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Bistro Laz

Bistro Laz

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

Waterlow Park

Waterlow Park

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

Highgate Bookshop

Highgate Bookshop

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

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...

Strada

Strada

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

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!

Greens of Highgate

Greens of Highgate

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

Limone Fine Foods

Limone Fine Foods

Amazing fresh whole foods salads and really helpful friendly staff!

Angel Inn

Angel Inn

Lovely stylish pub with a contemporary feel and a bit of a local institution!

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!

Parliament Hill

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!

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.

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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

"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'."

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

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

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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

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

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

Groovy Tots

Archway Children's Centre
The best music session for young children you will ever attend! Led by professional musicians. It's a wonderful mix of classical instruments and African rhythms. Website

Pre-school and mum ballet

All Saints Church Hall
REO Dance is offering the opportunity for both child and parent (or nanny) to come along and enjoy your own separate ballet classes. For the first 30 minutes there will be a pre-school ballet class (3years+) that uses stories to capture the child's imagination and introduce them to the foundations of ballet music and movement. You will then have the chance to do your own ballet class whilst your child is looked after in a separate room in the same venue. The adult class is suitable for beginners through to the more experienced dancer and will improve fitness and posture and tone muscles. FRIDAY: 10.30-11.00am Pre-school 11.00am-11.45am- Adult ballet Both classes: £10 One class: £5 Website

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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

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

Bumps and Babies - New Host Roberta Starts 16th October 2014 - Thurs 3-4pm

The Woodman
Bumps and Babies is an opportunity for new or expecting mums (and dads!) to come and meet other parents in the area for a cup of coffee and a chat. It can also give you a chance to discuss any problems and hopefully solutions too! We meet in the Sol Room and there are baby changing facilities available. Please contact highgate@haringeynct.org for further information. 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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