Hampstead


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Hampstead

(ˈhæmpstɪd)
n
(Placename) a residential district in N London: part of the Greater London borough of Camden since 1965; nearby is Hampstead Heath, a popular recreation area

Hamp•stead

(ˈhæmp stɪd, -stɛd)

n.
a former borough of London, England, now part of Camden.
References in classic literature ?
Dressing myself as quietly as I could, and leaving Peggotty to look after my aunt, I tumbled head foremost into it, and then went for a walk to Hampstead.
Lucy lies in the tomb of her kin, a lordly death house in a lonely churchyard, away from teeming London, where the air is fresh, and the sun rises over Hampstead Hill, and where wild flowers grow of their own accord.
John's Wood and Hampstead, and eastward in Shoreditch and Highbury and Haggerston and Hoxton, and, indeed, through all the vastness of London from Ealing to East Ham--people were rubbing their eyes, and opening windows to stare out and ask aimless questions, dressing hastily as the first breath of the coming storm of Fear blew through the streets.
I was in diggings out Hampstead way, 17 Potter's Terrace.
I was driving over to Hampstead, and I thought it was you.
Chelsea and Bloomsbury have taken the place of Hampstead, Notting Hill Gate, and High Street, Kensington.
It is such as he, as little conscious of himself as the bee in a hive, who are the lucky in life, for they have the best chance of happiness: their activities are shared by all, and their pleasures are only pleasures because they are enjoyed in common; you will see them on Whit-Monday dancing on Hampstead Heath, shouting at a football match, or from club windows in Pall Mall cheering a royal procession.
And now, gentlemen, I have one or two little interviews this evening, and it is a long drive to Hampstead.
Hampton Court was decided upon, in preference to Hampstead, for though Cassandra had dreamt as a child of the brigands of Hampstead, she had now transferred her affections completely and for ever to William III.
Hampstead Church spire there, Westminster Cathedral over there, and factory chimneys about here.
Twenty-four years later--in the summer of eighteen hundred and fifty-five--there was a villa at Hampstead to be let, furnished.
He now became an enthusiastic disciple of the literary and political radical, Leigh Hunt, in whose home at Hampstead he spent much time.