Hampstead area guide
Discover Hampstead's great shops, restaurants, bars and pubs
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First fashionable for its spa waters in the 18th century, Hampstead has long been London's most gorgeous hilltop hideaway. Between Hampstead Village and Highgate, its heath is a stunning, 791-acre patchwork of woodland, playing fields, swimming ponds and meadows. With its mix of picturesque countryside,historical buildings and cosmopolitan shops and restaurants, Hampstead is a breath of fresh air for even the most jaded Londoner.
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It’s new writing, not just new playwrights, that float Hampstead Theatre’s boat. Emerging and established writers can both find a platform for fresh material here, while audiences are promised choice cuts of contemporary theatre. The early work of writers such as Debbie Tucker Green, Dennis Kelly and Mike Leigh was showcased at Hampstead, while the modern building, flash cafe and pillar-free
- Eton Avenue, NW3 3EX
Hampstead Museum is a small local history museum set in a Grade I-listed house built during the rein of Queen Anne in 1704. Rudyard Kipling's daughter, Elsie, lived at Burgh House with her husband, Captain George Bambridge. The displays in Hampstead Museum include exhibits on John Constable, a Marcel Breuer-designed Isokon chair, the flag of the first Scout troop in the country and a
- Burgh House, New End Square, NW3 1LT
Originally dammed-off clay pits, the ponds are run by the City of London Corporation. It is consulting with local residents about essential works to protect against flooding, which – though unlikely – could be catastrophic if a large quantity of rain fell over an extended period. In the meantime, the three pools remain open to ladies, men and mixed groups (including accompanied children aged
- Hampstead Heath, NW5 1QR
The Freud Museum is in the house that was Sigmund Freud's London home after he fled the Nazis in 1938. It is a time capsule, a small chunk of Hapsburg Vienna transported to Hampstead. It contains the couch on which psychoanalysis was born, Freud's study and library and his collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities. Upstairs, a room is devoted to his psychoanalyst daughter Anna who lived
- 20, Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX
- Rated as: 4/5
- Price band: 2/4
- Critics choice
- 45A South End Road, NW3 2QB
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For something a bit special in the lead up to Christmas, why not join the Hampstead Christmas Shopping Crawl and support your local independent retail shops. Find out more at http://www.independentshops.co.uk/christmas-shopping/hampstead/2012/
The hospital was a women's only hospital on Pond Street and has now been converted into luxury flats. The Royal Free didn't exist at that time.
Well ,it was a long time ago and I used to live in Bishops Avenue in Hampstead .Still remember those beautiful white family houses with lots of various spring flowers especilally scenty daffodiles. O tempora, o mores!
I lived in Belsize park in 1958 to 1964. The house,which belonged to the Lady,Mrs Elkind,opened into the heath.My son was born there in the hospital on top of the Heath(I don't remember the name),And when he was about two year old, we used to spend. lot of time on the Pond which was also right on the top, next to a pub,where we used to have our drinks. We spent almost 5 years roaming in the Heath. I wonder if some one can tell me the name of that hospital and the Pub(Bull& Bush?) if it is still there.Drinks used to in the outside in the open.Baby Champ had just been launched, and became quite popular with ladies..
HAMPSTEAD CHRISTMAS FAIR 2011 Our great Victorian hall will be transformed into a unique shopping extravaganza taking place on SATURDAY 17th December 2011, featuring the best selected stall holders selling the best for Christmas shoppers. Your Christmas shopping experience all in one place and set inside one of Hampstead's historical venues; Hampstead Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, Hampstead NW3 4QP. **** **Refreshments at our Christmas Food Hall, Entertainment, affordable Christmas gifts** SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER 2011. Doors open from 10am – 5pm. FREE Entry, but a donation would be appreciated with all proceeds going towards helping disadvantaged young people and communities. *** For all enquiries contact the Events Team: 0207 692 5809/899
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