Hampstead is one of the prettier north London villages. La Gaffe started as an Italian restaurant — it's still there — and expanded into rooms in a 17th century shepherd's cottage. It is well placed between the wildness of Hampstead Heath and the Tube station. The rooms are small but the service is friendly. 107-111 Heath St.; 011-44-20-7435-8965, http://www.lagaffe.co.uk. 18 rooms, all with bath. Doubles $117.
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