There are three open-air swimming ponds, one for men, one for women, and one mixed. There is a small nude sunbathing area next to the men's pond.
The Hampstead Heath Constabulary consists of twelve constables, four with trained police dogs. They have been responsible for patrolling the Heath 24 hours a day since 1992. They have full powers of a constable in relation to the bylaws and legislation of open spaces on the Heath. All criminal offences on the Heath are investigated by the Metropolitan Police.
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