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Magdala

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2a South Hill Park, NW3 2SB
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Food served 12noon-10pm

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Magdala (formerly the Magdala Tavern) get its name from Sir Robert Napier, later Lord Napier of Magdala who fought alongside the Indian army against the Ethiopians in 1868. This historic Hampstead pub dates back to 1885, shortly after Napier had served as Governor of Gibraltar and the year before he became Constable of the Tower of London. This is famously where Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in England, shot her lover to death outside the pub on Easter Sunday in 1955. Some say there are still bullet holes visible from the unfortunate incident but we're not convinced. Luckily, things are less explosive in these parts today and the Magdala makes a lovely spot for a peaceful pint after a hike on the Heath.


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Underground Stations

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Belsize Park Tube Station
8 minutes walk
Hampstead Tube Station
10 minutes walk
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St John's Wood Masterpark
30 minutes walk

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Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 73 28% off
30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 26 minutes from Magdala
Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ... More
Best Western Maitrise Maida Vale Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
53-59 Kilburn High Road, NW6 | 34 minutes from Magdala
Located in North London, just a 2-minute walk from Kilburn Park Tube station, the Best Western Maitrise Maida Vale hotel offers value for money and 58 ... More
Danubius Hotel Regents Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
18 Lodge Road, NW87JT | 36 minutes from Magdala
Stunning views of Lord's Cricket Ground makes this the hotel of choice for cricket enthusiasts, but it has plenty of other advantages too. A program ... More
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The Roebuck
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
15 Pond St, NW3 | 3 minutes from Magdala
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The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 23 minutes from Magdala
The Lock Tavern would be a great place to drop in and escape the tiresome, tie-dye-clad vendors of Camden's famous street market. Unfortunately that wouldn't do ... More
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48 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 23 minutes from Magdala
The third Near & Far from the group behind The Magic Roundabout and The Good Mixer is the biggest. This Camden ... More
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Fest Camden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 23 minutes from Magdala
Housed in a 200 year old Grade II listed former horse hospital at Camden Stables Market, FEST Camden , launched ... More
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Everyman Hampstead
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5 Holly Bush Vale, Hampstead Village, NW3 | 11 minutes from Magdala
Bang in the middle of Hampstead Village, the original Everyman Cinema is just one of a few London branches, with others in ... More
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Hampstead Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Eton Avenue, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 17 minutes from Magdala
The Hampstead Theatre has existed in various forms since 1959, when it opened in a Scout Hall and its opening season in 1959 included two new ... More
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JW3
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Finchley Road, NW3 | 17 minutes from Magdala
JW3 is a Jewish arts, culture and community centre with a kosher restaurant, cafe and bar overlooking Finchley Road in northwest London. Opened in 2013, and ... More
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Keats House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
10 Keats Grove, NW3 | 2 minutes from Magdala
John Keats spent two years from 1818 to 1820 at Keats House, formerly known as Wentworth Place and now named after the Romantic poet. Reopened on ... More
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2 Willow Road
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2 Willow Road, NW3 | 4 minutes from Magdala
Managed by the National Trust, 2 Willow Road is, in fact, a Modernist terrace of three Hampstead houses originally designed and inhabited by Hungarian architect Erno ... More
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Burgh House
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New End Square, NW3 | 9 minutes from Magdala
Set in the heart of Hampstead Village, Burgh House is a Queen Anne, Grade I listed, building with a terraced garden and licensed basement buttery serving ... More
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Happy Returns
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
36 Rosslyn Hill, NW3 | 6 minutes from Magdala
A wonderful little toy shop favoured by classy Hampstead families it offers a range of different toys. You'll be pleased to know they stock Jellycat ... More
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Rosslyn Delicatessen
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
56 Rosslyn Hill, NW3 | 7 minutes from Magdala
Winner of Best London Deli 2004 (The Independent) and Delicatessen of the Year 2004, 2005 and 2006 (LBC), this historic Hampstead institution is a food lover's ... More
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Mystical Fairies
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
12 Flask Walk, NW3 | 10 minutes from Magdala
For little fairy fanatics, this shop is the ideal place to pick up the perfect winged friend. The place is simply awash with fairies. ... More
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Fratelli la Bufala
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40 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 1 minute from Magdala
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Zara Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
11 South End Road, Belsize Park, NW3 | 2 minutes from Magdala
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Le Pain Quotidien
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 South End Road, Hampstead Heath, NW3 | 2 minutes from Magdala
It all started with a loaf. Not just any loaf. Belgian chef Alain Coumont was intent on creating the perfect mix of water, flour and salt. ... More
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Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique
London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 2 miles from Magdala
Only the French could come up with an art form so bizarrely fascinating. Mime is as relaxing as Tai Chi, as healthy as yoga, and as ... More
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Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 2.2 miles from Magdala
A place of education, knowledge, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim civilisations, the Aga Khan Centre brings meeting rooms, an exhibition space and ... More
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Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 31 minutes from Magdala
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
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Lower Fairground Site
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
East Heath Road, NW3 | 4 minutes from Magdala
The Lower Fairground Site on East Heath Road next to Hampstead Heath houses the marquee for the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, held here in June. The ... More
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The London School of Yoga (Hampstead)
London > Leisure > Fitness
213 Haverstock Hill, NW3 | 7 minutes from Magdala
The London School of Yoga attempts to demystify Yoga, eliminating the intimidating jargon and self-important ritual that so often attaches itself to the activity. Skilled instructors, ... More
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Parliament Hill Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
Parliament Hill Fields, Gordon House Road, NW5 | 9 minutes from Magdala
The gorgeous unheated Parliament Hill Lido on Hampstead Heath (also called 'Hampstead Heath Lido') was upgraded not so long ago when it had a generous 2.9million ... More
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2.4 miles from Magdala
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 2.5 miles from Magdala
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
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Roundhouse
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Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 21 minutes from Magdala
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