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

Underground Stations

 
Belsize Park Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Hampstead Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Gospel Oak Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
St John's Wood Masterpark
 
30 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £57  36% off
152-156 Finchley Road, NW3 | 16 minutes from Magdala
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40 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 1 minute from Magdala
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11 South End Road, Belsize Park, NW3 | 2 minutes from Magdala
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 South End Road, Hampstead Heath, NW3 | 2 minutes from Magdala
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London > Education > Professional Training
26 Lyndhurst Gardens, NW3 | 7 minutes from Magdala
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East Heath Road, NW3 | 4 minutes from Magdala
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