Hampstead Hotels - London

Mini guide to Hampstead


Hampstead is a wonderful area to stroll around on foot. Until the 18th century, this area was no more than a village outside London until the discovery of a mineral spring, when it became a gathering place for fashionable members of society to take its therapeutic spring water. Today Hampstead still retains its quaint character, but is an up-market residential area boasting trendy cafés, restaurants and shops. It is also home to Hampstead Heath, covering 790 acres, a popular weekend getaway for Londoners, and one of the loveliest nature areas in the city.

Church Row is one of Hampstead's most beautiful streets. The street is lined on either side with elegant terraced Georgian houses. At the end of the road is St. John's at Hampstead, the parish church with a tall tower, built in 1745. Here is a bust of the poet John Keats, who lived in Hampstead before his death in 1821. Also, the grave of the painter John Constable and his wife is located in the churchyard.

Hampstead Heath is the biggest attraction in the area and only a 10-minute walk from the village. It is a wild undulating wilderness full of magnificent oak trees, grassy fields, private groves and serene ponds which you can swim in. The Heath is large enough to swallow the crowd and provides excellent views of London from Parliament hill. In the summer you can attend open-air classical concerts on the lawn in front of the stately Kenwood House, take tea there or visit the museum contents of its interior.

A little south of Hampstead lies Camden Town centre, with its famous bohemian character and crowded weekend Camden Market - the largest street market in the UK. The selection of goods on offer is eclectic and great for browsing. Access is via Camden Town and Chalk Farm tube stations. There is also a good pub area located beside the picturesque Camden Lock.

Hampstead is not home to any large hotels, but has many quaint smaller hotels. It is a wonderfully quiet, yet metropolitan area to stay in and explore. The predominantly jewish area of Golders Green, to the North, also has several affordable hotels. The area is serviced by the Northern Line which provides easy, though occasionally unreliable, access to the centre of London.

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Hampstead Britannia Hotel

Holiday Inn Hampstead

Quality Hotel Hampstead

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Hampstead Hotels - London
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