The Landscape Guide

Hampstead Garden Suburb garden square

One of London's finest housing schemes, described by Lewis Mumford as 'a masterpiece and an artistic triumph'. Parker and Unwin designed the scheme in 1905. It makes excellent use of the topography and the central square (design by Lutyens in 1908) on the hilltop is the best twentieth century London Square.

An interesting aspect of Hampstead Garden Suburb is the relationship between the housing area and the Hampstead Heath Extension. Wanting a definite boundary beween the urban area and the heath, this was designed like a medieval city wall with gazebos overlooking the heathland.

Access from Central Square, NW 11.

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Typical front gardens in the suburb. This area has the highest concentration of excellent Arts and Crafts gardens in the world.