Things To Do
Hampstead Heath is known for its gorgeous hilltop views and huge parks. Obviously, the high light is Hampstead Heath’s 790 acres of woodland, playing fields, swimming ponds, meadows. Don’t forget to hike up to Parliament Hill for some incredible views across the entire city. But it’s not only the outdoors that make this neighbourhood in the north of London so great. Hampstead also boasts a number of incredible historical buildings, cute cafes, independent shops and some top-notch restaurants and pubs.
Its quaint village feeling with the beautiful old houses, colourful front doors, independent cafes and narrow sidewalks will make you feel far away from the noisy and crowded British capital.
Kenwood House serves as one of the architectural highlights of Hampstead. The Georgian architectural style of the building exudes British charm and the house comes with picturesque gardens. It’s the perfect spot to relax on those lazy Sundays.
A wealth of famous people have resided in Hampstead including George Orwell, T. S. Eliot and Agatha Christie. Today is no different where you can spot celebrities such as Dame Judy Dench, Ricky Gervais and Jeremy Irons to name but a few.
You will never be hard pressed to find somewhere to eat. One of our favourites is The Spaniards Pub. Perched on the edge of Hampstead Heath and oozing with history. The pub is just a five minute’ walk away from Hampstead Heath and well-connected to the rest of London by bus and tube, The Spaniards is a unique hidden gem of a pub, undoubtedly worth venturing off the beaten track to discover. https://www.thespaniardshampstead.co.uk
Vale of Health is one of the oldest roads in Hampstead. Originally a stagnate bog in the 17th Century, it is now a beautiful street oozing character, charm and above all else houses that are the most sought after in London.
Hampstead for all its charisma and appeal is one of our favourite spots in London. Here at James Lakeland our showroom is a stone’s throw away and a regular after hours destination for the team.