Another area of north London that's ideal for a Sunday brunch or for drinks with friends on a terrace. West Hampstead is surrounded by Swiss Cottage, Kilburn and Childs Hill. It's a neighborhood on a hill, pretty quiet, fashionable for young people looking for a first floor flat and easily accessible by public transport, yet away from central London, traffic and noise. Among the nice spots are the small main street cafes, following the fashion of the "gastro pubs", pubs where finally you eat well. Instead of English dishes with potatoes and beef that are quite heavy and tasteless, they serve fresh salads, tasty meat, vegetable pies, and international dishes with a modern twist.