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The local area guide to living in Belsize Park

Belsize Park takes its name from the French words “bel assis”, which roughly translate to “beautifully situated”. It’s an apt name, given the area’s close proximity to the picturesque park, Hampstead Heath.

Situated in the London Borough of Camden, Belsize Park offers easy access to Central London and convenient connections with the rest of the city. This accessibility, coupled with its pleasant, leafy streets and independent, high-end shops make it a popular destination; it has a much higher population density than the city average. It even counts A-List celebrities among its residents, including model Kate Moss, actor Jude Law and musician Chris Martin of Coldplay fame.

Information about the local residents

Belsize Park is an affluent area, and many of its demographic statistics reflect that. Approximately 33% of the working population are employed in management or director roles, and more than half of over 16s are educated to at least degree level. The area’s unemployment rate is less than half that of the national average.

It’s also a diverse area; less than half the 12,702 residents described themselves as White British in a 2011 census, and approximately 72% described themselves as White.

Nearby schools

Belsize Park comes under the remit of the Local Education Authority of Camden. GCSE results in the London Borough of Camden are approximately in line with national averages, with 59% of pupils achieving at least 5 GCSEs at grade A* - C in 2012.

Other schools within easy reach of Belsize Park have above-average exam results, such as the Royal School of Hampstead, which has a 75% rate of pupils achieving 5 GCSEs at grade C or higher, and South Hampstead High School, which has an impressive 100% rate using the same measurement.

Pupils residing in Belsize Park also have easy access to four independent schools for post-16 education.

Getting around

As in much of London, driving is often avoided in Belsize Park due to lack of parking, although there are easy road connections for motorists.

Belsize Park is served by the Northern Line, via the tube station situated on Haverstock Hill. It’s also an easy walk to Chalk Farm tube station, which is less than a mile away and also runs the Northern Line service. Regular bus services provide convenient connections to the rest of the city, with approximately 12 different routes serving the area.

There are also local train connections from Hampstead Heath train station, and national rail services operate from Euston station, which takes roughly 9 minutes to reach on the Northern Line.

For international travel, the closest airports to Belsize Park are London City Airport, which is roughly 10 miles away, and Heathrow Airport, which is roughly 13 miles away.

Local shops

Haverstock Hill and England’s Lane serve as the two main hubs for shopping and leisure in Belsize Park. The former is home to the popular Everyman Cinema, as well as a number of pubs and restaurants that cater every kind of cuisine, from Spanish tapas to fish and chips. The latter specialises in independent shops and boutiques, with everything from fashion to health food on offer.

Since the area is within the borough of Camden, it’s also within easy reach of Camden Town and the famous Camden Market, which is one of London’s most popular tourist destinations. Here you’ll find one of the city’s best food markets, with all kinds of delicacies on offer.

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All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.