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Belsize Park Belsize Bookshop  

Hi Robert

It's not clear when you posted this question - may have been a long time ago! Anyway, sadly the Belsize Bookshop is long gone, now a branch of independent travel booksellers Richard Daunt. I worked at the BB in 1977-78 - my first job straight out of uni, and have many happy memories of the shop, and Don and Bob, and the wonderful (often very eccentric) customers. Sadly I have lost contact with Don so can't help further. I found your question because I Googled to see if I could trace him! Good luck in finding him.
Fay

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Belsize Park map?  

am moving to fellows road (nw3) on saturday and am trying to find a map which will tell me where nearest supermarket, gym, restaurarants are etc.

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Belsize Park Belsize park  



It is one of the most desirable areas in London. There is very limited number of specially built houses between 1820-1860. Large scale grandiose white stucco house with high ceilings and special character. They don't exist anywhere else in London. They are mainly on Belsize Park Gardens. Belsize Park, Belsize Avenue, Belsize Grove and Buckland crescent.
The roads are tree lined. The Belsize Village ( where Belsize Terrace and Belsize Lane meet at the top of Belsize Park gardens) is one of the most quite and beautiful villages in Hampstead ( there is South End Green Village, Hampstead Village and Oak village, all within 10 minutes walk ).
The village is quite has several shops and keepers are very polite and helpful. You would run to many famous people.
You can have the vibrant parts ( Haverstock hill with Screen on the Hill Cinema, the trendy cafes, wine bars and restaurants) or the culture in Hampstead Theatre ( By Swiss Cottage tube). Many historic pubs ( the Magdala

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Belsize Park gym-pub-restaurants  

your nearest Gym is on Belsize Park Gardens ( gow towards Haverstock hill and turn left by the hotel, up Primrose hill and countinue up Belsize Park gardens ( the Washington pubg on your right)
This is also you nearest Pub and comedy club Saturday.
There are many shops on England's lane ( by the pub) and Crispin's supermarket ( not very good and expensive) - your best bet ( that is what I do) is Waitrose on Finchley Road - they have a carpark- or you taka taxi from outside.
There are some shops near you on Winchester Road ( if you are Swiss Cottage end of Fellow's road).
Chamomille Cafe on Englands lane is very nice and frendly.


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Belsize Park  

I've just moved to Thurlow Road this week so if you find anything useful out can you post it! Thanks

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Belsize Park lets not get carried away  

its a desirable area, not one of the most desirable. hampstead is more desirable and it is just next door. i would describe hampstead as one of the most desirable areas of london. then theres kensington and chelsea, notting hill and holland park. i would definitely put belsize park a notch below any of these.....still a nice area though...

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Belsize Park Not fair - North London is best!  

I would just like to respond to this comment to say that while Hampstead is definitely more lovely than Belsize Park with its winding streets and beautiful houses, places like Kensington and Chelsea are sterile in my opinion. Where else could you live where you have the beautiful heath which is a haven in our metropolis along with the vibrancy of Camden and the inspiration of Keats, Shelly and even Ian Fleming on your doorstep?

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Belsize Park Belsize Park  

Hmm ....Belsize Park IS one of the most desirable places to live in London, ask any of the estate agents!! - that's why rich celebs. flock there and successful people! Chelsea , Kensington etc are sterile and not really 'fun' places, I lived there so I should know. I think it is more a question of personal taste - Hampstead is better looking in some areas but only just. It is more a family orientated place, and more of a village etc Just thought I would give my thoughts too ;)

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Belsize Park The cinema is really cheap...  

There are two cinemas, the little 'Screen on the Hill', which is quite expensive, and another one on Pond Street (round by the hospital) which is much cheaper. Often there are only one or two people in the early showings, so it's a good place to go if you don't want to be overcharged or overcrowded. And they give student discounts too, which makes it even cheaper!

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Belsize Park Pubs  

Steeles pub is a great venue with live music at weekends and a superb atmosphere. Its always packed on a sunday night so you have got to get there early to find yourself a 'plot'. TFI Friday was based on Steeles pub and it has that vibrant feel to it. The decor is great to. The live music is phenomenal,it caters for an ecletic mix. Definately worth a visit. Luckily, once closed and your wither hungry or fancy picking up a few bottles to carry on with your party there is an office/Mexican/chinese place next door. When you come out from steeles turn right and walk to the end of the Parade, there is the amazing place (so amazing that I could not remember the name even having been there a couple of times) its a restaurant on top and there si a bar/ club downstairs. Its very dark/cool with huge sofas for an extra chillout session after a mad weekend... The Tavistock arms is just up the road, soemtimes if your lucky they have a lockin. Especially when Chris Moyles and buddies visit.

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Belsize Park The Washington in Englands Lane  

The Washington pub has comedy on some nights in the downstairs bit which can be quite good - Harry Hill tests out new material there sometimes. The main bit is rather rugby-ish, but a few local celebs have been spotted in there upon occasion.

