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West Hampstead

A locals' guide to West Hampstead

"West Hampstead offers a variety of stunning properties in grand mansion blocks."

Dean Lane

"The lovely residential roads on West End Lane, West Hampstead are lined with elegant, red brick homes."

Dean Lane

"West Hampstead Station is serviced by both Underground and Overground lines, making it a fantastic place to live for commuters."

Dean Lane

What is your favourite place?

Where do West Hampstead locals go?

The Black Lion

A lovely period pub, restaurant and guesthouse. Beautiful décor and very friendly.

Small & Beautiful

Cheap and cheerful. Delicious continental menu that barely dents the wallet. Great mussels and pizza. Bonus points for also doing takeaway!

The Gallery

A great bar ideal for after work drinks and a good place to take a date!

The Tricycle

A fantastic theatre away from the West End showing outstanding original productions. Well worth a visit. Also has a cinema and a bar.

The Alice House

Good bar and great cocktails - this place has 'date night' written all over it!

The Wet Fish Cafe

One of the most highly recommended restaurants in West Hampstead - comfort food and jazz.

Little Bay

Serving European food, this delightful little restaurant has an early bird menu too.

The Cocoa Exchange

Handmade chocolates in sumptuous surroundings, this shop is the perfect place to pick up a special sweet treat for chocolate lovers.

The Cedar

The Cedar, West End Lane was voted the best takeaway restaurant in the UK in 2014 by Hungry House!

Bridge Cafe

This cafe serves the best baked potato in West Hampstead!

La Boutique Secret

In the heart of West Hampstead, you can indulge yourself in fantastic clothes at amazing prices! It's always busy and there are lovely ladies to help you.


Delicious wood fired takeaway pizzas. They also have a delivery service.


A small but perfected menu of tasty burgers and sides. There's also vegetarian options and non-beef burgers too.


Amazing fresh, cold pressed juices, high-quality fruit and veg and healthy treats; perfect for the health conscious amongst us.

Pentameters Theatre

Above The Horseshoe pub, this small theatre puts on a number of performances all year round.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Kilburn, South Hampstead, Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Brondesbury, Child's Hill, Cricklewood, Belsize Park, Queen's Park and St John's Wood

What do you love about West Hampstead?

Why do you find West Hampstead a great place to live?


"I love West Hampstead and NW6 as it is the area where the city and suburban wonderfully contrast. Being next to the beautifully dirty streets of Finchley road and the picturesque primrose hill and Hampstead. Kilburn market on ones doorstep gives more contrast and life to the area. Working class meets the middle class everywhere and with no issues. As a guy, I love the enormous dining and restaurant choices- eating is life and ... more

February 2015


"West Hampstead has its own character and energy, younger in vibe and edgy-er than neighbouring Hampstead, it has a classy community feel yet the lively bars and cafes entice you in when you walk up West End Lane. Peaceful residential streets and close to the Heath means you can escape the city but with three train lines you can get to work within minutes. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!"

January 2015


"Because there are trees everywhere you walk."

January 2015


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"In 2001, after 10 years of reported sightings, a lynx was captured in Cricklewood. She had become known as the "Beast of Barnet" and was rehomed in London Zoo."

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Child-friendly activities near West Hampstead

My Story Factory's

Sherriff Centre
My Story Factory's goal is to promote development in children using story telling through drama and dance. Children these days are exposed to the latest smartphones and tablets in their daily activities whether it be reading, playing or learning. My Story Factory hopes to expose children to true storytelling by rewinding time back to the good old days where you imagined stories and made them your own whilst narrating to your loved ones. Website

ISTD Tap & Modern at Jumpup Dance Academy

King's College
Jumpup Dance Academy, one of Hampstead's premier dance schools, based at Kings College, Kidderpore Avenue NW3 7ST, is now also in Mill Hill. Using the fully fitted brand new dance studio at the Mill Hill Music Complex, Bunns Lane, NW7 2AJ Website


Kingsgate Community Centre
Mamas and Bubbas provides Parent/Au Pair and toddler with a bonding experience within a stimulating environment of fun; movement, music, nursery rhymes, stories and songs. We provide mischief and laughter while you count smiles, watch dance steps and monitor fun levels within every class! Mamas and Bubbas will stimulate; captivate and enlighten your toddler, as well as improving speech, co-ordination and developing a sense of rhythm and creative expression. Website

Kingsgate Community Centre Under Fives Drop In

Kingsgate Community Centre
In our drop in we provide: Good quality play and learning; Information and support for families, especially those most in need; A clean, tidy and safe environment as well as facilities; Healthy refreshments for children, such as fruits and water. Website

Classical Babies

O2 Center
The Original Classical Concerts for Babies Company! Providing live classical concerts for Babies & Toddlers from birth to 3 ... plus their Mums, Dads, Grandparents and nannies! One Friday a month. Website

Children's Drawing and Painting (ages 5-7)

Hampstead School of Art
A wonderful way for children to express their creativity and have fun learning to paint and draw with a professional. Materials are provided. Ages 6(+): Saturday 10.00-12.30 5-7 years: Sunday 10.00-12.30 Website

Spanish Connection Language School

Spanish Connection Language School Ltd
We not only use text books but other diverse sources of information such as newspapers, magazines, photos, videos, DVD's and games, which follow the recommendations of the European Framework. Our affordable and dynamic 15 hour lessons take place Monday to Friday at all our offices Website
  1. About West Hampstead

    West Hampstead is an area in northwestern London, situated between Childs Hill to the north, Frognal and Hampstead to the north-east, Swiss Cottage to the east, Kilburn to the south-west, and South Hampstead to the south. Until the late 19th century, the locale was a small village called West End. In 1879, the Metropolitan Railway adopted the name West Hampstead for its station on West End Lane, the main road through the area. West Hampstead's proximity to the Metropolitan line at Finchley Road and its own Jubilee line stop (West Hampstead), together with a high concentration of bars and restaurants, means that the area is a popular leisure destination for people who live in the northwestern part of London. West End Lane itself is home to a number of cafes, bakeries and small shops, creating a "village" atmosphere during the day. In addition to the aforementioned London Underground links, West Hampstead is also served by West Hampstead railway station and West Hampstead Thameslink railway station.

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