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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

"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

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

Mike Tracy

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!

Garden Cafe

Great for all-day breakfast or brunch!

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

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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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"The name Belsize Park derives from the French 'bel assis' meaning 'well situated'."

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Child-friendly activities near Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage Dance: Ballet Classes

Swiss Cottage Community Centre
The 2 - 4 year old classes are very special and a child's first experience of a dancing class. Children are taught basic co-ordination skills whilst learning to interpret and understand different styles of music. Ballet in the Cecchetti method is taught to pupils of 4 years and upwards. Timetable 10.00 - 10.45 Babies Ballet 2.5-3.5years 10.45 - 11.30 Transition 4-5years 11.30 - 12.15 Primary 12.15 - 13.00 Grade 1 13.00 - 13.45 Grade 3 Ballet 13.45 - 14.30 Grade 4 Modern Dance 14.30 - 15.15 Standard 3 Ballet 15.15 - 16.00 Standard 2 Ballet 16.00 - 17.00 Grade 6 Ballet 17.00 - 17.15 Pointe Work Class Website

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

Little Monkeys Kickboxing

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

Air Cadets- Squadron 48F

TA Centre
Flying, gliding, parachuting, climbing, shooting, expeditions, adventure training, Duke of Edinburghthe list goes on

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
  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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