Print-friendly version of this page Hampstead Garden Suburb is a suburb, north of Hampstead, west of Highgate, and east of Golders Green. It is an example of early twentieth-century domestic architecture and town planning located in the London Borough of Barnet in northwest London.
Hampstead Way was one of the major roads designed for Hampstead Garden Suburb.
It is the earliest road in the suburb.
On 2 May 1907, Henrietta Barnett turned the first spadeful of soil for the coming Suburb. A child recited a poem written for the occasion and other children struggled with fluttering ribbons on this windy day to plait them round a maypole. Speeches were delivered and where the first sod had been cut, a pair of cottages, 140 and 142 Hampstead Way, were soon built; a plaque marks them as the earliest dwellings.
The master plan was prepared by Barry Parker and Sir Raymond Unwin.