Local Life

Hampstead Unveiled: What’s In Store for 2024

As the festive period draws to a close, we find ourselves bidding farewell to the warmth of holiday celebrations and eagerly anticipating the promises that the new year holds. In the heart of Hampstead, 2024 brings with it a slew of exciting developments and cultural highlights. Here we tell you about the latest additions to the neighbourhood and offer a curated list of things to do, ensuring your experience in Hampstead is nothing short of extraordinary.

A Local Gem Grows 

The historic Old White Bear Pub, nestled in the heart of Hampstead, is set to undergo an expansion in 2024, as reported by the Ham & High. This beloved local pub, known for its charming atmosphere and extensive drink selection, will soon offer residents even more space to enjoy leisurely afternoons or lively evenings with friends.

Read more about the Old White Bear Pub expansion here


A Taste of Japan in Hampstead

Embark on a culinary journey at INÉ, a new Japanese restaurant which has opened in Hampstead. INÉ is the sister establishment to the acclaimed Taku, which opened in Mayfair in 2022. Notably, Taku secured a Michelin star just a few months after its debut, showcasing the culinary prowess of Chef Takuya Watanabe. Now, INÉ continues this legacy, promising an authentic and unforgettable dining experience. Chef Watanabe’s unique blend of traditional Japanese flavours with a modern twist is sure to captivate your taste buds. Reserve your spot to savour the artistry of Chef Watanabe and indulge in an extraordinary gastronomic adventure.

Learn more about INÉ offerings


Hampstead Theatre’s Spring 2024 Programme

Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene at the Hampstead Theatre, where the Spring 2024 programme promises a diverse array of captivating performances. From gripping dramas to side-splitting comedies, the theatre offers a theatrical extravaganza that is not to be missed. Notable plays on the schedule include The Divine Mrs S by April De Angelis and An Actor Convalescing in Devon by Richard Nelson.

Explore the Hampstead Theatre’s Spring 2024 programme


Ottolenghi’s Deli and Restaurant

Indulge in the culinary delights of Ottolenghi’s Deli and Restaurant, a new establishment by chef Yotam Ottolenghi. This culinary haven, as reported by the Ham & High, brings a delectable fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours to Hampstead. Residents can anticipate a menu curated with Ottolenghi’s signature flair for fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Discover more about Ottolenghi’s upcoming deli and restaurant