How is life in Belsize Park? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Belsize Park is an affluent residential area of Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden, England. “

Things that make us love Belsize Park

What makes the heart of Belsize Park? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Belsize Park to help you decide to move in there.

Supermarkets in Belsize Park

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Belsize Park would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Belsize Park and what company operates here.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Waitrose & Partners 174 Saint John Street, London 4.3 388
Waitrose & Partners Cherry Tree Walk Centre, Whitecross Street, London 4.3 679
Tesco Express 43-45 Farringdon Road, London 3.1 42
Marks and Spencer 70 Finsbury Pavement, Moorgate, London 4.2 1572
Tesco Express 1-23 City Road, London 4 58
Sainsbury’s Local 91 City Road, London 3.6 83
Tesco Express 1 Brewhouse Yard, Saint John Street, London 3.3 48
Sainsbury’s Local 60 Fetter Lane, London 3.9 74
Tesco Express 131 Aldersgate Street, Barbican, London 2.9 68
Tesco Express 14-16 Saint Martin’s Le Grand, London 3 51
Tesco Express 24 Chiswell Street, London 2.6 70
Sainsbury’s Local 10 Paternoster Square, London 3.7 48
M&S Simply Food 3A New Change, London 4.2 246
Sainsbury’s Local Ormond House, 63 Queen Victoria Street, London 3.5 44
Tesco Express 55 Central Street, London 2.7 58
Tesco Express 120 Old Broad Street, London 3.1 37
M&S Food To Go Food To Go, Sanderson Arcade, Ludgate Circus, London 4.1 114
Sainsbury’s Local 17-23 Farringdon Road, London 3.2 40
Sainsbury’s Local 123 Holborn, London 3.2 39
M&S Simply Food Cannon Street Cannon Street Station, Bochum Parkway 4, Cannon Street, London 3.9 64

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Belsize Park

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Belsize Park could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre 4a Adelaide Road, London 4.3 1027
The Martial Arts Place 88 Avenue Road, London 4.3 70
The Armoury (Hampstead) 25 Pond Street, London 4.3 94
The Osprey Clinic Private Practice Located at: Marriott Regents Park Hotel, 128 King Henry’s Road, London 4.3 28
Belsize Studio 5 McCrone Mews, London 4.3 6
Virgin Active Unit 2, 02 Centre, 255 Finchley Road, London 4.3 363
Yoga with Charli Belsize Community Library, Antrim Grove, London 4.3 31
Belsize Park – Pilates Teachers Hampstead London North West NW3 148 Haverstock Hill, London 4.3 N/A
Caro Pilates On The Lane – Massage, Beauty, Health & Wellbeing, 16 England’s Lane, London 4.3 5
Pilates At Osprey Private Practice located at: Marriott Regent’s Park Hotel, 128 King Henry’s Road, London 4.3 N/A
Jackson Training Adelaide Road, London 4.3 N/A
Barrecore Hampstead 7-9 Pond Street, London 4.3 17
Royal Free Recreation Club – Hampstead Fleet Road, London 4.3 117
SF Studios London Hampstead Heath, 5 Ella Mews, London 4.3 28
Gymuser 5 Heath Hurst Road, London 4.3 N/A
Stoked Adonis Personal Training 50A Haverstock Hill, London 4.3 N/A
Sarah Pilates 68 Primrose Gardens, London 4.3 10
Vitalbody Pilates 213 Haverstock Hill, London 4.3 1
Passage pilates 59 Belsize Park Gardens, London 4.3 N/A
Gina John Osteopathy & Pilates Belsize Park 48 Belsize Square, London 4.3 5

Parks and green spaces in Belsize Park

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Belsize Park is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Public houses of Belsize Park

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Belsize Park. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Belsize Park.

