Local area guide

Living in Hampstead

Thinking about moving to Hampstead? 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

Why Hampstead is a good place to live

Beautiful, leafy Hampstead offers a slice of countryside nestled within the hustle and bustle of London.

This affluent area has a rich history, offering a unique blend of the old and new and it's much loved for its array of boutique shops, quaint restaurants and ample open spaces, which sprinkle a touch of rural bliss in the heart of the city.

With access to some of London's most impressive educational establishments, Hampstead is ideal for families.

And thanks to its excellent transport links via trains and the London Underground, living in Hampstead provides a laid-back lifestyle with all the benefits of being connected to vibrant Central London.

What's Hampstead famous for?

Hampstead is famous for Hampstead Heath, a sprawling parkland with some of the best views of London.

This popular haven of tranquillity is a jewel in the area, serving as a favourite spot for families and visitors.

Hampstead is known for its intellectual heritage, having been a retreat for artists and writers like John Keats and Virginia Woolf.

And it's also renowned for its filming credentials: 'Labyrinth' starring David Bowie, Notting Hill, 101 Dalmations and An American Werewolf in London are among the many movies made here.

Things to do in Hampstead

Take a leisurely stroll across the meadows of Hampstead Heath and immerse yourself in the wildlife or enjoy the breathtaking city views from Parliament Hill.

Take a plunge at wild swimming in the public ponds or soak up some history at Kenwood House.

Exploring Hampstead's beautiful neighbourhood is a delight in itself, as the architecture here is stunning, with several homes boasting illustrious blue plaques highlighting the area's historical figures.

And at the end of the day, enjoy dinner at the many, many fabulous restaurants and cafes on offer, or enjoy a movie at the original Everyman Cinema.

We have used a bespoke generative AI model to help us research and create our area guides. All of our content is reviewed, and edited where needed, by our trusted team of Zoopla content editors.

Properties currently for sale in Hampstead

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

Transport in Hampstead

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

Local connections

0 miles / 0.0 km
Finchley Road & Frognal
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Hampstead Heath
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Finchley Road
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Belsize Park
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
West Hampstead Thameslink
National Rail
0.8 miles / 1.3 km

Schools in Hampstead

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

Education in Hampstead

Hampstead Parochial Church of England Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
New End Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Heathside Preparatory School
Ages: 2 - 16 years old
St Anthony's School for Boys
Ages: 2 - 13 years old
North Bridge House Senior School
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Devonshire House Preparatory School
Ages: 2 - 13 years old

Local pubs in Hampstead

In partnership with
  • Everyman

    Hampstead, London, NW3

    A beautiful cinema with a bar, velvet sofas, food & drinks delivered to your seat.

  • Horseshoe

    London NW3

    Hello, we are the Horseshoe. The birthplace of Camden Town Brewery and a well-loved Hampstead local for over a decade, we’re known for our good, simple food, wine and beer and legendary Sunday roasts.

  • King William IV

    London NW3

    King William IV is a lovely outlet that will be providing the World Cup games as of June; also there is a quiz night every Wednesday and occasionally live bands will perform.

  • Duke Of Hamilton

    London NW3

    One of the oldest pubs in Hampstead,BEER GARDEN.6 classic Ales on tap-WINNER OF LONDON'S BEST PUB 2011-LIVE JAZZ & Acoustic nights!Good Beer Guide 2015.

  • Roebuck

    London NW3

    An historic local with premium food & drink additional Private bar for 60ppl beautiful heated garden, lovely blazing fire! & dining room convesatory for 30 people.

  • Magdala

    London NW3

    Welcome to The Magdala Tavern