South and West Hampstead Area Guide
West and South Hampstead make up one of London’s most attractive suburbs nestled between Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Child’s Hill and Kilburn. The area around West End Lane is admired for its vibrant café culture as well as plentiful bustling bars and restaurants packing an area with a distinct village feel. With its own underground station as well as a Thameslink and Silverlink Metro, all within a minute of each other, West Hampstead provides fast links to central London. Along with South Hampstead’s own overground station, the area is popular with young professionals as well as families content in the safe, friendly atmosphere. With Hampstead village a short journey away, long parkland walks in Hamsptead Heath and through the handsome Georgian through to Victorian and art deco lined streets of the entire Hampstead area are close at hand.
Food is something this area does exceptionally well. From great value excellent bistros such as Little Bay on Belsize Road to the delectable Sri Lankan cuisine of Elephant Walk on West End Lane, West and South Hampstead provide a wealth of eateries to leisurely sample as a lucky resident. The Wet Fish Café is famed for its specialist coffee and Bake-a-Boo is one of many delightful bakeries and delis. A variety of bars and pubs provide am active social scene with venues such as the Alice House Bar and the Lower Ground Bar proving popular night time hangouts. With Hampstead’s bountiful boutique shops around the corner and plenty of charity shops along West End Lane as well as indoor shopping at the O2 Centre and Primark for the thrifty shoppers in Kilburn a short distance away, the area is spoilt for choice when it comes to stocking your wardrobe or your fridge.
A variety of excellent schools and exceptional transport links in and around London make West and South Hampstead a highly attractive location for any buyer. With a wealth of shopping, eating and cultural attractions this is undoubtedly one of North London’s finest districts.