Welcome to HGS u3a

HGS u3a, serving Hampstead Garden Suburb and adjoining areas in North-West London, is open to all who are retired or semi-retired. Join a community that enjoys learning and offers an opportunity to meet new people, make lifelong friends, and be part of a worldwide movement.

“Thoroughly enriching — am so pleased to have joined”

HGS u3a At Home

If you find it difficult to get out, or simply prefer to participate online, take a look at our At Home page, which lists our online activities and also has a link to national u3a online events.

Monthly Talks

Monthly Talks are accessible to HGS u3a members and take place at the Free Church, conveniently located in the heart of Hampstead Garden Suburb. Non-members are invited to join us for a free taster session. Members can bring a carer at no charge. There is a ramp and accessible toilet. For detailed information about upcoming events, please see our Meetings and Events page.

Special Interest Group Meetings

Many special interest groups, such as Bridge, table tennis, Tai Chi, yoga, and wine appreciation, gather in well-ventilated and comfortable venues.  Additionally, some groups are available on Zoom, while others have adopted a hybrid format, accommodating both in-person and remote participation. To explore our group activities, please refer to our timetable, accessible through this link.

Code of conduct for participation in HGS u3a groups.

Term Dates for 2024

Term dates apply only to groups that meet in hired halls. Groups that meet on Zoom, outdoors, or in members’ homes can continue throughout the year.

  • Spring: 8 January – 28 March
  • Summer: 15 April – 19 July

Learn & Enjoy

To browse the groups by subject, click the following links:

Keep in touch with other members by joining the private HGS U3A Facebook Group.

“I’m doing things that I was too embarrassed to do before”

What our Members Like about HGS u3a*

  • “Learning and social development”
  • “Expert teaching, caring and friendly leader”
  • “Camaraderie”
  • “Professionally run. Charming and interesting people”
  • “Appreciate the time and effort organisers put into making the group event a success”
  • “Inspiration and commitment from leader”

* Taken from a Member Survey


There is a search facility on this website on the Groups, Meetings and Events and News sections.

Make a donation

We welcome donations, both financial and physical such as Bridge tables. If you wish to make a donation please contact our Chair.