Location Guide to Hampstead
Hampstead is also known as ‘Hampstead Village’, a spot of calm that’s only four miles from Charing Cross. The area’s appeal has been publicised since as far back as the 18th century, when it was praised as a health retreat with ‘pleasure gardens and medicinal spring water’. It’s probably most famous for Hampstead Heath, which is popular with cyclists, dog walkers, families and wildlife spotters. The Heath has also got several playgrounds and a lido, giving kids and adults alike more to do on the weekends.
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Ideal for: Commuters, Labour voters (it’s a very loyal constituency), families, artists and people in other creative and media jobs, single professionals, buyers waiting to build their equity before moving to St John’s Wood.
Public transport connections: West Hampstead (Jubilee, Overground and Thameslink), Finchley Road (Jubilee and Metropolitan), Hampstead and Belsize Park (Northern), Swiss Cottage (Jubilee), South Hampstead, Finchley Road & Frognal and Hampstead Heath (Overground)
Typical rent amounts (per week):
Studio flat: £230-£280
One-bed flat: £300-£475
Two-bed flat: £400-£900
Three-bed flat or house: £750-£1,500
Four-bed flat or house: £1,250-£3,000
More about the area:
The area’s got a young and lively feel, with plenty of pubs and bars around and many residents with jobs in the arts and media. Hampstead Village has a similarly arty feel –it’s even on Instagram – and a wealthier population, and is known internationally as one of the most attractive places in London to live. The Village has been featured in publications including the New York Times and Country Life. When people move here, they tend to stay for a few years, and families in particular might appreciate the sense of stability as well as the reception, primary and secondary schools close by.
Hampstead Village holds a lot of charm, even with more big chains and name brand stores popping up.
At a Glance
Hampstead and the Village are on the east side of Finchley Road, along with its own local schools, a cinema and upscale restaurants.
We regularly have properties to let on and around:
- Rosslyn Hill
- Fitzjohn’s Avenue
- Hampstead High Street
- Heath Street
- Upper Terrace
- Lower Terrace
- Holly Hill
- Kemplay Road
- Carlingford Road
- Rudall Crescent
- Flask Walk
Lifestyle & Recreation
Open space: Hampstead Heath with its 800 acres of semi-wild countryside is one of the main reasons why families are attracted to the area. Kenwood House on the northern edge of the heath has a café, the Brewhouse.
Arts and leisure: Hampstead has lots of historic houses to visit. The National Trust owns Fenton House, a 17th century merchant’s house with a walled garden and, in contrast, 2 Willow Road, the modernist home of architect Erno Goldfinger.
Burgh House doubles as the Hampstead Museum and a wedding venue; Keats House, now a museum, was where the poet spent two creative years and where he fell in love with his “bright star” Fanny Brawne.
The Hampstead Everyman is the long-standing arts cinema. The Hampstead Golf Club has a nine-hole golf course off Winnington Road. The nearest theatre (the Hampstead Theatre) and council-owned swimming pool are in close-by Swiss Cottage.
Transport & Lettings
Finchley Road (Jubilee and Metropolitan), Hampstead and Belsize Park (Northern), Swiss Cottage (Jubilee), South Hampstead, Finchley Road & Frognal and Hampstead Heath (Overground)
Council: Camden (Labour-controlled)
Average rental prices in Hampstead NW3
- Studio flat: £230-£280
- One-bed flat: £300-£475
- Two-bed flat: £400-£900
- Three-bed flat or house: £750-£1,500
- Four-bed flat or house: £1,250-£3,000