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

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The Hill

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

The Armoury Gym

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

Huggle

Huggle

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

The Hampstead Butcher

The Hampstead Butcher

A well stocked local butchers selling awesome steaks!

Roundhouse

Roundhouse

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

Primrose Hill

The best spot for a picnic or a quick run!

Garden Cafe

Garden Cafe

Great for all-day breakfast or brunch!

Oliver Bonas

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

The Princess of Wales

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

L'Absinthe Brasserie

L'Absinthe Brasserie

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

La Crêperie de Hampstead

La Crêperie de Hampstead

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

Hampstead Sports Massage

Hampstead Sports Massage

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

Artichoke

Artichoke

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

Camden Market

Camden Market

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

The Horseshoe

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

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

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

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Kristian Brown

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

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Mike Tracy

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

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What locals say about Belsize Park

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

  2. 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 can indulge in the odd, lucky dose of celebrity spotting...

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Child-friendly activities near Belsize Park

Play Cantonese

Swiss Cottage Library,
Songs and stories in Cantonese. Swiss Cottage Library. Free. (They have songboards up in Cantonese and English so non-Cantonese speakers can follow along). 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Website

A Joy of Mandarin

Huggle
Joy of Mandarin offers Chinese Mandarin learning experience for toddlers, preschoolers and primary school children in the Swiss Cottage, Primrose Hill and St Johns Wood localities. Founder and Director Vivienne Wang has combined her unique background of Montessori and Mandarin teaching qualifications to emphasize learning through fun and 'meaningful experiences'. 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

Little Monkeys Kickboxing

The Martial Arts Place
Our classes help develop balance, co-ordination, fitness, concentration and listing skills Website

Chalk Farm Baby and Toddler Group

hampstead seventh day adventist church
Come along to our friendly play group where you can relax, play and meet other parents and carers. Toys, arts and crafts, messy play, sand, music and more. Free refreshments. At the moment we operate on a FREE drop-in anytime basis. Website

The Salvation Army, Chalk Farm


We offer toys & games, arts & crafts, snack-time for children (tea/coffee for grown ups too!) Website

Baby Sensory

Huggle Shop
Our baby classes include baby activities ranging from signing to fibre optic light shows, amazing light balls, bubbles, scarves and bells Website

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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Swiss Cottage area guide
Hampstead area guide
Kentish Town area guide
St John's Wood area guide
Camden area guide
South Hampstead area guide
West Hampstead area guide
Dartmouth Park area guide
Regent's Park area guide
Tufnell Park area guide
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