Local area guide

Living in Swiss Cottage

Thinking about moving to Swiss Cottage? 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 Swiss Cottage

Why Swiss Cottage is a good place to live

Living in Swiss Cottage offers a blend of cultural richness and well-placed amenities. Swiss Cottage is a safe and family-friendly area in North West London. Thanks to its exceptional transport links, you'll have easy access to the city and beyond. Plus, it's remarkably close to some of London's most favoured green spaces, including Primrose Hill and Regent's Park. For those craving that urban vibrancy, there's an array of delightful restaurants, pubs, and shops right at your doorstep. The area also boasts an impressive local culture, from art cinemas to theatres, adding a unique flair to everyday living in Swiss Cottage.

What's Swiss Cottage famous for?

Swiss Cottage is famous for several cultural and historical landmarks. Firstly, there's its namesake pub, 'Ye Olde Swiss Cottage,' a structure built in the style of a Swiss chalet which brought about the area's name. Aside from this, Swiss Cottage is renowned for housing esteemed institutions such as the Hampstead Theatre and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Moreover, the nearby Abbey Road, a name forever linked with The Beatles, is a significant point of interest for music lovers.

Things to do in Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage is teeming with a variety of activities to occupy your spare time. Pop into the Hampstead Theatre for an evening performance, or check out the latest movie releases at the Odeon IMAX Cinema. For those seeking a good read, pay a visit to the iconic Swiss Cottage Central Library. If you fancy a brisk walk or a spot of peace, why not head over to Primrose Hill or Regent's Park? After a busy day, you can unwind and enjoy the local cuisine, whether it be from scrumptious sweet shops or cosy family-run diners.

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Transport in Swiss Cottage

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Local connections

Swiss Cottage
0 miles / 0.0 km
South Hampstead
National Rail
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Finchley Road
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Finchley Road & Frognal
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
St. John's Wood
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Belsize Park
0.7 miles / 1.1 km

Schools in Swiss Cottage

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Education in Swiss Cottage

South Hampstead High School
Ages: 4 - 19 years old
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, NW3
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
The UCL Academy
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2022)
The Hall School
Ages: 4 - 13 years old
Trevor-Roberts School
Ages: 4 - 13 years old
Hereward House School
Ages: 4 - 13 years old

Local pubs in Swiss Cottage

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  • Ye Olde Swiss Cottage

    London NW3

    Unusual Swiss chalet venue housing a traditional community pub serving pub grub.

  • Everyman

    Belsize Park, Hampstead, NW3

    Reopening 28th of September! More than just a cinema

  • Duke of York

    London NW8

    The Duke of York, an historic public house, located in the heart of St John’s Wood, which combines amazing food, great wines and friendly service.

  • Clifton

    London NW8

    Back in 1846 The Clifton started life as a hunting lodge before becoming a pub. It’s been a thriving part of the local community ever since, even playing host to royalty when King Edward VII used the rooms above the pub for his affairs.

  • Heads and Tails

    London NW6

    We're a local neighbourhood bar in the heart of West Hampstead. We have two unique bars to suit your mood and we do some pretty fantastic drinks. Well, we think so anyway.