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Bridge Cafe

Bridge Cafe

This cafe serves the best baked potato in West Hampstead!

The Cocoa Exchange

The Cocoa Exchange

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

Hart and Lova

Hart and Lova

Best croissants in London in lovely laid back non-chain cafe

La Boutique Secret

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 Gallery

The Gallery

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

Little Bay

Little Bay

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

Garden Cafe

Garden Cafe

Great for all-day breakfast or brunch!

The Tricycle

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.

The Black Lion

The Black Lion

A lovely period pub, restaurant and guesthouse. Beautiful d├ęcor and very friendly.

The Cedar

The Cedar

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

Abbey Road

Abbey Road

It's great to watch The Beatles fans recreate their album cover on Abbey Road!

Small & Beautiful

Small & Beautiful

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

Kilburn Ironworks

Kilburn Ironworks

Cocktails, American-style food and a cool atmosphere inside this gastro pub on Kilburn High Road.

Huggle

Huggle

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

The Alice House

The Alice House

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

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

"It was in Abbey Road Studios that the Beatles recorded their material. The zebra crossing outside the building is now Grade II listed, after being immortalised on the front of their 'Abbey Road' album."

The jewel of North London - tree-lined streets, wide pavements, fantastic buildings...yet into central London in 20 minutes.

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One of the best things about Finchley is the fantastic transport links...

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West Hampstead Station is serviced by both Underground and Overground lines, making it a fantastic place to live for commuters.

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  1. 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 my property, bought for a song years ago is now approaching a couple of Million, I'm considering down-sizing but definitely staying in South Hampstead

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Child-friendly activities near South Hampstead

Chinese Nursery for ages 3 and above

Holy Trinity Primary School
Teacher Jenny Sing has 35 years of experience in teaching the young children. The class includes Chinese song singing, Games playing but with firm structure. Website

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

Priory Community Halls Playtime Drop-ins

Priory Community Hall
Drop-in sessions for parents and toddlers. Concentrates on singing and storytelling. Pre-walking baby group for parents and babies to come along and make new friends. 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

Classical Babies

O2 Center
The Original Classical Concerts for Babies Company! Providing live classical concerts for Babies & Toddlers from birth to 3 ... plus their Mums, Dads, Grandparents and nannies! One Friday a month. Website

Allsorts Drama

South Hampstead High School
The children delight in different themes, delve into the dressing up boxes and use colourful stage make up to transform themselves into their favourite characters. All of our themes are derived from our own material, designed to stimulate the imagination and help to create happy, confident children. Course Duration: 10 Weeks 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

About South Hampstead

South Hampstead is a district of northwest London, part of the London Borough of Camden. It could be defined as the area between West End Lane, Belsize Road, Finchley Road and Broadhurst Gardens, although the area is largely indistinguishable from the nearby Swiss Cottage. The area is served by Swiss Cottage and Finchley Road tube stations as well as the South Hampstead railway station.

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