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Hampstead is an urban neighbourhood that's popular for its restaurants. The neighbourhood's architecture, friendly people, and rich culture are just some of its charming qualities. Take in the natural beauty of the riverfront and gardens—or broaden your horizons with some local art and theatre. Hampstead's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater London area.
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theatres add a sense of refinement. Stroll the halls at Keats House, Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, or Isokon Gallery. You can buy tickets to live performances at Hampstead Theatre, Roundhouse, and Lauderdale House. Learn about the local history at No 2 Willow Road, Fenton House, and Freud Museum. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Sculptures by Henry Moore & Barbara Hepworth, Kenwood House, and Jewish Museum. London Zoo, Queen Mary's Gardens, and BT Tower are family favourites.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Local parks like Hampstead Heath, Kentish Town City Farm, and Golders Hill Park are peaceful spots. Primrose Hill, Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre, and Highbury Fields are beautiful places to appreciate nature. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Parliament Hill Fields, Parliament Hill Lido, or Stables Market.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Selfridges, King's College London, and Royal Albert Hall. Hampstead Ponds, Annroy Gallery, and Ben Uri Gallery are other top spots to see.
If you want to get around the city, Hampstead Underground Station is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Belsize Park Underground Station and Finchley Road Underground Station. To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. London Hampstead Heath Station is the closet train station, but London Finchley Road And Frognal Station and London West Hampstead Station are also nearby.
The closest major airport is London (LCY-London City), located 16.2 km (10.1 miles) from Hampstead. London (LHR-Heathrow) is the next closest airport, 21.6 km (13.4 miles) away.