Living here

One of London's most sought-after postcodes

There’s plenty of things to do in Hampstead. The Hampstead area’s streets are lined with a range of international brands and boutique shops whose stories are often entwined with the history of this suburb.

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In many ways Hampstead is the blueprint for good placemaking.

Sandra Jones

Managing Director, Dataloft

Village life

Hampstead is a highly sought-after area in London due to its multitude of amenities with a welcoming village-feel. Discover high quality local produce and renowned culinary destinations, theatres and independent cinemas all within walking distance.

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I travel a lot. New York, Shanghai... all the most exciting cities. And then back to Hampstead...the incomparable sense of living on a hill.

Florian Leonhard

Luthier living in Hampstead

Hampstead Heath

The largest green space in central London with iconic views of the capital. This ancient Heath, is unlike anywhere else in London - it boasts 800 acres of parkland, woodland, as well as open air swimming lakes, playing fields, a public lido and sports facilities.

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You can find a village feeling. I walk up Haverstock Hill and see the same people, often. Each road can feel like its own village. The whole area is like a string of connected villages, and very safe.

Ghassan Fergiani

Publisher and Bookseller in Hampstead

Heritage and culture

Few places in the world can boast such richness in architecture and history as the prized north London enclave of Hampstead. The area’s 100+ British Heritage blue plaques, more than any other district in London, reveal the former homes of celebrated writers such as Dickens, Keats and Orwell.

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Here there is a true vibrancy. Whenever I walk along Hampstead High Street I feel like it’s a sunny day. People do say hello here.

Raymond Simonson

Chief Executive, JW3

Education for all ages

The best of British education provides excellent foundations for success and meaningful qualifications to all children. The diversity of schooling options all within easy reach of Hampstead Manor means there’ll be an ideal fit for every child, from primary through to secondary schools and beyond, whether that’s state, independent, boarding, day or preparatory.

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