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Be charmed by West Hampstead

Lined with Victorian redbrick houses and art deco-inspired apartments, this quiet part of north-west London has an appealing elegance about it.

It's mainly focused on one street - West End Lane - which is packed with stylish boutiques, eateries and vibrant bars. The Wet Fish Cafe is a local institution, both for its food and arts events, and does amazing cocktails. The three stations here provide easy access to the rest of London and as far as Brighton if you fancy some sea air.

Think deep thoughts at the Freud Museum

While you're in the area, pay a visit to 20 Maresfield Gardens, once the home of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud which is now a museum in his honour. It's a fascinating time capsule, where you can see his iconic couch, study and collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman artefacts.

The upstairs of the museum has a room devoted to his daughter Anna, who lived and worked at the house until her death in 1982.

Enjoy an invigorating walk on Hampstead Heath

North-west London boasts some of the capital's best-loved green spaces, including Regent's Park, Primrose Hill and the ponds and pools of Hampstead Heath. On the edge of the heath is Kenwood House, which has an impressive collection of paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Vermeer and JW Turner.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near West Hampstead? Travelodge London Cricklewood Hotel is a short Tube ride away. Another good option is Travelodge London Central Marylebone Hotel.