Taking its name from Bel Assis, meaning 'beautifully situated', Belsize Park shares not just neighbouring Hampstead's postcode, but its village atmosphere too. It was long the site of an aristocratic mansion dating back to the early 16th Century. Used as a pleasure grounds, it was notorious for its colourful entertainment and was eventually demolished. Soon afterwards in the 1850s, the area took shape as it is now, with its pleasing streets of attractive houses and finally became known as Belsize Park. It centres around Haverstock Hill, England's Lane and Belsize Village which have appealing parades of independent shops and cafes.
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Places of Interest:
Screen on the Hill, Haverstock Hill, NW3 4QG. Recently refurbished cinema.
Belsize Village, NW3. Clustered around Belsize Lane, an area of eating places and shops with a village-like feel.
The Washington, 50 England's Lane, Hampstead, NW3 4UE. Frequently the haunt of local celebrities, this pub is also home to the Hampstead Comedy Club.
Belsize Wood Nature Reserve, Russell's Nurseries, NW3. Small nature reserve, access is through Lawn Road and Aspen Grove.
England's Lane, NW3. Interesting little parade of shops.
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Belsize Park - Northern Line
Swiss Cottage - Jubilee Line
Royal Free Hampstead, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG.