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South Hampstead Area Guide

Introduction to
South Hampstead, London

South Hampstead, North London area guide by Goldschmidt and Howland South Hampstead. South Hampstead’s leading estate agent and letting agent since 1888. New Homes, Luxury Apartments, Luxury Properties for sale and rent in South Hampstead.


South Hampstead is a desirable area within North London, located in Northwest London between West End Lane, Belsize Road, Finchley Road and Broadhurst Gardens. It is perfectly suited to families with an excellent range of Victorian properties, set within an area, combining beautiful green spaces with an excellent range of shops and restaurants. The area boasts a unique variety of properties, from spacious detached houses to modern apartments and maisonettes with quaint communal areas neatly tucked away from the busy High Street.

Transport in South Hampstead

South Hampstead is well connected with transport links via South Hampstead Train station (London Overground) offering direct routes to Mayfair, Canary Wharf, Kings Cross and Westminster.

The area is also served by Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) and Finchley Road (Jubilee and Metropolitan lines) tube stations situated in zone 2.

To view all Transport for London bus routes from South Hampstead please click here.

For live updates on all London Overground trains from South Hampstead Train Station please click here.

Schools and Education in South Hampstead

South Hampstead offers an excellent range of primary and secondary schools. A number of the most highly sought after schools are highlighted below.

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Property in South Hampstead

South Hampstead is characterised by large Victorian houses with their distinctive  exteriors, some with terracotta panels and ornate ironwork balconies., with large private rear gardens combined with generous interior spaces. 

Council Tax Bands for South Hampstead

Council Tax Annual Rates for the London Borough of Camden 2021/2022

A £1,146.31
B £1,337.37
C £1,528.41
D £1,719.47
E £2,101.57
F £2,483.68
G £2,865.78
H £3,438.94

(Source London Borough of Camden)

And now for a bit of History on South Hampstead

The South Hampstead conservation area is recorded back to Medieval times as undeveloped farmland, originally split between two medieval manors, and much of the area became residential housing in the 19th century. The area is split up in a ‘grid-like’ layout, dissected by Priory Road and Fairhazel Gardens. The area was known as the ‘Swiss Cottage Conservation Area’ until February 2011,  but the name was changed to reflect the historic association with Hampstead Manor, which it formed part of in the 18th and 19th century. Finchley Road station was the world’s first underground station, opened in 1870 by Metropolitan Railway. It still hints at its original Edwardian, baroque-style architecture which was re-designed in 1914, when access to the local parade of shops was incorporated.