Welcome to NW3 one of the most beautiful parts of London. Here we are surrounded with parks, traditional pubs, beer gardens, poetry, music and the area is soaked in history too. There is something for everyone and it has great links to all parts of London. Read on and you will find out a little bit more of why this is such a great area to stay.
Just 2 mins from our flat is the fantastic Hampstead Heath were you can walk for hours through the many pathways, or explore through the woods and up to Kenwood House (which features in the film Notting Hill). It is great for long walks, or picnics, running or bird watching too. The Heath has a traditional outdoor swimming pool – 1940s Lido which is open to the public. There are also open air natural ponds for swimming in too. Or maybe you fancy a fresh scone and cream with a coffee in the café on the heath or at Kenwood House (there are a few photos for you to see how beautiful it is). On the top of Parliament Hill you get a great view across London and also where many films have been made too. You can spot famous landmarks like St Pauls Cathedral, the Gherkin Building, Canary Wharf, the 02, the Shard and many more.
Just 20 mins walk through the back streets of Belsize Park you will find Primrose Hill another famous hotspot where Judd Law lives and maybe spotted in the local pub. There are great views over London and just a few minutes from here are Regents Park, London Zoo and the Grand Canals which take you to Little Venice.
This is the nearest tube station and it is a 7 minute walk from our flat. Belsize Park itself has all local convenience stores you may need, chemists, book shops, restaurants and pubs in abundance and an Everyman Cinema.
The transport links are great here, literally just around the corner from the flat are 4 bus routes taking you around London;
Camden – great for world famous market, fab pubs, the latest bands in traditional pubs and venues like Koko, Barfly, The Roundhouse.
West End – taking you straight into the West End for all the high street shops, cinemas, theatres, Big Ben, House of Parliament.
Southbank – National Theatre, Tate Modern, London Eye.
Lords Cricket ground - where all the world famous cricket is played.
Overland trains – we have two train stations right on our doorstep. Hampstead Heath and Gospel Oak. One will take you just 20mins to Richmond and Richmond Park, Kew Gardens and Twickenham, not to mention direct links to the two Westfield shopping malls in Stratford and Shepherds Bush. This train also takes you directly to the Olympic Park in just 20 mins.
This area is soaked in history and many famous poets lived close by and you can see where their inspiration came from. Wondering through the streets you can see where the famous Keats and Orwell lived.
Nightlife and music
We are also close to great places for music and eating out. Just five min bus ride or a 20 minute walk you will be in Camden Town; loads of different pubs, live music in bars/clubs like Koko, Roundhouse, Barfly and many more. No matter what music you like you will find it here. Or a quick tube ride or bus ride into the West End and Theatre Land.
Local eating out and picnics.
Hampstead Heath is great for a picnic. We have plenty of picnic bags, rugs, balls, tennis rackets etc. for you to use to save you bringing them with you.
There are a number of great old and traditional pubs just a minute’s walk from our flat, all with great food. They have fabulous beer gardens and often have local live music and famous musicians are often spotted here too. Some of the pubs are as old as the 17th Century where Dick Turpins has his hide out. You can also find plenty more hidden gems in the back streets of Hampstead too.