West Hampstead Estate Agents

Not to be outdone by its famous and popular neighbour to the East, West Hampstead has come into its own in recent years, favoured by families and young professionals looking for a quiet, relaxed, yet central base. As specialists in North London property, Aston Chase is one of the most long-standing West Hampstead estate agents, with a wealth of local knowledge to help our clients find the perfect property.

Whether you are looking for property for sale in West Hampstead, or for your next rental opportunity, we are the first to know about the best homes in the area. The West Hampstead property market boasts a range of housing stock, from the beautiful red brick houses characteristic of the area, to contemporary new apartments, catering for a range of requirements and tastes.

West Hampstead property is focused around the main thoroughfare of West End Lane, which connects Finchley Road with Edgware Road. The neighbourhood has an upmarket yet laid back feel and offers good access to amenities, as well as a numerous good quality pubs, bars and restaurants to enjoy. Popular local venues include the Wet Fish Café, The Kitchen Table and the Black Lion.

For those looking for West Hampstead property, one of the biggest draws of the area is its transport links, as three stations are situated on West End Lane. West Hampstead Underground Station is on the Jubilee Line, giving easy access to Central London, while Thameslink and Silverlink Metro provide connections to other London neighbourhoods and destinations outside the City. There are also plenty of buses connecting the area with other parts of London.

For families looking for property for sale in West Hampstead there is a multitude of good education options, with 23 primary schools, seven secondary schools and three sixth form colleges to choose from. Top schools in the area include Emmanuel CofE in Mill Lane, Kingsgate in Kingsgate Road and St Eugene de Mazenod RC in Mazenod Avenue, as well as University College School and South Hampstead High for older children.

Whether you’re looking for flats for sale or flats to rent in West Hampstead, Aston Chase will work with you to understand what you’re looking for and show you the best that the neighbourhood has to offer. Our specialist West Hampstead estate agents have unrivalled knowledge of the area and will work closely with you from start to finish to ensure you find the perfect property for your needs, at the right price.

History

The area that is now West Hampstead was originally known as West End from around the mid-13th century, as it was situated at the west end of a large estate. The first houses were built in the 17th century and West End Lane itself originated from the boundary between numerous large estates, which explains its distinctive bends at the north and south ends. The area developed further with the arrival of the railways at the beginning of the 19th century when farmland was transformed into housing estates. It became known as West Hampstead at the end of the 19th century when the Metropolitan Railway adopted this name for its station on West End Lane.


Property

West Hampstead boasts a number of housing options catering for a variety of requirements and tastes. Properties range from the beautiful red brick houses characteristic of the area, to Victorian, Edwardian and Twenties terraces, as well as numerous contemporary new apartments.


Shopping

Residents will find some good shopping options local to West Hampstead, with Hampstead High Street’s boutiques just a short hop away and nearby Kilburn providing more budget choices, including the ever-popular Primark. On West End Lane itself, there are a number of high quality charity shops to choose from, as well as the reputable and popular West End Books, which is always handy for a browse.


Eating & Drinking

There are numerous good quality pubs, bars and restaurants to enjoy in the West Hampstead area. Popular local venues include the Wet Fish Café, The Kitchen Table and the Black Lion. Residents can also enjoy the multitude of drinking and dining options in Hampstead and the surrounding areas.


Parks

While West Hampstead itself doesn’t have its own large neighbourhood park, there are small greens to be found in Fortune Green and The Grange, both off Kingsgate Road. For those looking for something more expansive, some of London’s most stunning spaces, namely Hampstead Heath, Regents Park and Primrose Hill, are a short bus or car ride away.


Transport

One of the biggest draws of West Hampstead is its transport links, with three stations situated on West End Lane. West Hampstead Underground Station is on the Jubilee Line, giving easy access to Central London, while Thameslink and Silverlink Metro provide connections to other London neighbourhoods and destinations outside the City. There are also plenty of buses connecting the area with other parts of London.


Schools

There are a multitude of good education options, with 23 primary schools, seven secondary schools and three sixth form colleges to choose from. Top schools in the area include Emmanuel CofE in Mill Lane, Kingsgate in Kingsgate Road and St Eugene de Mazenod RC in Mazenod Avenue, as well as University College School and South Hampstead High for older children.


Council Tax

West Hampstead is in the London Borough of Camden. The following council tax rates are for 2015/2016.

Band A: £891.32
Band B: £1,039.74
Band C: £1,188.27
Band D: £1,336.81
Band E: £1,633.88
Band F: £1,930.95
Band G: £2,228.02
Band H: £2,673.62