Streets of Hampstead

Streets of Hampstead


The first edition of this guide to Old Hampstead appeared in 1972 and was the first in our series of Streets volumes. It was written by the noted Hampstead historian Christopher Wade, who stressed that much of Hampstead’s history is associated with its hill, its heath and its healthy air and water. Six walks describe the area, where the oldest surviving buildings – in the so-called village – date back to the late 17th century. [More...]


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The sale of manorial land on the western slopes led to extensive 19th-century building of villas there. There is a wealth of visual delights to enjoy.  Hampstead has more plaques than any other London suburb. The list of famous people linked to Hampstead is endless but the book selects the most interesting or relevant.

3rd edition 2000