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West Hampstead

A locals' guide to West Hampstead

"Kilburn Station's Jubilee line service is a speedy way to get into town and Canary Wharf."

Danielle Edwards

"The jewel of North London - tree-lined streets, wide pavements, fantastic buildings...yet into central London in 20 minutes."

Dean Lane

"There's loads of eateries, shops and cafes along West End Lane and a real sense of community here!"

Ben Relton

What is your favourite place?

Where do West Hampstead locals go?

The Cedar

The Cedar, West End Lane was voted the best takeaway restaurant in the UK in 2014 by Hungry House!

The Wet Fish Cafe

One of the most highly recommended restaurants in West Hampstead - comfort food and jazz.

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.

Basilico

Delicious wood fired takeaway pizzas. They also have a delivery service.

The Black Lion

A lovely period pub, restaurant and guesthouse. Beautiful décor and very friendly.

Kilburn Ironworks

Cocktails, American-style food and a cool atmosphere inside this gastro pub on Kilburn High Road.

The Alice House

Good bar and great cocktails - this place has 'date night' written all over it!

Hart and Lova

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

Bridge Cafe

This cafe serves the best baked potato in West Hampstead!

Small & Beautiful

Cheap and cheerful. Delicious continental menu that barely dents the wallet. Great mussels and pizza. Bonus points for also doing takeaway!

The Tricycle

A fantastic theatre away from the West End showing outstanding original productions. Well worth a visit. Also has a cinema and a bar.

Garden Cafe

Great for all-day breakfast or brunch!

Little Bay

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

The Gallery

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

The Cocoa Exchange

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Kilburn, South Hampstead, Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Brondesbury, Child's Hill, Cricklewood, Belsize Park, Queen's Park and St John's Wood

What do you love about West Hampstead?

Why do you find West Hampstead a great place to live?

Zachary

"I love West Hampstead and NW6 as it is the area where the city and suburban wonderfully contrast. Being next to the beautifully dirty streets of Finchley road and the picturesque primrose hill and Hampstead. Kilburn market on ones doorstep gives more contrast and life to the area. Working class meets the middle class everywhere and with no issues. As a guy, I love the enormous dining and restaurant choices- eating is life and ... more

February 2015

Robert

"West Hampstead has its own character and energy, younger in vibe and edgy-er than neighbouring Hampstead, it has a classy community feel yet the lively bars and cafes entice you in when you walk up West End Lane. Peaceful residential streets and close to the Heath means you can escape the city but with three train lines you can get to work within minutes. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!"

January 2015

Franccesca

"Because there are trees everywhere you walk."

January 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 West Hampstead

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St Luke's Church
Who is it for? Age 4 - Year 2 What is it? Games crafts Bible stories and singing When? Every Thursday 4 - 5pm Where? In the Lambert Hall Website

Tap Dance( 5-10 years)

West Hampstead Community Centre
Tap is a great way to improve concentration, rhythm, listening skills and timing. Everyone loves making noise and the challenge tap presents. Lots of fun and a great traditional dance form to learn. I.D.T.A Tap Examinations optional. Website

Street Dance class-JW3

JW3
Try popping, locking and hip-hop moves in this high energy street dance class. Work with professionally trained dancers from the Spencer Stage School to refine your moves. You'll be creating choreography from your favourite pop songs. If you want to move like Beyoncé or recreate a will.i.am music video, this is your chance. Get fit, have fun and learn new skills in this dynamic dance class. All the sessions will take place in JW3's Dance Studio. The focus is on fun but IDTA dance exams are also optional. Website

Drama, dance and singing for 4-7s

St James Hall
The only drama, dance and singing workshops for 4-8 year olds that focuses on helping develop children's confidence, co-ordination, communication and concentration skills. Perform will give your child amazing social skills and will be the best fun of their week. Website

Children's After School Art Club (age 5-11)

Hampstead School of Art
Print, paint, draw and sculpt; experiment and explore the core techniques of each discipline whilst engaging with artist's work. The focus is to encourage children to engage with exciting materials and unique techniques. Once a week. You can choose Monday or Wednesday. Price is for 12 sessions. Website

Tang Long - Shaolin Kung Fu & Tai Chi Centre


The only full time Chinese Culture and Martial Arts school in NW3! Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, Meditation, plus many more classes! We offer a friendly training environment and guarantee to improve your health and fitness Website

Kingsgate Community Centre Under Fives Drop In

Kingsgate Community Centre
In our drop in we provide: Good quality play and learning; Information and support for families, especially those most in need; A clean, tidy and safe environment as well as facilities; Healthy refreshments for children, such as fruits and water. Website
  1. About West Hampstead

    West Hampstead is an area in northwestern London, situated between Childs Hill to the north, Frognal and Hampstead to the north-east, Swiss Cottage to the east, Kilburn to the south-west, and South Hampstead to the south. Until the late 19th century, the locale was a small village called West End. In 1879, the Metropolitan Railway adopted the name West Hampstead for its station on West End Lane, the main road through the area. West Hampstead's proximity to the Metropolitan line at Finchley Road and its own Jubilee line stop (West Hampstead), together with a high concentration of bars and restaurants, means that the area is a popular leisure destination for people who live in the northwestern part of London. West End Lane itself is home to a number of cafes, bakeries and small shops, creating a "village" atmosphere during the day. In addition to the aforementioned London Underground links, West Hampstead is also served by West Hampstead railway station and West Hampstead Thameslink railway station.

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