Little Lotti took a visit to the beautiful borough of Hampstead! It’s home to grand houses, adorable cafes, and Hampstead Heath, a stunning green haven that Lotti could hardly believe is in London. Lotti was so excited that every café is super kid-friendly, and she found lots of places to run around and explore.
Oliver's Village Café
Oliver’s is absolutely pitch perfect for kids. With Crafty Afternoons from 3:30pm on a Monday, excellent cakes, and scrummy menus for grown-ups and little ones, there’s lots to do and look at while you munch on brilliant food. Make sure to have a peep at the spectacular art done by Oliver himself too, and enjoy a café that truly makes its customers feel at home.
Ginger & White Café
Offering yummy twists on lots of traditional English food alongside excellent coffees, Ginger & White is perfect for both parents and kids to hang out. Their homemade cakes are definitely Instagram-friendly, as long as you can nab a picture before hungry little hands get stuck in there first! Try a slice of banana bread to get your energy up before you explore the rest of Hampstead.
Flask Walk is a lovely street full of unmissable delights. Oddono’s ice cream shop is a great place for a summery treat, and while it’s still sunny, why not have a seat outside The Flask pub and people-watch? Keep an eye out for dogs with the kids too! As for when the cold weather draws in, the street is lit with magical fairy lights, and you can pick out some beautiful homewares in the shops. Our Teddy hat in the Four Little Ears set is perfect for keeping baby’s head nice and warm!
At the edge of the glorious Hampstead Heath is Kenwood House, a stunning estate which is free to explore. There are lots of great activities for kids and calendar chock-full of family events. Take a look at the gorgeous interiors, and if the kids get bored then they can always have a run around the enormous grounds or enjoy a snack in the café, which has a picturesque outside seating area.
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The Hill Garden and Pergola
A beautiful hidden treasure in the depths of Hampstead, the Pergola is an architectural wonder with a grand history. Kids will be entranced by the sprawling Hill Garden, so take a picnic and enjoy a little slice of London’s past. Wrap baby up in our adorable teddy print babygrow so they’re all ready to explore!
The Roebuck Pub
You’ll find a warm welcome at The Roebuck. Offering simple and hearty British food with a lovely cosy garden, it’s perfect for snuggling down and enjoying a brilliant meal. Definitely a place to check out when it comes to a family Sunday roast!
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The home of Romantic poet John Keats from 1818 to 1820 is an exquisite demonstration of Regency style. With events and talks all year round, plus a pretty little garden, the Keats House will get you all caught up in the romance of the era. Why not show Little Lotti the scenery?
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The Burgh House and Buttery café
The beautiful Burgh House is free to explore and the Family Trail will give little ones lots to do! See the awe-inspiring collection of over 3000 artworks and learn about the history of Hampstead before settling down for a cup of tea and some scones in the welcoming Buttery Café.
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Learn about legendary psychologist Sigmund Freud in the house he inhabited in Hampstead from 1938 until his death. Take a look around the house and beautiful gardens while learning in-depth about Freud’s work.
La Crêperie de Hampstead
Find these famous authentic French crêpes in the heart of Hampstead. A hit with kids and parents alike, pick up a mouthwatering warm crêpe in a variety of flavours and enjoy a little bit of French flair on your day out in London.
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Golders Hill Zoo and the butterfly house
How exciting! Perfectly sized for little ones, the small but unmissable Golders Hill Zoo has lots of rare and exotic animals to take a peep at. Other highlights include the super-cute deers in the deer park, and the opportunity to get up close to dazzling butterflies in the butterfly house.
Adding a nice playground right next to the zoo and a family run café “Golders Hill Park refreshment house”
Kentish Town Farm
With weekly activities for kids including messy play on Fridays, pony rides and lots more fun animals to see, a visit to Kentish Town Farm is definitely worth it. Say hi to goats, sheep, ducks, and so many more...just make sure you don’t bring too much mud home with you!