Swiss Cottage is a small area within the larger Hampstead area, it includes Swiss Cottage Station and is centred on the junction of Finchley Road and Avenue Road.
The district formed following the Finchley Road Act 1826 which authorised the construction of the roads which Swiss Cottage is based around within the ancient district of Hampstead and the Swiss Tavern which the area takes its modern name from was built on the junction between these roads. The area underwent significant change in the 1930s with the opening of the Regency Lodge flats and the Odeon Cinema. Despite only being a small submarket within Hampstead, Swiss Cottage also includes three different post codes; NW3, NW6, AND NW8. The Swiss Cottage/Finchley Road area has also been identified by the London Plan as a district centre. Swiss Cottage Underground Station which is on the Jubilee Line is located in the area and Finchley Road Station (Jubilee Line), South Hampstead Railway Station, and Finchley Road & Frognal Railway Station (both on the Overground) are also located nearby.
Swiss Cottage is a major cultural centre within Northwest London and local amenities include the Odeon IMAX Cinema mentioned above, the Hampstead Theatre, and Scottish architect Sir Basil Spence’s Swiss Cottage Central Library. Additionally, Swiss Cottage is also where the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is located. Swiss Cottage streets were also depicted painter Robert Bevan – part of the Camden Town Group of artists and creatives and his wife the Polish painter Stanisława de Karłowska who lived on Adamson Road, Swiss Cottage.
It is for all these reasons and more that Swiss Cottage is such a fantastic area to live and here at RIB we have significant experience in letting homes in Swiss Cottage.