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West Hampstead Area Guide

Introduction to
West Hampstead, London

West Hampstead, North London area guide by the leading estate agent and letting agent Goldschmidt and Howland. Visit West Hampstead Farmers’ Market and enjoy shopping and leisure activities in The O2 Centre on Finchley Road.


West Hampstead offers a vibrant cafe culture, impressive architecture and has a fantastic energy and community feel. This area has grown in popularity over recent years, is known for its thriving and friendly community, with lively bars and cool venues, coffee shops and a popular farmers market.  This sought-after area is home to the generations of families who have chosen to stay in the area,  making it a haven for young professionals and families looking for a choice of homes. The collection of boutiques, restaurants and cafes also acts as a social hub where there are regular community meetings.  Goldschmidt & Howland is recognised as the leading Estate Agent and Letting Agent in the area.

Transport in West Hampstead

A major draw to West Hampstead is the excellent transport links. West Hampstead tube station (Jubilee Line) in zone 2and  West Hampstead overground station which offers a Thameslink service to St Pancras, South London, Stratford International and even as far as Brighton! The area is well positioned for M Roads and the A1 North. By bus, the 139 travels South to Waterloo and the 189 to Oxford Service both offer 24-hour services. The 328 to Chelsea and the C11 to Archway both pass through the heart of West Hampstead.

Property in West Hampstead

Originally just a quiet hamlet, the most intensive period of building was from 1894 and is reflected in the striking Victorian red-brick homes and impressive mansion blocks. West Hampstead’s residential properties vary from predominantly terraced period houses, art-deco inspired townhouses to grand blocks of spacious apartments both Mansion styled and more recently joined by striking modern architecture.

Council Tax Bands for West 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 West Hampstead

The name ‘West Hampstead’ didn’t exist until the 30th June 1879, before which it was known as the ‘West End’. When National Rail opened ‘West End Station’ now known as ‘West Hampstead Station’ in 1871 the area grew significantly in popularity, however, due to its prominent transport links the area became a target in WW2, meaning much of the area had to be rebuilt after the war.