The Heath is home to many great events and we have some of our most popular coming up in the next few weeks.

We hope you made it along to the King’s Coronation Picnic in the Park, organised by the City of London Corporation in partnership with Barnet Council, which took place on Monday in Golders Hill Park. It was a fitting way to mark a historic moment for the nation and the park was once again a great venue for a celebratory event.

The Affordable Art Fair also took place on the Heath this week from May 10 to 13. This popular art fair, where you can view and buy works from artists and galleries across the country, has been using East Heath as a base for many years.

For those interested in athletics, I hope that you’ll be able to join us for the Night of the 10,000m PBs on Saturday, May 20 at the Parliament Hill Athletics Track.

Ham & High: William Upton is welcoming visitors to the heath for the summerWilliam Upton is welcoming visitors to the heath for the summer (Image: Corporation of London)

This is a great event, organised by volunteers from Highgate Harriers, where spectators can watch world-class athletes battle it out on the running track to achieve personal bests. The final races are for those seeking to qualify for the Athletics World Championships.

It’s completely free for spectators and the atmosphere is unbeatable. The races start at 3pm and the medal ceremony is at 10pm.

It is also a farewell of sorts to the existing track, which will be replaced this summer thanks to a £2 million investment by the City Corporation to ensure it remains one of the best athletics facilities in London.

In June and July, we have even more events at Parliament Hill, including the Heath Hands Community Fun Day on June 25 and the Heath & Hampstead Society’s Kite festival on July 2. Both are free community events aimed at all ages.

'Give it a Go', the Heath’s festival of health and wellbeing, returns on 16 July, in partnership with Camden Council. Visitors – young and old – are invited to try a new sport or activity for free.

The bandstands at Parliament Hill and Golders Hill Park are also hosting a series of free summer concerts on weekends in July and August, where you can enjoy music in a lovely relaxing setting.

We hope you can join us at one or more of these events and continue to enjoy what must be north London’s best green space.

William Upton KC is chair of the City of London Corporation’s Hampstead Heath Management Committee.