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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  • 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
  • What’s coming up at Hampstead Theatre? - On the main stage - Rock ’N’Roll -  6 December – 27 January 1968: Russian tanks have rolled into Czechoslovakia, and Syd Barrett has been dumped by Pink Floyd. Jan, a visiting postgrad at Cambridge, breaks with his old professor Max, a Marxist philosopher, and heads home to Prague with his suitcase… Read more
  • Belsize Tennis Champion: An Outstanding Achievement - We are proud to announce that Globe Lawn Tennis Club member Naqi Rizvi, 32, has become the world's top-ranked tennis player in international competition for the visually impaired. His story is an inspiring example of perseverance. Diagnosed with congenital glaucoma as a child, he lost all sight by age seven.… Read more

Features & Comments

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  • 34 Belsize Lane receives Grade 2 Listing - Historic England has let us know the details and background of a new listing of a Belsize house designed by architect Georgie Wolton  No. 34 Belsize Lane, designed by Georgie Wolton (1934-2021), has been listed at Grade 2 by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on the advice of Historic England. It is the first building by Wolton on the National Heritage List for England – the official record of all buildings and structures of national architectural and historic interest. The listing includes the boundary wall to Belsize… Read more
  • Finding Comfort Among Strangers - A new novel from Belsize resident  Ranee Barr In Ranee’s recently published novel “Finding Comfort  Among Strangers”, set in 1970s Belsize Park and surrounding areas of London, many of you will recognise places and landmarks which are no longer there, and a way of life which no longer exists. Writing this novel, a work of fiction which draws on her own experiences, has also given Ranee the opportunity to weave into the narrative the social history of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), where she was born and raised. The novel… Read more
  • Open House Festival: Belsize Court Garages - Belsize Society committee member and architect Sanya Polescuk writes:  On 31 September, Open House Festival took place all over London. It was a great opportunity to step into and see many amazing buildings, usually not open to public. As every year for the last decade, following the project's win of Architects Journal's Retrofit Award 2013, Sanya Polescuk Architects opened the doors to their studio and the HMO flat above at 8 Belsize Court Garages. Over 100 visitors came during the weekend of 9 and 10 September. With the help… Read more