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Highgate and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Highgate and surrounding areas

"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

"I love popping out at lunch time to see what Muswell Hill has to offer!"

Mumzad Soobhany

What is your favourite place?

Where do Highgate and surrounding areas locals go?

Kenwood House Park

Amazing views and scenery and home to a Henry Moore sculpture. It's the perfect place for a summer picnic.

Trattoria Terra

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

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!

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!

W. Martyn

A real Muswell Hill institution, this tea and coffee retailer has been in business since 1897 selling their own brand products!

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.

My Kind of Coffee

As well as serving freshly brewed coffee, this shop roasts and sells lots of different beans from around the world.


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!

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.

Maynard Arms

Everything you'd want in a local pub - a lovely garden, tasty food and a great atmosphere all through the week.


Best chippy in North London, or even the whole of London! You can even sit in too.

The Scullery Cookshop

Any cooks dream, this shop stocks everything from everyday items to the more obscure things the recipe books demand!


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


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 Phoenix Cinema

The oldest purpose-built cinema in London, the Phoenix screens the latest films, as well as sports events and ballet.

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Child-friendly activities near Highgate and surrounding areas

Movers, Shakers and Storymakers!

Lauderdale House
Drama for 5 to 8's. Bring your favourite stories to life and make up new ones through music, movement and drama. Website

Mallinson Sports Centre Holiday Courses

Highgate 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

La Jolie Ronde French classes

Highgate Library,
Established confident communication skills and a good pronunciation at an age when they are particularly receptive. Developed listening, concentration skills and social skills. Enjoyed a variety of language learning activities Website

Creative Movements, Highgate - Dance and Storytelling

United Reformed Church
Combining movement and a chosen theme, we encourage exploration through independent thought and enquiry. Working within a group dynamic helps each individual to create a positive self image. Learning is achieved predominantly through enjoyment and a relaxed atmosphere. Website

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

The Friends House
The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

Pond Square Chapel
Classical music class for babies led by Becky playing the violin and Iain on the piano. Website

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