On its travel pages yesterday, it summed up the neighbourhood like this: “Start with Montmartre. Add a cupful of Beacon Hill, a shot of vintage West Village and a splash of Hollywood. Combine with London’s most beautiful hill, and garnish with one unwelcome McDonalds.”
That’s the McDonald’s our local Tories like before 11pm, but not after 11pm. But we digress, turn back to the NYT, and it explains you can “embrace the local champagne socialist stereotype” by ordering a £9.25 Jacuzzi at the Wells Tavern (pictured) or grab a copy of the Hampstead Village Voice – “required breakfast reading” – in the Coffee Cup cafe.