Hampstead Area Guide
Hampstead is in the London Borough of Camden which stretches from the vast open land of Hampstead Heath all the way down to Covent Garden and incorporates some of the nicest architecture London has to offer. From the Dickensian Inns of Court in Holborn to the grandeur of Bloomsbury and Nash villas of Regent’s Park.
You can stroll through the Heath or village by day, stopping at one of the 18th century pubs for a pint and jump on the Tube for a night out in town. Or just enjoy the night time vibe in Hampstead. With some of the most expensive housing in London, it has attracted its fair share of excellent restaurants and shops.
The Heath is a London oasis with 320 hectares of parkland under 4 miles from Trafalgar Square. It has 4 swimming areas (3 ponds, one pool), a selection of wildlife, from flocks of chattering parakeets to muntjac deer. It is a great place to escape for a brisk walk, cycle or swim and if you climb Parliament Hill, a panoramic view of the whole of London below you. You also have Kenwood House, originally owned by King James I’s printer, which now houses an important art collection.
You are never far from a good pub in London and Hampstead has its fair share. From the quaint 17th century Holly Bush and celebrity frequented Duke of Hamilton to the larger, award winning Wells Tavern you will be sure to find your favourite soon enough.
There is a plethora of restaurants in Hampstead catering to your every whim. They range from the chains to the celebrity chef owned. Popular are Jin Kinchi’s robata grill, Tinseltown’s American milkshake and burger bar, Villa Bianca’s sophisticated Italian or the award winning Wells Tavern.
During the summer, Kenwood House hosts various events in its picturesque and quintessentially English grounds. Regent’s Park open air theatre is a short Tube journey and offers Dickens and Shakespeare classics while Camden has a number of live music venues like The Roundhouse, Koko and other smaller venues.
Hampstead Apartments are conveniently located within 5 minutes walking distance of the Tube, Thameslink and numerous bus routes with fast access to all areas of London.
- Hampstead PubsThe British have been a bit obsessed with pubs since the Romans first introduced tabernae along their perfectly straight roads. While the Romans intended selling wine from them, they quickly adapted them to sell the British favourite, beer. Public […]
- Hampstead HeathHampstead Heath is a London oasis with 320 hectares of parkland under 4 miles from Trafalgar Square. It has 4 swimming areas (3 ponds, one pool), a selection of wildlife, from flocks of chattering parakeets to muntjac deer. It is a great place to […]