Belsize Park is a tranquil and fashionable residential area south of Hampstead Heath and north of Primrose Hill & Regent’s Park. It is well connected with Kings Cross & Euston, Russell Square and Oxford Circus area. Two underground lines, Northern and Jubilee line offer a quick, twelve minute ride to the heart of the city. There are also numerous buses to Camden and Euston, Swiss Cottage and Hampstead. Being so close to Regent’s Park and the Heat, the area is just brilliant for visitors eager to walk and explore some of the most attractive, well maintained and vast London parks. There are many “village” type street corners in the area, each with an amazing selection of pretty and intimate shops and cafes. Whilst it is close to the city, it has all the wonderful amenities a village would have: tree lined streets and a real sense of calmness.
We would advise you definitely have a wonder over to Primrose Hill Park, whether it be for a picnic, a stroll or a lazy day in the sun. The park overlooks central London and the views are famously beautiful. We also suggest visiting one of the many book shops on England’s Lane as even if you don’t buy any books, the floor to ceiling book shelves are impressive!
The main street, Belsize Park Road has a cinema, several eateries (burger, pizza, American, Spanish cuisine) a good size supermarket Budgens and a smaller Tesco food shop. Also there is a sting of original and exciting gastro pubs. . England’s Lane is the bustling centre of the area and is jam packed with restaurants, cafes, bars and independent boutiques to wonder around. We’ve heard this is also a great area for celebrity spotting! Also visit Haverstock Hill and Steeles Village for some of London’s most traditional English pubs. The exclusive Everymans cinema is a must go to if you feel like a cosy night out for a film. If a nice British Pint is what you’re after, then visit the Sir Richard Steele Pub. Camomile on England’s lane is a lovely café to have breakfast and a spot of lunch.
Adjacent to the area is the world famous Camden Market and its high street with many live music venues such as the Round House. This is a new and very exciting location offering so much more in value to visitors then any other busy or glossy high street address in the town centre. A pure delight!
PubsBars: Sir Richard Steele - 97 Haverstock Hill, The Washinton – 50 England’s Lane, The Stag - 67 Fleet Road.
Restaurants: XO - 29 Belsize Lane, Gourmet Burger Kitchen - 200 Haverstock Hill, Chez Bob - 205-207 Haverstock Hill.
Parks: Primrose Hill, Hampstead Heath.