Hampstead area guide

Hampstead was mainly used as farmland and even became the hub of the laundry industry during the 18th century.

Hampstead History

West Hampstead used to be a small country village called West End, but when the Metropolitan Railway arrived in 1879 it called the station West Hampstead to avoid confusion with the other, rather better known West End further to the south.

Hampstead estate agents Property Guide

Hampstead was mainly used as farmland and even became the hub of the laundry industry during the 18th century. The area became more salubrious from 1707, when the Chalybeate Spring was lauded as a cure-all fountain, and the spa qualities rivalled those found in Bath and Tunbridge Wells.

Accelerated development took place during the 1870s right up to 1914, and many architectural styles can be found in Hampstead, from Georgian and Edwardian properties through to Victorian villas and Arts & Craft period homes.

Hampstead Property

Bearing the postcode NW3 and located in the borough of Camden, today's Hampstead attracts a mix of well heeled and artistic residents. South Hampstead is home to a young, vibrant community attracted by the extremely good value its properties represent – you get more floor space for your money.

Hampstead Property Guide - Sandfords Estate Agents

Away from most coveted addresses such as Bishop’s avenue, there is a wide variety of property in Hampstead. Everything from two-bedroom apartments in converted period properties and terraced homes to detached mansions and swish penthouses do come onto the market.

There is a mix of Victorian houses around Canfield Gardens and apartment blocks round Langtry Walk, the name commemorating an estate where Lillie Langtry, the actress, beauty and mistress of the Prince of Wales, lived in Victorian times.

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