Swiss cottage area guide

Its architectural style replicated a Swiss chalet and so it was named the Swiss Tavern.

Swiss Cottage is a small area in the London Borough of Camden centred around the junction of Avenue Road and Finchley Road. Swiss Cottage estate agents often comment that the area is favoured by home movers who desire a less 'obvious' location than nearby Belsize Park, Hampstead Village and Camden Town.

Swiss Cottage History

The name Swiss Cottage dates back to an inn that was built in the area in 1804. Its architectural style replicated a Swiss chalet and so it was named the Swiss Tavern. It was later renamed The Swiss Cottage and so the moniker began. The tavern was originally surrounded by fields and was described as being on the 'outskirts' of London.

Swiss Cottage estate agents Property Guide

A more densely populated Swiss Cottage started evolving in the 1920s and 1930s. Swiss Cottage quickly turned into a neighbourhood in its own right, spearheaded by the opening of the Tube station in 1939. The construction of a cinema and the reconditioning of the roads to accommodate motor vehicles also helped popularise the area. The Swiss Cottage Inn is still a public house today, although one that holds Grade II listed status.

Swiss Cottage Property

Sandfords estate agents handling property in Swiss Cottage say demand is high for conversion flats for sale in period buildings on streets like College Crescent, while purpose built blocks on Boundary Road, Finchley Road and Hilgrove Road are favoured by movers looking for entry-level accommodation.

Swiss Cottage Property Guide - Sandfords Estate Agents

New flats for sale in Swiss Cottage can be found on Winchester Road at The Visage development, while a planning application has been submitted to Camden council outlining plans for a 24-storey tower near the Tube station. If built, it will become the borough's tallest residential skyscraper and will comprise 148 flats to rent in Swiss Cottage, 36 affordable homes, and space for shops and restaurants. The tower will be accompanied by a smaller block of five to seven storeys.

Top Attractions in Swiss Cottage

Many home movers choose property for sale in Swiss Cottage as the area is full of history and surrounded by cultural facilities, including the Grade II listed Swiss Cottage Central Library, the Hampstead Theatre and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Even the cinema is located in a majestic Art Deco building.

Swiss Cottage Transport

Swiss Cottage has its own Tube station, which is on the Jubilee Line, although Finchley underground is within walking distance. Swiss Cottage is a hub for buses, with no less than nine routes passing through the neighbourhood. Route destinations include Oxford Street, Victoria Station, Marble Arch and King's Cross, among many other central and NW London areas. By car, Swiss Cottage is linked to the rest of London by the A41.

If you are interested in buying, selling or renting property in Swiss Cottage, don’t hesitate to contact Sandfords. Our Swiss Cottage estate agents are happy to provide you with information and advice on top local attractions, Swiss Cottage's property profile and conditions for buying or renting in this North West London location.

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