About this office
Our team of highly experienced sales and lettings agents at Belsize Park are well-informed about the local area and pride themselves on their ability to nurture strong, lasting relationships with their clients. We can assist with all aspects of your property transaction, no matter the size or value. Associate Director Keith Isaac handles Prime market properties in the area and with a career in property dating back to 1986, his knowledge is key in overseeing the team’s delivery of a reassuringly professional service. The team’s patch encompasses Belsize Park, Primrose Hill, South End Green, Dartmouth Park, Swiss Cottage, Gospel Oak, Kentish Town
Why move to Belsize Park?
Belsize Park is fast becoming one of the most sought-after residential areas of North London. A strong sense of local community and an abundance of green space on the doorstep combined with easy transport links to central London and beyond mean residents can enjoy the best of both worlds. Quaint mews and wide leafy avenues lined with handsome townhouses attract families and young professionals alike.
A little bit of history
The name Belsize Park comes from the French meaning ‘beautifully situated’ which is still entirely appropriate today given its proximity to many of north London’s best attractions and the easy transport links to the centre of town. The area underwent significant development in the mid-19th century and many of the attractive Victorian properties built in this era remain today lending Belsize Park much character. Its bohemian heritage is evidenced by notable former residents, including Cubist painter Mondrian, German philosopher Karl Marx and musician Noel Gallagher.
Architecture and property
Victorian and Edwardian architecture is prominent throughout the local area, although the history of property construction is also well-represented by fine examples of Georgian, Queen Ann and Art Deco homes, right up to the present day Modern Minimalist style. From converted studio apartments to quaint mews houses and detached ambassadorial-style listed mansions, homes to suit everyone are available in Belsize Park and the surrounding areas.
Shopping and amenities
A range of local independent shops enhance the area’s village feel, from artisan deli Black Truffle to family business Barrett’s Butchers, and there is also a post office, library, Boots pharmacy and Budgens supermarket. Nearby Swiss Cottage hosts a farmers’ market every Wednesday and further shops can be found at the O2 Centre on the Finchley Road, which is also home to a multiscreen Vue cinema and Virgin Active gym.
The restaurants, pubs and cafes of Belsize Park cluster around Haverstock Hill and Belsize Lane creating a lively community feel. Residents can choose from contemporary Indian cuisine at Hazara, an interactive barbeque experience at Charro de Rio or authentic Italian fare paired with an extensive wine list at Calici to name just a few. Take a trip to the Everyman Cinema for the latest blockbuster or enjoy the full programme of entertainment on offer at the creative arts venue of Hampstead Theatre.
Belsize Park occupies a fabulous position between the open green spaces of Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill, which has some of the best panoramic views of the London skyline taking in St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and the neighbouring Regent’s Park. The vast 790-acre Hampstead Heath is a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation and encompasses ancient woodland, meadows, open-air swimming ponds for a bracing dip and a range of family friendly facilities.
Belsize Park has several well-regarded state schools, including Haverstock School and Rosary Catholic Primary School, but it is best known for its exceptional range of independent schools. These include Sarum Hall girl’s school, The Hall boy’s school, The Village Prep School and Hampstead Fine Arts College, which specialises in the Arts and Humanities. Creative students can also take their pick from such further education establishments as the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and Wac Arts College.
Local residents benefit from excellent transport links with a wide selection of bus routes and the grade II listed Belsize Park underground station, which is located in Zone 2 on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line and provides regular services to central London in around 15 minutes. Finchley Road & Frognal has overground trains to such diverse locations as West Hampstead, Richmond and Stratford.