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Waterlow Park

Waterlow Park

Tranquil and quiet. I love coming here and having my lunchtime refresh!

Strada

Strada

If you like it thin crispy and freshly baked, then Strada has the pizza for you!

Greens of Highgate

Greens of Highgate

Blooming brilliant! Massive bouquets of lovingly prepared flowers for that special occasion!

Highgate Bathing Ponds

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!

Cote Brasserie

Cote Brasserie

Mmmm...steak and chips..just like in Paris!

Le Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien

Amazing range of sandwiches - all freshly made...and if you have a room try one of their cream scones!

Highgate Bookshop

Highgate Bookshop

Everything for the bookworm! Latest thriller or literary classics..

Limone Fine Foods

Limone Fine Foods

Amazing fresh whole foods salads and really helpful friendly staff!

Trattoria Terra

Trattoria Terra

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

Cafe Rouge

Cafe Rouge

Smart brasserie that coves all the classics!

Mary's Living and Giving

Mary's Living and Giving

As the name says, some excellent labels at great prices and also a place to give clothes a second loving home to!

Gail's Bakery

Gail's Bakery

Known for their excellent range of fresh bread, but many don;t know that they do brilliant salads for lunch as well...

The Bull & Last

The Bull & Last

A gastro pub with substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, as well as a large selection of beers and ales.

Highgate Pantry

Highgate Pantry

I love cake! And they have it all here!

Pizza Express

Pizza Express

Still the best...I think the secret is the fresh cooked base!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Highgate, Archway, Dartmouth Park, Tufnell Park, Crouch End, Hampstead, Muswell Hill, Holloway, Kentish Town and Belsize Park

"Highgate cemetery is one of the most famous resting places in London thanks to Karl Marx, but other equally illustrious figures include the novelist Douglas Adams, TV broadcaster Jeremy Beadle and scientist Michael Faraday."

Peeking out from behind the trees in Waterlow Park is an impressive view of London.

Mike Tracy

From the ponds to the beautiful views, there is no better place to spend a sunny day than on Hampstead Heath.

Mike Tracy

Highgate High Street has an amazing selection of upmarket shops, cafes and restaurants - I love being in the centre of them all!

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Child-friendly activities near Highgate

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Ceramic Circle
A fun stimulating and safe environment for your children to design, create and paint their very own masterpieces. This involves traditional hand building techniques with clay and finally painting and decorating their own unique piece. Website

Tots and Toddlers Group

Cholmeley Evangelical Church
Aimed at those aged 0-4 years, join us for free play, craft, singing and refreshments on a Wednesday and Thursday in term time between 9.30am and 11.30am. Parents, grandparents, au pairs, nannies, child minders... all are welcome. 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

Music-Rucksack Music Inc

Jackson's Lane
Come and enjoy a relaxed, guided musical session For children (0 - 4 years old), and their parents/carers; With small percussion instruments to experience and enjoy. Lots of singing, stomping, clapping, wriggling and just having a good time. Website

Tiny Cheer

Highgate Newtown Community Centre,
London Eclipse provides cheerleading classes in small groups involving skills and drills for tumbles, stunts, jumps and dance. The Tiny Cheer sessions are for budding young Cheerleaders ages 5 and under. Free trial session available. 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

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

About Highgate

Highgate is an area of North London on the north-eastern corner of Hampstead Heath. The area is characterised by many green expanses including three ancient woods, a park and a famous cemetery. At its centre is Highgate village, a collection of largely Georgian shops, pubs, restaurants and residential streets, interspersed with diverse landmarks such as Highgate School (1565), the Gatehouse inn dating from 1670 and Berthold Lubetkin's 1930s Highpoint buildings. The village sits atop a hill which provides views across London, climbing 375 feet (114 m) above sea level at its highest point. Highgate is one of the most expensive London suburbs in which to live. It has an active conservation body, the Highgate Society, to protect its character. The area is divided between three London boroughs: Haringey in the north, Camden in the south and west, and Islington in the south and east. The postal district is N6.

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