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Fiddie's

Fiddie's

Large portions, great value, friends family atmosphere.

Huggle

Huggle

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

Garden Cafe

Garden Cafe

Great for all-day breakfast or brunch!

Duke of York

Duke of York

A fantastic local pub for after-work drinks. Wednesday is steak night, serving great food at great value.

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

The best spot for a picnic or a quick run!

Gelato Mio

Gelato Mio

The best Italian Gelato in NW8!

Panzer's

Panzer's

The best deli in St John's Wood selling everything from fruit and veg to kosher products.

Megan's

Megan's

Megan's do the best salads and cakes - a great addition to St John's Wood High Street!

The George

The George

A modern but rustic pub with hearty dishes and a relaxing atmosphere.

The Gallery

The Gallery

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

The Hill

The Hill

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

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.

Abbey Road

Abbey Road

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

Bridge Cafe

Bridge Cafe

This cafe serves the best baked potato in West Hampstead!

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Belsize Park, South Hampstead, St John's Wood, West Hampstead, Hampstead, Maida Vale, Kilburn, Camden, Brondesbury and Kentish Town

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Child-friendly activities near Swiss Cottage

"Songsters" with Neal

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

Creative Wiz Kids-PARENT-CARER/TODDLER GROUPS

St Peters
The Philosophy at Creative Wiz Kids is a simple one. Children are all natural artists and learn best in a relaxed unpressured environment. At Creative Wiz kids the emphasis is on the artistic process not on the finished product. Although our Wiz Kids have produced lovely work, it is in the process of "making" be it Art, Dancing or Acting where children gain the most benefit. Great Emphasis is placed on play and fun. In an increasingly hurried world, we at CWK believe it is essential that children are allowed and encouraged to enjoy the play and pleasures of childhood. Website

La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children-Swiss Cottage Community Centre

Swiss Cottage 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: Wednesday 16.00-16.30 7-8 years: Wednesday 16.30-17.00 8-11 years: Wednesday 17.00-17.30 Website

The Martial Arts Place

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre
The Martial Arts Place holds regular classes for children, with a specially structured syllabus that covers first-aid skills, stranger awareness and road safety. Our Junior Kickboxing Programme includes a fun grading system which encourages self-improvement and allows the students' progress to be monitored carefully. Website

Little Hands Design

Little Hands Design
We are a non-profit making community interest company offering hands-on fun with fashion and design for everyone from old & young. We teach great creative skills from sewing, clothes and accessory making, fashion design and illustration, pattern cutting, crafts, mosaic making etc for all levels from absolute beginners to advanced. Website

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

Huggle Shop
Classical music class for babies (up to 15 months) and toddlers (15 months to 3 years) led by Becky playing the violin and Laurie on the piano. Website

Dramarama Stage School

South Hampstead High School
Dramarama encourages all children to develop their drama skills at their own pace with a range of challenging and rewarding creative activiites Website

About Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage is in the London Borough of Camden in London and is 3.2 miles (5.1 km) north-west of Charing Cross. It is centred on the junction of Avenue Road and Finchley Road and is the location of Swiss Cottage tube station. The district is named after an inn called The Swiss Tavern that was built in 1804 in the style of a Swiss chalet and on the site of a former tollgate keeper's cottage. The inn was later renamed Swiss Cottage. The area is served by Swiss Cottage St. John's Wood and Finchley Road tube stations on the Jubilee line of the London Underground and is a local hub for London Buses.

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