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West Hampstead Area Guide

West Hampstead is an area in North West London in the London Borough of Camden, close to Finchley Road and Kilburn.

Although not quite as expensive as neighbouring Hampstead, West Hampstead is a highly sought-after residential area, reflected in above average property prices and rental values. West Hampstead offers a wide choice of homes, including stunning Victorian houses, many of which have been converted into apartments, and handsome red brick mansion blocks.

There is an exciting mix of people living in West Hampstead, dominated mainly by young professionals and families, which makes it an appealing place for anyone to live.

West Hampstead possesses a well-to-do reputation, with a village feel, dominated by one main high-street, West End Lane. Popular with a wide range of families and professionals, there are a number of patisseries, cafes and restaurants in the area, along with a fine selection of bars and gastropubs offering a lively nightlife.

There are a number of specialist shops in West Hampstead, along with independent clothes boutiques, florists, book and bicycle shops. Everyday necessities can be found in Kilburn and Finchley Road, which are just short walk away; and you will find more bespoke boutiques on Hampstead High Street.

There are small parks in Fortune Green and The Grange, just off Kingsgate Road. Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park are located nearby.

Located in zone two of the London Underground system, West Hampstead, home to three train stations on West End Lane, is extremely well served by public transport.

West Hampstead Underground station is served by the Jubilee Line, while West Hampstead Thameslink (Capital Connect) and West Hampstead Silverlink Metro are a stone’s throw apart. Additionally, there are plenty of buses connecting the area with other parts of London.

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