List of highest points in London
This is a list of the highest natural points in Greater London, England. These are the 21 peaks at least 100 metres high. One is an isolated hill, a knoll, Harrow on the Hill, the rest are among the summits of modest hill ridges (escarpments).
London's highest building, the Shard London Bridge, stands at 309 metres (1,014 ft) tall a few metres above sea level. It exceeds the height of any natural rises in London and adjoining counties, the highest being Walbury Hill.
|Rank||Name||London borough||OS grid reference||Height|
|1||Westerham Heights||Bromley||TQ436564 ()||245 metres (804 ft)|
|2||Sanderstead Plantation||Croydon||TQ343618 ()||175 metres (574 ft)|
|3||Stanmore Hill||Harrow||TQ164934 ()||152 metres (499 ft)|
|4||Big Wood peak north of Manor Hill/Corrigan Avenue Rec. Ground||Sutton||TQ282598 ()||150 metres (492 ft)|
|5||Arkley||Barnet||TQ219956 ()||147 metres (482 ft)|
|6||Highwood Hill/Moat Mount, Totteridge Fields||Barnet||TQ218941 ()||145 metres (476 ft)|
|7||Harrow Weald Common||Harrow||TQ149931 ()||145 metres (475 ft)|
|8||Hampstead Heath: West of Spaniards Road ‡||Camden||TQ264869 ()||137 metres (449 ft)|
|9||Shooter's Hill||Greenwich||TQ438765 ()||132 metres (433 ft)|
|10||Hillcrest, North Hill, Highgate||Haringey||TQ282878 ()||129 metres (423 ft)|
|11||Pinner Hill||Harrow/Hillingdon||TQ107916 ()||126 metres (413 ft)|
|12||London part of Woodcock Hill north of Scratchwood||Barnet||TQ201953 ()||125 metres (410 ft)|
|13||Harrow on the Hill (occ. Harrow Hill)||Harrow||TQ153874 ()||124 metres (408 ft)|
|14||Bournwell Hill||Barnet/Enfield||TQ256976 ()||115 metres (377 ft)|
|15||Sydenham Hill (Crystal Palace)||Lewisham/Southwark||TQ340721 ()||112 metres (367 ft)|
|16||Westow Hill (Crystal Palace)||Bromley/Croydon/Lambeth||TQ337707 ()||110 metres (361 ft)|
|17||Forest Hill||Lewisham||TQ350735 ()||106 metres (348 ft)|
|18||Orange Tree Hill, Havering-atte-Bower||Havering||TQ512930 ()||105 metres (344 ft)|
|19||Muswell Hill||Haringey||TQ283896 ()||105 metres (344 ft)|
|20||Woodcock Hill, Harefield||Hillingdon||TQ067915 ()||103 metres (338 ft)|
|21||Ferny Hill (Enfield Chase)||Enfield||TQ280979 ()||102 metres (334 ft)|
Grouped by London Borough, South Street, a hamlet in Bromley, is the highest at 220 metres (722 ft) above sea level. It is at the edge of the Surrey Hills AONB which covers the Surrey part of the North Downs and Greensand Ridge. The six next highest are all near-neighbours: Horns Green (216 metres (709 ft)), Berry's Green and Biggin Hill (both reaching 190 metres (623 ft)), Aperfield and Single Street (both 180 metres (591 ft)), and Luxted at 177 metres (581 ft).
The Vale of Health is a micro-locality in Hampstead Heath in Camden at (130 metres (427 ft). Harrow on the Hill in Harrow (124 metres (407 ft)) and Shooters Hill in Greenwich (120 metres (394 ft)) also have high positions.
Some have peaks or crests (in the table above) in their definitively built-up area (e.g. Sanderstead, Harrow on the Hill and Shooters Hill).
- The Mountains of England and Wales – London Borough Tops
- "The Physique of Middlesex". A History of the country of Middlesex. British History Online. 1969. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
- "Mountain Search".
- 1:10,560 Sheet TQ28NE, Ordnance Survey, 1968: Spot height 340 ft, top of Fortis Green
- Explorer Sheet 173 London North, Ordnance Survey: 105 metres (344 ft) contour around grid reference )] but no spot height