Belsize Park is a less well known area of northwest London that enjoys all the benefits of its more famous neighbours.
Surrounded by exclusive neighbourhoods populated by celebrities and the extremely wealthy, Belsize Park just (not-so)-quietly gets on with being a nice part of northwest London to live in. For, while being a good area for families, this little district just a few miles from the centre also has some real life and character to it, making it a great option for business travellers staying longer in London to rent serviced apartments in Belsize Park.
And yes, this is northwest London, so it’s still possible to spot the odd celebrity, too.
There are a variety of places to eat out, ranging from Italian and Asian-inspired cuisine to friendly coffee shops and bakeries, as well as to classic Victorian pubs. For shopping, Belsize Park is blessed with a large number of independent and, at times, quirky shops that help to give parts of the area a real small town / village feel. Notable things to do in the area include the Freud Museum, one-time home of the famous neurologist, and the nearby Hampstead Theatre, known as a place to enjoy young writing and acting talent before they move up to the West End theatres.
Belsize Park has its own underground station on the Northern Line, while London Overground services can be accessed from the nearby Hampstead Heath station. Belsize Park is leafy enough, but for those who need a proper expanse of green space, then there are options both to the north, with Hampstead Heath, and the also to the south, where Primrose Hill Park adjoins Regents Park.