Hampstead Garden Suburb Area Guide
A leafy quiet suburb with manicured hedges, wide tree-lined roads and an impressive central square, Hampstead Garden Suburb is one of the most sought-after areas in North West London. The aesthetics of the area are safeguarded by the long-standing Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust.
Interesting area fact: Hampstead Garden Suburb was founded by philanthropist Dame Henrietta Barnett, who, with her husband, Samuel, established Toynbee Hall in 1884.
Shops, schools & amenities
- The shopping parade of Market Place and nearby Temple Fortune offer fashionable boutiques alongside a good selection of independent cafes and restaurants as well as larger chains.
- Featuring character filled cottage-style terraces and prestigious detached homes, parents are drawn to the area by the excellent local schools on offer which include Kerem, Brookland Junior School, Garden Suburb, and The Henrietta Barnett girls’ school, which is often quoted as the best girls’ grammar school in the country.
- Large areas of open space include Lyttelton Playing Fields, the charming woodland areas Big Wood and Little Wood, and the Hampstead Heath extension.
- Part of Hampstead Garden Suburb’s charm stems from its semi-rural atmosphere. The flipside of this is that the area is not overly endowed with public transport. The nearest tube stations are Golders Green and East Finchley on the Northern line.
- The H2 bus provides transport throughout the Suburb.