Looking to relocate to the area? We’ve listed below a few reasons why Hampstead is the perfect place for a family.
Known to the locals as Hampstead Village, Hampstead offers a small village vibe just a stone’s throw away from central London. Situated just northwest of Charing Cross, Hampstead sits next to one of the city’s largest and wildest green spaces.
Full of quaint charming streets, small cafes, book shops, restaurants, and boutiques, Hampstead has a great deal to offer for those looking for a more sedentary lifestyle.
Perfect for a stroll, Hampstead Heath is one of London’s best parks, offering unobstructed views of the London skyline. There are also trails through the woodland, and places to go for a dip in the bathing ponds nearby. Hampstead is a place where a healthier lifestyle seems easier to obtain, with great incentives on getting outdoors and active.
Hampstead Heath offers a manmade lido for swimming, but if you want to take a walk on the wild side, there are ponds opening for swimming that will almost certainly have a few ducks bobbing around.
Don’t fancy the Heath? There are plenty of local playgrounds that are suitable for different age groups, not a bad way to keep the children entertained. Or, if you feel like a family day out, there is lots to do! Plan a visit to Kentish Town City Farm, Talacre Treetops soft play, The Postal Museum or Archway Leisure Centre to name a few.
Hampstead has a good deal of literary legacy too; John Keats and George Orwell once wandered its streets. Albeit probably not together. But if you are raising a little creative that loves their storybooks, connecting the author to the place is always an impactful experience.
Hampstead boasts several independent schools, so if you were thinking of moving to the area, you should have a top pick of some of the best schools in the country.
If you have an inquisitive little’un, then Keith Fawkes Antique shop is a great stop. This antique shop is an absolute institution in Hampstead and is filled to the brim with interesting artefacts. Located down the narrow street of Flask Walk the shop is usually spilling out onto the street with intriguing bric-a-brac.
Hampstead is one of the more affluent areas in London, so it is quite easy to bump into a few celebrities whilst out and about.
Hampstead is a wonderful place to raise a family, it is very child-friendly, and has a great deal to offer.
If you’re looking to move your family to Hampstead, our team will be happy to discuss your requirements.
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