Whistles neighbourhood: Hampstead
Take a peaceful respite from bustling central London with these off-beat Hampstead haunts.
Two Willow Road
Designed by modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger in 1939, this groundbreaking home remains as influential today as when it was built in 1939. Preserved by the National Trust, the private home is open for tours where the public can explore Goldfinger's unique design details, vast collection of modern art and diverse possesions. We recommend booking in advance to avoid dissapointment.
Two Willow Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 1TH
Louis the Hungarian Patisserie
Open since 1963, this unapologetically old school café is packed with specialist European pastries. Within the wood paneled interior, which hasn’t changed since the 1960's, visitors can while the hours away with pots of tea and expert cakes made from fresh meringue, fruit and cream concoctions. An ideal treat after a long hike on the Heath.
32 Heath Street, London NW3 6TE
Universally recognised as London’s oldest and largest park, the Heath has become an iconic destination in the capital. Immortalised by writers such as, William Blake, Dickens and Orwell, at over 790 acres - it is the ideal park to explore. Take a trip to Parliament Hill for a panoramic view of London’s ever-changing skyline, explore the majestic Kenwood House, and in summer (or winter if you’re brave enough) we recommend taking a dip in the mixed outdoor ponds.
Gordon House Road, London NW5 1QR
The Holly Bush
Local Londoners have been visiting this grade two listed pub season after season. At over two hundred years old, The Holly Bush is rightfully known as the expert in English comfort food and traditional ales. Dishes such as pressed wild boar and pistachio terrine sit alongside traditional fish and chips and the classic Sunday roast. With an array of hidden booths, large tables and sofas, relax, unwind and soak up the traditional Hampstead heritage.
22 Hollymount, Hampstead, London, NW3 6SG
Located off a tree-lined side street you will find the historical Keats house. This grade one listed building was once the home of the poet John Keats. From 1818 to 1820, Keats wrote his world-renowned work there including ‘Ode to a nightingale’ and the house has remained dedicated to poetry ever since. Check the packed calendar of events before you arrive for live readings and experimental children’s workshops.
10 Keats Grove, London NW3 2RR
Some may argue this to be, the greatest second hand shop in London. Explore in-store and uncover unique hidden pieces from Chanel, Comme des Garçons, Chloe and more. All at discounted prices, delve into the rails to find that lust-worthy piece.
60 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, London, NW3 1ND
Ginger & White
The ideal spot for a decadent brunch, perch on the communal table in this intimate family run café, and sample the morish menu. We can vouch for the soft boiled eggs with buttered soilders and gentleman’s relish, all made with sourced local ingredients.
4 Perrin's Court, London, NW3 1QS
From the latest releases, in-depth documentaries and classic art-house films, the programme at the Everyman is as ever-changing as it is diverse. Housing two intimate screening rooms, the Everyman is a home away from home. We suggest a late night screening, and replacing your usual popcorn for a cinema snack experiment courtesy of the yoghurt bar.
5 Holly Bush Vale, Hampstead, London, NW3 6TX
A traditional greengrocers with a difference, stop by Artichoke for the freshest fruit and vegetables around. Browse the micro herbs and edible flowers whilst the expert staff advise you on the vitamin benefits of their vast exotic produce.
36 Heath Street Hampstead NW3 6TE
Amidst the main high street, you’ll find an untouched, traditional side passage known as Flask Walk. This hidden Hampstead alley boasts and array of independent stores, from a second hand antique and bookstore, family run florist and specialty ice cream parlor.
Flask Walk London NW3 1HE
Your local Whistles store
Sandwiched between bustling cafes, in the centre of the high street, you can find all your favourite Whistles womenswear, accessories and footwear from the mainline collection.
2-6 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1PR