Schools in the area are generally considered to be very good. There are a number of primary and secondary schools for residents to send their children to, as well as a number of colleges. However, there are no universities in the centre of Hampstead – with the closest being University of London Central School of Speech and Drama, in the south of the area. For more information about schools in Hampstead, visit this website.
Hampstead is a beautiful place, with plenty of sights to see. A few of our favourites include the following:
Keats House – The former home of John Keats, famed poet of the 19th century. His house today acts as a museum of his life, with exhibits that include interesting manuscripts and artefacts.4
Hampstead Heath – In the summer, there’s nothing better than visiting the outdoor swimming areas in Hampstead Heath, and refreshing yourself in the water. There are separate ponds for men and women, as well as a mixed pond.5
Hampstead High Street – Hampstead is also home to a thriving high street, where shoppers can treat themselves to fashion stores, café-delis, and gastro pubs. For the affluent residents who live here, Hampstead High Street has a bit of everything. 6
The Village Streets – Hampstead is a charming place to explore – with skinny backstreets and crooked paths giving it an almost village-like atmosphere. It’s the perfect feature for residents who prefer a stroll on the weekend. 7
The Spaniard’s Inn – One of the oldest pubs in all of London. The Spaniard’s Inn serves delicious food, with each dish matched to a different beer on the menu, for the best dining experience. Of course, there are more pubs in the area to enjoy, too – like The Freemasons Arms, King William IV, and The Holly Bush.8
The Flask Walk – A pedestrian-only area decorated with vintage florists, tea rooms, and pubs – takes you back in time. The Flask Walk is just around the corner from Hampstead Tube station, meaning visitors from across London often spend the day here, too.9
The Tube station in Hampstead (which happens to be the deepest station on the Underground, at 192 feet below ground level) is on the Northern Line, which can get you to Leicester Square in just 17 minutes. In addition, there are a number of bus routes to help you get around, but it will take you a little longer if you’re travelling into the centre of London.
Driving is not favourable in the area, as Hampstead has limited street parking and is very pedestrianised place in general. However, you can access the A406 North Circular Road from the north of Hampstead, leading you onto the M1 motorway.