Referred to in the 1086 Domesday book, Hampstead blossomed into a fashionable and popular spa village, where people came to enjoy the medicinal benefits of the water. It was both then, and now, home to many famous names, including Keats, Robert Louis Stevenson and Edward Elgar. Hampstead still retains much village-like charm and atmosphere in its narrow winding streets, traditional pubs and in the chic boutiques and cafes of the High Street. A particular allure is the huge stretch of green space Hampstead Heath, with the Vale of Health, Hampstead Ponds and much of its forested area falling within the ward.
Plan your journey (Transport For London Journey Planner)
Places of Interest:
Burgh House, New End Square Hampstead London NW3 1LT. Grade I listed building, incorporating Hampstead Museum of local history.
Fenton House, Windmill Hill, Hampstead, London, NW3 6RT. Fine 17th
Century merchant’s house and garden owned by the National Trust.
2 Willow Road, Hampstead, NW3 1TH. National Trust owned previous home of Erno Goldfinger, modernist architect
Keats House, Keats Grove, London NW3 2RR. Museum showing Keats’s works, letters and books in the house where he lived.
Everyman Cinema, 5 Holly Bush Vale, NW3 6TX. Favourite independent cinema screening a diverse selection of films.
New End Theatre, 27 New End, NW3 1JD. Intimate theatre venue specialising in new writing and works of a Jewish nature.
B&B to Boutique Hotels click here for local accmodation
Hampstead – Northern Line
Belsize Park – Northern Line
Hampstead Heath - Silverlink
1st and 3rd Monday of each moth
120 Fitzjohns Avenue
(off Prince Arthur Road)
from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
2nd and 4th Monday of each month
Royal Frees Recreation Club
Fleet Road, NW3
from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Royal Free Hampstead, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG.