Flask Walk

Hampstead (NW3) "The Flask" Tavern in this street is on the site of one of the oldest beer-houses in Hampstead. The watch-house and public stocks stood at the upper end of the street when removed from Heath Street. It is easy to imagine that the name " Flask "originated in the shape of the road, with its narrow neck and expanded end, but perhaps the Walk took its name from the public-house, in which case the suggested derivation would fail. (Hampstead, G. E. Mitton, p. 16)