Hampstead is the perfect place to visit for classic London streets, large open spaces and stepping in the footsteps of some famous literary figures. What we particularly love about Hampstead is that there are no unmissable, notorious tourist attractions, it is merely just a quiet spot in London that doesn't need to show off.
The Beautiful Streets of Hampstead
We would start off at Hampstead Tube Station and head down the High Street before turning into the pedestrianised Flask Walk. To this day Flask Walk contains as many eccentricities as the olden days with secondhand bookshops, pen shops and other independent shops lining the passageway.
We would continue down Wells Walk as well and stop at the cafe at Burgh House before reaching the Heath.
If you are looking for other beautiful streets you can't go far wrong with the roads either side of Flask Walk or Wells Walk.
Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill
If you continue to progress down Well Walk you will come to Hampstead Heath. Head into the park and then keep right before you start the incline up to Parliament Hill.
It's thought that Parliament Hill is so called as it was a point of defence during the English Civil War - a place for the troops loyal to Parliament. From the viewpoint you can enjoy spectacular views of the capital.
If you are looking to explore the vast Heath for longer you can follow our Hampstead Heath Tramble. It will take you to the swimming pools and beyond.
Back to our Tramble head back down from the viewpoint towards Hampstead Heath Station. Here you will find the museum dedicated to famous literary resident John Keats. The museum and library can be found in Keats Grove and is well worth a visit.
Keats House | Hampstead Heath | £6.50
The Holly Bush
No visit to Hampstead is complete without a trip to The Holly Bush pub. Head back to Hampstead High Street and approach the pub via the Holly Mount Steps opposite Gaucho. The pub in tucked up the end of the passage and is a local gem.