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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 Burkesmith

"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 Edward Lear

A pub on Holloway Road with plenty of cosy booths and a pretty interior. It also has Pimms and Lemonade on tap!


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.

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.

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.


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.

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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

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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

Baby & Me Yoga with Lynn Murphy

Active Birth Centre
You will be amazed by the magic that takes place during these baby massage classes and how much babies love it. The art of baby massage will help you communicate with your baby through loving touch, and your touch will enhance your baby's health and well being, help to relieve issues such as colic, and encourage deeper sleep. £15 per class, £65 for a 5 week block Website

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

Dad's Sing and Sign

Archway Children's Centre
Fantastic session lead by trained staff using the Makaton Signing. Excellent group for parents to socialise and babies to develop language and communication skills 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

Childminders' Stay and Play

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

Dads Stay and Play

Willow Children's Centre
Drop-In for all dads and male carers with children. 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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