- Swiss Cottage
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Swiss Cottage
postcode_district= NW3, NW6, NW8
Hampstead and Highgate
Swiss Cottage is a landmark of north-west
Londonin the London Borough of Camden. The vicinity is commonly referred to after a Swiss Cottage which in the mid-20th Century was a restaurant called the Cottage Grill. It was originally the dairy of a farmhouse when the area was countryside, but was demolished in mid-1960s. Today the name is associated with a Public Housebuilt between 1803and 1804. This opened as "The Swiss Tavern" and is now called "Ye Olde Swiss Cottage" (a pub). However, the pub may have been named after a contemporary opera. The building was reconstructed in 1965in the style of a Swiss chalet or cottage. The road to Finchleyin Barnet is north of here and the area is usually referred to as " Finchley Road" and has also given that name to the nearby tubestation, about 500 metres north of 'Swiss Cottage'.
Local amenities include an Odeon Cinema,
Swiss Cottage Central Library, The Hampstead Theatreand assorted shops the length of the Finchley Road. The large Swiss Cottage Leisure Centrereopened in early 2006; after complete redevelopment; and now houses 2 swimming pools, a gym and a climbing wall.
As far as properties in the vicinity are concerned, Swiss Cottage is not a locality; it is a former road junction. Properties are regarded mostly as either Hampstead or St. John's Wood. Many people incorrectly refer to the area as Swiss Cottage. It is common for properties west of the Finchley Road to be regarded as West Hampstead, and those east of the Finchley Road, but west of Merton Rise and south of Eton Avenue as St. John's Wood. Properties between Haverstock Hill, Eton Avenue and Prince Albert Road are technically in Primrose Hill. South of Adelaide Road might be called South Hampstead or St. John's Wood interchangeably as far as Queens Grove, but certainly St. John's Wood after that.
St. John's Wood, Belsize Park, South Hampstead, Kilburn, West Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Hampstead Village, Hampstead Garden Suburb. Child's Hill, Church End, Highgate West, and Fortune Green are commonly regarded as parts of "Greater Hampstead".
Adjoining neighbourhoods include
HampsteadVillage to the North East, Chalk Farmand Camden Townto the South East, Belsize Parkto the East, St John's Woodto the South and West Hampsteadto the West. Regent's Parkis within walking distance of Swiss Cottage (about 1.4 km). Local major Hotels include a Marriott Regents Park, Danubius Regents Park and Hampstead Britannia Hotel. There are many smaller hotels in the area. Notable restaurants include Globe (European), Singapore Garden (Singaporean) and Benihana (Japanese). Swiss Cottage is also the location of the Central School of Speech and Drama, performing in the Embassy Theatre.
Nearest tube stations
Swiss Cottage tube station( Jubilee line)
Finchley Road tube station(Jubilee and Metropolitan lines)
St. John's Wood tube station( Jubilee line)
Warwick Avenue tube station( Bakerloo line)
Chalk Farm tube station( Northern line)
Nearest railway stations
South Hampstead railway station( London Overground Watford DC Line)
Finchley Road & Frognal railway station(London Overground North London Line)
13 - Golders Green Station to Aldwych via Finchley Road and Oxford Street
113 - Edgware to Oxford Circus via Finchley Road
82 - North Finchley to Victoria Station via Marble Arch, Park Lane, and Finchley Road
46 - Farringdon Street to Lancaster Gate via King's Cross, Hampstead Village, Maida Vale, and Paddington
31 - Shepherd's Bush Green to Camden Town via Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate, Kilburn and Primrose Hill
C11 - Brent Cross Shopping Centre to Archway via West Hampstead, Belsize Park, and Parliament Hill
268 - Golders Green to Finchley Road via Hampstead Village and Belsize Park
608 - Muswell Hill to terminate at Swiss Cottage via Hampstead Heath
187 - Finchley Road to Central Middlesex Hospital via Maida Vale, Queen's Park, Harlesden, and Park Royal
* [http://www.camden.gov.uk/ Camden Council Website]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/content/webcams/548955.shtml View from a Swiss Cottage CCTV camera (BBC)]
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