Hampstead is a very pretty Georgian village, north of London - about 15 mins from the centre on the Northern Line. Apart from the beautiful houses of the rich merchants who used to live there (a whole street of them beautifully preserved in Church Row), there's the Heath, a vast expanse of wilderness that gives great views over London from Parliament Hill. It's a playground of the rich so eating there can be a little expensive, though there are plenty of nice hostelries. Keats' house, Fenton House and Kenwood House are the main historical attractions. The Goldfinger house is also nearby (see our Historic page).