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Belsize Park

Stucco-fronted buildings and red brick mansion blocks amongst upmarket amenities

"When it's only a short distance to walk to Primrose Hill and St John's Wood, Swiss Cottage is in a prime spot."

Kristian Brown

"The cobbled mewses of Belsize Park form delightful backdrops for stunning properties..."

Mike Tracy

"Always worth the walk to the top! London's skyline beautifully framed by Primrose Hill and London Zoo."

Oliver Venn

What is your favourite place?

Where do Belsize Park locals go?

The Hill

With a menu of freshly prepared lunch and dinner dishes, this place does a great sirloin steak and pepper sauce!

The Armoury Gym

An independent, not that busy, bright gym with lots of windows and natural light, offering good classes and lovely staff too.


The best selection of baby brands, along with classes and a good cup of coffee!

The Hampstead Butcher

A well stocked local butchers selling awesome steaks!


For music lovers there is the famous Roundhouse venue, which has amazing views from anywhere inside and great sound for a brilliant night out!

Primrose Hill

The best spot for a picnic or a quick run!

Garden Cafe

Great for all-day breakfast or brunch!

Oliver Bonas

The perfect place to pick up a gift or a treat for yourself! Clothes, jewellery and beauty products, all under one roof...

The Princess of Wales

Quirky interiors and a fabulous Sunday lunch in leafy Primrose Hill.

L'Absinthe Brasserie

A real lunchtime treat, this restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere also operates as a cafe and deli.

La Crêperie de Hampstead

This little food van does amazing sweet and savoury crepes. Be warned, there's always a queue!

Hampstead Sports Massage

Wonderful massage therapists in Hampstead that do home visits. The therapists are great, especially on Sundays when I'm most lazy.


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

Camden Market

Wandering through one of the many stalls in Camden Market, there's always something to catch the eye!

The Horseshoe

Great for a drink after a long day at the office, this gastropub serves delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes made using fresh ingredients - not a microwave meal in site!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Swiss Cottage, Hampstead, Kentish Town, St John's Wood, Camden, South Hampstead, West Hampstead, Dartmouth Park, Regent's Park and Tufnell Park

What do you love about Belsize Park?

Why do you find Belsize Park a great place to live?


"Lots of cafes, easy access to central London, quiet and beautiful area with lots of period homes, gardens and plants."

January 2015

Mike Sweidan

"The eclectic stucco architecture and numerous trees in the area, the proximity to wide green spaces such as Primrose Hill and Hampstead Heath. The fact that Belsize Park has three distinct focal shopping disctricts in Englands lane, Haverstock Hill and Steeles Village, and Belsize Village make it a cosmopolitan and trendy area. The convenience of being so close to the City makes the area extremely desirable, not to mention you... more

May 2011


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"The name Belsize Park derives from the French 'bel assis' meaning 'well situated'."

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Child-friendly activities near Belsize Park

Soft play for toddlers

The Martial Arts Place
Toddlers world at Swiss cottage leisure centre-a wonderful place for crawlers till they are about 4ish. Set up in a huge hall with a bouncy castle. Cafe is super child friendly for a treat afterwards.

Tippy Toes Ballet

Spring Health Gym
Our ballet classes for children are designed to bring out each participant's confidence and potential by combining the grace of classical ballet with imagination and musicality. Learning through playing is the most effective way to teach ballet to kids. They will learn about the basic ballet techniques, balance, rhythm, posture, coordination, and musicality. Through ballet for children, they will not only learn how to dance but they will also improve their social skills, discipline and respect. We also teach Boogie Bugz The class is a fun, interactive experience for children aged 18 months - 4 years old and a great introduction into the world of dance. Website

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

Huggle Shop
Classical music class for babies (up to 15 months) and toddlers (15 months to 3 years) led by Becky playing the violin and Laurie on the piano. Website

Pleasing Drama

St Saviours Church
Drama classes for ages 5 years and up taught by industry professionals. Regular workshops in Musical Theatre. Classes held after school on Fridays. Children attending classes are given the opportunity to join our talent agency which provides children for professional film, tv and theatre work. Website

Amanda's Action Club

Huggle Shop
A fun and action-filled dance/music class with toys and props. Each toy helps develop motor-control or spacial awareness and is great for tiring little ones out. £75/10-week block, £10 pay-as-you-go Website

Little Hands Design

Little Hands Design
We are a non-profit making community interest company offering hands-on fun with fashion and design for everyone from old & young. We teach great creative skills from sewing, clothes and accessory making, fashion design and illustration, pattern cutting, crafts, mosaic making etc for all levels from absolute beginners to advanced. Website

"Songsters" with Neal

Child-friendly music that parents can also enjoy, music with the power to enchant, thrill, mystify, hypnotise, captivate and entrance! Website
  1. About Belsize Park

    Belsize Park is an area of north-west London, in the London Borough of Camden. It is located 3.4 miles (5.5 km) north-west of Charing Cross and situated on the Northern Line. It borders Hampstead to the north and west, Kentish Town and Gospel Oak to the east, Camden Town to the south east and Primrose Hill to the south. The name is derived from French bel assis meaning 'well situated'. It is a lively area and there are many restaurants, pubs and cafés along Haverstock Hill and also England's Lane. It is more spacious than Hampstead Village, with wider roads. Hampstead Heath is a 10–12 minutes' walk. Primrose Hill Park is 5 minutes' walk from England's Lane and provides some of the best views of Central London.

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