Our area guide to Belsize Park gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out. Postcodes covered by this area guide include , NW3
Belsize Park Overview
Belsize Park borders on Hampstead to the north and west, Kentish Town to the east, and Primrose Hill to the south.
The name comes from the original 16th century manor house and parkland which once stood on the site. The estate built up between 1852 and 1878, by which time it extended to Haverstock Hill. After World War I, the construction of blocks of flats began, and now a great many of the larger houses are also converted as such. The full history of the estate may be seen referred to below.
It is an elegant area and property is in high-demand and hence very expensive (single-bedroom-flats cost from £275,000, and four-bedroom houses from £1,200,000, as of early 2006).
The area is a haunt for celebrities, including the actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin, radio presenter Chris Moyles, actors David Walliams, Sean Bean and Jude Law.
Guide to Belsize Park transport links:
- Finchley Road & Frognal (National Rail)
- Hampstead Heath
- Belsize Park (Northern Line) (Zone 2)
- Chalk Farm (Zone 2)
- Finchley Rd (Jubilee Line, Metropolitan Line) (Zone 2)
- Hampstead (Northern Line) (Zone 2)
- Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) (Zone 2)
Council Tax Rates
Belsize Park is represented by Camden Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.