Our area guide to Hampstead 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
London’s most desirable Village. Hampstead is a suburb of north London in the London Borough of Camden.
It is known for its intellectual, artistic, musical and literary associations and for the large parkland Hampstead Heath. It is also home to some of the most expensive housing in the London area, or indeed anywhere in the world. The village of Hampstead has more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of Britain.
Attractions in the area include the Freud Museum, Keats' House, Kenwood House, Fenton House, The Isokon Building, and the Camden Arts Centre. The large Victorian Hampstead Library and Town Hall was recently converted and extended as a creative industries centre.
To the north and east of Hampstead, and separating it from Highgate, is London's largest ancient parkland, Hampstead Heath, which includes the well-known and legally-protected view of the London skyline from Parliament Hill. The Heath, a major place for Londoners to walk and take in some fresh air, also has three open-air public swimming ponds; one for men, one for women, and one for mixed bathing.
Hampstead has retained much of its village atmosphere and charm, with Hampstead High Street playing a vital role in the day to day life of a “Hampsteadian”.
Guide to Hampstead 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
Hampstead is represented by Camden Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.