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27th September, 2021

City Living: Focus on Hampstead

City Living: Focus on Hampstead

Hampstead North London Fast Facts

Hampstead is a beautiful part of North London, sitting just 4 miles south-west from Charing Cross and bordering Golders Green on the east, in the London Borough of Camden. This little village is well-known as one of the most affluent areas in the city, full of history, wild parkland, grand mansions and charming buildings, attracting high-profile individuals, artists and media figures.

Highlights and attractions

One of the greatest highlights of the area is Hampstead Heath, locally known as "The Heath", a 791-acre wild park with expansive green spaces and ancient woodland, sports pitches, playgrounds and even natural swimming ponds. The highest point of the Heath, atop Parliament Hill, offers views of some of London's greatest landmarls, including Canary Wharf skyscrapers, St Paul's Cathedral, and The Shard. Hampstead also includes Golders Hill Park, a beautifully landscaped park with lawns and areas for games, a café, a zoo and a butterfly house.

Back view of tourists looking over London city skyline from Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath

After escaping the city, meandering through the Heath's meadows, many ramblers take to one of the local British pubs, among the independent coffee shops, boutique clothing shops and organic artisanal food shops. This picturesque neighbourhood offers some of the best pubs in the city, including The Horseshoe, a family-and-dog-friendly pub, offering Sunday roasts and live music; The Holly Bush and The Flask, which are both full of character; The Duke of Hamilton, a cosy local space for great food and drink; The Stag in Belsize Park, with its trendy outside area and excellent Sunday roasts, and The Garden Gate, boasting one of the best beer gardens in the capital.

This little London village is ideal for family life, offering a vast selection of schooling for all ages, including community, voluntary, special, free, grammar and academy schools.


Hampstead is ideally situated for commuters into the city, being only 5.5 miles from the centre, taking approximately 25-30 minutes by car, 25 minutes by transit and 35 minutes by bike. From Hampstead station, the Northern line offers links directly to Westminster or Southwark within around 30 minutes and to Shoreditch or Canary Wharf in just over 40 minutes.

map of Hampstead, London and tube stations

Properties in the area

West Heath Road, Hampstead, 4 bedrooms

Discreetly located and with only three other newly-built houses, one of which has already been sold, this stunning contemporary townhouse was designed by an internationally renowned team at Darlington Associates. Arranged over four floors, the property extends to 2,971 sq. ft. and benefits from cutting-edge design, materials and precise finishings.

In addition to a large reception room with a balcony, a study and a guest WC on the ground floor, the garden level provides an open-plan family and dining room with a bespoke German-made kitchen and Miele appliances, with direct access to a private landscaped garden. This floor also offers a large utility room, a wine store, a cloak area and a guest cloakroom

The home is conveniently located within a short walk for a wide range of transport facilities, shops, cafés and restaurants in Golders Green and on Finchley Road, within walking distance of Golders Hill Park and Hampstead Heath.

The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead, 8 bedrooms

mansion on Billionaire's Row in Hampstead North London

The Bishops Avenue, widely recognised as the ‘Billionaires Row', is one of the most desirable addresses in prime London, celebrated throughout the world for its magnificent mansions, grand houses and a host of famous and infamous owners.

Avenue House has been owned by the same family for almost 50 years and now offers the potential for demolishing and redevelop. A ‘Technical Start’ has been recognised by Barnet Council meaning the normal time limit to commence construction is now lifted. The plans of the new property include an indoor swimming pool, a gym, a sauna, a home cinema, staff accommodation and underground parking.

More London guides

Learn more about London's top hotspots in our city living guides. Discover what life has to offer in the charming and affluent neighbourhood of Chelsea, explore the tree-lined, West-London streets of Turnham Green Terrace, in Chiswick or cross the River Thames and learn more about the highly sought-after area of Putney. Looking to East London, explore the exhilarating atmosphere of Canary Wharf, home to London's tallest skyscrapers, or Bow, a residential area with close to some of London's best parks.

Contact us

For more information about properties in Hampstead and the surrounding areas, contact Fine & Country Hampstead Garden Suburb on 020 8731 1710 or at hgs@fineandcountry.com to either find your ideal property or to sell your valued home.


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