Will you love Frognal? Our local guide

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Frognal is a small area of Hampstead, North West London in the London Borough of Camden. Frognal is reinforced as the name of a minor road, which goes uphill from Finchley Road and at its upper end is in the west of Hampstead village. “

The things you might need in Frognal

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

In Frognal, what schools are nearby?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Frognal vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
South Hampstead High School 3 Maresfield Gardens, London 3.9 12
University College School Senior School Frognal, London 4.5 6
LSI London Hampstead 13 Lyndhurst Terrace, London 4.8 128
North Bridge House – Nursery Hampstead 33 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London 5 4
Fitzjohn’s Primary School 86A Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London 4.6 10
Mini Mozart Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers 120 Heath Street, London 4.6 18
St Margaret’s School 18 Kidderpore Gardens, London 4 8
Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School 1 Dresden Close, London 5 8
Kumon Maths & English St Andrew’s Church Hall, Frognal Lane, London 5 1
Lithos Pre-school The Tenants Community Hall 48, Jacaranda House, London 5 1
Devonshire House Nursery School and Middle School Devonshire House School, 2 Arkwright Road, London 4.3 15
Griffin and Bell Education Ltd Suite 3, 25-27 Heath Street, London N/A N/A
Hampstead Parochial Church of England Primary School 2A Holly Bush Vale, London 3.5 2
Devonshire House Lower School 69 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London N/A N/A
LSI College Heath House, 13 Lyndhurst Terrace, London 5 10
Chris Johnson Vocal Coach 485A Finchley Road, London 5 22
Mad About The Voice (MATV) 485A Finchley Road, London 5 1
Heathside School Hampstead 84a Heath Street, London 3.8 29
Perform 255 Finchley Road, London N/A N/A
Learn The Piano. 13 Lyncroft Gardens, London N/A N/A

Post offices in Frognal

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Frognal branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Hampstead Post Office 79-81A Hampstead High Street, London 4.1 119
Hampstead Delivery Office Royal Mail Hampstead Delivery Office, Shepherds Walk, London 2 86

Tube & Train stations in and around Frognal

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Frognal entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Finchley Road & Frognal United Kingdom 4.2 48
Finchley Road Underground Station Underground Ltd, Finchley Road, London 4 134
West Hampstead Station, West Hampstead Thameslink, Iverson Road, London 3.7 112
West Hampstead West End Lane, London 3.7 78
Hampstead Underground Ltd, Hampstead High Street, London 4.4 96
West Hampstead United Kingdom 3.8 59

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Frognal

Frognal has 11 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
Doctor Today Private Medical Centre 182 Finchley Road, London 4.7 43
NSPN 12 Maresfield Gardens, London N/A N/A
Richman EMDR Training 45 Fairhazel Gardens, London 4.8 17
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 120 Belsize Lane, London 3.2 87
The Portman Clinic 8 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London 3 4
Glam Aesthetics Group Finchley 180 Finchley Road, London N/A N/A
Mandi Simons Counselling and Psychotherapy 28B Hampstead High Street, London N/A N/A
IVANZI | Microblading London 91 Heath Street, London 4.9 17
Hampstead Mother and Baby Home 17 Daleham Gardens, London N/A N/A
Queen Mary’s House 23 East Heath Road, London 4 1
MyHealthcare Clinic 167a Finchley Road, London 5 4

In Frognal, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Frognal? 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 Frognal to help you decide to move in there.

Are there a lot of supermarkets in Frognal?

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

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sainsbury’s Local 52-56 High Street, Carshalton 4 77
M&S Simply Food 322-332 Carshalton Road, Carshalton 4.1 22
M&S Simply Food Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton 3.8 34
Premier 6 Butter Hill, Wallington 3.7 3
Sainsbury’s Local 15-21 Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton 3.3 24

Parks and green spaces in Frognal

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Frognal in more detail.

