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Hampstead and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Hampstead and surrounding areas

"The properties in Hampstead are highly desirable owing to their period charm."

Mike Tracy

"There's loads of eateries, shops and cafes along West End Lane and a real sense of community here!"

Ben Relton

"One of the best things about Finchley is the fantastic transport links..."

Kristian Brown

What is your favourite place?

Where do Hampstead and surrounding areas locals go?

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!

The Flask

Charming inside and out, The Flask pub is located at the end of delightful Flask Walk. It serves British dishes, but with a refined Hampstead twist.

Flask Walk

A delightful cut through between Hampstead High Street and Back Lane, Flask Walk epitomises Hampstead's upmarket, community charm.

Spielburger

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

Hampstead Sports Massage

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

La Crêperie de Hampstead

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

The Alice House

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

The Armoury Gym

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

Basilico

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

The Cedar

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

Bonoo Indian Tapas

A West End style Restaurant, with a relaxed style serving high quality small plates of Indian Food. Amazing atmosphere always buzzing.

Parliament Hill

Excellent views of London's skyline, where you can see St Paul's Cathedral, the Shard and the Gherkin. A great place to be when the sun is out!

Pentameters Theatre

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

The Wet Fish Cafe

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

The Holly Bush

Just off Holly Hill, the Holly Bush is a delightful pub in an even more charming setting.

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Child-friendly activities near Hampstead and surrounding areas

Hampstead Community Centre Parent & Toddler Group

Hampstead Community Centre
Play activities include: Tuesday: Cooking Wednesday: Arts and crafts Thursday: Music and action rhymes Website

Food & Wine Tasting

The Hampstead Butcher & Providore
We regularly host tasting evenings in our shop dedicated to tasting of our wines, cheeses, charcuterie and our other freshly prepared produce. Website

Culture Kidz Art Classes

Pizza Express
During the session, the children participate in three varied projects using a number of basic art skills such as sticking, drawing, painting, collage, printing, stamping and construction Website

Dramarama Stage School

South Hampstead High School
Dramarama encourages all children to develop their drama skills at their own pace with a range of challenging and rewarding creative activiites Website

Mini Mischief

St John's Church
Calling all mums dads nannys au pairs babies and toddlers! Do join us on THURSDAY mornings from 10am until 11.00am in the Undercroft of St John's. Come and enjoy a relaxed environment with other carers coffee snacks stories singing and play! Suggested donation of £1 a session. Website

The creation station at JW3

JW3
We all want our children to explore their creativity, but the mess and stress of doing it yourself at home can be tricky. These classes provide the perfect solution for all your child's creative needs; inspiring their imaginations while helping you to have fun with them too. Classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each term is themed around texture, colour or shapes and by the end of each class, the children get to proudly take home their achievements. This term we will explore the World of Shapes and making some wonderful special occasion crafts for Shavuot and Father's Day. And you'll enjoy doing something lovely alongside your little one, while they draw, paint and make. For ages 1-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Website

I Can Sing! Hampstead

UCS Music School
I CAN SING! (ICS! Performing Arts) is HMDT's Music Theatre School, which offers students aged 5 - 16 an opportunity to experience the excitement of musical theatre training and performance. During ICS!, students train in a variety of stage disciplines. They meet new friends and, together with leading professional artists, gain the skills and confidence necessary to perform to a high level. I CAN SING! runs weekly throughout the academic year, welcoming students of all abilities. There is no audition process, and, unlike similar schemes, ICS! reinforces the ensemble performing tradition and focuses upon repertoire ranging from classic Broadway to original HMDT Music commissions, emphasising an appreciation of the rich music theatre tradition. Website
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