Mini-Post | The Hill Garden and Pergola

Welcome to a little corner of Hampstead, where you will find the most perfect “The Secret Garden” vibes…

The slightly dilapidated and lovely Pergola at Hill Garden.

The Pergola at Hill Garden was originally built in the early twentieth century for Lord Leverhulme by Thomas Mawson.

Funnily enough, at the same time the Pergola was being built, the Northern underground line was being extended to Hampstead, so the excess soil from digging the line was used to raise the Pergola structure up for the view.

A sunny day in Hampstead!

Eventually it was finished, after some extensions, in 1925.

How cool is this? I fell in love with how it is slightly ruined and overgrown!

The Pergola eventually fell into disrepair, but is Grade II listed. I love how romantic and overgrown it feels, a little bit of magic in North London!

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