BELSIZE PARK LONDON NW3
Belsize Park is one of the capital’s fashionable hotspots as it is ideally nestled between edgy Camden and glamorous Primrose Hill. With chic, elegant terraces and well-heeled residents to match, this popular NW3 location comes in at the top of the property list for fashionistas, actors and lawyers alike. Walking down the tree lined streets here, there is a real sense of beauty and calmness and then you reach the charming, bustling centre on England’s Lane with flower stalls, butchers and plenty of cafes and bars.
Belsize Park is situated only 15 minutes from the city centre and main tourist attractions. Its one among a cluster of Londons prettiest, most quaint and edgy neighbourhhods including Hampstead, Primrose Hill and Camden Town. There is something for everyone here to enjoy.
Places of Interest and Things to do in Belsize Park
Stroll along Englands Lane just south of the Belsize Park Tube. Englands lane is full of the locals favorite Cafes including Ginger & White, Black Truffle and Camomile. There is also The Washington pub Est 1865 with all its original Victorian fittings, stunning woodwork and etched glass. Now its clientele range from older cockney working men to young hipsters.
Daunt books across from the street from the tube is a gem in Belsize Park. Its one of Londons last independently owned book shops. You can spend an afternoon browsing through an amazing selection of books including many by local authors. Daunt host literature evenings, book clubs and book signings. There is also a great childrens section where once a week they host childrens story time.
Every Cinema is part of a art house cinema group(there is also another branch in neoghbouring Hampstead). You can become a member if you visit often. One of the great perks is the size of the seats , luxurious and you dont even have to get up for anyone to walk by. So why not sit back relax and have a glass of prosecco or maybe a yummy hot chocolate served to you while you watch a great movie.
Belsize Park Tube (Air Raid Shelter)
Belsize Park Tube station has a fascinating history. As its 110ft below the surface during the war it was selected to house an air raid shelter keeping up to 10,000 people safe from harm. Its a very intriguing story. The shelter today can still be seen from the outside just a few steps down from the entrance to the tube.
Belsize Park has splendid architecture and mirroring its smart image, the properties are duly well presented and situated on well kept, spacious tree lined street with wide pavements. Houses are mainly Victorian (1837-1901) with a mixture of white ‘Kensington’ Stucco fronted buildings found on roads like Belsize Park Gardens, Belsize Park, Belsize Square and Lancaster which were built in the 1850s to compete with houses in west London. There are Queen Anne (1860-1900) style red brick houses found on Eton Avenue and Lyndhurst Gardens built by the architect William Willett in the 1880s - similar to houses seen in Sloane Square. You can stroll along Eton Avenue and marvel at the size and unique structure of each of these mansions. Eton Avenue is conveniently on the way to both the Hampstead Theatre and Swiss Cottage Tube.
Belsize Village is a part of Belsize Park nestled away from the lively Haverstock Hill. Its quiet quaintness is part of the attraction here, you actually feel like you are outside the capital. There is no traffic through Belsize Village which is pedestrianized in the centre. During the summer months this is perfect for outdoor dining from any of its great restaurants including XO and Artigano.