West Hampstead is one of the best-connected areas of Northwest London, served by the Jubilee Line and two mainline train lines.
The birth of West Hampstead was a result of the railway infrastructure implemented in the 19th Century. Prior to this, the area was simply known as West End Village.
Today, West Hampstead is a vibrant hub for young professionals and families seeking to seek that ultimate work/life balance. The excellent links into the West End, City, and Canary Wharf have made the area popular with London’s ever growing professional community.
West Hampstead has a quaint village feel, offering the independent boutiques, shops, and cafes along West End Lane. For those seeking more lively pursuits, the area has a bustling selection of pubs, bars, and restaurants to meet the needs of local residents.
The area has everything for the modern young family, offering a selection of quiet residential streets populated with period mansion blocks as well as low rise terraces and art deco style semi detached family homes. West Hampstead has a safe neighbourhood atmosphere, and many families choose the area due to the good local schools and childcare facilities.
West Hampstead itself is not over-endowed with green space, however Hampstead Heath to the east is one of London’s most popular green open spaces with panoramic views across London from Parliament Hill some of the best in the capital. To the south, Regents Park offers further park space and the forever-popular London Zoo.
What can you buy in West Hampstead?
West Hampstead offers a number of peaceful residential streets full of characterful red brick mansions and semi-detached houses.
Streets such as Honeybourne Road and Crediton Hill between West End Lane and Finchley Road have some of the most sought after properties in the area. Close to the amenities of West End Lane and a short walk from the travel hubs, these streets are ideal for those seeking to balance the commute with an idyllic family property.
For those looking for something less expansive, the red brick mansions such as Chomley Gardens to the north of West End Lane are a popular option.
The area also comprises a number of less grand properties with terraced rows off West End Lane offering a mixture of apartments and houses, commonly sought by young professionals with a more modest budget.
West Hampstead also has a number of newer larger developments and the area’s popularity has also prompted a number of private redevelopments with refurbished houses and apartments providing all the modern amenities within the original structure of the property.