London Area Guides
Hampstead Area Guide
Our area guide to Hampstead gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include NW3
Hampstead is the jewel in the crown of North West London. The area can boost most things from theatre, art, shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and last but not least the heath.
Property Types & Architecture
Because this is one of the most attractive areas to live in, it is also one of the most expensive with tall terraced houses and smaller cottages. There are also large Victorian mansions that have been converted into apartments along with purpose built blocks of flats overlooking the Heath.
Shopping & Entertainment
Lots of individual designer shops, but will have to travel to the Finchley Road for the supermarket shop.
Many restaurants and famous pubs with include, Jack Straws Castle, The Spaniards Inn, The Old Bull and Bush and The Flask in the centre of the village. There is also the Screen on the Hill on Haverstock Hill.
Parks & Commons
You don't get much better than Hampstead Heath with its amazing views across London. Also nearby Kenwood House which hosts open air summer concerts.
Who lives here?
This area attracts, writers, artists, intellectuals and actors and of course the very rich.
Guide to Hampstead transport links
Belsize Park (Zone 2)
Chalk Farm (Zone 2)
Hampstead (Zone 2)
Swiss Cottage (Zone 2)
Hampstead Local Authorities
Hampstead is represented by Camden Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Hampstead Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Hampstead area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Schools in Hampstead & Exam Results
Schools in Hampstead fall under the Camden Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Hampstead by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Hampstead
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