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A locals' guide to NW3

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

Mike Tracy

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

Ed Rafter

"Mount Vernon is just one of Hampstead's delightful lanes off beautiful Holly Hill."

Mike Tracy

What is your favourite place?

Where do NW3 locals go?

The Holly Bush

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

The Hampstead Butcher

A well stocked local butchers selling awesome steaks!


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


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

Pentameters Theatre

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


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

Flask Walk

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

La Crêperie de Hampstead

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

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!

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 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!

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.

Hampstead Sports Massage

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

The Hill

With a menu of freshly prepared lunch and dinner dishes, this place does a great sirloin steak and pepper sauce!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Belsize Park, Swiss Cottage, Hampstead, West Hampstead, South Hampstead, St John's Wood, Dartmouth Park, Kentish Town, Child's Hill and Camden

What do you love about NW3?

Why do you find NW3 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


"It offers a great selection of family-friendly restaurants and shops, along with close proximity to Primrose Hill, Regent's Part and Hampstead Heath."

March 2016


"Church End is AMAZING. It's like a pretty English village, yet you're still in zone 4. The houses are big, beautiful and full of character. Residents take care of their homes (or have gardeners who do) and it's like Chelsea (where we used to live). Homes are expensive but worth it because you still get so much more for your money here. Moving here was the best decision we made for our kids. Best roads are Hendon Av... more

January 2016


"The area is safe, therefore it's best for living as a family."

February 2015


"It is the most historical, splendid neighbourhood in London. With it's architectural variation and beauty, the close proximity to the Heath, the eclectic mix of residents and the close proximity to so many other great areas it dazzles the senses."

January 2015


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

January 2015


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

December 2014

Mike Sweidan

"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... more

May 2011


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"At a depth of 192 feet, Hampstead Underground Station is the deepest on the entire network."

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Child-friendly activities near NW3

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

"Songsters" with Neal

Child-friendly music that parents can also enjoy, music with the power to enchant, thrill, mystify, hypnotise, captivate and entrance! 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

Little Monkeys Kickboxing

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

Street Jazz Dance Junior at Rona Hart School

Rona Hart School of Dance
We believe we have been Hampstead's choice of dancing school for so long because ultimately our children are so happy. At Rona Hart we know that all children are different so we provide a range of dance styles to cater for all personalities. Our classes are structured and yet imaginative and our teachers disciplined and yet fun. We pride ourselves on our great parent feedback that our school is a nurturing, stimulating and inspiring place to be. Many pupils enter as 'baby ballerinas' and never want to leave. Website

Amanda's Action Club

Huggle Shop
A fun and action-filled dance/music class with toys and props. Each toy helps develop motor-control or spacial awareness and is great for tiring little ones out. £75/10-week block, £10 pay-as-you-go Website

Perform Acting, Singing and Dance Classes - Belsize Park The Hall Senior School

The Hall Senior School,
The only drama, dance and singing workshops for 4-7 year olds that focuses on helping develop children's confidence, co-ordination, communication and concentration skills. Perform will give your child amazing social skills and will be the best fun of their week. Website
  1. About NW3

    NW3 is the postcode district in North West London incorporating the areas of Hampstead, Chalk Farm, Primrose Hill (part), Swiss Cottage, Belsize Park, Gospel Oak (part), Frognal, Childs Hill (a small part) and is covered by the Camden and Barnet local authorities.

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