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HAMPSTEAD NOTES

The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon words ham and stede, which means, and is a cognate of, the Modern English "homestead".


Hampstead is an area of London, England, located 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of Charing Cross.
It is located in Inner London and it is part of the London Borough of Camden.
It is known for its intellectual, liberal, artistic, musical and literary associations and for the large and hilly parkland Hampstead Heath.
It is also home to some of the most expensive housing in the London area, or indeed anywhere in the world, with large houses selling for up to £50m (2008).
The village of Hampstead has more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of the United Kingdom.

BEST KNOWN BUILDINGS

Hampstead tube station (1907), incidentally the deepest station on the entire Underground network
Isokon building (1932)
Hillfield Court (1932)  (1938)
Hampstead Theatre (1962)
Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre (1964)
Swiss Cottage Central Library (1964)
Royal Free Hospital (1974)

MUSEUMS

Fenton House, Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, London, NW3 6SP
Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, London, NW3 5SX
Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, New End Square, Hampstead, London, NW3 1LT
Keats House Museum, Keats Grove, Hampstead, London, NW3 2RR
Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, London, NW3 7JR

THEATRES AND CINEMAS

Everyman Cinema, 5 Holly Bush Vale, Hampstead, London, NW3 6TX
Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
New End Theatre, 27 New End, Vale of Heath, Hampstead, London, NW3 1JD
Pentameters Theatre, 28 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6TE

PUBS

Hampstead is well known for its traditional pubs, such as the
Holly Bush, gas-lit until recently.
The Spaniards Inn , Spaniard's Road, where highwayman Dick Turpin took refuge
The Old Bull and Bush in North End
Ye Olde White Bear.

Jack Straw's Castle on the edge of the Heath near Whitestone Pond at the brow of the Heath has now been converted into residential flats.
Freemasons Arms, 32 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, NW3 1NT
The Duke of Hamilton, 23–25 New End, Hampstead, London, NW3 1JD
Ye Olde White Bear, Well Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 1LJ
The Holly Bush, 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead, London, NW3 6SGN
The Horseshoe(formerly The Three Horseshoes), 28 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6TE
King William IV(aka KW4), 77 Hampstead High Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 1RE
The Magdala, 2a South Hill Park, Hampstead, London, NW3 2SB
The Garden Gate, 14 South End Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 2QE

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