The Garden Guide

Book: London and Its Environs, 1927
Chapter: 48 Hampstead and Highgate

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48. HAMPSTEAD AND HIGHGATE. HAMPSTEAD. For Hampstead Heath and Old Hampstead the STATIONS are Hampstead on the Hampstead Tube and Hampstead Heath on the North London Railway; for Hampstead Garden Suburb and Golders Green, Golders Green Station, on the Hampstead Tube; for South Hampstead, Swiss Cottage and Finchley Road on the Metropolitan Railway. OMNIBUSES: Nos. 2, 13, and 48 traverse Finchley Road; Nos. 31, 153, 169 pass Swiss Cottage, No. 24 runs to Hampstead Heath Station; No. 110 runs every + hour from Golders Green across the Heath' to Highgate. TRAMWAYS: Nos. 3 and 5 run to Hampstead Heath Station. HIGHGATE. Highgate Station, on the Hampstead Tube. OMNIBUSES, Nos. 27, 43, 127, etc. TRAMWAYS: No. 7 runs to Parliament Hill Fields; No. 11 to Highgate Village; and Nos. 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 35, and 69 to Highgate Tube Station, at the foot of Highgate Hill. Hampstead, on the north-west margin of London, a pleasant residential quarter, is officially a parliamentary and metropolitan borough, 3+ square mile in area (with 86,080 inhabitants), stretching on the west to the Edgware Road and traversed by the two main thoroughfares of Finchley Road and Haverstock Hill. But Hampstead proper, the Hampstead of literary and picturesque interest, is a much smaller area, and centres round the old village, which lies near the top of Hampstead Hill. It may be approached from various points in the Finchley Road or via Haverstock Hill.