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Hampstead was mainly used as farmland and even
became the hub of the laundry industry; such was
the influx of washerwomen during the 18th century.
The area became more salubrious from 1707, when
the Chalybeate Spring was lauded as a cure-all
fountain, and the spa qualities rivalled those found
in Bath and Tunbridge Wells.
Accelerated development took place during the
1870s right up to 1914, and many architectural
styles can be found - from Georgian and Edwardian
properties through to Victorian villas and Arts &
Craft period homes.
Hampstead 's hilltop position grants majestic views of the metropolis below. Bearing the postcode NW3 and
located in the borough of Camden, today's Hampstead attracts a mix of well heeled and artistic residents.
It was once reported that Hampstead Village had more millionaires within the neighbourhood than any other area
in the United Kingdom. Perhaps the best known area is The Bishop's Avenue - one of the world's most expensive
Living in Hampstead
It's all about the open spaces in Hampstead. Hampstead
Heath sprawls for almost 800 acres and rivals Regent's Park
for its facilities. The open-air swimming ponds are a novel
facet of the park. The three ponds provide single-sex
swimming, as well as a mixed pond, and there's also the Lido
at Parliament Hill. Horse riding, bowls, tennis, pétanque,
athletics, rugby, football, croquet and cricket are all catered
for on Hampstead Heath, although there is a bandstand, two
cafés and formal gardens for those preferring a more genteel
pace. Numerous play areas for children and a zoo at Golders
Hill Park provide an excellent choice for families.
Hampstead is home to many restaurants, bars and cafés,
which sustain the area's artistic vibe. Hampstead Theatre and
the Everyman Cinema are also popular among residents.
Hampstead Heath has its own London Overground station and
Hampstead centre boasts an Underground station on the
Northern line. Those travelling by road can easily access the
A41, the M1 and The North Circular.
Top Attractions in Hampstead
1. The Arts Scene - Three theatres (Hampstead, New End and
Pentameters) and the Everyman Cinema keep residents
entertained, while the annual literacy festival brings together
authors, poets and lovers of the English language.
2. Museums that celebrate local residents & architecture Step back in time and indulge at Fenton House - with its 300year old orchard and 30 types of apple; the Feud Museum dedicated to Sigmund Freud; Keats House - dedicated to poet
John Keats; the Hampstead Museum at Burgh House and
Kenwood House - a former stately home managed by English
3. Heritage homes - 300 years of development as left a rich
legacy of properties. Some of the finest dwellings from
Georgian, Edwardian, Regency and Victorian periods can be
found in NW3.
4. Access to space and sports - When it comes to London
parks, Hampstead Heath is almost unrivalled in its mix of
sports facilities, wildlife and acreage. The outdoor openwater swimming facilities are legendary.
Hampstead Property Profile
A global audience is registered with Hampstead estate agents, all waiting for the perfect flat to rent in
NW3 or house for sale in Hampstead.
The Bishop's Avenue is one of the world's most expensive addresses. Although many Edwardian
mansions still exist, some of the less desirable period properties have been replaced by ultra modern
Away from the most coveted of addresses, there is
a wide variety of property for sale in Hampstead.
Everything from two-bedroom apartments in
converted period properties and terraced homes to
detached mansions and swish penthouses do come
onto the market. Property to rent in Hampstead is
also in high demand, with many tenants choosing
NW3 as a 'statement' address.
What our Estate Agents love about Hampstead
Air of exclusivity - The property prices in
Hampstead are some of the highest in the
world and this automatically attracts an
affluent and educated set of residents.
Past and present residents of note Even back in the 19th century, writers,
gravitated to Hampstead. The list of past
residents and those born in Hampstead
reads like a 'who's who' of British history,
and includes everyone Sir Edward Elgar to
Excellent schools - Many families move to
Hampstead purely to be in the catchment for some of
the UK's best independent and state schools. There
are around 17 schools in the NW3 postcode alone.
Buying or Renting Property in Hampstead
NW3 remains one of the most coveted
neighbourhoods in the world. Telegraph Hill,
Hampstead Garden Suburb, Hampstead
Heath, Hampstead Village and Hampstead
High Street are popular enclaves, report our
Individual roads that arouse interest include:
West Heath Road for new-build apartments
imposing mansions, Redington Road and
Templewood Avenue for Edwardian houses,
Church Row for Georgian architecture, North
Square, Northway and Heathgate for
Lutyens-style houses, and Daleham Gardens,
Willoughby Road for Victorian dwellings.
The property market in NW3 is unique and
Sandfords Hampstead estate agents are best
placed to advise buyers and tenants wishing to
enter the local market.
Properties for Sale and to Rent in Hampstead
Some of our top featured properties for Sale and to Rent in Hampstead:
3 bedroom flat for sale in Crossfield Road,
Hampstead, London, NW3
3 bedroom flat to rent in Lyndhurst Road,
Hampstead, London, NW3
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For more information on properties available for sale or to rent in Hampstead, don’t hesitate to
contact or visit our Primrose Hill Estate Agents office.
Sandfords Primrose Hill
107 Regent’s Park Road
London NW1 8UR
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