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
Where do Archway locals go?
The Old Dairy
This pub has an amazing history, as it used to be a creamery (hence the name!) and is in a stunning building. Food is great and it has just had a refurb, so is a lovely place to go any time of the day.
Submitted by Michael
Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.
Submitted by Henry
Just opposite Crouch Hill Station, this restaurant serves ENORMOUS sandwiches and booze, perfect for an evening feast, as it is only open from 5pm in the week.
Submitted by Chris
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.
Submitted by Hannah
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
Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.
Submitted by Samuel
An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!
Submitted by Vikki
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
One of the best pubs in Crouch End located on Crouch End Hill, with friendly staff, good food and an amazing beer garden.
Submitted by Octavian
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.
Submitted by Daniel
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.
Submitted by Angela
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!
Submitted by Harriet
A fantastic addition to the area, I love this Italian deli and café because of its tasty food and personable service.
Submitted by Eglel
Why do you find Archway a great place to live?
"Archway is within walking distance of Hampstead Heath and has great transport links"
What do you like about Archway?
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 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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Dartmouth Park
- Tufnell Park
- Crouch End
- Finsbury Park
- Kentish Town
- Belsize Park
- Muswell Hill
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