The lovely Hampstead Village, choc-a-block with cafés, and restaurants, and old-worldly pubs such as the Holly Bush and the Flask, boutique shops and creperies, another desirably, much sought-after, and consequently expensive area of London.
Once home to John Keats and Sigmund Freud, and resting place of John Constable and John Harrison of longitude fame, Hampstead still is home for many literary, acting, and cinematic greats.
Depending which route you take, across the Heath Extension, up by the Spaniards Inn and along Spaniards Way, and down Heath street, or the longer trek across the Heath Extension, via Kenwood House, and across the Heath Extension, you can walk to Hampstead within 30 or 45 minutes. Perfect on most days. Or you can catch the 268 from Golders Green, or jump on the Northern Line for one-stop if you’re in a rush.