Hampstead is in both the London Borough of Camden and the London Borough of Barnet. This area breaks into two key areas; Hampstead Village and Hampstead Garden Suburb. Both areas connect to different sections of Hampstead Heath which is one of the largest and more wild sections of outside spaces in London. The area is vast, 790 acres.
Hampstead village (NW3) is another example of a true London village, with a vibrant high street, a friendly community and a great selection of amenities and facilities. Whereas, Hampstead Garden Suburb is a garden suburb with very few amenities comprising mostly roads of residential houses, many of which have good sized gardens. The garden suburb boasts some of the most expensive and indeed expansive houses in London. Of note is “the Bishops Avenue” – millionaires row, Hampstead Lane, Winnington Road to name but a few.
The architecture, similar to most villages in the London is mixed. The old part of the village dates back to the early 1700’s with extensive development having taken place in the Victorian period.
The Garden Suburb (NW11 & N2) is formed of the original architecture from the 1920’s and 1930’s, yet some of this has been replaced with new build mansions, and some high end apartment schemes. The area is known for being particularly popular with the Jewish community.
Boating and swimming lakes
in Hampstead Heath