Highgate and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Highgate and surrounding areas
"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
"I love everything that Crouch End has to offer, from shops, to cafés, to cosy pubs..."Vikki Broad
Where do Highgate and surrounding areas locals go?
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
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
An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!
Submitted by Vikki
The Flower Seller
This local florist is the perfect place to pick up flowers for that special someone in your life...
Submitted by Katy
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
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
Kiss the Sky
This bar is the perfect destination for after-work drinks. They have happy hour deals every single day and a quiz on a Monday that's always good fun.
Submitted by Nikolay
A real Muswell Hill institution, this tea and coffee retailer has been in business since 1897 selling their own brand products!
Submitted by Mumzad
My Kind of Coffee
As well as serving freshly brewed coffee, this shop roasts and sells lots of different beans from around the world.
Submitted by Alex
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
French and Italian cuisines done well. This restaurant's rustic interior creates the perfect atmosphere for a date night or a catch up with friends. The set menu is great value for money too.
Submitted by Imogen
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
This ice cream café sells amazing ice cream! There's always a queue right down the road - I can't get enough!
Submitted by Tallulah
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
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Did you know?
"The first ever motorised cable car in Europe was installed on Highgate Hill in 1884 and ran until 1909."
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Dartmouth Park
- Crouch End
- Muswell Hill
- Tufnell Park
- Hampstead Garden Suburb
- Finsbury Park
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