Nearest Tube: Hampstead
Hampstead is a district in north-west London that lies just north of Kentish Town and St John's Wood. It has been settled since prehistoric times and over the years lots of prehistoric, Roman and Saxon remains have been found.
The district has long been a popular residential area and the architecture is predominantly Georgian. This is the legacy of the district's hey day in the 18th and 19th centuries when it was a popular spa town.
In its past Hampstead has been particularly popular in literary and art circles and famous past residents of the district have included Byron, Keats, Wordsworth, Dickens, Constable and Hogarth.
The high street is on a steep hill and boasts lots of trendy clothes shops and small cafes and bistros. But the attraction that the district is most famous for has to be the Hampstead Heath, a vast 800 acres of open space.
You can also visit Keats House, Freud Museum, the 17th century Fenton House or the Hampstead Museum.
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