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Hampstead and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Hampstead and surrounding areas

"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

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

Mike Tracy

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Where do Hampstead and surrounding areas locals go?


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

La Crêperie de Hampstead

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

Pentameters Theatre

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


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

The Holly Bush

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

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 Wet Fish Cafe

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

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 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.

The Hampstead Butcher

A well stocked local butchers selling awesome steaks!

Bonoo Indian Tapas

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

Hampstead Sports Massage

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

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!

The Cedar

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

Flask Walk

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

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Child-friendly activities near Hampstead and surrounding areas

Rona Hart School of Dance

Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel Hall
Classes held for children from age 2 upwards, catering for all age groups up to 18 years in classical ballet, jazz/street dance and tap dance. A proper dancing school with qualified, CRB checked teachers. Website

Make & Do

Camden Arts Centre
Every Sunday while the exhibitions are on families with children can drop in to the Drawing Studio for practical and creative activities based around the exhibitions. Activities are suitable for all ages. No booking is required. Website

Yoga Team

100 Acres
Set in a beautiful and friendly space, the classes offer Yoga Team's signature expert tuition with small class sizes, experienced instructors, and class filled with inspiration and fun Website

Danny Grant Soccer School

Haverstock School
Little League One courses aim to develop balance, co-ordination and self-confidence while offering specially structured sessions to prepare young players for football. Football fun for 3 & 4 year olds Website

Masterclass - Younger Children (ages 5-6)

Hampstead School of Art
Art games, picture-making and storytelling, with drawing and painting inspired by nature and artists. Website

Chinese classes for kids

Holy Trinity CE Primary School
We run a wide range of Mandarin Chinese courses for all ages and interests from nursery to GCSE to classes for adults 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
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