One thing somewhat common among many of London’s writers, actors, sports personalities, artists may be is the fact that they have chosen Hampstead to be their humble abode. Encompassing the popular green space in north London, Hampstead Heath continues to charm the Londoners and the visitors to the city. The change of the seasons is so elaborately detailed in the Heath that at times one may wonder whether the entire greenery is nothing but a giant natural canvas stroking shades after shades as the seasons take turn in the painting wheel.
However an autumn walk in the Hampstead Heath park felt even better when some butter chicken was being burnt inside the stomach after a sumptuous lunch at Dishoom – the best Indian restaurant in London in our opinion. The gourmand guilt of devouring palatable Awadhi Lamb Biriyani, Kaali Dal (Black lentils) and Butter Chicken with Roomali Roti evaporated soon after hitting the walking routes of the lush green Heath. A wish for a dish in Dishoom has been so strong for us that we have stopped counting the number of our visits in their many eateries in Shoreditch, Carnaby Street, Covent Garden and King’s Cross. As the weekend turned out, a lunch at Dishoom followed by a walk in the Hampstead Heath felt like life’s little pleasures found right here in London.
Walking through the woods in any season is a unique experience and autumn comes with its own flavor when the green leaves turn to red or gold before flying down on earth to make way for the new bloom on the other side of the winter. Ever wondered how it feels to walk through the fall foliage in Hampstead Heath? Does the rustling on the leaves resemble the sound of a yearning heart when it breaks as it parts with the branches? Does the green leafy hopes get crushed under human feet or on the contrary, the field of gold it turns into calls out for a celebration in anticipation of the new blossom? Perhaps that is a better way to enjoy the autumn especially in Hampstead Heath, when you sprinkle the leaves up above and share a smile because while the leaves will come and go, the tree kept standing on its roots in aspiration of a brighter and greener future very soon!
Contemplating at the murmurs of the leaves that fell and of those getting ready to part from their branches, our promenade through the woods led us to the celebrated vantage point of Parliament Hill. Like a jewel in the crown, Parliament Hill is undoubtedly the coveted view point in Hampstead Heath offering one of the most generous sights of the London skyline. Adored by tourists and locals alike, the view of the proud London landmarks stretching from left to right is sure to stretch a smile from ear to ear. Jaw dropping delight was experienced especially when the sun was setting after yet another busy day negotiating the change of seasons.
The trees and leaves of Hampstead Heath were already splashing the seasonal colours in abundance, but when the sunset colours of the sky joined the extravaganza of shades over the beautiful London skyline at Parliament Hill – the mystery became even more intriguing whether a master painter lived in the sky above London or in Hampstead, right here in the heart of London itself. Either way – master strokes everywhere is found only in London.
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