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A Local’s Guide to Hampstead

The historic streets of Hampstead are packed with trendy shops, independent cafes, and pretty pubs that offer some of the best Sunday roasts in town.

Historic pub Holly Bush is a popular choice among locals. The interior features a lot of character with its quirky rooms, cosy corners and open wood fire. This traditional British pub boasts a divine menu of delicious and hearty home-comfort foods. The dishes here will not disappoint, from their truffle and parmesan fries to the Norfolk corn-fed chicken kiev.

Go for a village stroll and take advantage of the neighbourhoods beautiful, secluded streets. Why not grab an ice cream from Oddono’s on Flask Walk and bask in breathtaking views of the city from the top of Parliament Hill.

For something slightly different, you have the option to go and stargaze at Hampstead’s very own Observatory. Open to the public on weekends during the winter months, this spot is an astronomy lover’s dream come true with its very own 6” Cooke refracting telescope that you can use to gaze into the skies from the highest point in London.

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