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.


Subscription fees for the membership year starting 1 September 2021 are now due. They have been frozen at their current levels (£25 for individual members; £40 for two at the same address). For details see the Join Us page.

Be Our Guest—Try Us Free of Charge in June to September

To celebrate u3a Day on 2 June and to introduce the benefits of u3a to others who haven’t yet joined our friendly community, we’re offering the chance to sample up to three groups free of charge during the summer. This offer now covers the whole of June through to the end of September. Our activities range from drawing and wine appreciation to current affairs, languages, and lots more.

“Thoroughly enriching — am so pleased to have joined”

You can find an A—Z list of all active groups (more than 40 of them) by following this link. You can also download a printable file of our current timetable. To be our guest, just fill in the following form, indicating the groups you would like to sample. Please note that most groups are currently operating online using Zoom, so you will need an internet connection to participate in them. A small number of groups are meeting in person following covid-safe practices.  We plan to resume our full range of activities face-to-face as soon as it’s safe to do so.

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.