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Hampstead Heath and Highgate Cemetery within easy reach

"Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings."

Samuel Burke

"Peeking out from behind the trees in Waterlow Park is an impressive view of London."

Mike Tracy

"Highgate High Street has an amazing selection of upmarket shops, cafes and restaurants - I love being in the centre of them all!"

Mike Tracy

What is your favourite place?

Where do Archway locals go?

Trattoria Terra

Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.


The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!

Bistro Laz

A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.

The Bull & Last

A gastro pub with substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, as well as a large selection of beers and ales.

Pandan Leaf

Simply one of the nicest Thai meals outside of Thailand.

Dirty Burger

Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.


An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!

Highgate Bathing Ponds

Tucked away just off Millfield Lane, it is a lovely quiet place to go and relax and walk - and even better when it is sunny!

Railway Tavern

One of the best pubs in Crouch End located on Crouch End Hill, with friendly staff, good food and an amazing beer garden.


From sushi, to curries, to noodle dishes, there's plenty to choose from on this restaurant's menu. The décor is cool too, both inside and out.

The King's Head

This pub is great for their food and range of beers and ales. They even hold comedy nights and live music sessions here.


From cakes for special occasions to sandwiches at lunchtime, this local bakery has been serving Crouch End for years and they're certainly my first port of call for baked treats!


A fantastic addition to the area, I love this Italian deli and café because of its tasty food and personable service.


This ice cream café sells amazing ice cream! There's always a queue right down the road - I can't get enough!

Crouch End Broadway

With so much to do and see in Crouch End, there's no wonder why it's such a popular place to live....

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Dartmouth Park, Highgate, Tufnell Park, Holloway, Crouch End, Finsbury Park, Kentish Town, Belsize Park, Muswell Hill and Highbury

What do you love about Archway?

Why do you find Archway a great place to live?


"Archway is within walking distance of Hampstead Heath and has great transport links"

February 2015


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"Grade II Listed pub, The Assembly House, was the favourite local of poet and author TS Eliot."

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Child-friendly activities near Archway

Pregnancy Yoga

Active Birth Centre
Classes are booked separately for Janet Balaskas or Lynn Murphy; Janet Balaskas: Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday 12:30-14.30, book at 0208 3610124 or jb@activebirthcentre.com Lynn Murphy: Monday 10:00am - 12:00am, Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00, book at 0207 2817059 or lm@activebirthcentre.com We recommend regular attendance throughout your pregnancy starting at any time after 13 weeks up until your estimated due date. Website

One O'Clock Club

Whittington Park Community Association
The One O' Clock Club is a great place for children under five to come with their parents and carers. Right in the centre of Whittington Park, across from the astro turf, the space includes a secure outdoor playing area and is managed by an experienced under fives' coordinator. £1 per family Website

Multi-Sport Holiday Club-St Joseph's RC Primary School

St Joseph's RC Primary School
Inspire to Engage is Premier Sport's brand new holiday course initiative. Your children will keep busy and active with a huge variety of activities and sports for them to enjoy during the school holiday. The fun environment on our holiday courses means they mix with loads of children of their own age, get active and most importantly have fun. The scheme is not avaliable on Good Friday and the Easter Bank Holiday on Monday 6th April. Website

First-time Parents' Group

Willow Children's Centre
Community nurse gives advice on healthcare, immunisation, breastfeeding, weaning.

Childminders' Stay and Play

Willow Children's Centre
Support, training and advice for local childminders. Website

Caxton House (under-fives drop-in and toy library)

Caxton House
The Under 5s groups were set up for local parents/carers and their children. They offer a safe, stimulating place for children to socialise, integrate and make new friends in a purpose built environment especially for under fives. Website

Total Football Academy

Hurst Avenue
All academies offer accessible and affordable football training through programmes expertly designed by our network of FA qualified coaches. Website
  1. About Archway

    Archway is an area of north London in the London Borough of Islington. The name derives from the arch built between Highgate and Hornsey in 1896. A tunnel was originally planned for the Highgate bypass (to join the Great North Road by avoiding the steep Highgate Hill road and narrow roads of Highgate village) but this failed due to repeated collapses. It is said that it was at Archway that Dick Whittington heard the Bow Bells ringing and returned back to London.

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