Go back in time to Hampstead, one of London's most beautiful old villages, to explore the hidden backstreets, see the centuries-old architecture and great views, and talk about the famous artists and writers it's inspired over the years.
What to Expect
This tour takes you through one of London's most unspoiled Georgian villages. Hampstead became a popular spa in the eighteenth century and hasn’t changed much since. It’s perched on a hill, providing one of the best views in London; and it was hard for Victorian property speculators to get to, saving the Georgian village from destruction. Appealing for its network of village streets and alleyways that lead to Hampstead Heath, one of London’s most popular green spaces and made famous by the art of John Constable; follow in the footsteps of great poets, painters, actors and opera singers, and celebrity chefs.
On your 2 hour walking tour through Hampstead, you will see centuries-old Georgian homes once resided in by great writers, poets and painters, such as H.G. Wells, John Keats, Robert Louis Stevenson, George du Maurier, John Constable, John Galsworthy, D.H. Lawrence and Katherine Mansfield.
Along the way your guide will show you ancient churches and pubs from the coaching inn days. You will also be shown the house where the most famous playwrite of his day, Oscar Wilde, spent much of his time. See the beautiful area that inspired P.L. Travers to write Mary Poppins. You will see the house that celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, had to sell, because people kept shouting at his window, 'Jamie! Make us a bacon sandwich,' on leaving the pub.
Know Before You Go
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
An umbrella is always handy in case of bad weather.