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Ten Things To Do In Belsize Park London NW3

My ten things to do in Belsize Park, London NW3 list helps you discover the charm of this pretty village. Located close to Primrose Hill, Hampstead’s bustling shops and eateries, and energetic Camden, this affluent residential area have plenty to offer. Immerse yourself in the area’s captivating architecture, from the sleek Modernist Isokon Building to the delightful mews houses and elegant Victorian villas. Indulge in a lovely array of cafes and independent restaurants. Lose yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Haverstock Hill or picturesque England’s Lane, where you can dine and shop. Join me on a journey through Belsize Park.

belsize park Isokon building

1. Explore the Isokon Building and Gallery
2. Discover the famous Mall Studios
3. Visit Belsize Wood Nature Reserve
4. Savour meals at local cafes in Belsize Park
5. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Belsize Park restaurants
6. Shop for interior decor on England’s Lane
7. Stock up on groceries and deli food at Kavanagh’s
8. Watch a movie at the Everyman Cinema
9. Borrow a book from the Belsize Community Library
10. Admire Belsize Park’s architecture

My Favourite Ten Things To Do In Belsize Park

isokon building and gallery in belsize park

1. Explore the Isokon Building and Gallery. Discover the fascinating history of the Isokon Building, an iconic modern apartment block that opened in 1934. The Isokon Gallery showcases the building’s story. Learn about its minimalist city living concept and notable residents, such as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and László Moholy-Nagy. The Gallery is free to enter, relying on donations to maintain its collection. Visit the Gallery at Lawn Road, London NW3 2XD.

mall studios belsize park

2. Discover the famous Mall Studios. This enclave of artist studios was a centre of British Modernism, where the movement’s manifesto was developed. Although not open to the public, the Mall Studios was a 20th-century artistic hub. It was home to favourite artists like Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, and Henry Moore. You’ll find it a short walk from the Isokon Building and Gallery at Tasker Road, London NW3 2YS.

belsize park woods

3. Visit Belsize Woods Nature Reserve. Enjoy a peaceful walk in this 0.7-hectare woodland reserve in the heart of Belsize Park. Divided into two sections by a public footpath, the reserve is a haven for local flora and fauna and is managed by Camden Council. Head to Woodland Walk, London NW3 2BZ.

englands lane french toast in belsize park

4. Savour meals at local cafes in Belsize Park. The area has charming eateries perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. You’ll find Greenberry Hill, Euphorium and Gail’s on Haverstock Hill. England’s Lane Café, Sable d’Or, Chamomile and Libby’s are on England’s Lane. You’ll also find a few cafes on Belsize Lane.

lunch or dinner at greenberry hill belsize park

5. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Belsize Park restaurants. Try Greenberry Café, Franco Manca (Pizza), Jamon Jamon (Tapas), and Tish (Contemporary Cuisine and Jewish Classics) on Haverstock Hill. Terra Moderna (Antipodean, Modern Italian Restaurant) is on England’s Lane. Cinder (Fire Cooked Food) is on Belsize Lane.

englands lane belsize park home interior shops

6. Shop for interior decor on England’s Lane. Find unique and stylish home furnishings at the various shops lining England’s Lane in Belsize Park. Harvey Jones (Kitchens), Terrazzo Tiles (Italian Marble and Tiles), Ripples (Bathrooms) and Brockelhurst (Carpets and Wooden Floors).

kavanaghs supermarket and deli belsize park

7. Stock up on groceries and deli food at Kavanagh’s. You’ll love Kavanagh’s Budgens, a local community supermarket that offers Didi’s Juice, Maid To Go Sushi, Meat from British farms and delicious Deli food options. This store is at 199-205 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, London NW3 4QG.

everyman cinema belsize park

8. Watch a movie at the Everyman Cinema. You’ll enjoy a unique film-viewing experience at this boutique cinema with plush seating and a cosy atmosphere. Visit 203 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4QG.

lovely library in belsize park

9. Borrow a book from the Belsize Community Library. Browse the extensive books and other resources available at this quaint local library. It’s opposite a small playground at Antrim Grove, London NW3 4XN. To buy a book, visit Daunts at 193 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4QL.

mews buildings in belsize park

10. Admire Belsize Park’s architecture. Take a stroll through the streets of Belsize Park and appreciate the area’s diverse and beautiful architecture. It varies from Art Deco to the Modernist Isokon Building, along with Georgian and Victorian villas. You’ll also come across adorable Mews buildings off Belsize Lane.

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Helpful Information About Belsize Park

belsize lane area london nw3

To discover more about the area’s history, visit the Belsize Park Wikipedia Page. The best way to reach the area is by travelling to Belsize Park Underground on the Northern Line. Have a walk around the neighbourhood to soak up the atmosphere. Seek out Haverstock Hill, England’s Lane and Belsize Lane, where you’ll find shops, cafes and restaurants. It’s a lovely, leafy part of London to explore with beautiful architecture. Belsize Park is near Hampstead, South Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Chalk Farm and Primrose Hill. If you walk up Haverstock Hill, you reach Hampstead. If you walk down Haverstock Hill, you pass by Steeles Village and Chalk Farm and then are in Camden.

While you are in the area, you may find these articles of interest:

Ten Reasons To Visit England’s Lane Belsize Park

Breakfast At England’s Lane Café London NW3

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Please check that the places I referenced in this article are still in business before you visit to avoid disappointment.