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Not to be outdone by its famous and popular neighbour to the East, West Hampstead has come into its own in recent years. Property in this area 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 numerous good quality pubs, bars and restaurants to enjoy.
One of the biggest draws of the area is its transport links with London Underground, train and bus services providing easy access to both central and other London neighbourhoods, as well as destinations outside the capital.
Families looking for property for sale or to rent in West Hampstead have a multitude of good education options, with 23 primary schools, seven secondary schools and three sixth form colleges from which to choose.
Whether you are looking for property for sale or to rent in West Hampstead, Aston Chase will work with you to understand your requirements and show you the best that the neighbourhood has to offer. As one of the most long-standing West Hampstead estate agents, our area specialists have unrivalled local knowledge and will work closely with you from start to finish to ensure you find the perfect property for your needs, at the right price.
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.
West Hampstead boasts a number of housing options catering for a variety of requirements, tastes, and of course, price points. Properties styles range from the beautiful red brick houses characteristic of the area, to Victorian, Edwardian and Twenties terraces, as well as numerous contemporary new apartments.
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-friendly options, 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.
There are numerous good quality pubs, bars and restaurants to enjoy in the West Hampstead area. Popular local venues include the Wet Fish Café, Alice House, The Black Lion and Tannin & Oak. Residents can also enjoy the multitude of drinking and dining options in Hampstead and the surrounding areas.
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, Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, are a short bus, car or cycle ride away.
West Hampstead offers exceptional transport links, with three stations situated on West End Lane. West Hampstead Underground Station (Jubilee Line), provides easy access to Central London, while Thameslink and Silverlink Metro provide connections throughout London and destinations beyond the capital. There are also plenty of bus services that connect West Hampstead with other London neighbourhoods.
Top schools in the area include Emmanuel CE 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. With 23 primary schools, seven secondary schools and three sixth form colleges to choose from, families are sure to find a great option for their children’s education.
West Hampstead is in the London Borough of Camden. The following council tax rates are for 2022/2023.