Hampstead, a parliamentary borough of Middlesex, four miles N.N.W. of London. The village, once noted for its medicinal springs and now considered the healthiest place near London, is pleasantly situated on high ground and is skirted by the Heath, from which a fine view may be obtained over the neighbouring part of Middlesex. The Kit Cat Club (q.v.) held its meetings at a house on the Heath which is still standing.
Hampstead has been the residence of Keats, Leigh Hunt, and other men of letters.