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.

We have a wide variety of interest groups and we also welcome new ideas and groups. So do feel free to contact us to find out more. Details of membership are on our Join Us page.

“Thoroughly enriching — am so pleased to have joined”

Our activities range from drawing and wine appreciation to current affairs, languages, and lots more. Many of our interest groups remain active online using resources, such as Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, and email or telephone. And we’re determined to resume our full range of activities as soon as it’s safe to do so.

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”

Learn & Enjoy

Take a look at the wide range of activities we offer (A–Z list of active groups). Please note that most activities have modified their programmes during the Coronavirus pandemic — more than 40 groups still meet on a regular basis through online technology. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with Zoom and similar technology. We’ll show you how easy it is to use.

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

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.