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The Insider Guide
Hampstead – or Hampstead Village to give its correct title – is truly one of the more lovely and eclectic suburbs of London in which to live. And the varied nature of the make-up of this green yet urban suburb means the property choices for buyers are myriad.
Known for its intellectual, political and artistic leanings, the consequence of this rich history is a varied and wonderful mix of facilities supporting all those disciplines. Hampstead Village is aptly named – it’s a community which seems self-supporting and special and yet it remains just moments from the centre of the capital city. The wealthy, the wonderful and the wacky all comfortably live cheek by jowl here!
No wonder so many famous faces past and present have made it their home – it’s the kind of community where a sense of belonging comes as standard…and many make it their main stopping off point in life and never leave. Add in the ‘green lung’ which is the ubiquitous Hampstead Heath with its many pleasant acres and you just about have the perfect spot in which to search for your dream property.
What a property finder can purchase
£1m buys: A two- or three-bedroom flat in a prestigious location.
£2m buys: A three-bedroom maisonette in a great location, or a three-bedroom apartment in a Grade II listed building.
£3m buys: A three-bedroom 18th century Grade II terraced house.
£5m buys: An extensive three-bedroom duplex apartment close to Hampstead Heath.
Best hotels in Hampstead
Housed in a former pub the Haverstock Hotel (https://www.haverstockhotel.co.uk) is a minimalist, boutique spot which fits in well with the chic location of its surroundings. Slightly further afield from Hampstead itself the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park (www.marriott.com) offers everything one would expect from this chain of excellent standard hotels. For something slightly different, try the M-Hotels Apartments (https://www.m-hotelsapartments.co.uk), beautiful self-service apartments, rooms and suites to suit any requirement.
Best restaurants in Hampstead
Jin Kichi (https://www.jinkichi.com) is an amazing and outstanding authentic Japanese restaurant with the emphasis on keeping it real when it comes to Asian dishes. La Cage Imaginaire (http://www.la-cage-imaginaire.co.uk) nestles in a quant cobbled street, serving fantastic French cuisine for lunch or dinner. The Horseshoe (https://www.thehorseshoehampstead.com) is an elegant and popular dining spot housed in a craft brewery, so why not try one of their outstanding ales as well?!
Best schools in Hampstead
The Academy School (http://www.academyschoolhampstead.com) is an independent school for boys and girls aged 6 to 13, offering a varied syllabus with the focus on hard work and academic achievement. University College School (https://www.ucs.org.uk) is a mainstream independent school for boys aged 11 to 18 with a first class academic record. Channing School (https://www.channing.co.uk) is a mainstream independent school for girls aged 11 to 18 with a linked junior school. It prides itself on retaining the founders’ values of liberalism, democracy and religious tolerance.
Buying Agent Fact
The village of Hampstead has more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of Britain.
How to get to Hampstead from central London
Train: 15 mins on the tube to central London.
Car: 30 minutes to central London