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Cafe Rouge

Cafe Rouge

Smart brasserie that coves all the classics!

Pizza Express

Pizza Express

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

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!

Cote Brasserie

Cote Brasserie

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

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!

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...

Bear + Wolf

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.

Angel Inn

Angel Inn

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

Strada

Strada

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

Hampstead Heath

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!

Highgate Bookshop

Highgate Bookshop

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

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.

Kenwood House Park

Kenwood House Park

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

Highgate Pantry

Highgate Pantry

I love cake! And they have it all here!

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

"The statue of Victorian philanthropist Sir Sydney Hedley Waterlow who donated the land for Waterlow Park in Highgate is the only statue in London with an umbrella!"

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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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.

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Child-friendly activities near Highgate

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

REO School of Dance

All Saints Church Hall
Ballet modern and jazz dance classes. Website

La Jolie Ronde French classes

Highgate Library,
Established confident communication skills and a good pronunciation at an age when they are particularly receptive. Developed listening, concentration skills and social skills. Enjoyed a variety of language learning activities Website

NCT Bumps and babies

The Woodman - The Sun room
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. 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

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

Baby Boost Under 1's drop in

HNCC Family Centre
A friendly drop in with advice on hand regarding most baby issues including breast feeding. 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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