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Belsize Park 
Belsize Park

Belsize Park is a north west London suburb in the Borough of Camden.  It is between Hampstead, Gospel Oak, Primrose Hill and Swiss Cottage.  The name comes from the Belsize Estate, although modern Belsize also covers the northern half of the Chalcot estate.  See History&Bibliography.

The area is mainly residential and includes an abundance of distinctive architecture, particularly from the Victorian period, in wide tree line roads.  Most of the residents live in flats, either converted or purpose built.  Whilst the majority of properties are privately owned, there are about one thousand units of social housing in the wider Belsize area.  Most of Belsize is within the Belsize Conservation Area (CA), the Parkhill and Upper Park CA and parts of the Fitzjohns-Netherhall CA.  For further information, including Conservation Area statements, please see External Links page.

There are three local shopping areas:  Belsize Village, Haverstock Hill and England's Lane.  These include a number of independent shops as well as restaurants, cafes and bars.

The area is covered  primarily by the Belsize Ward along with parts of Haverstock, Gospel Oak, Hampstead Town and Frognal and Fitzjohns wards.  To contact local councillors and to access information about Camden Council Services see External Links.

For historical reasons there is no secular state primary school in the Belsize ward, which means that local children are placed in schools across Camden.  For information about the campaign for a Belsize Park Primary school see External Links.

This section includes a Map and a short History of the area.  For a more detailed history and bibliography go to BRA Links.  Contact points for the key organisations that cover the area may be found in External Links.