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South Hampstead railway station is located on Loudoun Road, around 550 yards south-west of Swiss Cottage Underground station. It opened in 1879 and was originally named Loudoun Road station, after the road on which it is located. Its name was changed to South Hampstead station in 1922.
The original station building has been replaced, and a new footbridge constructed. Those into architecture or history can find traces of the removed station canopies and the older footbridge in the brickwork of the retaining walls on both sides of the line.
The station’s greatest claim to fame is that it was evocatively described by Sir John Betjeman in his 1952 essay First and Last Loves.
London is known for its high prices, but Hampstead prices are even higher than the London average, making it difficult to park in the area without spending a lot.
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Parking at South Hampstead Station
South Hampstead Station is a busy commuter station, and it doesn’t have its own car park, so station users resort to searching for parking spaces in the surrounding streets. Your chances of finding a free space after 10am on weekdays are very slim as the early commuters are quick to snap up all available car parking at South Hampstead Station in the mornings.
Parking enforcement in London is strict, so don’t risk parking your car in a restricted on-street bay. We at YourParkingSpace only list parking spaces that you are entitled to park in - so book your space in advance and park without stress!
Heathrow Airport Parking
The most convenient airport for visitors and residents of South Hampstead is London Heathrow Airport. It takes less than an hour by road, and not much longer by train: just take the Jubilee Line from Swiss Cottage to Green Park, and then the Piccadilly Line from Green Park to Heathrow.
Parking around London Heathrow and the other London airports is in high demand. YourParkingSpace lists cheap, safe and convenient parking spaces close to all of the London airports, so you can enjoy your holiday with parking peace of mind.
Hampstead is a charming, scenic area of London with lots for visitors to see and do. Although it is only a short distance away from the bustling city centre, it is enveloped in some of London’s greenest and most peaceful parks, making it a great place to explore.
Within walking distance of your South Hampstead Station parking space, you can find lots of great attractions.
The Freud Museum was the home of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, and his family when they escaped Austria following the Nazi annexation in 1938. It remained the family home for many years and now operates as a museum, where visitors can find Freud’s personal library, as well as his study, preserved as it was during his lifetime, complete with the couch his patients sat on.
Nearby you can also find Abbey Road Studios, complete with the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing outside, known for featuring on the cover of the Beatles album ‘Abbey Road’. Also nearby are Lord’s Cricket Ground and Museum, London Central Mosque, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum and Primrose Hill, a beautiful grassy spot with panoramic views over London.
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South Hampstead Station is well served by London bus services. Route 31 runs between White City and Camden Town and was the subject of a 1985 BBC documentary film which followed the route, meeting people who lived or worked along it.
At night, it is served by routes N28 and N31. Route N28 runs between Camden Town and Wandsworth Southside Shopping Centre, while Route N31 runs between Camden Town and Clapham Junction Station.
South Hampstead Station is easily accessible by road, as it is located just off Finchley Road (A41), which runs all the way from the centre of London to near Edgware in the northern suburbs of the city, where it joins the A1.
As well as South Hampstead railway station, the area is also served by:
- Swiss Cottage tube station (Jubilee line)
- Finchley Road tube station (Jubilee and Metropolitan lines)
- West Hampstead railway station (London Overground)
London has plenty of electric vehicle charge points available, with a number of them located in the Hampstead area. You can charge your car not far from your South Hampstead Station parking space at:
- Fairhazel Gardens
- 4 Greencroft Gardens
- 56 Canfield Gardens
- Avenue Road
For a map of all the electric vehicle charging points in the UK, check the government’s Go Ultra Low website.
Because of the serious parking problems in central London, there are four London boroughs which do not have the same Blue Badge concessions as the rest of the country. These four boroughs are:
- The City of Westminster
- The City of London
- The Borough of Camden
- The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
In some central parts of the Borough of Camden, there are some limitations that apply on top of the usual Blue Badge parking restrictions. Blue Badge holders cannot park:
- On red routes, double yellow lines or single yellow lines
- In suspended parking bays
- In residents’ parking bays
- In personalised disabled bays
- In specific bays, for example, doctor or taxi bays
However, Blue Badge holders can park in Pay and Display bays, where they have one hour’s free parking after the time they have paid for has run out.
Disabled people who live, work or study in central areas of Camden can apply for a Green Badge. The Green Badge works alongside the Blue Badge and you must display both to be eligible for disabled parking the Borough of Camden.
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
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Commuters and holidaymakers are always searching for parking at South Hampstead Station. If you’re lucky enough to have an unused driveway, lock-up garage or allocated parking space nearby, you could be renting it out. We at YourParkingSpace have a constant stream of drivers interested in pre-booking private parking in London, so why not register your space now? You could be earning an easy extra income in no time.
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Is there free parking at South Hampstead Station on bank holidays?
Certain parking restrictions still apply on bank holidays, but others do not. On bank holidays, you can park near South Hampstead Station in the following places without worrying about restrictions:
- Resident parking bays
- Single yellow lines, unless there is a loading ban in operation
- Paid-for parking bays
Is there free parking at South Hampstead Station on Saturdays?
Whether or not there is free parking on Saturdays depends on the area of London. In the area immediately surrounding South Hampstead Station, the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is not enforced on Saturdays, so it is possible to find free parking.
Is there free parking at South Hampstead Station on Sundays?
Yes, you can find free parking at South Hampstead Station on Sundays as the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is not in operation.
How do I apply for a resident parking permit in South Hampstead?
You can apply for a resident parking permit on the Camden Council website.
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