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Hampstead NW3 name comes from the Old English words ham and stede that translate to homestead. The first mention of the area comes from 986. Many luxury homes were built towards the end of the 19th century. Most of them remain to this day.
Hampstead is a London district situated 6.4 km (4 miles) northwest of Charing Cross. The area is famous for Hampstead Heath, a big, hilly area of grassland, known for its literary, musical, artistic, intellectual, and liberal societies. Hampstead has some of London’s most high-priced real estate and the most number of millionaires residing in all of the UK.
Actor Richard Burton lived in Hampstead NW3 for six years. Comedian Ricky Gervais is another notable resident. Director Ridley Scott also lived here. Footballer Thierry Henry bought a house in the area when he was playing at Arsenal.
There are many churches and synagogues in Hampstead as well as museums, theaters and cinemas, restaurants, traditional pubs, and art galleries. The area also has some architecture like the Isokan building where Henry Moore, Walter Gropius, Agatha Christie, and Ben Nicholson once resided. Local activities in Hampstead include poetry and book readings, period harpsichord recitals, outdoor concerts, and fun fairs.
Nearby London underground stations in the area are Finchley Road and Swiss Cottage on the Jubilee line and Belsize Park and Hampstead, all within Travelcard Zone 2. The closest railway station is Finchley Road & Frognal station that’s located on the western side of the town and Hampstead Heath, which is near South End Green.