Hampstead Garden Suburb has a unique identity in London. It was the idea of Henrietta Barnett, the wife of Cannon Barnett, the vicar of St Jude’s Whitechapel where they both experienced the effect of extreme poverty on the lives of the poor. In 1896 she heard of the plans to extend the Charing Cross and Euston Railway to the fields of Golders Green which lay beyond their weekend home. With the help of some worthy gentlemen, she purchased the land to create the Hampstead Heath extension. Surrounding this, she appointed the architects Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin to plan a Garden Suburb for all.
Discover Henrietta’s vision for a Garden Suburb which has given the area a unique green and suburban identity in London. Learn how much of her vision hold true today. The walk traces the early history and developments of Hampstead Garden Suburb and includes walking through part of the Hampstead Heath Extension, Central Square with its two Grade I Lutyens’ churches and the original quaint Artisans quarter designed from 1907 by Parker and Unwin aimed at bringing affordable rented housing with fresh air and space to the working classes.
11:00 - 13:30
North End Road London NW11 7RN
In front of station entrance