Streets of Belsize

Streets of Belsize


The old French name Bel Assis, from which we get Belsize, means beautifully situated. Today’s estate agents would say this is still true. Ten walks lead through this smart suburb stretching from Primrose Hill to Hampstead, which now shows few signs of its pre-1800 estates. While some of its 19th century mansions have also disappeared we describe the many visual treats in its leafy streets. [More...]


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We also encounter numerous famous residents such as the sculptor Henry Moore, writer Agatha Christie, psychiatrist Sigmund Freud and composer Sir Edward Elgar. Boxers Henry Cooper and Muhammad Ali both used a gym on Haverstock Hill.

3rd edition 2009