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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  • Autumn Talk, 4 November: The Story of Moll King’s Belsize Houses - We are very pleased that David Percy will present the story of Moll King’s houses as featured in his book The Harlots of Haverstock Hill at the Belsize Community Library on 4 November 2021. The film includes readings by Dame Janet Suzman. We will also celebrate 50 years of the… Read more
  • HS2 Invitation to give your views on the design of the Adelaide Road head house and compound - High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway for Britain. They will be holding online information events on 9 and 13 September and a face-to-face engagement event on 15 September about the Adelaide Road headhouse and compound in Camden. They are seeking your views about the design. At these events you… Read more
  • Belsize Society Newsletter August 2021 - Welcome to the August Newsletter of the Belsize Society. We were sad to have to cancel the Summer Party this year. The postponement of the lifting of lockdown unfortunately just caught our event. However, this Newsletter does contain details of events in the autumn. We are really pleased that our… Read more

Features & Comments

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  • Camden Arts Centre: Walter Price: Pearl Lines - Camden Arts Centre to 29 August It was with a mixture of eagerness and trepidation that I ventured to the first art exhibition I have seen since lockdown began in March 2020. My trepidation was soon overcome. Camden Arts Centre now sports a giant outdoor canopy for those who want coffee or lunch in the open air. The garden has been tidied up with many wonderful flowers. A new gate, opening directly onto Finchley Road, means that there is no need to be inside at all after you have… Read more
  • Shaping Belsize and the BRA campaigns - Through fifty years, we have commented on numerous developments, participated in campaigns and sought to improve or at least maintain the essential character of the area. In late 2003, as part of its Network Reinvention Programme, the Post Office announced its plan to close the Belsize Village post office. At this stage, there were four post offices in the area. As well as the Village, there were offices in Haverstock Hill, Hampstead Heath and England’s Lane. Haverstock Hill’s post office closed a few months into 2004 with England’s Lane… Read more
  • Hampstead Theatre: a local gem reopens - At long last, after having to shelve performances last year, Hampstead Theatre has been able to give us a series of productions that challenge and inspire. The Death of a Black Man, by Alfred Fagon (1937-1986), received its world premiere at Hampstead in 1975. The revival in the main theatre shocked and entertained in equal measure. Set in a flat on the King’s Road, the play centres on the lives of two black men and a black woman seeking to make their way in the world. The male characters… Read more