get a Building Survey

We have a wealth of experience in providing Building Surveys to make sure you are buying the right property and providing market Valuations to ensure that you are buying the property at the right price. If you have any particular property problems we can carry out a Specific Defects Report.

Call us today on free phone 0800 298 5424 to discuss the services we offer. We are more than happy to talk about what the Building Surveys involve, these are also sometimes known as Structural Surveys or Engineers Reports.



Whilst most of this is written from local knowledge of the area, here are some websites that we think may interest you in the Hampstead Heath area, some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this. We are only human so if there are any amendments or additions or updates we would be pleased to receive your feedback so we can keep our website up to date












Independent Surveyors

If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports/engineers reports/specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact our freephone number 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.


Commercial Property

If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com.


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