Nestled beside the leafy wilds of Hampstead Heath, this charming village in North London is a whirl of cosy pubs, cobbled streets and upscale boutiques. Explore historic houses such as Keats House and Kenwood House, take a stroll (or a swim in summer) on the heath, or catch sweeping views of the capital from Parliament Hill.

Insider's guide to Hampstead

Hanging basket of flowers and people sitting outside a pub in Hampstead
Blogger Julie Falconer

10 reasons to visit Hampstead

Award-winning travel and lifestyle blogger Julie Falconer, aka A Lady in London, takes you on a tour of her former neighbourhood in her must-read Hampstead area guide.

From shopping at an antique emporium to enjoying a pint in a characterful pub, let Julie be your guide to this picture-pretty London village.

A 20-minute jaunt on the Northern line from central London, discover why Hampstead is a tranquil spot to base yourself when staying in the capital.