Belsize Park has a pretty hard time of late in the food-and-drink department, with many of its landmark boozers (and even chains like Giraffe) closing down.
The good news is that this has all changed over the summer, particularly on main vein Haverstock Hill, the ancient thoroughfare that climbs from Chalk Farm up to Hampstead. Legendary boozer the Sir Richard Steele has reopened after a drastic reinvention, while the Load Of Hay (formerly The Hill) has re-emerged as chic gastropub The Belrose, pictured here on the cover of our new issue, out today.
Inside we check these out – not to mention half a dozen other recent NW3 arrivals – to give you our verdict on whether it’s all worth a weekend mooch.
Elsewhere we find out why Tufnell Park interior store Future & Found has changed its name, chat to pioneering ice cream purveyor Julie Fisher, hear from Roundhouse boss Marcus Davey about life at the helm of London’s top music venue, and discover why the best little dance class in the area is in Gospel Oak.
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