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Belsize Park  

Best Pubs are:
The Magdala by Hamsptead Heath station, Garden Gate near it.
The busiest ( and excllent wine aqnd child friendly in its large garden) is The Freemasons' arms on Downshire Hill,
also the Washington on Corner of Belsize Park Gardens and England Lane.


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Belsize Park biggest  

i want to know wich company belongs the washingnto pub, (i want my tax-back) ass, Rui The Portuguese  Mail-me 

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Belsize Park Its called the Haverstock, not the Tavistock...  



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Belsize Park  

Actually TFI Friday was based on the pub across the road.... not the Hill - the one a bit up Haverstock Hill Rd

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Belsize Park  

Please name a few Cafe's near Belize park tube station.

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Belsize Park Loads of pubs and restaurants  

Really loads! The ASK pizza place has a lovely conservatory bit at the back and flowers out the front - a great place to take your mum in summer. The restaurants on Haverstock Hill all have tables on the pavement, it can be really nice sitting out there under the trees, watching the traffic go by on a warm evening. As long as they're not digging up the road at the time...

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Belsize Park  

Swiss Cottage cars, ae good.
I always use them to go to airport or pick me up form there. They are realiable

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Belsize Park Council Tax  

The only drawback about Belsize Park (and Hampstead in general) is it comes under Camden Council which is run by a loony-left dictatorship made of puppets with 'Red' Ken Livingstone pulling their strings.
We live in the area and we pay 1929.50 year (or 193 quid per month over 10 month) Council Tax for poor service.
Obviously if you are sharing a house with two or three the blow is soften. For one bedroom flats, perhaps you pay less than 1600 a year.
The loony left dictatorship running Camden Council got into their heads that Belsize Park & Hampstead residents are rich and famous, so they punish us!
Alex


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Belsize Park Rates are available on Camden web site  

Follow the link below, or browse www.camden.gov.uk

http://www.camden.gov.uk/camdentemplates/search2000/websearch.cfm?mainpage=/living/ctax/ctax_what.htm#garden

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Belsize Park No, it has a Budgens and a Crispins...  

No, it has a Budgens near the tube station which I HATE - always check the sell by date on anything you buy in there before you pay for it! But it's OK if you're caught short of anything. There's a Crispins in England's Lane, which is a bit pricey but is usually open when you need it. For proper shopping I always used to walk down the hill to Chalk Farm Safeway, which is huge, or further down to the big Camden supermarkets, then walk or get the tube/bus back, depending on how much I'd bought and how fit I wanted to get that week!

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Belsize Park Swim.  

Hi there.
You must have heard about the new Swiss Cottage pool and Gym?
Going to give it a go this week coming up as my kids are on half term.
...Ooooer!...See you there.


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Belsize Park Beware the emergency steps at Belsize Park tube station!  

Belsize Park is the second deepest tube station on the network, only Hampstead (futher up the hill) is deeper. Never, ever, ever, under any circumstances, try to use the emergency stairs to get up to street level - you'll drop from exhaustion before you get halfway up! The trains aren't too busy and the indicator board usually works, so you know how much of a wait to expect. Frank Skinner lives in Belsize Park and is known to take the tube sometimes - usually in the front carriage of the Southbound trains if you're interested!

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Belsize Park No, Im not...  

...and I don't read heat magazine or the sun either

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Belsize Park  

Hampstead Group Practice , no 45 Fleet Road, NW3 ( Behind Royal Free Hospital) and about 10 mionutes walk from Tube ( Buses 24, 46 and C11 drops you outside). Have an excellent group of doctors, very experinced. My doctor for example would give me a ring if she hasn't heard from me in 6-8 months or o, to check I am OK ! You don't get many of that nowdays

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Belsize Park I am looking for a GP doctor in belsize park area  

I would like to register myself and my girlfriend to GP doctor but I can not find one who still has available places on the list of patients

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Belsize Park  

Please could you send me the telephon number of this doctor.

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Belsize Park Hampstead Group Practice- which doctor?  

Which of the female doctors at the practice would you recommend for myself, and 2 kids (3.5yrs & 2mths)? L, H, or M?
And would you have any suggestion as to which male doc for my husband at the same practice? W or S?
thank you kindly

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Belsize Park Grand old lady  

I've lived in Belsize Park Gardens for over 20 years and it is a really unpretentious and easy place to live. Belsize Park is NOT Hampstead, thank God, and I wish people would stop trying to include the Hampstead name in Belsize Park. Belsize Park is separate and a grand old lady and needs no adornment. Stuck between Hampstead and Camden it has a balance and ease to it and loads and loads of SPACE.

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Belsize Park BEST PLACE IN LONDON  

A fabulous place to live. Feels like a village more so than a part of london. Very safe and friendly. Great restruants. Hampstead Heath on your doorstep. No rif-raff and no white van men...who give me the creeps...


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