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C’min off flags an’ sup pint

DRINKERS doffed their flat caps and raised their ale jars at a Belsize Park pub last night (Wednesday) to celebrate that county of puddings, forthrightness... > more

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.

Belsize, Regents CanalThe 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, Camden LockTransport
Belsize Park - Northern Line
Swiss Cottage - Jubilee Line



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The Shop - Belsize Park - Local Hotels
London Marriott Hotel Regents Park

JUST a few minutes from local attractions including the Lords Cricket Ground and London Zoo and the fabulous shops of Oxford Street, the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park is the perfect place for any occasion. Facilities include an extensive leisure club with swimming pool, steam room...>more
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