Have you ever wanted to launch your own business? There are plenty of former pubs, hair salons and other commercial properties on the market.

Some of these properties within the Hampstead, Camden and Kentish Town area are much-loved businesses looking for new owners to give a new lease of life.

We’ve selected just a few of the options available on Rightmove.

The Lock Tavern, Chalk Farm Road

In the bustling area near to Camden Market, The Lock Tavern tends to draw in a large crowd of punters – with selling points including its large pub garden and terrace overlooking the area.

Savills has listed the 4,068sq ft three-storey property, with a price on asking.

It’s said to have a high footfall, with 68 covers on the ground and first floor and 115 covers on the trade patio and first floor roof terrace.

Anyone wishing to find out more information can visit: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/143919485#/?channel=COM_BUY

George IV, Holmes Road, Kentish Town

This watering hole has been closed for some time and estate agent LDG says it is an opportunity to develop the “attractive period building” within walking distance of Kentish Town station and Camden Town.

There is a vacant pub space on the ground floor and part basement, with 14 residential units on the upper floors which have a separate entrance. There’s also a one-bedroom apaprtment on the lower ground floor.

According to the listing, there is also planning permission to add two floors and asmall side extension which would allow the building to make up 22 self-contained apartments, along with the pub and separate one-bedroom apartment.

Offers in excess of £3,800,000 are being accepted.


Luxe Aesthetics & Salon, Mill Lane

Located between Kilburn and West Hampstead, the hair salon is in in a newly renovated condition.

Estate agents Finchleys says the business has come to marker due to the client wanting to focus on other business interests.

There is still 14 years remaining on the lease, with rent being £24,000 per annum.

Along with the shop floor, there is a separate room on the lower floor which can be used by a beauty and massage therapirst.

The guide price is £50,000.


Wine Rack, Haverstock Hill

This business is on the market for £100,000.

According to Christie & Co estate agents, it has weekly sales of £13,276 and the site is “rarely available”.

For more information visit: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/136224338#/?channel=COM_BUY

Organico, West End Lane

This well-established organic health shop opened in West Hampstead on January 6, 2020, offering groceries along with a deli counter.

It is going for £160,000, but is estimated to have a turnover of £470,807.

For more information, visit: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/127229198#/?channel=COM_BUY

L’Antica Pizzeria, Heath Street

This restaurant in a Grade II-listed building in Hampstead has a basement, ground and three upper floors – with a self-contained three bedroom maisonette which can be accessed from the side of the building.

The restaurant is let to 'We Love Pizza Limited' for a term of 15 years commencing September 7, 2012, at a passing rent of £40,000 per annum.

According to Forest Real Estate, there are two outstanding rent reviews from December 2017 and 2022.

It is currently listed on the market for £1,400,000.


Master Class Hair & Beauty, Finchley Road

This West Hampstead salon was established in 2018 and has received a full renovation. The current occupiers are looking to relocate their business.

According to the 2019 accounts, the business reports a good turnover of £70,000 per annum.

The listing by Hilton Smythe says: “Our client is happy to offer a hand over period to ensure the continued success of the business and introduce the buyer to the regular clientele.

“The premises are immaculately presented with modern equipment and décor.

“There is ample scope to increase the already thriving turnover as our client has run the business single handed since inception.”

It is on the market for £69,995.