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  • Writer's pictureWill von Behr, MA

What is Parliament Hill in London?

Parliament Hill is one of London’s best viewpoints, located in the southeast of Hampstead Heath.

Parliament Hill View

Tourists and Londoners alike flock to Parliament Hill for its impressive views of the capital.

The viewpoint was formerly known as Traitors’ Hill since Guy Fawkes and his fellow ‘Gunpowder Plot’ conspirators supposedly stood here in 1605 to watch the Houses of Parliament explode.

Parliament Hill's current name derives from the same century; it was used as a Parliamentarian point of defence during the British Civil Wars. These days it’s no longer a place of conflict, but of tranquillity and natural beauty.

Parliament Hill Grass

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