Encyclopedia > Hampstead

  Article Content


See Hampstead (disambiguation) for other places named Hampstead.

Hampstead is a suburb of London, England about 5 miles northwest of the centre of the city; the north-western part of the London Borough of Camden. Hampstead Village can be traced back to the 17th century, when springs with alleged medicinal qualities were discovered.

It has always been a haunt of artists, writers and intellectuals; its famous inhabitants include John Keats, Sigmund Freud, John Constable, George Orwell and Edward Elgar. Its Member of Parliament (in 2002) is the actress Glenda Jackson.

Hampstead Village has many attractive restaurants and famous pubs, such as Jack Straw's Castle. Hampstead Heath is one of London's favourite (and largest) open spaces.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Wheatley Heights, New York

... is covered with water. Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 5,013 people, 1,455 households, and 1,223 families residing in the town. The populatio ...

This page was created in 24.5 ms