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An affluent residential neighborhood with access to lots of green space.
Studio / 1 BR
32% Complete
1,582
2 Bedrooms
40% Complete
1,972
3 Bedrooms
61% Complete
3,033
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
4,983

Good For
  • Families

 

What's around
  • 78 Shops
  • 11 Fitness options
  • 89 Restaurants
  • 6 Grocery stores/markets
  • 8 Banks
  • 8 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Swiss Cottage has a low violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for London.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Swiss Cottage LIKE?

Confirming that the English really do love their drink, the neighborhood of Swiss Cottage was named after a pub built in 1804. This is an affluent area with tons of parkland and lots of family appeal. It's a mostly residential community and there are large Jewish and Irish populations here. Swiss Cottage falls within London's commuter belt so the neighborhood empties out during the day when people leave for work.

A lot of the housing here is comprised of rentals and many of the old Victorian houses have been converted into flats. For those interested in buying you'll need to have lots of cash as the prices do get run up by people looking to turn homes into apartments.

The main commercial avenue here, Finchley Road, has a ton of restaurants and a handful of bars. Shopping here is passable but most residents head elsewhere.

Swiss Cottage is bordered on the north by Hampstead, on the east by Belsize Park, on the south by St John's Wood, and on the west by South Hampstead.

 

Commute:
The City: 2.1 miles / 10-25 minutes by car / 25-30 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 5.3 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Southwark: 3.4 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Westminster: 2.5 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 15-20 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 2.5 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike

Swiss Cottage London Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Swiss Cottage LOCAL schools

9-11 YEARS
CCfL Key Stage 4 PRU
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:PRU
School Type:Pupil Referral Unit
1-6 YEARS
Christ Church Primary School, Hampstead
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
1-6 YEARS
Fitzjohn's Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
1-6 YEARS
Fleet Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
1-6 YEARS
Gospel Oak Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community

 

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