Hampstead, NW3
Estate Agents Area Guide

Why buy or rent a property in Hampstead?

An estate agents local area information guide to living in Hampstead, London

Hampstead High Street NW3
Hampstead Pond NW3
The Spaniards, Hampstead NW3
Inverforth House, now luxury flats
Hampstead is an affluent area of north London set in the London Borough of Camden with some of the most expensive housing in the London area. It is one of the most sought after areas of London due to its picturesque village atmosphere and intellectual, liberal, artistic, musical and literary associations.

Hampstead Heath, also referred to as "The Heath" is a large, hilly expanse of approximately 790 acres of parkland with certain points offering panoramic views across London. Within this public space is one of the highest points in London which sits on a sandy ridge running from Hampstead to Highgate and to the south east of the Heath is Parliament Hill.

The properties in Hampstead are set in a mixture of wide avenues and character filled lanes and cul-de-sacs housing mainly detached, semi-detached and terraced Georgian and Victorian properties as well as some apartment buildings. The residents of Hampstead include a cosmopolitan mix of families, professionals and students. Well-known names have lived in in Hampstead, both past and present, including Sigmund Freud, George Orwell and Stephen Fry.
There are numerous state and private schools for all ages in and around Hampstead.

Brief history of Hampstead

For centuries Hampstead was a quiet village which once formed part of the great forest of Middlesex. The name come from the Anglo-Saxon words ham and stede, meaning homestead and the history of Hampstead can be traced back to the 17th century.

Hampstead began to develop as a village during the first half of the 18th century as wealthy people fled the plaque and Great Fire of 1666 to live in an area close to London but away from the dirt and noise of the centre of London. Hampstead started to expand following the opening of the North London Railway in the 1860's and expanded further after the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway opened in 1907 to provide fast travel to central London. This then became the Northern line tube.


A guide to transport facilities in and around Hampstead, NW3

Underground stations
Belsize Park Northern
Finchley Road Northern
Hampstead Northern
Swiss Cottage Jubilee
Train stations
Hampstead Heath London Overground
Finchley Road & Frognal London Overground
West Hampstead London Overground
Buses to Hampstead  


A guide to schools and education in and around Hampstead, NW3

Nurseries in Hampstead
Primary schools in Hampstead
Secondary schools in Hampstead
Sixth Forms and Colleges Hampstead


A guide to places of interest and recreation in and around Hampstead, NW3

Hampstead Heath
Hampstead Pond
Kenwood House
Keats House
Royal Free Hospital

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