Pub name Name Address Description
Flask 14 Flask Walk Hampstead NW3 1HE One of north London’s best known pubs, rebuilt in 1874 and bought by Young’s in 1904. A veritable Hampstead institution, originally the Lower Flask, which, after its acquisition by Young’s, underwent a sympathetic refurbishment, albeit one that was somewhat controversial with locals. The old public bar, with its separate entrance, darts board and TV screen, is very much as it was and, incidentally, this is the only part of the pub open from 11.00, the lounge opens at noon. As you enter the lounge, your eyes are immediately drawn to the fine tinted sepia photographs which adorn a full-height timber-and-glass screen separating this room from the public bar. This small, intimate area then leads into a larger back bar. Finally you are led into a conservatory, very much for eating. A CAMRA London Heritage Pub listed for its historic interior. Tuesday quiz nights. Third of a pint taster paddles available and are good value. Various board games including dominoes. Children permitted until 20.00.
Freemasons Arms 32 Downshire Hill Hampstead NW3 1NT Roomy gastro-pub, offering starters, salads, pizzas, pastas, mains and desserts, along with extensive wine list. Very popular with young professionals, it seems. interior still retains some nice features, such as fireplaces, but mainly dominated by track lighting, soft music, upholstered banquettes, wooden tables and chairs, along with recent extension to dining area (which sacrificed garden space in a less than aesthetic manner).
George 250 Haverstock Hill Hampstead NW3 2AE There has been a pub here since 1666, when this was the main road out of London, the present building dating from the 1920’s built as a hotel featuring modern gas lamps for lighting. The large lamps outside may well have been for such purpose. Originally the George, it had a spell as the Great Tree from 1700 until later in the 18th century. Used to be a Rat & Parrot (S&N Retail) for a few years until 2004. The exterior is quite impressive in “Brewer’s Tudor” style with leaded windows in the upper story. There is a large single, open plan L-shaped bar which has undergone recent refurbishment to brighten the place up and create a very comfortable environment. Using plenty of light wood, soft colours, lighting and gas coal-effect fires, there’s a stripped wooden bar with stools around it and a mix of sofas and standard tables. The floor is alternatively tiled or wooden and the back area seems to be reserved for eating in the evenings. There is a small patio to the rear, largely given over to smokers. Hot and cold meals are available daily. All NHS staff get a 10% discount.
King William IV 77 Hampstead High Street Hampstead NW3 1RE This old coaching inn with a large central bar has been a stalwart of the gay scene for many years which has earned it the local nick-name of the Pink Willie. The entertainment is geared to the target audience and there is seating in a very pleasant back garden and outside on the street by a crepe stall (separately operated so don’t bring crepes into the pub).
Old Oak 1 Mansfield Road Hampstead NW3 2JD June 2022 – Handpumps still in place, Doom Bar clip turned round.
Spaniards Inn Spaniards Road Hampstead NW3 7JJ The building dates back to about 1585, though possibly not originally a pub, it is soaked in history, housed in a charming grade II listed, white weatherboard clad exterior. The pub’s interior is divided into separate rooms with areas featuring wooden beams and low ceilings, lending the place a cosy atmosphere. There is a large garden out back alongside the car park. The inn is mentioned in Dickens’ ‘Pickwick Papers’ and Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, Keats is said to have written ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ in the garden. But references to the highwayman Dick Turpin being born here are false since he was born in Essex. Good selection of imported beers and close to the Heath and Kenwood House. It can get very busy at the weekends so don’t be surprised with a long queue just to get a drink on a busy, sunny, Sunday afternoon. Drinkers may be relegated to the heated garden if tables inside are booked for food.
Wells Tavern 30 Well Walk Hampstead NW3 1BX Aug 2022 – the freehold was sold by The Hampstead Wells & Campden Trust to Simon Bridbury Developments Ltd. This saw the end of the 300 year history of property ownership in the area for the charity. Beth Coventry (landlord since 2003) was quoted in the Camden New Journal, “I’ve got 4 years left on my lease and it should basically automatiucally renew”. We shall see.
Duke Of Hamilton 23 New End London NW3 1JD In May 2023 the sole cask beer was Doom Bar – said to be due to contractual reasons – but in Oct 2023 Purity Gold was back on tap. The Jazz Club referred to below continues – see their wesbite for details of events https://hampsteadjazzclub.com/
Garden Gate 14 South End Road London NW3 2QE Close to Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill this is a large, comfortable, multi-roomed venue, furnished with wooden and upholstered tables and chairs, soft lighting, soft music, stained glass, non-working fireplace. Plenty of room around front bar, with another smaller room at the back, to the left.
Haverstock Tavern 94 Haverstock Hill London NW3 2BD 24/05/23 – pub now offers a 10% discount to CAMRA Members. Handy for a pre-gig event if visiting the Roundhouse. At the end of 2019 it reopened as the Haverstock Tavern. Confirmed three cask beers on. Suspect a beer from Leeds might be a regular and perhaps the Pride but we shall see.
Holly Bush 22 Holly Mount London NW3 6SG 20/04/23 – The left hand bar tables were all laid up with white table clothes and for meals. It seems it is now essentailly a dining area. The menu has also been moved up a notch or two, with the cheapest main around £16.00, and wines from around £26/£27.
Horseshoe 28 Heath Street London NW3 6TE The ultimate owner is AB INBEV. Urban Pubs & Bars are running the pub. A former Wetherspoon’s pub which moved distinctly up-market with the introduction of an extensive gastro menu, open kitchen and all, and the installation of its own micro-brewery down in the basement. This subsequently metamorphosed into the Camden Town Brewery and the kit was removed while the brewery grew and grew.
Magdala 2a South Hill Park London NW3 2SB From the 8th Jan 2024 for the rest of January they will be serving CASK ales at £3.50 a pint …. Yum !
North Star Tavern 104 Finchley Road London NW3 5JJ 30/11/22 – St Austell Tribute plus New River Twin Spring. It is possible that (for example) the Pride may be alternated with St Austell TRibute, Doom Bar or Sharp’s Atlantic.
Old Bull & Bush North End Way London NW3 7HE Considered by some wags the most agreeable pub in Golders Green, this is up the road from the now sadly closed Jack Straw’s Castle (converted to luxury flats). Handy if you are visiting the less well-known northern extension of Hampstead Heath or the West Heath and Golders Hill Park. Made famous by Florie Ford’s music hall song, “Down at the Old Bull and Bush” where people were invited to come and make eyes at her and perhaps no doubt they did. It’s an old coaching inn set back from the road with seating out front. The interior has been much modernised and we are informed by the pub’s manager (Nov 2019) that that “we offer two beers regularly with both on most of the time at least one at all times”. Food served, for details and serving times click on their website. Bus: 210, 268.
Old White Bear 1 Well Road London NW3 1LJ Reopened on 15th Dec 2021 – see https://www.oldwhitebear.com/. Four cask beers were available on a visit in Jan 2022 and these are shown. It is possible that the beer from Leeds Brewery may change. The pub is run by Northern Union Pubs which is owned by the team who set up the Leeds Brewery (now closed and beer brewed at Kirkstall). This is their third pub in north London, all follow the theme of having been taken on after being closed.
Roebuck 15 Pond Street London NW3 2PN Cosy pub, opposite The Royal Free Hospital, acquired by Young’s in 2008, dating from 1860 as the Roebuck Hotel – which is still evident from the upper fascia. Furnished internally with wooden tables and chairs, some upholstered, and sofas, low lighting, soft music. Conservatory and garden at the back, lower room available to let. Tables outside in front allow you to watch the comings and goings but need to be vacated by 9.45pm.
Stag 67 Fleet Road London NW3 2QU This roomy Victorian pub (ca. 1874) was a reliable back street boozer. In 2008, new owners (two brothers who started with the Regent in Kensal Green) painted the entire vast Victorian frontage black, pared down the interior to minimalist, with wooden tables and chairs, punctuated by candlelight, and re-vamped the huge garden behind with bookable cabanas, summer BBQs and events such as acoustic music.
Washington 50 Englands Lane London NW3 4UE Popular and imposing Victorian corner pub. Extensively retained period woodwork together with lots of cut and etched glass complimenting the stucco ceiling and island bar. Listed on CAMRA’s National Inventory of historic pub interiors for its surviving interesting Victorian fittings.

