Swiss Cottage is a landmark of North-West London in the London Borough of Camden. The area is commonly referred to, after a dairy and a farm house, which resembled a Swiss Cottage in the 19th Century. Today the name is associated with a Public House built between 1803 and 1804. This opened as “The Swiss Tavern” and is now called “Ye Olde Swiss Cottage” (a pub).
Local amenities include an Odeon Cinema, Swiss Cottage Central Library, The Hampstead Theatre and assorted shops, banks, restaurants and supermarkets, the length of the Finchley Road. After complete redevelopment, the large Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre reopened in early 2006 and now houses two swimming pools, a gym and a climbing wall.
As far as properties in the vicinity are concerned, Swiss Cottage would be deemed incorrect as an address, it is more a road junction. Properties would be addressed mostly either Hampstead or St. John’s Wood. It is common for properties west of the Finchley Road to be addressed West Hampstead and those east of Finchley Road, but west of Merton Rise and south of Eton Avenue as St John’s Wood.
The Visage Building, Swiss Cottage
The residential properties surrounding the Swiss Cottage pub, include: Regency Lodge flats, which date back to 1930’s. More recently, a new development of ultra-modern flats, has just been completed on the junction of Winchester Road and Adelaide Road, known as “The Visage”.
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