World Peace Garden Camden
The GardenVolunteers transformed this former wasteland next to Hampstead Heath station into an award-winning woodland glade. Recommended by Condé Nast Traveller, this communal space features winding pathways, informal seating to accommodate performances on the stage at the bottom, three small ponds with varied planting and space to contemplate peace. Tony Panayiotou designed the ponds and soft landscape; Michael Wardle created the hard landscaping. Peace Tiles created and designed by Melissa Fairbanks were donated by the Friends of Peace Garden to greet visitors. The Peace Garden won the Time Out Love London Award for Local Culture in Hampstead (2016).
Gardeners: Keiko, Hugh, Laurence, Miki, Mer
- Children can tie a tag to Wall of Hope, stating ‘What I want the world to be like when I grow up’. Send your positive feelings to someone via our wishing well - write their name and post it in the box. Watch the 15-second peace video and record a peaceful experience for the website. Music, song, poetry, storytelling, talks, art classes (weather permitting), chi Gung classes, puppet and fairy shows including a visit by Fairy Shari and Friends, Sunday from 1-3pm. Check the garden website for details.
- Picnics allowed.
South Hill Park NW3 2TS, next to Hampstead Heath overground station.
Nearest postcode: NW3 2TS
- 24, 46, 168, C11
- Hampstead Heath
- Not easily accessible: steps, narrow paths. Can be viewed from the road through the railings.
- Working assistance dogs only
- No smoking vaping or alcohol.