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Downshire Hill Buyer Guide


Nestled between Belsize Park, Southend Green, and Hampstead, Downshire Hill residents enjoy the beautiful architecture and the verdant Hampstead Heath on their doorstep. Located conveniently close to Hampstead Village and South End Green, Downshire Hill homeowners also enjoy the convenience of an array of shops, restaurants, and transportation options nearby.

Location and local amenities

Downshire Hill is a sloping street that descends from Rosslyn Hill down to East Heath Road and borders Hampstead Heath, a spectacular park spanning over 800 acres and located just 4 miles from central London.

View from Rosslyn Hill down Downshire Hill towards the Heath

At the top of the street, Rosslyn Hill leads up to Hampstead High Street and Hampstead Village, which offer a superb range of shops, including cafés, a pharmacy, financial services, and more. Just over 300 meters away, one can easily reach Belsize Village, which is approximately 800 meters from the top of the street.

Midway along Downshire Hill, the road branches into Keats Grove, marked by the historic St John’s Downshire Hill, a Regency stuccoed Grade I listed former proprietary chapel that has been in service since 1823.

View from the northeast end of Downshire Hill towards East Heath Road with Hampstead Heath behind.

Running perpendicular to the northeast end of Downshire Hill is East Heath Road, which connects Southend Green to Whitestone Pond (which coincidentally is the highest point in London).

Nestled among these homes is The Freemasons Arms, a charming pub with a superb garden area, perfect for dining and socializing. Just across the street, and on the way to the Heath, there is a leafy children's playground for families to enjoy.

The Freemasons Arms on Downshire Hill
Playground at the bottom of Downshire Hill

Architecture and property types

There is a wide variety of properties on the road, and Downshire is a testament to the diversity of architecture; Downshire features a litany of stucco villas, Gothic revival, and typical brick-faced frontages. Additionally, each of the 17 detached, 35 semi-detacheds, and 29 terraced properties includes its own garden space and the properties on the left side of Downshire often include an additional bungalow. There are also converted and purpose-built apartments on the south-west side of the road. 

House at 6 Downshire Hill framed by beautiful trees in the front garden.

The southwest side of Downshire Hill features a mix of converted flat buildings and terraced houses. At the top of the street, several commercial businesses, including consultancy firms and an investment agency, are also located.

Hampstead Hill Mansions on Downshire Hill

The northeast end of Downshire Hill boasts an array of luxurious detached and semi-detached properties, each showcasing beautiful and diverse architectural styles.

Transport options

Residents enjoy many travel options, with two bus stops nearby and a short walk to Hampstead and Belsize Park tube stations. The northeast end of the street offers unparalleled convenience, just a short walk to Hampstead Heath Overground station.

Residents can take Thurlow Road to easily access Daleham and Finchley Road, offering further transport options (Finchley Road underground) and various additional shops.

Downshire Hill Property Values

As of June 26, 2024, there have been 8 sales on the street over the last 36 months. The average value for the properties on the street is £3,383,988, with an average price of £1,629 per sqft, which is in the upper quartile for Hampstead prices. There are currently 52 houses and 49 flats on the street. The last sale was 5 Downshire Hill, which sold for £5,235,000 (£1,590/ft2) in June of 2023.

sources:, LONRES, 26.06.2024


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