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Swiss Cottage

A locals' guide to Swiss Cottage

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

Kristian Brown

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

Mike Tracy

"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 Swiss Cottage locals go?


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

Duke of York

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

Primrose Hill

The best spot for a picnic or a quick run!

Gelato Mio

The best Italian Gelato in NW8!


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


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

The Gallery

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

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

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

Abbey Road

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

Bridge Cafe

This cafe serves the best baked potato in West Hampstead!

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.

Little Bay

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

Hart and Lova

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

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, South Hampstead, St John's Wood, West Hampstead, Hampstead, Maida Vale, Kilburn, Camden, Brondesbury and Kentish Town

What do you love about Swiss Cottage?

Why do you find Swiss Cottage a great place to live?


"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


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

February 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 Swiss Cottage

Play Cantonese

Swiss Cottage Library,
Songs and stories in Cantonese. Swiss Cottage Library. Free. (They have songboards up in Cantonese and English so non-Cantonese speakers can follow along). 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. 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

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

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

"Songsters" with Neal

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

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
  1. 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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