West Hampstead is a thriving, friendly, tightknit community that creates loyal fans out of its residents thanks to the great lifestyle it offers. Many locals have been here for decades. Part of this loytalty is driven by the huge selection of cafes, pubs, restaurants, and shopping options. And the other part the strong community vibe here. is well connected to every other one around it.You've also got cinemas, libraries, and other diversions to fill your days.
This is a great neighborhood for families, with tons of activities geared towards kids. The local library often hosts events for children. There are good schools in the area as well.
The homes are on impressive blocks of tree-lined streets with wide sidewalks for pushing a stroller or walking a dog. There's a mix of stately brick terraced homes, detached homes, and some mansions that attract the wealthy.
As mentioned, there are plenty of amenities here. A weekly Saturday farmers market is a popular place to pick up fresh produce or a bite to eat. There's a nearby cinema, fitness center, a number of independent boutiques, music venues, and a neighborhood butcher.
The City: 6.3 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Canary Wharf: 9.7 miles / 35-80 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Southwark: 7.9 miles / 35-75 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Westminster: 4.9 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 25-30 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 6.2 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 30-40 minutes by transit