Hampstead is an affluent residential community long favoured by academics, artists, and media figures. Hampstead Heath has meadows, woodland, and swimming ponds, plus city views from Parliament Hill. (x)
I particularly enjoy walking around in this neighbourhood, searching for cosplay outfits and visiting the Independent Bookshops.
- Just opposite the Hampstead tube station, was my first destination of the day, the Oxfam Book Shop. They stock a wide selection of books from modern fiction, travel and leisure to more specialist subjects such as Art, History, Literature and rare & collectable books. They also have music department stocking CDs, DVDs, Sheet Music and good quality vinyl selection of various genres.
- Then I wondered on Flash Walk, and discovered Keith Fawkes‘ shop with its vintage home-ware and books and Exclusive, a vintage and second hand designer shop.
- By the end of my scroll, I was walking down South End Road, where I quickly checked out Daunt Books. It is a chain of bookshops in London, founded by James Daunt and traditionally it specialised in travel books.
High Street culture is one of my favourite perks of London. Anytime I visit a new district, I just get lost on its High Street and the connected little street to discover the best of charity shops, entertainment, food and retail varieties.