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A locals' guide to NW3

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

Mike Tracy

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

Mike Tracy

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

Ben Relton

What is your favourite place?

Where do NW3 locals go?

Oliver Bonas

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

Flask Walk

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

The Hampstead Butcher

A well stocked local butchers selling awesome steaks!

Garden Cafe

Great for all-day breakfast or brunch!


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

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 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 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!


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

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.

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 Hill

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

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 Armoury Gym

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

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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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"20 Maresfields Gardens was once the home of neurologist Sigmund Freud and is now a museum set up in his honour."

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Child-friendly activities near NW3

Hampstead Community Centre Parent & Toddler Group

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

A Joy of Mandarin

Joy of Mandarin offers Chinese Mandarin learning experience for toddlers, preschoolers and primary school children in the Swiss Cottage, Primrose Hill and St Johns Wood localities. Founder and Director Vivienne Wang has combined her unique background of Montessori and Mandarin teaching qualifications to emphasize learning through fun and 'meaningful experiences'. Website

Perform Acting, Singing and Dance Classes-Hampstead Friends Meeting House

Friends Meeting House
Drama, dance and singing workshops for 4-7 year olds that will boost children's confidence, creativity and concentration skills. 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

Indoor soft play

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre
Rascals at Swiss Cottage leisure centre-another compact indoor play area with 2 different type of slides. A little court to play football/basketball. Get s a bit busy on rainy days. And exclusively booked for parties on weekends after 1.30 pm. 1 hour sessions on the hour.

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

Air Cadets- Squadron 48F

TA Centre
Flying, gliding, parachuting, climbing, shooting, expeditions, adventure training, Duke of Edinburghthe list goes on
  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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