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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

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

Mike Tracy

"Hampstead is even prettier when the sun is shining..."

Ben Relton

What is your favourite place?

Where do Hampstead and surrounding areas locals go?

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 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!

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 Cedar

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


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

The Alice House

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

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 Holly Bush

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


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

Bridge Cafe

This cafe serves the best baked potato in West Hampstead!

The Gallery

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

Bonoo Indian Tapas

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

Flask Walk

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

Bistro Laz

A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.

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Child-friendly activities near Hampstead and surrounding areas

Tang Long - Shaolin Kung Fu & Tai Chi Centre

The only full time Chinese Culture and Martial Arts school in NW3! Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, Meditation, plus many more classes! We offer a friendly training environment and guarantee to improve your health and fitness Website

Culture Kids Messy Play Classes

The 100 Acres Toy Shop
Culture Kids Messy Play is a special art session just for toddlers between the ages of 2 months and 6 years. It's a wonderful introduction to first art experiences including painting mark-making and gluing alongside fun hands-on sensory play like play dough cold spaghetti mushy paper and bubbly water just to name a few! Messy activities that your busy toddler will love to explore without you worrying about the clean up at home. We begin each session with a warm welcome and explain to all the grown-ups what activities are ready to experience today. The children have 30 minutes to explore and engage in their own time. We finish with a quick clean up then gather for circle time and some energetic action songs and rhymes for smiles all around. Website

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St Luke's Church
Who is it for? Toddlers and their parents What is it? A fun music group! When? Every Wednesday 11 - 11.30am Where? In the Lambert Hall 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

Sunshine Chefs

Hashomer House
Cookery classes at the age of two? Yes! Imagine your little one rubbing butter into flour, mixing, kneading dough and stamping out shapes with biscuit cutters. All that with a big smile, an immense sense of pride and ... the good news is you don't have to clean up afterwards! At the end of each class the children walk away with a recipe and a bag full of their bakery masterpieces. Website

Hampstead Community Centre Parent & Toddler Group

Hampstead Community Centre
Water play or cooking (Tue), Arts and crafts(Wed), Music and action rhymes (Thu). Refreshments for carers. Babies welcome 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
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