London Area Guides
West Hampstead Area Guide
Our area guide to West 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 NW6
Good transport links both in and out of London and shops to match.
Property Types & Architecture
A plentiful supply of Victorian properties from handsome red brick mansion blocks and conversions to well kept two and three bedroom terraces with small gardens.
Shopping & Entertainment
Not much in West Hampstead, but very close to Kilburn High Road and the new 02 shopping mall in the Finchley Road.
Parks & Commons
Not particularly green area, unlike its next door neighbour, Hampstead, but does have two parks, Kilburn Grange and Queens Park.
Who lives here?
A real magnet for young professionals and singles who can't quite afford Hampstead's soaring prices.
Guide to West Hampstead transport links
The area has a wide choice of transport links with access to the Jubilee Line, Metropolitan Line and Bakerloo Line. As well as the overland rail service.
Finchley Road (Zone 2)
Jubilee LineMetropolitan Line
Kilburn (Zone 2)
Kilburn Park (Zone 2)
Queens Park (Zone 2)
West Hampstead (Zone 2)
Jubilee LineLondon Overground
West Hampstead Local Authorities
West 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.
West 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 West 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 West Hampstead & Exam Results
Schools in West Hampstead fall under the Camden Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in West Hampstead by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within West Hampstead
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