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A locals' guide to NW6

"The lovely residential roads on West End Lane, West Hampstead are lined with elegant, red brick homes."

Dean Lane

"Lovely residential roads flanked by period homes and pretty green spaces make Queen's Park a desirable place to live."

Oliver Browne

"When it's only a short distance to walk to Primrose Hill and St John's Wood, Swiss Cottage is in a prime spot."

Kristian Brown

What is your favourite place?

Where do NW6 locals go?

The Tricycle

A fantastic theatre away from the West End showing outstanding original productions. Well worth a visit. Also has a cinema and a bar.

Queen's Park Farmers' Market

In the grounds of Salusbury Primary School, great on Sundays for breakfast or lunch. Lots of fresh produce and a great mix of delicious food options.

The Alice House

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

Queens Park Books

Which other area In London can still be proud to have a charming independent local book store?

La Boutique Secret

In the heart of West Hampstead, you can indulge yourself in fantastic clothes at amazing prices! It's always busy and there are lovely ladies to help you.

The Wet Fish Cafe

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

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!

The Cocoa Exchange

Handmade chocolates in sumptuous surroundings, this shop is the perfect place to pick up a special sweet treat for chocolate lovers.

The Cedar

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

Little Bay

Serving European food, this delightful little restaurant has an early bird menu too.

The Black Lion

A lovely period pub, restaurant and guesthouse. Beautiful décor and very friendly.

The Salusbury Winestore

Sit down with a glass of red, white or rosé and read the brand new book you bought from the local book store.

Small & Beautiful

Cheap and cheerful. Delicious continental menu that barely dents the wallet. Great mussels and pizza. Bonus points for also doing takeaway!

Oxbridge Tuition

A constant source of highly intelligent Oxford and Cambridge graduates willing to tutor for far less than the going rate.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Kilburn, South Hampstead, Brondesbury, West Hampstead, Queen's Park, Swiss Cottage, Maida Vale, St John's Wood, Hampstead and Willesden Green

What do you love about NW6?

Why do you find NW6 a great place to live?

Matthew

"Kilburn is perhaps one of the most dynamic and atmospheric areas in London. Sitting comfortably in Zone 2, only 15 minutes from Oxford Circus, travelling is a breeze, and I'm never more than a 30 minute tube from the majority London has to offer. Unparalleled resources, such as 3 high-street supermarkets, an Argos, several restaurants, bars and cafes, one hardly needs to search beyond Kilburn High Road for a bargin. On the... more

March 2015

Deveena

"I love Queens Park for the village feel it has and the award winning Sunday farmers market. Oh and the wonderful royal park!"

February 2015

Zachary

"I love West Hampstead and NW6 as it is the area where the city and suburban wonderfully contrast. Being next to the beautifully dirty streets of Finchley road and the picturesque primrose hill and Hampstead. Kilburn market on ones doorstep gives more contrast and life to the area. Working class meets the middle class everywhere and with no issues. As a guy, I love the enormous dining and restaurant choices- eating is life and ... more

February 2015

Andrew

"Inner city is where I live, Scant thought to residing in suburbia I'd give. My tower block greets me with friendly faces, Neighboring Hampstead and Queen's Park are fancier places. Multiple buses and stations for outer and central, Car parking space if I want it, but in Kilburn, non-essential. Big names like Smiths and Marks & Spencer, nestle alongside pubs and cheap greengrocers. Vibrant, interesting city-dwellers... more

February 2015

Edward

"South Hampstead is a fantastic area to live in. Its closeness to the green spaces of Primrose Hill, Hampstead Heath and Regent's Park and its superb transport links, Waitrose and all the other High Street shops on the Finchley Road. One of its greatest assets though is the incredible cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. You can hear English; Russian, Polish, French, Japanese, Chinese and American English yes, its all here. As... more

February 2015

Robert

"West Hampstead has its own character and energy, younger in vibe and edgy-er than neighbouring Hampstead, it has a classy community feel yet the lively bars and cafes entice you in when you walk up West End Lane. Peaceful residential streets and close to the Heath means you can escape the city but with three train lines you can get to work within minutes. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!"

January 2015

Franccesca

"Because there are trees everywhere you walk."

January 2015

Vane

"great diversity and very cosmopolitan world"

January 2015

Amisha

"I love living in this area and have done so for the past 25 years because it has all the necessary amenities available. Public transport going in all directions both train and bus, which means easy access to shops and work. A local park, Paddington Recreation Ground, which has plenty of green space, play areas for children, dog exercise area, different sports grounds, and a gym. There are many Primary and Secondary schools, wh... more

January 2015

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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 NW6

Acting, Story, Dance and Imagination - Tiny Glee!

West Hampstead Community Centre
All singing, dancing, tiny toddler class. An introduction to the performing arts, with the difference of a different story each week to get their imagination going and give them a chance to rest their arms and legs in class! Website

STREET DANCE (5-8yrs)

Kingsgate Community Centre
Street Dance for younger ones provides bundles of energy and enthusiasm; encourages self expression, develops technique, co-ordination and confidence within our fun, fresh and funky environment. Children will learn urban dance moves to the latest dance tunes. Street Dance will stimulate, captivate and enlighten your child, as well as improving fitness, co-ordination and developing a sense of rhythm and creative expression. Website

Drama, dance and singing for 4-7s

St James Hall
The only drama, dance and singing workshops for 4-8 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

Tiny Music, Movement & Imagination

West Hampstead Community Centre
All singing, dancing, tiny toddler class. An introduction to the performing arts, with the difference of a different story each week to get their imagination going and give them a chance to rest their arms and legs in class! (Kids must be walking, or parent/guardian must participate with child) Website

Lydia's Baby Music Classes in West Hampstead

Emmanuel Church Community Room
I want to bring the joy of music to all families through their children! Babies intuitively respond to music sooner than they respond to language. And they learn best through having fun. And the parents/carers keep bringing them if they're enjoying it too! So come join us. No need to book just turn up. Come sing dance and play percussion instruments with your baby in a warm happy atmosphere!

Art4Fun

Art 4 Fun
ART 4 FUN is a contemporary shop where you create your own original designs by painting onto a ceramic, wood, glass, paper,silk or fabric item of your choice,or make a mosiac. No artistic skills or experience necessary. 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
  1. About NW6

    NW6 is the postcode district in North West London incorporating the areas of Kilburn, Brondesbury, West Hampstead, Queen's Park and is covered by the Brent, Camden and Westminster local authorities.

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