Local area guide

Living in Hampstead Village

Thinking about moving to Hampstead Village? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Hampstead Village

Why Hampstead Village is a good place to live

Located just four miles from the heart of the capital, Hampstead Village is a beautiful, leafy part of north west London with a buzzing, lively atmosphere.

Brimming with excellent restaurants and cafes galore, beautiful boutiques can be found here in abundance, alongside some excellent pubs serving top notch fare.

Hampstead Heath, a huge park with public swimming ponds and spectacular views of the city from Parliament Hill, is right on its doorstep.

Rich in culture, Hampstead is home to two theatres (Hampstead Theatre and Pentameters Theatre), a luxurious Everyman cinema, a vibrant arts scene with several art galleries and the Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, alongside historic sites such as Keats House and Kenwood House.

Beautiful, warm and welcoming, Hampstead Village is also home to some fantastic mansions, and is known for attracting the celebrity clientele that can afford them.

What's Hampstead Village famous for?

Hampstead Village is famous for its artistic and literary history. Renowned poets, writers and artists have lived here, leaving an indelible mark on the cultural landscape.

The former homes of poet John Keats (Wentworth House) and artist John Constable (look out for the blue plaque on Well Walk) can both be found here.

It's also famous for Hampstead Heath, one of London’s most loved open spaces that spans a hefty 800 acres, and the iconic Kenwood House, known for its spectacular architecture, stunning interior decor and impressive art collection.

But more than that, Hampstead Village is a part of London that brings together countryside feels with stylish urban chic. A leafy area with stunning houses, it's also buzzing with plenty of places to eat, shop and indulge in culture.

Things to do in Hampstead Village

There are countless things to enjoy in Hampstead Village. The undeniable highlight is Hampstead Heath, where you can enjoy long strolls, swim in the bathing ponds or simply revel in the breathtaking views of the London skyline from Parliament Hill.

Don't forget to visit Kenwood House, a beautiful big country mansion with 112 acres of stunning gardens, where you can step back in time and enjoy artwork from Vermeer, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner and Constable.

And of course, you have to check out the boutiques, cafes, and charming side streets like Flask Walk.

For history enthusiasts, a trip to Keats House Museum and 2 Willow Road, a striking Modernist home, is highly recommended.

Catch a show at Hampstead Theatre or enjoy a movie night at the Everyman Cinema on Hampstead High Street.

And finally, no day in Hampstead Village would be complete without sampling delightful eats and drinks in one of the charming pubs or local restaurants.

Properties currently for sale in Hampstead Village

Whether you're looking to buy a family home or a beautiful apartment, we've got you covered.

Transport in Hampstead Village

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Hampstead Village.

Local connections

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Cannon Street
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London Cannon Street
National Rail
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Mansion House
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St. Paul's
0.4 miles / 0.6 km

Schools in Hampstead Village

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Hampstead Village.

Education in Hampstead Village

St Paul's Cathedral School
Ages: 4 - 13 years old
City of London School
Ages: 10 - 18 years old
City of London School for Girls
Ages: 7 - 18 years old
The Aldgate School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2013)
David Game College
Ages: 13 - 22 years old
Prior Weston Primary School and Children's Centre
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)

Local pubs in Hampstead Village

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  • Anthologist

    City of London, EC2V

    A gorgeous bar & restaurant in the heart of the city.

  • Sugar Loaf

    London EC4

    You will find The Sugar Loaf in Cannon Street within a short stroll of Barbican, Broadgate and Southwalk - however you won't find another like it. Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales an

  • Tokenhouse

    London EC2

    London’s most convenient meeting place… is a pretty apt title for The Tokenhouse.