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Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead | Great Day Out

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead

 

Hampstead is one of London’s prettiest villages. It has beautiful houses to admire, cobbled streets to walk along and many cute cafes and shops to enjoy. I’ve spent many an afternoon strolling around the village and I always recommend it to people who want to get out of Central London for the day and experience something a bit slower and less touristy. They are no big landmarks to see or tourist attractions. That’s why I like it.

Below I have put an example walking tour for you so you can experience the best of Hampstead via your own self-guided walking tour. I’ve even put a map for you to follow.

Here is my self guided London walking tour of Hampstead.

 

How do I get to Hampstead?

Hampstead is in North London. It has three stations nearby. Hampstead Tube Station is on the underground using the Northern Line. It also had two Overground stations, Hampstead Heath and West Hampstead. Hampstead underground and Hampstead Heath overground are a short walk away from each other and less than a 5-minute walk to the centre. West Hampstead, however, is about a 25-minute walk from the centre of the village. I recommend arriving at Hampstead Heath overground or Hampstead Tube Station.

 

 

Start by arriving at Hampstead Heath Overground Station.

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of Hampstead Heath Overground)

 

When you come out of the station turn right and walk up to Parliament Hill. After a 10 minute walk, you will arrive at Parliament Hill viewpoint which has incredible views across London. Check out my blog on where to see London’s best FREE views here.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of the view from Hampstead Heath)

 

Walk through the park and exit to arrive at Keats Grove.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of Keats Grove)

 

 

Walk along Keats Grove for just a minute and you’ll see a little street to the left which has some lovely houses to admire.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of pretty houses in Hampstead)

 

Come back onto Keats Grove and walk up Devonshire Hill and past Keats House. Keats House is the former home of the famous romantic poet, John Keats. There are more lovely houses to see on this street.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of pretty houses in Hampstead)

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of pretty houses in Hampstead)

 

After a 5 minute walk, you will arrive at Hampstead High Street which has lots of lovely cafes, shops pubs and restaurants to enjoy.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of Hampstead High Street)

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of The Hampstead Butcher)

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of a pub in Hampstead)

 

About halfway up the high street, you’ll come to a road on your left called Perrin’s Lane. At the beginning of Perrins lane is a famous crepe stand called Creperie de Hampstead. They have been there since 1980 and are a real landmark in the area. A great place for a walking lunch.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of a pretty street in Hampstead)

 

A 2-minute walk from Perrins Lane is Perrins Court which has more shops and cafes that are tucked away off the beaten track.

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of wisteria in Hampstead)

 

Come out of Perrins court and hop across the road to Flask Walk. There is a small antique market and some lovely flower shops.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of Flask Walk, Hampstead)

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of flower shop in Hampstead)

 

Next, you will arrive at the bottom of Holly Hill. You’ll walk past a great pizza place called L’antica Pizzeria.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of L'antica Pizzeria)

 

Eventually, you’ll come to Holly Mount which is an adorable corner of Hampstead and has a lovely classic British pub called The Holly Bush.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of The Holly Bush Hampstead Pub)

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead

 

Turn back on yourself through Holly Mount and carry on up the hill towards Hampstead Grove. Finally, you’ll end at Fenton House and Gardens. A 17th century National Trust house you can choose to admire from the outside or pay to go in.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of Fenton House)

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead (Image of street in Hampstead)

 

I hope you enjoyed my self guided London walking tour of Hampstead.

 

Not sure exactly where to walk? No problem if you click on the square symbol in the top right-hand corner of the map it will expand and you can follow it.

 

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Hampstead

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