Getting to know West Hampstead

West Hampstead sits in the London Borough of Camden and is mainly recognised by the train stations of the same name of which there are three- West Hampstead, West Hampstead Thameslink and West Hampstead Overground. Due to its fantastic transport links, West Hampstead is an extremely popular residential district with peaceful streets lined with eye catching, elegant red brick homes and featuring numerous beautiful bakeries, cute eateries, unique shops and sociable cafes that provide a real sense of community within this beautiful north-western suburb.

Whilst its reputation of being a classy district reflected in its chic bars and restaurants, West Hampstead also maintains a young and vibrant energy that can mainly be noticed on lively West End Lane. West Hampstead also boasts a number of musical ties being home to Decca Studios (where David Bowie’s first single and The Rolling Stones first album were both recorded and The Beatles famously failed their audition with the label before they were signed shortly after), Klooks Kleek (a rhythm and blues club whose resume most notably features Stevie Wonder and Rod Stewart) and is proudly the birthplace of Motown legend Dusty Springfield. Main attractions for local residents and visitors alike include the Tricycle Theatre, which has a regular and diverse schedule of performances, The Farmer’s Market at West Hampstead Thameslink, that takes place every Saturday, and the West Hampstead Library, which hosts numerous events for both adults and children and is often frequented by authors and academics giving talks or signings. As well as the suburban hang outs, West Hampstead is also known for its impressive greenery with a number of children’s parks, tennis courts, a golf course and even a small zoo. Fortune Green is a popular and central retreat which is where Studio Society is conveniently located meaning we can take some of our classes outside when the weather allows it.

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