The lowdown: Hampstead
Four miles north-west of Central London, the hilltop village of Hampstead offers buyers a wide range of property, including grand Georgian houses, large Victorian terrace houses, detached Twenties and Thirties homes, and tiny cottages.
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Average property prices in Hampstead
One-bedroom flat: £571,000
Two-bedroom flat: £927,000
Two-bedroom house: £1.49 million
Three-bedroom house: £1.85 million
Four-bedroom house: £2.49 million
Average rental prices in Hampstead
One-bedroom flat: £1,745 a month
Two-bedroom flat: £2,603 a month
Two-bedroom house: £2,990 a month
Three-bedroom house: £4,206 a month
Four-bedroom house: £11,028 a month
The choice of private primary and preparatory schools in Hampstead is larger than anywhere else in London and there are six all-through private schools. All the state primary schools are judged to be “good” or better by the government’s education watchdog Ofsted. See a full list of schools here.
Hampstead has a good choice of chic boutiques, with French brands such as Zadig & Voltaire
, Petit Bateau
, Comptoir des Cotonniers
, Claudie Pierlot
all here. Independent boutiques include long-standing Jane & Dada
. See our full list here
Hampstead is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line. On the Overground, there are trains to Richmond and Stratford from Finchley Road & Frognal and Hampstead Heath. All stations are in Zone 2 and an annual travelcard to Zone 1 is £1,254.
Foodies are well catered for, with bakeries Gail’s, Paul, Roni’s and Euphorium; the Hampstead Butcher and Providore; Artichoke for fruit and vegetables and Borough Kitchen and Lords for kitchen equipment. See our full list here.
Leisure and the arts
Hampstead is a busy place. Children’s art and music classes and a rock choir are held at Burgh House and a noticeboard at the entrance to Flask Walk advertises everything from a ceilidh to dog-walking services and piano, meditation, life drawing, flamenco and Hebrew classes. See our full list here.
Hampstead Heath is one of London’s most important wild open spaces and one of the main reason that families and dog owners come to live in the area. Over seven million people visit a year. There is an athletics track, tennis courts, a petanque pitch, three bathing pools, a lido, and a zoo in Golders Hill Park.