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A locals' guide to West Hampstead

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

Ben Relton

"The lovely residential roads on West End Lane, West Hampstead are lined with elegant, red brick homes."

Dean Lane

"West Hampstead offers a variety of stunning properties in grand mansion blocks."

Dean Lane

What is your favourite place?

Where do West Hampstead locals go?

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 Alice House

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

The Cedar

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

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.

Small & Beautiful

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

The Wet Fish Cafe

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

The Black Lion

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

The Cocoa Exchange

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

Bridge Cafe

This cafe serves the best baked potato in West Hampstead!

The Gallery

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

Little Bay

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

Spielburger

A small but perfected menu of tasty burgers and sides. There's also vegetarian options and non-beef burgers too.

Artichoke

Amazing fresh, cold pressed juices, high-quality fruit and veg and healthy treats; perfect for the health conscious amongst us.

Pentameters Theatre

Above The Horseshoe pub, this small theatre puts on a number of performances all year round.

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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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"In 2001, after 10 years of reported sightings, a lynx was captured in Cricklewood. She had become known as the "Beast of Barnet" and was rehomed in London Zoo."

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Child-friendly activities near West Hampstead

Sunshine Chefs

Hashomer House
Cookery classes at the age of two? Yes! Imagine your little one rubbing butter into flour, mixing, kneading dough and stamping out shapes with biscuit cutters. All that with a big smile, an immense sense of pride and ... the good news is you don't have to clean up afterwards! At the end of each class the children walk away with a recipe and a bag full of their bakery masterpieces. Website

Baby Café at Zest

JW3
Remember the days before nappies and sleep deprivation? Days when you could just walk into a café without re-configuring the restaurant furniture? Well, we're not going to promise to bring all that back, but we can offer you and your little one a baby-friendly space at ZEST every Wednesday morning. We'll add soft mats and toys and make some space for your pram so you can enjoy that well-deserved cup of coffee. No booking is required, just come along every Wednesday morning and... relax. Suitable for under 2s. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Website

Masterclass - Younger Children (ages 5-6)

Hampstead School of Art
Art games, picture-making and storytelling, with drawing and painting inspired by nature and artists. Website

West Hampstead School of Dance

Beckford School
With beautiful sprung floored studios in Hampstead, West Hampstead, Golders Green and Kilburn we specialize solely in classical ballet and following the RAD syllabus, our highly qualified teachers, two working together in each class, are accompanied by pianists delivering joyous classes encouraging the love of dance Website

Spanish Connection Language School

Spanish Connection Language School Ltd
We not only use text books but other diverse sources of information such as newspapers, magazines, photos, videos, DVD's and games, which follow the recommendations of the European Framework. Our affordable and dynamic 15 hour lessons take place Monday to Friday at all our offices Website

Performing Arts Education · Dance Instruction

West Hampstead Community Centre
We have lots of classes throughout the week to keep you busy, learn new skills and have lots of fun. We also offer parties and holiday workshops. Dance classes in Ballet, Street, Jazz, Pop, Dance and Glee Club Website

Art4Fun

Art 4 Fun
ART 4 FUN is a contemporary shop where you create your own original designs by painting onto a ceramic, wood, glass, paper,silk or fabric item of your choice,or make a mosiac. No artistic skills or experience necessary. 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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