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Village allure – woodland and handsome architecture combined

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

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

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

Mike Tracy

What is your favourite place?

Where do Highgate locals go?

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!

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!

Parliament Hill

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!

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...

Planet Organic

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.


A delicious American-style restaurant serving mouth-watering chicken dishes. The buttermilk chicken made using their secret recipe is awesome!

The Bull & Last

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

Bistro Laz

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

Trattoria Terra

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

The Scullery Cookshop

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

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!


The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!

Kenwood House Park

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

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.

W. Martyn

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

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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

What do you love about Highgate?

Why do you find Highgate a great place to live?


"Quiet and lovely people."

January 2015


"Great old buildings. Nice history. Lots of parks. Great views!"

December 2014

Local resident

"Fantastic village atmosphere and beautiful period properties."

May 2011


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"The tradition of "Swearing on the Horns" originated in the pubs around Highgate and involved swearing under 'oath' the commitment to the merriment and debauchery that would ensue, followed by the kissing of a pair of animal horns or a pretty woman."

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Child-friendly activities near Highgate

After School Club

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

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

Diddi Dance -Jacksons Lane Theatre

Jacksons Lane Theatre
Using various dancing games and exercises, bells, hoops and dance ribbons to our own funky pop songs your little one not only improves their rhythm and co-ordination but also social and gross motor skills. We also look at different dance styles every half term from salsa and hip hop to country and disco. 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

Dad's Sing and Sign

Archway Children's Centre
Fantastic session lead by trained staff using the Makaton Signing. Excellent group for parents to socialise and babies to develop language and communication skills Website


HNCC Large Sports Hall
Climbing, balancing, jumping, dancing - it's all happening at this under 5's gym session 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
  1. 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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