Writing From the Hampstead Ladies' Pond. A collection of writing on the much-loved Ladies' Pond by the women who swims there. Big name contributors include Margaret Drabble, Esther Freud, and Leanne Shapton and newer voices such as Sophie Mackintosh. Tucked away along a shadt path towards the north east edge of hampstead Heath is a sign: Women Only - Men Not Allowed Beyond This Point. This is the Kenwood Ladies Bathing Pond, the only wild swimming spot in the UK just for women.