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London’s Alleys: Streatley Place, NW3
London’s Alleys: Streatley Place, NW3

London’s Alleys: Streatley Place, NW3

This busy back alley winds through Hampstead with lots of steps and a distinctive chimney landmark to look out for.

Feb
12
London’s Alleys: Old Brewery Mews, NW3
London’s Alleys: Old Brewery Mews, NW3

London’s Alleys: Old Brewery Mews, NW3

This is a Hampstead alley that gives away its history the moment you look at it, with a covered entrance proudly announcing a brewery was here.

Jan
15
London’s Alleys: Christchurch Passage, NW3
London’s Alleys: Christchurch Passage, NW3

London’s Alleys: Christchurch Passage, NW3

This is a narrow passage in Hampstead that, unsurprisingly for its name, runs past a large church, and then over a hill and back down past blocks of housing.

Dec
11
2023
London’s Alleys: Golden Yard, NW3
London’s Alleys: Golden Yard, NW3

London’s Alleys: Golden Yard, NW3

This is a very well hidden and pretty courtyard space that can be found off another alley just moments from Hampstead tube station.

Nov
27
2023
London’s Alleys: Well Passage, NW3
London’s Alleys: Well Passage, NW3

London’s Alleys: Well Passage, NW3

This is a steep alley between grand houses in Hampstead, and is notable for the medicinal well at the bottom of the slope.

Nov
13
2023
Hampstead Observatory is reopening to the public
Hampstead Observatory is reopening to the public

Hampstead Observatory is reopening to the public

The Hampstead Observatory is one of the few observatories in London open to the public for viewing the night sky, and is reopening to the public following repairs to the building.

Nov
10
2023
Campaign to save the Hampstead Antique Emporium
Campaign to save the Hampstead Antique Emporium

Campaign to save the Hampstead Antique Emporium

Hampstead town centre will see a protest this weekend, as market traders campaign to save a 55-year old market.

Jan
06
2023
A blue plaque for Muppets creator, Jim Henson
A blue plaque for Muppets creator, Jim Henson

A blue plaque for Muppets creator, Jim Henson

Hampstead has gained another Blue Plaque, this time for the Muppets creator, Jim Henson, who lived in the area from 1979 while working on The Muppet Show.

Sep
07
2021
Inside the restored St Stephen’s, Rosslyn Hill
Inside the restored St Stephen’s, Rosslyn Hill

Inside the restored St Stephen’s, Rosslyn Hill

St. Stephen's is a former church in Hampstead designed in the Neo Gothic style by Samuel Sanders Teulon who considered it the best of the 114 churches he designed.

Dec
14
2011

Hampstead Tube Station: Past & Posters

I know almost nothing about this – thanks the paucity of information offered in the email that arrived this morning – but it is probably worth highlighting anyway. Between 19th August and 19th November, Burgh House in Hampstead is hosting

Jul
28
2010
Last Chance to Visit Hampstead Observatory
Last Chance to Visit Hampstead Observatory

Last Chance to Visit Hampstead Observatory

…until September. Hampstead Observatory, the 100-year old telescope observatory in North London is open to the general public for free during the winter months – but has to close for summer due to the annoyance of a lack of darkness

May
13
2010

Last chance to visit Hampstead Observatory

Just a note that the Hampstead Observatory will close for the summer months this weekend. The final night of star gazing will be 8-10pm on Saturday 2nd May. The observatory re-opens in October when the sky is dark enough to

Apr
30
2009

Clear sky at night – Observers delight

According to the weather reports, this Saturday night (6th Dec) is expected to be very clear – and cold. The Hampstead Observatory in North London is open to the public from 8pm and this could be a good night to

Dec
05
2008

Fenton House Apple Day

In Hampstead is a National Trust property with amongst many delights – a 300 year old apple orchard. Therefore it was fitting that today, the garden was hosting an Apple festival – with a dose of kiddies things and beekeeping.

Sep
28
2008