Getting to know Hampstead

The affluent area of Hampstead is one of the most expensive housing areas in London. The district is most known for its literary, artistic, musical, intellectual and liberal associations and the famous Hampstead Heath- an extraordinarily vast parkland which is a haven of green and nature in contrast to its city location. Home to more millionaires than any other area of the United Kingdom it’s no wonder Hampstead is inundated with cultural attractions including numerous museums, a selection of art galleries, a plethora of religious buildings, an abundance of public houses and an eclectic mix of fine dining restaurants.

Visitors to Hampstead can enjoy hours upon hours of heath walks and wanders around the pretty streets of the area with a multitude of stunning historical buildings to gaze upon. From Kenwood House to the Isokon Building to Keats House, residents are never short of things to see and do locally. As a unique rural area of such beauty within Greater London, Hampstead has often been called upon as a filming location having been featured in The Killing of Sister George, An American Werewolf in London and Four Weddings and a Funeral. As it has such an artistic background it is no surprise that that area has had many a famous resident and Hampstead boasts over 60 English Heritage Blue Plaques for the many personalities that have lived there at one time or another throughout the years. The area has had its own well-respected weekly newspaper published for over 150 years entitled the Hampstead and Highgate Express (otherwise known as the Ham & High) which sits as part of Archant Limited’s impressive portfolio and remains a key pillar within the local community. Main transport links include a major bus terminal named Hampstead Heath, Hampstead Underground Station and Hampstead Heath Railway Station.

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