Quality Hotel Hampstead
London, EN NW3 6AL
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Statue of Sigmund Freud in Hampstead dates back to 1971 and is dedicated to the Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanlaysis and was earlier located near the Swiss Cottage Library; it was moved to its current location in 1998. The statue was made by Nemon, who, in his younger days had been rejected by Freud himself. The sculptor was later asked to sculpt Freud's statue by his assistant on his 75th birthday, after Nemon had gathered considerable fame in his field.
The Hampstead Parish Church as it is also known has a history dating back to the 14th-century and is a majestic structure surrounded by lush trees. St John-at-Hampstead is a Grade I listed monument and features beautiful stained glass windows and carved glass doors along with vaulted ceilings and etched walls. It is widely known for its choir and concerts throughout the nation and abroad as well. The church also has a graveyard attached to its property which has some famous personalities laid to rest.
St Mary’s Church in Holly Place is dedicated to Saaint Mary. The church was formed in 1816 and observes the Roman Catholic denomination. Apart from its usual liturgy and other religious services, the church also welcomes public visits. A featured attraction at the church apart from its architecture is the two-manual organ.
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel is situated in a picturesque beige-stoned building with a tall spire and lovely windows and frescoes. Located on top of Rosslyn Hill, it is surrounded by shrubberies. Its origins date back to the late 15th Century. Today, it provides a gamut of religious services. Rent the Grade II listed building for a private event if you're looking for a picture postcard location.
This beautiful church has been a welcoming sanctuary since 1897 and is known for its musical programs and choir. Emmanuel Church is actively involved in the local community life with regular events for the youth, elders and more. The stained glasses, high ceilings and intricate walls add to the beauty of this church.
Grade I listed St. Stephen's Church is built to the designs of Samuel Sanders Teulon and features Neo Gothic architectural style. Teulon remarked that this was his best creations from the 114 places of worship he designed. The church building is stunningly French in its design and features a gigantic square tower and steep roofs. When the church's design assignment was offered to Teulon, he insisted that the building be constructed of brick. Kentish Ragstone was used to built the ornate stone bands seen on the church's exterior. To complement the striking exteriors, the building's interior walls were lined with white, tallow and grey bricks sourced from Huntingdonshire.
Built in the Modernist style in 1938, 2 Willow Road was built by architect Ernö Goldfinger. The National Trust has been managing the building since 1995, which has now become a tourist attraction. The house still contains many of Goldfinger's belongings, including his modern art collection and furniture. The guided tours give visitors every detail about the house, which is one of just three Modernist houses open to the public in England.
A beautiful red brick church, the St Mary Primrose Hill was built in 1872 and has been a main center of worship of the community since its inception. The church has a simple architecture, however, its graceful design is truly a reflection of the olden times. Today, the church hosts a number of events related to art, dance and music apart from the regular share of services. To know about their upcoming events, have a look at their website.
Located at the fringes of Hampstead, the Inverforth House is a gargantuan isolated structure, formerly owned by a string of well-known, reputable people, including William Lever, the 1st Viscount Leverhulme and Andrew Weir, 1st Baron Inverforth. After Inverforth's demise, the site was given to the Manor House Hospital, and was the home base of the Orthopaedic Society Hospital for almost three decades. The highlights of this site are the blue plaques - commemorating the contributions of Viscount Leverhulme and Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher.
The Kilburn Public Library of Camden is a fun learning center for kids as well as adults with a wide variety of facilities on offer. It has a comprehensive collection of books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, periodicals, magazines and newspapers. New books, films and music are added every year to keep its collection up to date. A plasma screen, computers along with free internet access and WiFi connectivity are also offered. The library organizes many activities for toddlers such as Rhyme Time and Baby Bounce which make it very popular among mothers and families. Computer application courses for seniors, educational workshops and job hunting facilities are available as well. Kilburn is home to an active Youth Center, making it a prime place to socialize, study and read.
The Tin Tabernacle was constructed in 1863 and is home to the sea cadets. This walls of this structure is made of metal sheets, rendering it architecturally significant. Various events are conducted here to raise capital for various repairs that the church requires. Visitors can participate in various entertaining events hosted here. Party with Pinata will take you through Mexican film, music and food, enjoy a musical night with Ronan Heenan and Alison Marr. The admission fee charged goes to the maintenance of the church.
Located to the south-east of the Hampstead Heath, is the Parliament Hills an open parkland. The hill stands 98 meters (322 feet) and is noteworthy, as it offers a panoramic view of London city's horizon. From its pinnacle, various attractions can be viewed, such as Canary Wharf, Saint Paul's Cathedral and others. This landmark has been host to various events like cross country running and other championships. This Hill is an ideal place for a leisure walk or a fitness run.