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Garden Cafe

Garden Cafe

Great for all-day breakfast or brunch!

Huggle

Huggle

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

Fiddie's

Fiddie's

Large portions, great value, friends family atmosphere.

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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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

Mini Mozart : Swiss Cottage

Huggle Shop
Live music classes featuring clarinet, violin, trumpet or trombone with a piano accompanist, bubbles, parachute and interactive story. Each class is a mini musical based on a different fairy tale. 9:30am Toddlers 10:20 am Babies & Toddlers 11:10 Babies 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

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

Little Monkeys Kickboxing

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

Baby Ballet

Huggle Shop
Baby Ballet is designed to encourage babies and young children to enjoy the benefits and joys of song and dance. Baby ballet has built up a fantastic reputation for providing children with the opportunity to express themselves within a fun, safe and caring environment. All of our fantastic teachers are fully qualified and have up to date CRB. Tuesdays 2:00 Tinies - 18 months to 3 years 2:45 Tots - 6 to 18 months 3:30 Tinies - 18 months to 3 years Website

London Tennis Academy

Globe Lawn Tennis Club
Popular after-school tennis courses for kids from 3 to 16 years old in NW3""Learn tennis having fun"" is our slogan, which reflex how our kids LOVE coming to their tennis lessons with our fun and professional licensed coaches Website

Tippy Toes Ballet

Spring Health Gym
Our ballet classes for children are designed to bring out each participant's confidence and potential by combining the grace of classical ballet with imagination and musicality. Learning through playing is the most effective way to teach ballet to kids. They will learn about the basic ballet techniques, balance, rhythm, posture, coordination, and musicality. Through ballet for children, they will not only learn how to dance but they will also improve their social skills, discipline and respect. We also teach Boogie Bugz The class is a fun, interactive experience for children aged 18 months - 4 years old and a great introduction into the world of dance. 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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