West Hampstead is a small area with a friendly and thriving community. There is a great variety of boutiques, cafes and restaurants in West Hampstead. There is something for everyone! Hampstead Heath is just a short walk away, and so is Hampstead Village with its independent shops and cosy pubs. Local amenities include the Farmer’s market which runs every Saturday, and West Hampstead Library which holds regular events for families and children.

Until the railway arrived at the end of 18th century this area was a village known as West End and was know to be very quiet. It was renamed to West Hampstead after the railway was introduced in order to not confuse it with the other West End, London’s theatre district.

The end of 19th century was the period of most intensive building in the area and the time when impressive Victorian red brick mansions were built. Most of the properties in West Hampstead now are either Victorian or Edwardian houses. It is home to a number of notable people; Stephen Fry, Angela Griffin, Emma Thompson and Jim Carter being some of them.

Restaurants in West Hampstead

If you are in the area, visit Bradleys, one of the best restaurants in West Hampstead. To book a table or enquire about a group/party celebration, please contact us here.

Our Opening Hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday: 12.00pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10.00pm, Saturday: 12.00pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10.00pm, Sunday: 12.00pm – 2.30pm