The types of restaurants

Belsize Park is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Belsize Park.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Premier Inn London Hampstead hotel 215 Haverstock Hill, London 4.3 998
Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage 40 College Crescent, London 4.3 1386
Subway 141 Finchley Road, London 4.3 147
Jamon Jamon Belsize Park 177 Haverstock Hill, London 4.3 539
Bradleys 25 Winchester Road, London 4.3 192
The George 250 Haverstock Hill, London 4.3 1150
Retsina 48-50 Belsize Lane, London 4.3 385
Roni’s Bakery – Belsize Village 37, 39 Belsize Lane, London 4.3 642
Zara Restaurant 11 South End Road, London 4.3 373
MannaLondon Restaurant 4 Erskine Road, London 4.3 443
Oliver’s Fish & Chips 95 Haverstock Hill, London 4.3 390
Green Cottage 9, New College Parade, London 4.3 370
Udon Cafe 106C Finchley Road, London 4.3 428
Paradise 49 South End Road, London 4.3 491
Lemonia 89 Regent’s Park Road, London 4.3 1743
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) 200 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, London 4.3 743
Take One Chinese 89 Haverstock Hill, London 4.3 110
GAIL’s Bakery Belsize Park 167 Haverstock Hill, London 4.3 340
Everyman Belsize Park 203 Haverstock Hill, London 4.3 272
Swiss Cottage Farmers Market Eton Avenue, London 4.3 118

Museums & Galleries in the region

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Belsize Park, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Keats House 10 Keats Grove, London 4.5 365
Freud Museum London 20 Maresfield Gardens, London 4.6 1381
Isokon Gallery Lawn Road, London 4.7 71
Sigmund Freud Memorial 120 Belsize Lane, London 3.7 3
Dr. BR Ambedkar House 10 King Henry’s Road, London 4.6 386

What type of amenities may you need in Belsize Park?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Belsize Park name before moving in the neighbourhood.

