Secret London: Hampstead
Little Known Facts about Hampstead
The village of Hampstead has more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of Britain.
Hampstead tube station is the deepest station on the entire Underground network at 192 feet below ground level. It has the deepest lift shaft on the Underground at 181 feet deep and there’s a spiral emergency staircase that’s made up of 300 steps.
John Constable is buried in Hampstead parish church, and in his lifetime painted many well known pictures of Hampstead and the Heath, which are hung in galleries all over the world.
Famous pubs include The Old Bull & Bush (immortalised in the old musical hall song ‘Down At The Old Bull & Bush’) and The Spaniards Inn, where Dick Turpin was supposed to have been a customer.