The first phase was largely built between 1907 - 1912 and included Heathgate, at the end of which is a terrace that overlooks Hampstead Heath Extension, from which it is separated by a low brick wall. The terrace has a few trees and bushes against the wall that surrounds it on the other three sides. The wall continues either side of the terrace creating the boundary between the private gardens and the heath and was inspired by medieval town walls.
Hampstead Garden Suburb was conceived by Dame Henrietta Barnett in 1903 when the area, hitherto rural, became ripe for development. Her aim was to provide a garden suburb for the working classes, with some larger houses as well as amenities. The overall layout was the work of Raymond Unwin. The street pattern followed the land contours, with curving and straight roads to create interesting viewpoints, closes and squares, numerous street trees, a pedestrian network of footpaths and a variety of green spaces.
Visitor FacilitiesOpening is unrestricted.
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsOpening is unrestricted.
DirectionsTube: Golders Green (Northern) then bus. Bus: 102, 82, 260, H2.
- Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
- Associated People
London Parks and Gardens Trust