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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

"When you work in Muswell Hill, sometime's it's easy to take views like these for granted..."

Mumzad Soobhany

What is your favourite place?

Where do Highgate and surrounding areas locals go?

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.

Park Road Pools and Fitness

The outdoor Lido is fun! If you are not feeling brave, there are indoor pools too and fitness classes. This is a great leisure centre to take all of the family, with a children's soft play area, children's yoga and martial arts classes.

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!

Toff's

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

Hampstead Heath

Affording one of the best views of London, Hampstead Heath is certainly a peaceful spot to look at the skyline in all its glory!

Pulp

An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!

Dacha

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.

Monkeynuts

This is an awesome steak restaurant. I go here frequently with my friends and family, I really can't recommend it enough!

Bistro Laz

A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.

Maynard Arms

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

The Hampstead Butcher

A well stocked local butchers selling awesome steaks!

Osteria Tufo

The owner is from Naples and it's a super friendly Italian. Very pretty place, service is wonderful and it has freshly made pasta and homemade puds.

My Cottage Café

Tiny little family run café with delicious Lebanese food - it's a real surprise!

The Haberdashery

Beautiful, vintage-style café. Great for brunch.

Fifty Five

A delightful café that's very child friendly. They have a children's play area and gluten-free treats too!

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"It is in Highgate that Samuel Taylor Coleridge retreated to the home of Dr James Gillman, where he overcame his opium addiction and went on to write a number of his most famous works. He was affectionately known as the 'sage of Highgate'."

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