12 Facts About Hampstead


Hampstead is known for its intellectual, liberal, artistic, musical, and literary associations.

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Hampstead has more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of the United Kingdom.

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Early records of Hampstead can be found in a grant by King Ethelred the Unready to the monastery of St Peter's at Westminster, and it is referred to in the Domesday Book as being in the Middlesex hundred of Ossulstone.

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Hampstead became part of the County of London in 1889 and in 1899 the Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead was formed.

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Hampstead is part of the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency, formed at the 2010 general election.

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Hampstead Town has seen a number of tightly fought Conservative and Liberal Democrat contests, and the ward has had mixed representation in recent decades.

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Largest employer in Hampstead is the Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, but many small businesses based in the area have international significance.

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Hampstead was once home to many art galleries but few are now left.

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Hampstead has served as a testing ground for a number of cafes and restaurants that later became successful chains.

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Hampstead's rural feel lends itself for use in film, a notable example being The Killing of Sister George starring Beryl Reid and Susannah York.

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Hampstead station is on one transport line, the Northern Line which has connections to other lines at Camden Town and Kings Cross station among others.

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Hampstead station serves the north western part of the wider district, near Hampstead's traditional centre.

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