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
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.
Submitted by Nikolay
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.
Submitted by Chris
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!
Submitted by Aaron
Best chippy in North London, or even the whole of London! You can even sit in too.
Submitted by Kevin
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
An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!
Submitted by Vikki
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
This is an awesome steak restaurant. I go here frequently with my friends and family, I really can't recommend it enough!
Submitted by Adam
A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.
Submitted by Hannah
Everything you'd want in a local pub - a lovely garden, tasty food and a great atmosphere all through the week.
Submitted by Andrew
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.
Submitted by Amie
My Cottage Café
Tiny little family run café with delicious Lebanese food - it's a real surprise!
Submitted by Amie
A delightful café that's very child friendly. They have a children's play area and gluten-free treats too!
Submitted by Claire
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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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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Dartmouth Park
- Crouch End
- Muswell Hill
- Tufnell Park
- Hampstead Garden Suburb
- Finsbury Park
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