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Belsize Park

Belsize Park has 16 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London 3.3 1138
Medicspot Clinic Primrose Hill 28 England’s Lane, London 4.5 2
The Royal Free London – Private Patients Unit 12th Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London 3.3 35
NSPN 12 Maresfield Gardens, London N/A N/A
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 120 Belsize Lane, London 3.2 87
The Portman Clinic 8 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London 3 4
Hampstead Mother and Baby Home 17 Daleham Gardens, London N/A N/A
Prime Health Partners 27-29 Winchester Road, London 5 43
Paediatric Gastroenterologist Dr Daniel Crespi Kids Gastro Care Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London 4.9 15
The Grove Centre Rowland Hill Street N/A N/A
Cosmetic Surgeons London Royal Free Hampstead N H S Trust, Pond Street, London 5 1
Professor Rajiv Jalan 10 Pond Street, London N/A N/A
Professor Kevin Moore Pond Street, London N/A N/A
Rec Club – Vaccine Centre Fleet Road, London 4.5 17
MyHealthcare Clinic 167a Finchley Road, London 5 4
Primrose Hill Natural Health Centre 9 Saint George’s Mews, London 4.3 3

What schools are nearby in Belsize Park?

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Belsize Park. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
South Hampstead High School 3 Maresfield Gardens, London 3.9 12
The UCL Academy Adelaide Road, London 2.8 78
North Bridge House – Nursery Hampstead 33 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London 5 4
LSI London Hampstead 13 Lyndhurst Terrace, London 4.8 128
Swiss Cottage School, Development & Research Centre 80 Avenue Road, London 4.4 24
Trevor Roberts School 57 Eton Avenue, London 5 2
Haverstock School 24 Haverstock Hill, London 2.6 14
Fitzjohn’s Primary School 86A Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London 4.6 10
Octagon St Saviours Church Hall, Eton Road, London 5 1
Hampstead Taiji Quan Old Winchester Arms, The Winchester Project, 21 Winchester Road, London N/A N/A
Keren’s Nursery Belsize Park 51 Belsize Square, London 5 5
St Mary’S The Town & Country School 38-40 Eton Avenue, London N/A N/A
Abcschool England’s Lane, London N/A N/A
The Hall School (Senior School) Senior School, THE HALL, 23 Crossfield Road, London N/A N/A
Natalie Koffman – Revive Health MRSS MTI ITEC Dip Sports LSSM 16 England’s Lane, London 5 2
St Christopher’s School 32 Belsize Lane, London N/A N/A
The Hall School (Middle School) 54 Eton Avenue, London N/A N/A
Poppins Daycare Nursery 20 Fellows Road, London N/A N/A
A Pilkington 19 College Crescent, London N/A N/A
A S L 38 Buckland Crescent, London 5 1

Are there many post offices in the region of Belsize Park?

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Belsize Park can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Swiss Cottage Post Office 9-10, Harben House Harben Parade, Finchley Road, London 1.9 113
Belsize Park Post Office 199-205 Haverstock Hill, London 2.8 68
Regents Park Road Post Office 91 Regent’s Park Road, London 2.5 35
Hampstead Delivery Office Royal Mail Hampstead Delivery Office, Shepherds Walk, London 2 86

In Belsize Park, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Belsize Park to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Finchley Road Underground Station Underground Ltd, Finchley Road, London 4 134
Hampstead Heath Greater, South Hill Park, London 4.5 68
Belsize Park Haverstock Hill, London 4.2 77
Swiss Cottage Finchley Road, London 4.2 80

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Belsize Park?

There are always activities happening in lively Belsize Park. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Belsize Park page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Belsize Park snapshot.

What areas are nearby?

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Belsize Park. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

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Lisson Grove See the guide here
Euston See the guide here
Maida Vale See the guide here
Somers Town See the guide here
St John’s Wood See the guide here
Queen’s Park See the guide here
Kings Cross See the guide here
Camden Town See the guide here
Kilburn See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
Primrose Hill See the guide here
Swiss Cottage See the guide here
Chalk Farm See the guide here
Brondesbury See the guide here
Kentish Town See the guide here
Frognal See the guide here
Hampstead See the guide here
Gospel Oak See the guide here
Tufnell Park See the guide here
Dartmouth Park See the guide here
Childs Hill See the guide here
Archway See the guide here
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Marylebone See the guide here
Harley Street See the guide here
Little Venice See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
Lisson Grove See the guide here
Euston See the guide here
Maida Vale See the guide here
Somers Town See the guide here
St John’s Wood See the guide here
Queen’s Park See the guide here
Kings Cross See the guide here
Camden Town See the guide here
Kilburn See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
Primrose Hill See the guide here
Swiss Cottage See the guide here
Chalk Farm See the guide here
Brondesbury See the guide here
Kentish Town See the guide here

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