A village vibe emanates from West Hampstead. The pace is leisurely and people stop to say hello yet there is still something quite cosmopolitan about the main thoroughfare of West End Lane, which buzzes with popular cafés and hip shops. Today, West Hampstead is popular with young professionals who like to relax in bars after work, sip coffee and read the papers on weekends.
Like all good modern day villages the shops in West Hampstead are local and the goods are a cut above the usual fray. Browse through boutiques with clothes and jewelry designed to reflect an individual style, pick up delicious and healthy food from a variety of delis or drop into the local bookshop and find that book you didn’t know you were looking for.
You won’t go hungry in West Hampstead. Culinary delights are waiting to tempt you at every corner. West End Lane has the full spectrum of gastronomy – juicy burger joints, tempting Asian cuisine and inventive gastro pubs. Also check out Mill Lane and Broadhurst Gardens for further taste sensations.
West Hampstead’s nightlife has a sophisticated feel to it: this is the place where the adults come out to play. West End Lane has a number of stylish restaurants and bars where wine and cocktails are sipped at a laid-back pace while patrons nibble on their delicate hors d’oeuvres.