An Introduction

Positioned between Hampstead’s refined charm and Camden’s vibrant energy, Belsize Park is a gem for those drawn to its diverse architectural heritage and leafy streets. It’s a community where professionals, young families, and notables find solace in Victorian and Arts and Crafts homes, and engage in the communal spirit around England’s Lane. With some of London’s most beautiful parks within walking distance, it offers both an urban and pastoral lifestyle, seamlessly combining city accessibility with village tranquility.

Historical Insights

  • The area’s name, originating from the French ‘bel assis’ meaning ‘well situated’, underscores its allure since 1317.
  • Belsize Park boasts a WWII deep-level shelter, a rare feature among London Tube stations.
  • The intellectual legacy of residents like Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx adds a layer of historical intrigue, with Marx resting in nearby Highgate Cemetery.

Architectural and Housing Highlights

From its 14th-century manorial beginnings, Belsize Park has evolved, showcasing a harmonious blend of architectural styles. Victorian, Queen Anne, and Arts and Crafts buildings are celebrated here, with the area hosting some of London’s most admired heritage homes. Noteworthy are the Art Deco and Modern movement buildings, alongside converted spacious flats that cater to a broad spectrum of residents.

Culinary and Cultural Scene

Dining Out

The neighborhood offers a rich tapestry of culinary experiences, from the Michelin pedigree of Hazara’s head chef to the authentic Argentinian flavors at Charro de Rio. The area is dotted with pubs, bistros, and brunch spots like Gail’s Bakery, ensuring that locals have a world of flavors at their doorstep.

Entertainment

Belsize Park is home to the plush Everyman Cinema and the creative powerhouse Hampstead Theatre, providing a vibrant arts scene. Café culture thrives alongside relaxing retreats like Fern Skin Clinic, making it a focal point for leisure and relaxation.

Community and Amenities

The O2 Centre and local boutiques like Budgens and Barrett’s Butchers serve the community’s varied needs, from cinema and health clubs to specialized grocery offerings. Belsize Park celebrates outdoor living with access to Hampstead Heath’s swimming ponds, tennis courts, and the cherished local library and Daunt Books, nurturing a rich community spirit.

Green Retreats

The panoramic beauty of Primrose Hill and the natural expanse of Hampstead Heath afford residents with unparalleled views and a serene escape into nature. These green spaces serve as the lungs of the neighborhood, offering leisure and adventure within the urban setting.

Evolving Community

Recent revitalizations, like the development of Steeles Village, reflect the area’s ongoing transformation, enhancing its appeal with new shopping and socializing spots that continue to attract a stylish crowd.

Transportation Network

Tube Connectivity

Belsize Park Station on the Northern Line offers swift access to central London, complemented by nearby overground services for broader connectivity.

Roads and Cycling

Proximity to major motorways and scenic bike routes through Regent’s Park cater to road travelers and cyclists alike, ensuring convenient commutes.

Public Transport

A wealth of bus routes simplifies travel within and outside the area, bolstering its appeal as a well-connected London enclave.

Educational Landscape

Belsize Park is renowned for its exceptional educational institutions, from prestigious private schools like Sarum Hall to the innovative Haverstock School Business & Enterprise College and the UCL Academy, affirming its status as a nurturing ground for academic excellence.

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Customer Reviews

Isabelle McCormick
Isabelle McCormick
2024-03-01
London Relocation was wonderful during the stressful time of navigating the London housing market, especially, Corrina and Sascha. They listened to all concerns and answered every question no matter how big or small and helped to find a flat that was perfect. Not only did they help through the renting process but they both went out of their way to help sort out bills, council tax, etc. Without them moving to London would have felt impossible.
Khairil Musa
Khairil Musa
2023-09-28
LR was incredibly helpful in finding me a flat within tight constraints and I was able to move in 2 weeks after arriving to London which I didn’t think would be possible. The entire team: Corrina, Mel and Sascha have been so wonderful to work with and looked after me from the very start and made this the least stressful move that I’ve ever experienced. Highly recommend their service!
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K T
2023-09-16
I can not say enough about my GREAT experience with London relocation. They made the move from NY to London super smooth. The thorough intake call, the very thoughtful and substantive viewing day, and overall securing of a flat process could not have been smoother! So lucky to have had Corrina and Sascha helping me. Mel, the agent on the viewing day was AMAZING. She was fun, energetic, and made the whole experience feel good. She negotiated expertly on my behalf. Can’t say enough good things all around. If you are relocating to London, USE THEM. Don’t attempt to do it alone. Thank you all so much!
Lindsay Le Grand
Lindsay Le Grand
2023-08-24
Corrina and Sascha were incredibly helpful finding my family and I our new home in London. My husband received a promotion that lead us to relocating from Atlanta to London in a little over two months, which with a job, a home, and a dog to organise prior to moving, finding a new place to live was a huge stressor. After my first consult call with Corrina I felt completely at ease that they'd be able to find us the perfect place to live, even with the added "pets allowed" requirement. We opted for a fully remote search, and it was nerve-racking not being able to see the properties in person, however Sascha and Corrina answered every little question we had throughout the process. We've been in our new flat for a few weeks now and couldn't be happier. It checks all the boxes, and our dog loves it too!
Karyn Peterson
Karyn Peterson
2023-08-05
Couldn’t have done it without the help of the team at London Relocation. We were able to secure a flat for our daughter within a day and pain free! A big thanks to the whole team.
Kidist Adamu
Kidist Adamu
2023-07-29
Even though the services were out of my budget, the customer service was beyond great. After submitting the form, I received a prompt call within a few minutes. The agent I spoke to, Shanti, was so incredibly helpful and gave me a lot of advice to navigate the housing market as an international student.
Meg Davis
Meg Davis
2023-07-07
I moved to London to start a new university job with zero time for flat hunting. I really appreciated how LR took that and related tasks on. The London rental market is nuts and it helped to have these knowledgeable & responsive champions in my corner. Toasting them from my new balcony!
Kim Queue
Kim Queue
2023-06-27
Mel/Sascha/Team were all very professional and efficient in finding me a place to live with my fur baby! They really put me at ease and gave real honest opinions on each of the places I've seen. Very glad to have used them coming from NYC!
Kristin Lee
Kristin Lee
2023-06-26
Wrapping up our time with the London Relocation team and it could not have been a better experience. From the get go, Sascha was super responsive to our initial inquiry, detailed, thorough and kind on our prelim and follow up calls, and on the viewing day Mel was amazing as well and such a great advocate for us when visiting the different units. We managed to secure the flat of our dreams and thanks to the help of the entire team who managed the go between with the leasing agent, the multi step process to rent was super smooth and clear. Never having rented in the UK before, my husband and I are certain that if left to our own devices, this would have been a challenging and painful experience and we're both so glad to have had the guidance from the entire London Relocation team the entire way through. We cannot recommend them enough to anyone and everyone, especially if you're new to renting in the UK.

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