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”

Topical Talks are Back

Topical Talks are open to all members of HGS U3A. All talks are now held in-person at the Free Church in the centre of Hampstead Garden Suburb. Please see our Meetings and Events page.

Back to In-Person Meetings

Many groups, including Bridge, table tennis, Tai Chi, yoga, Pilates, and wine appreciation, are now meeting in well-ventilated and comfortable halls. Some meetings remain on Zoom for the time being, but others are adopting a hybrid approach—with some members meeting in person, while others join them online. Click this link to see a timetable of group activities, which indicates whether meetings are in-person, online, or hybrid.

Term Dates for 2022–23

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

  • Autumn 2022: 12 September – 16 December
  • Spring 2023: 9 January – 31 March
  • Summer 2023: 24 April – 21 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.