Local Life

Idyllic Village Living in Hampstead

Living in London has many benefits, offering a host of world-class restaurants, theatres, hotels, shops and excellent transport links. This bustling city is fast paced, exhilarating and full of opportunity, however, sometimes living amongst all this excitement calls for a breather.

Therefore, areas such as Hampstead are becoming increasingly popular, for they offer a uniquely authentic village living experience, whilst still being near central London. The cobbled alleyways, cafes, independent shops, market stalls and nearby wild park Hampstead Heath all offer a certain charm that makes Hampstead so special.

Less than four miles from central London and in Zone 2, Hampstead is certainly well connected, yet it remains an enclave of serenity, offering a laid-back rural lifestyle. Walking through its cobbled streets, one can easily forget that they are in London and rather feel transported to a quaint town in the middle of nowhere, which is what makes the area so popular.

This historic neighbourhood has been home to many artists and literary figures over the years who are drawn in by its idyllic charm, including Daphne Du Maurier, Lord Byron, Ian Fleming and John Keats. Many residents have lived in Hampstead for generations, creating a close-knit community that is a rarity in the fast-paced nature of London.

Alongside the multitude of quintessentially English pubs, artisan cafes and beautiful houses, there is a farmer’s market that is held in West Hampstead every Saturday as well as Hampstead Antique Emporium which is home to over 30 traders selling unique jewellery, antiques and other collectible items.

Hampstead is the perfect place to live for those who are searching for a relaxed village lifestyle whilst being near the excitement of the city, with transport connections into central London in 20 minutes.