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Live in West Hampstead
It is just north of Charring Cross and a part of the London Borough of Camden. Nearby places include Hampstead, South Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Childs Hill, Cricklewood, Fortune Green, Kilburn and St John’s Wood. The area itself is part of the NW6 postcode area, with its surrounding locations being within the NW3, NW6, NW8 and NW2 areas. West Hampstead was formerly known as West End when it was a village. As the railways opened, it became urban, as farmland disappeared and many new homes and other buildings were constructed. Its close proximity to Central London and the City of London makes it a popular spot to live in, especially for those who commute. Bars and restaurants are every common here and it has retained much of its village atmosphere in West End Land, which is home to bakeries, cafés and small stores. Many notable people have lived in the area including actors Emma Thompson, Imelda Staunton, Angela Griffin and Jim Carter, musicians Slash, Dusty Springfield, Chaka Khan and Joan Armstrong, comedians Johnny Vegas and Matt Lucas, Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson and many more.