Characterised by handsome period architecture, the NW6 suburb of West Hampstead with its village-like atmosphere, café culture and quirky independent shops is a big draw for homebuyers.
Until the end of the 19th century, the area was little more than a small village known as the “West End”, but then came three railways and the modern day neighbourhood of West Hampstead was born. Commuters can now take advantage of a wide selection of transport links, including: Thameslink and Silverlink trains and London Underground and Overground lines.
West Hampstead’s main thoroughfare, West End Lane is a popular destination with bars and restaurants that come alive at night. This vibrant mix has made the areas sought-after with a wide range of families and professionals looking to buy or rent.
- There are three railway stations in Zone 2 named West Hampstead all within close proximity, as well as a number of other tube stations in the area.
- West Hampstead tube station is on the Jubilee line. Nearby is also Finchley Road tube station, on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.
- Overland trains run from West Hampstead Thameslink station connect with St Pancras, south London and Brighton.
- At West Hampstead’s second overland train station on the Silver Link line, trains connect with Richmond in the west and Stratford in the east.
- There are numerous local bus routes including the 139 (to Waterloo), the 189 (to Oxford Circus), the 328 (to Chelsea) and the C11 (to Archway). For night services, both the 139 and 189 are 24 hour services.
FOOD & DRINK
- Little Bay – Beautifully candlelit and avant-garde restaurant.
- One Sixty – Great drinks and fine food from acclaimed chef Andrei Lesment.
- Bake-a-Boo – Enjoy cupcakes galore.
- David’s Deli – Good selection of Lebanese–inspired foods.
- The Alice House Bar – Hangout for locals wanting a lively bar that serves light bites.
- Mill Lane Bistro – Serves tasty French classics.
- Banana Tree Canteen – Well-known Thai restaurant.
THINGS TO DO
- West Hampstead Library – Read the papers, use the internet and borrow books and CDs and DVDs.
- The O2 Centre – Indoor shopping and leisure centre on Finchley Road.
- Farmer’s Market – Held every Saturday great for purchasing fresh produce.
- West End Lane Books – Book store hosts regular launch events.
- Whampsocial at Frida’s Bar – Casual affair that gives you a chance to meet locals.
- The Gallery – Holds daily events from quizzes to live music and whiskey tasting evenings.