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Hampstead Village Walk

Explore the gorgeous village of Hampstead

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  • Qualified Borough of Camden guide
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90 mins circular walk

Not step-free

Individual Tickets from £12

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Having attracted the rich and famous over the last two centuries, it’s no surprise there are plenty of historical plaques in this area, which show a glimmer of Hampstead’s glamorous inhabitants.

Hampstead has long been a haven for artists. Located in zone 2, the area has attracted painters, poets, and performers over the centuries.

Notable residents have included  John Keats, who wrote “Ode to a Nightingale” while living in Hampstead. George Romney, who is best known for his portraits of 18th century society figures, found Hampstead the perfect place to paint. As did the landscape artist John Constable who did some of his most famous paintings of the Heath while living in Hampstead. It inspired Bram Stoker when writing Dracula.

Today, Hampstead remains a popular destination for artists and filmmakers seeking inspiration. The area’s many parks and green spaces provide a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of London, while its quaint shops and cafes offer a glimpse into traditional English life. Whether you’re looking for history or creativity, Hampstead is sure to delight.

On this London guided walk discover how Hampstead Village has a rich history of intellectual and artistic associations and, of course, the beautiful Hampstead Heath which has been known to be a source of inspiration for artists, with its wild grasses and sweeping views.

Hampstead remains an inspiring place for artists creating a creative atmosphere and a beautiful setting with its winding streets and quaint cottages. If you’re looking for a creative escape, be sure to pay a visit to Hampstead.

 

Hampstead Village Highlights Walk Reviews:

 

This was such a picturesque, fascinating and enjoyable tour. Rhona is a very captivating guide. Highly recommend. Ololade

 

Ms. Levine offers a lovely tour of Hampstead Village with an emphasis on literary history (albeit lots of more personal details woven into it) along with a good does of class conscious social history. Highly recommended. Lenny

 

This was such a lovely interesting walk in a beautiful part of London. The guide was great-funny and knowledgeable. The time just flew. Loved it and learned lots about the area. Suzannah

 

A lovely wander around one of the pretty areas of London. Lots of interesting facts and history of both the area and some of the notable residents delivered by our friendly, knowledgeable guide. Thank you. Louisa

 

A very interesting stroll around a part of London that I had little knowledge of. The guide was enthusiastic and interesting. I would recommend this walk to anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

Our guide was very informative and added humour when she can. She is happy to chat and answer questions on the short walks from one point of interest to the next and she is clearly a people person who seems to lead guided walks because she enjoys it. Her enthusiasm is contagious. I will be back for more…. Anon

 

A really lovely walk exploring the glories of Hampstead. Our guide was friendly and very informative. This is not a walk for the faint-hearted however, as it involves steep inclines, many stairs and some uneven terrain, but it was a most enjoyable exploration with some hidden gems. Just the thing to build up an appetite for lunch on a Sunday morning. If I had a small criticism it would be that we could have done with some more comfort stops. This required a level of endurance as well as reasonable fitness. Ian

Fascinating walk through the highways and byways of Hampstead greatly enriched by our guide who made the experience a delight and relevant to all of the group, which with a span of age and nationality is an art in itself. It was so interesting to see Admirals House like a vast galleon and to hear the story of which memorable film character it inspired ..from winding alleyways to the grandest houses with tales of carriages and high society and of painters and mistresses contrasted with mossy woodland grove and churchyard and in complete contrast a sudden opening and view across to reveal the skyline of the City. Carol

Wonderful! Full of knowledge learned a lot.  Lisa

 

Although we had visited Hampstead before our tour guide took us round some of the fascinating backstreets and alleyways showing us where some of Hampstead’s famous residents had lived. The whole walk was full of interest and the time spent seemed to fly by! Anon

 

Thoroughly enjoyed the walk, so full of history and the guide pointed out many highlights worth returning to. Anon

 

Your Guide: Rhona Levene