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Living in Hampstead

Hampstead is one of the most sought-after residential areas in London. Its village is particularly picturesque, positioned on a hill which looks down over the rest of London.

The area contains wide, leafy avenues as well as Georgian lanes, squares and cul-de-sacs. These are packed with a fascinating variety of architectural styles dating back 300 years and more - many with famous historical connections.

Boutique shops and cafes line the High Street, and Hampstead Heath, with its mixture of hills, woodlands, gardens and pastures provides an oasis from surrounding urban stresses.

Places of interest

  • Hampstead Heath
  • Kenwood House
  • The Camden Arts Centre
  • Hampstead Antique and Craft Market
  • Fenton House
  • Freud Museum

Local authority

London Borough of Camden
Camden Town Hall
Judd Street
London WC1H 9JE
020 7278 4444

Transport links


  • Hampstead (Northern Line) (zone 2)
  • Swiss Cottage (Jubilee line) (zone 2)
  • Finchley Road (Jubilee & Metropolitan line) (zone 2)


  • Hampstead Heath - trains running at 10 intervals to Richmond and Stratford
  • Finchley Road and Frognal - trains running at 10 intervals to Richmond and Stratford

There are also numerous buses offering access to the West End and the City.


  • Located next to A41 for access to Central London
  • Located close to A1/M1 and M25 for commuting north of London


  • City Airport 13 miles
  • Heathrow Airport 20 miles
  • Luton Airport 30 miles
  • Gatwick Airport 39 miles
  • Stansted Airport 39 miles

Taxi/chauffeur/ luxury car hire services

Opulently Driven
Luxury Car Hire & Chauffeur services
20 Hanover Square
0207 993 5848

Property available in Hampstead

Hampstead and its surrounding areas offer a plethora of differing architecture from Georgian through to Victorian.

The range of properties available are from one and two bedroom flats in converted houses, through to terraced houses and detached mansions, meaning Hampstead is as popular with young professionals as it is with families.


The area now known as Hampstead was once part of the great forest of Middlesex. The name comes from the Saxon Hamstede, meaning homestead, probably a farm in the Frognal area.

The first reference to Hampstead was in AD975 when King Edgar granted to his minister, Mangoda, the lands of Hampstead. In 986 Aethelred the Unready granted it to Westminster Abbey and it remained under the church’s possession until 1550.

Hampstead began to develop as a village during the first half of the 18th century and became renowned for its washerwomen and laundry industry.

The Heath was originally the grounds to Hampstead Manor. In 1871 however, the house was sold and The Metropolitan Board of Works took possession of the land.

During the late 19th and early 20th century new roads and estates were built to the south and west of the village, and in 1905 the area became one of the first in London to receive electricity.



The Hampstead area is very well known for its exceptional selection of schools, and indeed there are 17 in the NW3 postcode alone. Families seek out buying or renting properties with addresses in the area in order to secure places for their children at these schools; such is the high standard of education provided.

Primary Schools

  • Christ Church Primary School
    (Mixed, Voluntary Aided)
  • Devonshire House Preparatory School
    (Mixed, Independent)


  • Fitzjohns Primary School
    (Mixed, Community)
  • Fleet Primary School
    (Mixed, Community)
  • Hall School
    (Boys, Independent)
  • Hampstead Hill School
    (Mixed, Independent)
  • Holy Trinity Primary School
    (Church of England)
  • Lyndhurst House Preparatory School
    (Boys, Independent)
  • Maria Montessori School
    (Mixed, Independent)
  • New End Primary School
    (Mixed, Community)
  • North Bridge House School
    (Mixed, Independent)
  • Phoenix School
    (Mixed, Independent)
  • Rosary Primary School
    (Mixed, Voluntary Aided, Catholic)
  • South Hampstead Junior School
    (Girls, Independent)
  • Southbank International Preparatory School
    (Mixed, Independent)
  • St Anthony’s Preparatory School
    (Boys, Independent)
  • St Christopher's School
    (Girls, Independent)
  • St Margaret's School
    (Girls, Independent)
  • The Academy School
    (Mixed, Independent)

Secondary Schools

  • South Hampstead High School
    (Girls, Independent)
  • Parliament Hill School
    (Girls, Community)
  • Royal Free Hospital Children's School
    (Mixed, Special Community)
  • St Margaret's School
    (Girls, Independent)
  • University College School
    (Boys, Independent)
  • William Ellis School
    (Boys, Voluntary Aided)


  • Channing School
  • Highgate School

Bars and restaurants

  • Gaucho
    64 Heath Street
    NW3 6UG
    020 7794 3785
  • Jin Kitchi
    73 Heath Street
    NW3 6UG
    020 7794 6158
  • The Wells, Gastro pub
    30 Well Walk London
    020 7794 3785
  • Villa Bianca
    1 Perrins Court
    020 7435 3131
  • The Holly Bush
    22 Holly Mount
    020 7435 2892
  • The Old White Bear
    New End Square
    020 7435 3758

Hospitals & medical practices

  • The Royal Free Hospital
    London, NW3 2QG
    020 7794 0500
  • Keats Group Medical Practice
    London, NW3 1NR
    084 44 77 3102
  • Hampstead Dental & Medical Care
    London, NW3 6SS
    020 7433 3252


Theatres and Cinemas

  • Hampstead Theatre
    Eton Avenue
    London NW3 3EU
    020 7722 9301