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Handsome architecture bordering picturesque parkland

"Hampstead High Street has a delightful community feel with its upmarket independent boutiques and restaurants."

Ed Rafter

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

Mike Tracy

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

Mike Tracy

What is your favourite place?

Where do Hampstead locals go?

The Hampstead Butcher

A well stocked local butchers selling awesome steaks!

The Holly Bush

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

La Crêperie de Hampstead

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

Oliver Bonas

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


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

Golders Hill Park

Boasting a wonderful café and secret garden, this park is a stunning place to relax on a hot, sunny day.

Hampstead Heath

Affording one of the best views of London, Hampstead Heath is certainly a peaceful spot to look at the skyline in all its glory!


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

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 Armoury Gym

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

Flask Walk

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

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.

Pentameters Theatre

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

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Child's Hill, West Hampstead, Belsize Park, Golders Green, Swiss Cottage, Cricklewood, Kilburn, South Hampstead, Dartmouth Park and Highgate

What do you love about Hampstead?

Why do you find Hampstead a great place to live?


"Apart from amazing personal memories, I think it's London's most charming and romantic place. Lovely restaurants, beautiful park, breathtaking mansions and top-class bars. By some country miles, London's best place."

January 2017


"Hampstead is chic but not too snobby. Close to a big park, has restaurants and shops - excellent schools."

December 2014


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"The never completed North End station was planned to serve a large residential development planned for Hampstead Heath. This scheme met with universal disdain and was scrapped leaving a partially completed station which was prepared as an emergency shelter during the Cold War."

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Child-friendly activities near Hampstead


Hampstead Parish Church
Are you in need of some well deserved me time? Do you feel that your toddler isn't quite ready for full time nursery but would benefit from a caring and stimulating environment to socialise with other children? We know that as a Mum time is precious and that you rarely get time to yourself to do all those things that you used to do like going for a nice haircut or doing a yoga class. Sometimes the thought of leaving your child at nursery for a full day might be daunting and you might feel that you're both not quite ready yet. We believe that providing toddlers with short bite-size sessions will give them a gentle introduction to the nursery environment whilst giving you a chance to tend to personal tasks. Our 2 hour drop off sessions have a strong focus on music and incorporate key EYFS and Montessori methods and equipment to educate stimulate and give children a sense of fun. Website

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

Dramatots & Stage One

Holy Trinity Primary School
Specialised workshop sessions invite boys and girls, aged 3 & 4, Dramatots and 5 & 6, Stage One, to take part in exciting drama games and creative exercises which aim to develop voice work, focus, concentration and confidence. Our carefully devised drama activities also encourage each child to develop their performance skills at their own pace. Each week a special play is devised and each child is able to play a specially created role. Parents are invited to come and watch the final session of term. Website

Children's Painting and Pottery (ages 7-11)

Hampstead School of Art
Exploring creativity through clay and preparatory desgin and 3D maquette construction. Objects are hand built with clay and paper clay then painted and glazed. 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

After School Science Club

Children learn a lot of Science concepts in school that are really interesting and useful, but they forget easily if they don't use it on a daily basis. A great way to increase retention of knowledge is by providing fun challenges. The fun will create engagement with the task and the hands-on challenges will provide an opportunity for problem-solving which is a big part of human learning. Website

La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children-Hampstead Community Centre

Hampstead Community Centre
Learn in small classes run by carefully selected, trained and CRB checked tutors. From the very first lesson be imitating an authentic accent. In each weekly lesson be enthused by exciting games, fun songs and activities. Receive a colourful activity book and CDBe awarded with a special French certificate on the completion of each programme. 5-7 years: Thursdays 16.00-16.30 7-8 years: Thursdays 16.40-17.10 8-11 years: Thursdays 17.15-17.45 Website
  1. About Hampstead

    Hampstead is an area of London, England, located 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of Charing Cross. It is located in Inner London. It is part of the London Borough of Camden. It is known for its intellectual, liberal, artistic, musical and literary associations and for the large and hilly parkland Hampstead Heath. It is also home to some of the most expensive housing in the London area, or indeed anywhere in the world, with large houses selling for up to £50m (2008). The village of Hampstead has more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of the United Kingdom.

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