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Moving on up from Kentish Town (click ;)) , I ventured into the hills of Hampstead. For those who don’t know, this is one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. According to Wikipedia there are some of the most expensive houses, not just in London, but in the World – with homes regularly selling for millions of pounds.

There are very much two sides of Hampstead – the village, which is full of tight, twisty, windy little alleys, and quaint Victorian buildings, the epitome of ‘London’. Then there are the leafy streets full of huge, gated mansions and large terraced houses. I tried to get a bit of both in this set of pics…..

1. Looking down Hampstead High Street, to the left is the Tube Station – the deepest on the network.


2. As far as high street architecture goes, I don’t think these buildings are anything special – in fact there are many downmarket areas of London that, in my opinion, have a much more impressive high street buildings than Hampstead – nevertheless, still very nice.


3. Further down the High Street it loses the Victorian oppressiveness, and becomes more of a quaint little village


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9. I do love a pretty Shop Front…if only all of London could be like this


10. I fell in love with this building…a very stylish Lloyds TSB bank


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15. Some more of that Village feel….(bare in mind this is only a few miles from central London)


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27. Something more modern – quite a few of this style of building doted around…


28. I’ve never seen so many Toyota Prius’s in my life – the good residents of Hampstead are doing their best to save the planet….how admirable of them.


29. G-Whizz, check out the little car ;)


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32. As well as trying to save the planet, they are also trying to destroy it…..’tis a beautiful car though ;)


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50. Moving up to Hampstead Heath for a spot of lunch – one of Londons largest and oldest parklands…it is literally like being in the countryside.


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That’s all for now – a couple more to follow :)
 

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Lovely pictures! We find Hampstead such a beautiful place. We love to wander about the village and explore the heath. There are so many small museums to discover; Fenton House, Keat's House and Kenwood House etc. It is a very scenic place filled with art galleries and cosy corners which bring the artist out in us. We love the gentle slopes of the landscape and the panoramic views of London in the distance. Indeed this is one of the many charms of London with its distinct villages.
 

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So incredible quaint, quiet, peacefully, stylish and beautiful! Thank you so much for showing us this, I always love to find little jewels like this! Please, continue with your good work :)
 

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great pics, hampstead seems a nice, quiet peaceful place to live in and away from hectic life of modern city need more places like these around the world
 

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amazing pictures, I love hampstead my Aunt and Uncle live there and he loves it so much he gave up his job in the City to work as a ranger on the heath for a year!
 

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Here's a few more pics of lovely Hampstead...

No doubt these houses cost a bomb


Pretty little cottages (which no doubt cost a bomb)


A large house that looks haunted - which no doubt cost a bomb (you get the idea, this is Hampstead).






This kinda looks Mediterranean i think...












Trellick Tower in the distance..


Moving over to West Hampstead now - about a mile or so from Hampstead Village, but just as nice (and the houses still cost a bomb).








And finally, i think this hippy mobile is following me around :shifty: - i constantly see it driving past me, or parked in different areas of North London...its starting to scare me.


 

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i got so moist and damp looking at these pics, shame its like £9,000,000,000,000,000 for even the smallest rabbit hutch in those parts :cry: the variety of building styles is quite frankly :drool:
 

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This area is pretty, indeed! However, there are so many nice areas like these in and around London that it is hard to tell which one is "exlcusive". My brother lives in Northwood Hills and, to me, that area, and those in its vicinity such as Pinner and Rickmansworth, looked just as nice with huge houses and expensive.
 

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wow! i didn't know that part of London :) it's true, you'll never know everything about that city
 
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Ooooh la la la, my kind of place. I love the pink canopies :) Thanks for a great tour.
 
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