Welcome to The Belsize Society website

Eton Avenue – credit: Luke Collins

The Belsize Society is a charity of over 500 household members who seek to preserve the character of the area, by keeping a close eye on planning and environment issues. We work with local public bodies to improve the quality of local services and we promote a greater sense of community by providing information about local issues and holding social events. We publish a quarterly Newsletter and an annual booklet of recommendations for Tradesmen You Can Trust

Find out more About Us, About Belsize and join The Belsize Society here.

News & Issues

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  • Scratchcard parking permits (UPDATED) - UPDATE 9 MARCH 2024: For those members who have an account with Camden Council, it is still possible to request Scratchcards for short-term parking permits. While Camden is working on alternative schemes - via online or an automated telephone system - the council has confirmed Scratchcards will still be available.… Read more
  • Martin Sheppard speaks at Belsize Library - The Society supported a recent Friends of Belsize Library talk at Belsize Community Library. Martin Sheppard spoke on The War in Belsize Park. The event was very well attended, with the Library fully crammed as Martin presented a picture of a wartime London. He described where and when bombs landed… Read more
  • MORE NEWS ON BOOKS AND LIBRARY EVENTS - Members may be interested to know that, following the death of our Treasurer Neil Harris, the BelSoc Committee donated the collection of his books to the Oxfam Bookshop in Hampstead.  Oxfam has expressed its deep gratitude at receiving books of such quality.  New readers will benefit from Neil’s outstanding collection.… Read more

Features & Comments

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  • BelSoc Spring Walk: Belsize House and other local country mansions - Belsize House and other local country mansions - the story of the Belsize Estate before the 1850s. 12 May 2024 at two times: 11:00 am and 2.30pm. Tickets are at Eventbrite, link for 11am and link for 2.30pm. Join us for a guided walk led by Averil Nottage. Belsize means beautifully situated.  Surrounded by countryside and with fine views of London, it was a perfect location for an aristocratic country estate. Belsize House, a mansion surrounded by a 25 acres walled garden, was occupied by aristocrats in the 16th and for… Read more
  • Belsize Society Newsletter February 2024 - Welcome to the February BelSoc Newsletter. It was good to see many members at this year’s carol singing. We were joined by Primrose Hill Community Choir, raising funds for Marie Curie. In January, local historian Martin Sheppard attracted a large audience when, at a joint event hosted with the Friends of the Belsize Community Library,  he spoke about Belsize during the Second World War. An interesting talk included some music from the period. This Newsletter features a piece by Averil Nottage about Belsize House, other mansions and the development… Read more
  • What’s coming up at Hampstead Theatre? - On the main stage - Double Feature  - From 8th February Alfred Hitchcock – the world’s most celebrated filmmaker Tippi Hedren – Hitchcock’s muse and leading lady Michael Reeves – brilliant new director trying to prove his worth Vincent Price – seasoned hero of the horror genre Two stories splice together seamlessly, exploring the glamour – and the grit  – associated with the silver screen. Where does the power in Hollywood truly sit: with the star on screen, or in the director's chair? John Logan is an American playwright… Read more