Welcome to a little corner of Hampstead, where you will find the most perfect “The Secret Garden” vibes…
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.
Eventually it was finished, after some extensions, in 1925.
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!