About this office
Our experienced and well-regarded team of sales and lettings agents in West Hampstead occupy a modern glass-fronted office in a convenient position across from the overground station. In addition to West Hampstead itself, they cover the surrounding areas of South Hampstead, Kilburn, Willesden Green and Cricklewood.
Why move to West Hampstead?
West Hampstead is a desirable residential area in north west London with a village feel and strong community spirit. It is popular with professionals and families for its relaxed pace of life combined with easy access to the bright lights of central London. The area has much to offer with plenty of local amenities, charming period properties, great schools and abundant green space.
A little bit of history
Originally a small hamlet called West End, from which the thoroughfare of West End Lane takes its name, the area began to grow and attract London merchants in the 17th century. The arrival of the railway in the late 19th century improved travel links and led to further development in the region. West Hampstead has a strong musical heritage as the birthplace of Dusty Springfield and former home to Decca Studios, where the Beatles famously failed an audition in 1962 and musicians such as David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Marc Bolan recorded throughout the 1960s and 70s.
Architecture and property
Properties in West Hampstead are varied, spanning everything from studio apartments to 3 storey town houses to mansion blocks. West and South Hampstead are primarily made up of high value Victorian and Edwardian houses, while nearby Kilburn and Cricklewood boast a mix of period conversions and new build developments.
Notable buildings in the area include Hampstead Synagogue and Emmanuel Church, both striking grade II listed red brick buildings dating from the turn of the century.
Shopping and amenities
West End Lane acts as a traditional high street with such charming independent shops as The Village Haberdashery, West End Lane Books and Flowerstalk florists alongside the convenience of national chains like WHSmith and Tesco. A farmers’ market held each Saturday on Iverson Road further enhances the area’s village feel and provides residents with an opportunity to pick up fresh produce and support local traders.
West Hampstead has a vibrant restaurant scene with something to cater to all tastes and budgets, from tastes of Asia at Took Took to traditional wood fired pizza at Sarracino to Korean barbeque at The Petite Coree, while cafe culture is represented by local favourites The Wet Fish and Rosa’a Thai Café. Residents can meet for drinks at one of the area’s numerous historic pubs or trendy bars, from The Railway and The Gallery to Luna gin bar and Heads and Tails.
There is a Vue multiplex cinema at the 02 centre on the Finchley Road for all the latest blockbusters, as well as several fitness centres locally.
West Hampstead has a number of lovely parks, gardens and recreation grounds, but for a taste of the country within the city residents can make the short trip to Hampstead Heath or 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.
Families can choose from many well-regarded local schools in the state and private sectors, including Kingsgate Primary, Beckford Primary, South Hampstead Junior, Broadhurst School, Haverstock comprehensive, the Menorah High School for Jewish girls, the independent South Hampstead High School for girls from junior level to sixth form and The Hall School boys preparatory.
West Hampstead is situated in Zone 2 with fantastic transport links to the rest of town and beyond. Its Jubilee Line underground station services London Bridge and Canary Wharf in under 25 minutes, while the overground station has regular trains to Clapham Junction, Richmond and Stratford, as well as Thameslink services to Gatwick Airport and Brighton. There are ample local bus routes and junction 1 of the M1 is easily accessible linking to the wider motorway network.