Village allure – woodland and handsome architecture combined
"Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings."Samuel Burke
"Highgate High Street has an amazing selection of upmarket shops, cafes and restaurants - I love being in the centre of them all!"Mike Tracy
"Peeking out from behind the trees in Waterlow Park is an impressive view of London."Mike Tracy
Where do Highgate locals go?
Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.
Submitted by Henry
A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.
Submitted by Hannah
Walter Purkis & Sons
This family-run fishmongers sells high-quality fish at a great price. I always pop down on a Saturday to pick up something fresh for dinner...
Submitted by David
Excellent views of London's skyline, where you can see St Paul's Cathedral, the Shard and the Gherkin. A great place to be when the sun is out!
Submitted by Pavel
The most amazing shop that stocks literally every organic food you can imagine, as well as a huge range of beauty, health and baby products. The store is always immaculate, there are loads of helpful staff around and best of all, there is a juice bar and coffee shop too.
Submitted by Katy
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!
Submitted by Harriet
The Bull & Last
A gastro pub with substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, as well as a large selection of beers and ales.
Submitted by Dominic
The John Baird
Real ales, a beer garden and quiz nights on a Thursday and Sunday are why I love going to this local boozer!
Submitted by Aaron
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
Not your typical O'Neill's with its setting in a converted church. It still has its original features and a lively atmosphere at the weekend.
Submitted by Kevin
Kenwood House Park
Amazing views and scenery and home to a Henry Moore sculpture. It's the perfect place for a summer picnic.
Submitted by Benjamin
Quality Russian shop selling a wide array of products from authentic Russian meats, fish and cheese, to homemade cakes and pastries, which you can sit in and eat in their café. The ice-cream comes highly recommended.
Submitted by Anna
The Phoenix Cinema
The oldest purpose-built cinema in London, the Phoenix screens the latest films, as well as sports events and ballet.
Submitted by Kevin
Serving tasty pick and mix pasta dishes, sandwiches and salads, I sometimes grab my lunch from here.
Submitted by Katy
Affording one of the best views of London, Hampstead Heath is certainly a peaceful spot to look at the skyline in all its glory!
Submitted by Ed
Why do you find Highgate a great place to live?
"Quiet and lovely people."
"Great old buildings. Nice history. Lots of parks. Great views!"
"Fantastic village atmosphere and beautiful period properties."
What do you like about Highgate?
Did you know?
"The first ever motorised cable car in Europe was installed on Highgate Hill in 1884 and ran until 1909."
Child-friendly activities near Highgate
Mallinson Sports Centre Holiday CoursesHighgate School
Private school facilities available to the public. School holiday courses include multi-activity, football, cricket, tennis and dance. The scheme will be closed on Good Friday and on the Bank Holiday. Website
After School ClubCeramic Circle
A fun stimulating and safe environment for your children to design, create and paint their very own masterpieces. This involves traditional hand building techniques with clay and finally painting and decorating their own unique piece. Website
Soft & Trikey Drop InHighgate Newtown Community Centre
Soft play trikes and much much more so children can burn off that energy whatever the weather! Perfect for crawlers walkers climbers and bikers!!! Website
Kumon Maths and EnglishHighgate Library,
The Kumon maths and English study programmes enable students of all ages and abilities to achieve. Our aim is for each and every child to become an independent, advanced learner, with a positive attitude to study. Registration: £25 Subject: £55 pcm Website
Pregnancy YogaActive 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Lynn Murphy: Monday 10:00am - 12:00am, Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00, book at 0207 2817059 or email@example.com We recommend regular attendance throughout your pregnancy starting at any time after 13 weeks up until your estimated due date. Website
GymstarsHNCC Large Sports Hall
Climbing, balancing, jumping, dancing - it's all happening at this under 5's gym session Website
Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for BabiesPond Square Chapel
Classical music class for babies led by Becky playing the violin and Iain on the piano. Website
Highgate is an area of North London on the north-eastern corner of Hampstead Heath. The area is characterised by many green expanses including three ancient woods, a park and a famous cemetery. At its centre is Highgate village, a collection of largely Georgian shops, pubs, restaurants and residential streets, interspersed with diverse landmarks such as Highgate School (1565), the Gatehouse inn dating from 1670 and Berthold Lubetkin's 1930s Highpoint buildings. The village sits atop a hill which provides views across London, climbing 375 feet (114 m) above sea level at its highest point. Highgate is one of the most expensive London suburbs in which to live. It has an active conservation body, the Highgate Society, to protect its character. The area is divided between three London boroughs: Haringey in the north, Camden in the south and west, and Islington in the south and east. The postal district is N6.
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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Dartmouth Park
- Tufnell Park
- Crouch End
- Muswell Hill
- Kentish Town
- Belsize Park
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