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Clustered around Haverstock Hill, the area boasts its own unique style and character from that of its more well-known neighbours, and certainly lives up to its name which is derived from the French bel assis meaning ‘well situated’. With everything you need on your doorstep and Central London just a short tube or cycle ride away, Belsize Park is growing in popularity.
Numerous cafés, shops, restaurants and pubs can be found nearby on Haverstock Hill, while England’s Lane is famous for its independent eateries and bustling café culture. Plus residents can always stroll up to Hampstead Village to enjoy an even wider choice of boutiques, markets and galleries.
Also particularly popular is Belsize Village, located at the junction of Belsize Lane and Belsize Terrace. With quirky, independent shops and high-quality restaurants, coupled with an ‘off-the-beaten-track’ location, this small neighbourhood feels like a true oasis in the city. The area also offers some very unique properties to choose from including a number of unusual mews properties which are highly sought after amongst buyers.
Those with Belsize Park property in their sights, certainly won’t be alone, so it’s more important than ever to find the right partner to work with you during your search. Aston Chase is an experienced Belsize Park estate agent. They are local area experts with unrivalled market knowledge, having actively sold and let properties in Belsize Park and the surrounding area for over 35 years. They have the history, skills and resources to provide sound market advice and assist you in realising your property goals with the perfect house or flat to suit your requirements.
Belsize Park was once home to a manor house and parkland built in the 17th century. Housing development took place in two phases: between 1852 and 1878 and then after World War I when numerous blocks of flats were constructed in the area. Heavy bombing during the Second World War meant much of the area was rebuilt and during the reconstruction, developers took the opportunity to widen the pavement on Haverstock Hill, creating the distinctive look visible today.
As you would expect for this area of North West London, Belsize Park property is extremely picturesque and beautiful, with wide, tree-lined avenues and attractive buildings. Properties are a mix of Victorian, Queen Anne and Arts and Crafts styles, with a combination of both houses and apartments to cater for a variety of tastes and requirements. As a result, property for sale in Belsize Park is invariably in very high demand.
Belsize Park is well situated for shopping, with Hampstead’s boutiques and markets just a stroll up Haverstock Hill and the shops and markets of Camden just a short hop southwards. Belsize Park itself also has a number of interesting options including Pomona, an organic and health food shop and the eponymous deli in Belsize Village. It is also just moments away from Hampstead High Street with more fashion-led brands.
Numerous cafés, restaurants and pubs can be found in Belsize Park and the surrounding areas. Haverstock Hill itself boasts popular chains including Franco Manca, Pizza Express, and Gourmet Burger Kitchen. Meanwhile, nearby England’s Lane is famous for its independent eateries and bustling café culture, with its namesake café and Sable d’Or as popular options. Hampstead Village is another nearby option where visitors flock to pubs like The Holly Bush and The Horseshoe, coffee shops and cafés such as Ginger & White, Ole & Steen and Boulangerie Bon Martin, and diverse eateries such as Meekhun Thai Bistro and 28 Church Row.
Belsize Park residents are well located for green space, with the much-loved Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park on their doorstep. Hampstead Heath and South End Green are in closest proximity to Belsize Park itself which offers numerous acres as well as playgrounds and viewpoints.
Belsize Park is desirably located with an Underground Station which is on the Northern Line within minutes of Central London. Residents are also within easy reach of Swiss Cottage, which is a short walking distance and on the Jubilee Line and Hampstead Heath Overground Station based in South End Green.
Those looking for a property in Belsize Park are spoilt for choice educationally, with a number of private schools as well as the local comprehensive, Haverstock School Business & Enterprise College, which has special status. The Hampstead area also has a number of excellent options including The Maria Montessori School, Lyndhurst House Prep School, University College School for boys and South Hampstead High School for girls.
Belsize Park is in the London Borough of Camden. The following council tax rates are for 2022/2023.