Beautiful large 5 bedroom modern restored Victorian house 200 m from Hampstead Heath. Large modern kitchen/family room surrounded by glass looking on to the East facing garden. Boy of 11 with boy's bedroom, neutral colours in the house give it light and it is spread over 4 floors so you can get away from your kids! Light and airy kitchen where you can talk to people when you cook. Modern bathrooms and internet (cable) connection.
Quiet neighbourhood with friendly neighbours who speak most European languages (French, Spenish, German, Croatian). Within 8 minutes walk is the underground (Belsize Park), 2 minutes to 4 buses all get you in to the West End in 20 minutes, and 5 minutes to overland train to Kew Gardens and Richmond (also the new Olympic site!). The Heath is 400 hectares of park/ponds/ swimming/sports fields/football pitches/views of London-the best area of London to live in! Easy to get to train stations (Waterloo-20 minutes, Paddington -30 minutes, Kings Cross-20 minutes). Spend time in London and see all the Museums, Exhibitions, parks, Theatres, day visits to Oxford, bath, Cambridge, Brighton. Explore the most multi-cultural city in the World.
I am an Academic who is Australian but have lived in London for 23 years, but have travelled and lived all over the World. My wife is German who has lived in London for a long while and used to work for the BBC for a long while, and we have an 11 year old son.