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

Gyms to stay in shape in Frognal

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Frognal easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
UCS Active Frognal, London 4.3 142
Virgin Active Unit 2, 02 Centre, 255 Finchley Road, London 4.3 363
Sweaty Betty 35 Heath Street, London 4.3 11
The Rooms Above 174 Mill Lane, London 4.3 5
Pilates Tonic London 4.3 15
Shiatsu 2 Well Road, London 4.3 N/A
Caroline Dollar Yoga West Heath Yard, 174 Mill Lane, London 4.3 N/A
Belsize Studio 5 McCrone Mews, London 4.3 6
I Love Pilates 174 Mill Lane, London 4.3 25
Yoga With Sarah West Heath Yard, 174 Mill Lane, London 4.3 N/A
The Fitness Club Ltd 529 Finchley Road, London 4.3 15
My Fitness Boutique David’s Deli, 174 Mill Lane West Heath Yard (Beside, London 4.3 32
SantisPilates London 4.3 16
Heartcore 50 Hampstead High Street, London 4.3 17
London Yogi 120 Heath Street, London 4.3 N/A
Barrecore Hampstead 7-9 Pond Street, London 4.3 17
Yoga with Divya 1 Dresden Close, London 4.3 17
True Pilates London, A Romana’s Pilates Studio 6 Chesterford Gardens, London 4.3 10
Bodysculpt with Lizzie UCS Active, Frognal, London 4.3 2
Valentin Personal Training | Personal Trainer in Hampstead UCS Active, Frognal, London 4.3 60

Restaurants in the area

Frognal has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Taro 293 Finchley Road, London 4.3 209
The Holly Bush, Hampstead 22 Holly Mount, London 4.3 1838
Gaucho Hampstead 64 Heath Street, London 4.3 814
Everyman Hampstead 5 Holly Bush Vale, London 4.3 719
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) 331 West End Lane, London 4.3 513
The Coffee Cup 74 Hampstead High Street, London 4.3 410
The Wells Tavern 30 Well Walk, London 4.3 976
Alice House West Hampstead 283-285 West End Lane, London 4.3 1043
Jin Kichi 73 Heath Street, London 4.3 706
Villa Bianca 1 Perrin’s Court, London 4.3 477
Dim T 3 Heath Street, London 4.3 432
Ginger & White 4a, 5a Perrin’s Court, London 4.3 732
Basilico Hampstead 515 Finchley Road, London 4.3 241
GAIL’s Bakery Hampstead 64 Hampstead High Street, London 4.3 384
The Wet Fish Cafe 242 West End Lane, London 4.3 873
Tandis 289 Finchley Road, London 4.3 291
Banana Tree West Hampstead 237-239 West End Lane, London 4.3 1932
The Tiffin Tin (West Hampstead) 83 Mill Lane, London 4.3 204
Retsina 48-50 Belsize Lane, London 4.3 385
Roni’s Bakery – Belsize Village 37, 39 Belsize Lane, London 4.3 642

Museums & Galleries

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Frognal below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Freud Museum London 20 Maresfield Gardens, London 4.6 1381
Jewish Museum London First Floor Office, Residential Tower, 353-359 Finchley Road, London 4.5 628
Burgh House Burgh House, New End Square, London 4.5 517
Camden Art Centre Arkwright Road, London 4.5 542
Keats House 10 Keats Grove, London 4.5 365
2 Willow Road 2 Willow Road, London 4.4 145
Sigmund Freud Memorial 120 Belsize Lane, London 3.7 3

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Frognal. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Frognal

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.

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

It could be that Frognal has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Frognal. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Frognal. Also, knowing what’s available in Frognal and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

Other nearby neighbourhoods

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Swiss Cottage See the guide here
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Belsize Park See the guide here
Kentish Town See the guide here
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Gospel Oak See the guide here
Tufnell Park See the guide here
Dartmouth Park See the guide here
Cricklewood See the guide here
Childs Hill See the guide here
Golders Green See the guide here
Hampstead Garden Suburb See the guide here
Erskine Village See the guide here
Little Venice See the guide here
Lisson Grove See the guide here
Maida Vale See the guide here
St John’s Wood See the guide here
Queen’s Park See the guide here
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Primrose Hill See the guide here
Swiss Cottage See the guide here
Chalk Farm See the guide here
Brondesbury See the guide here
Belsize Park See the guide here
Kentish Town 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
Cricklewood See the guide here
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