Golders Green remains the centre of Orthodox Jewish community in London.
Early settlements in Golders Green, date back to the eighteenth Century where the core residents were farmers, labourers and occupiers of large country homes. The introduction of the Northern Line in 1905 significantly changed the face of Golders Green. Trains passed under Hampstead Heath to surface in the almost intact Golders Green fields. This caused a boom in property in the area, and the population expanded. House prices remained affordable, and the Underground began to encourage suburban living in the area.
Golders Green High Street
Other establishment also began to set up in the area, including Golders Greens Crematorium and the Hippodrome, which opened in 1914 and was the host to the BBC Radio Concert Orchestra. The Ivy House, in North End Road, was the residence of well-known ballet dancer Anna Pavlova until her death in 1931. The Ivy House was then sold to the Industrial Orthopedic Society and then passed into the hands of the New College of Speech and Drama in 1955, and became a memorial to Anna Pavlova in 1974. The entire area has now been completely built over with the exclusion of the stunning Golders Hill Park.
The residential neighbourhood of Golders Green is known for its semi-detached, detached and terraced houses, whilst Hampstead Garden Suburb is part located within the same postal address as Golders Green and is a conservation area with many architecturally designed homes.
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