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
Where do Swiss Cottage locals go?
The best selection of baby brands, along with classes and a good cup of coffee!
Submitted by Joseph
Duke of York
A fantastic local pub for after-work drinks. Wednesday is steak night, serving great food at great value.
Submitted by Kristian
The best deli in St John's Wood selling everything from fruit and veg to kosher products.
Submitted by Sara
Megan's do the best salads and cakes - a great addition to St John's Wood High Street!
Submitted by Sophie
A great bar ideal for after work drinks and a good place to take a date!
Submitted by Thomas
With a menu of freshly prepared lunch and dinner dishes, this place does a great sirloin steak and pepper sauce!
Submitted by Andrew
The Cocoa Exchange
Handmade chocolates in sumptuous surroundings, this shop is the perfect place to pick up a special sweet treat for chocolate lovers.
Submitted by Thomas
It's great to watch The Beatles fans recreate their album cover on Abbey Road!
Submitted by Joan
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.
Submitted by Grace
Serving European food, this delightful little restaurant has an early bird menu too.
Submitted by Daisy
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."
"The area is safe, therefore it's best for living as a family."
What do you like about Swiss Cottage?
Did you know?
"The name Belsize Park derives from the French 'bel assis' meaning 'well situated'."
Explore Swiss Cottage
Child-friendly activities near Swiss Cottage
Swiss Cottage Dance: Ballet ClassesSwiss 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 CottageHuggle 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 DesignLittle 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 KickboxingThe Martial Arts Place
Our classes help develop balance, co-ordination, fitness, concentration and listing skills Website
Indoor soft playSwiss 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 48FTA Centre
Flying, gliding, parachuting, climbing, shooting, expeditions, adventure training, Duke of Edinburghthe list goes on
The Martial Arts PlaceSwiss 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
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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Belsize Park
- South Hampstead
- St John's Wood
- West Hampstead
- Maida Vale
- Kentish Town
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