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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!

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!

Greens of Highgate

Greens of Highgate

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

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!

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 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!

Pizza Express

Pizza Express

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

Highgate Pantry

Highgate Pantry

I love cake! And they have it all here!

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!

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!

Fasta

Fasta

Serving tasty pick and mix pasta dishes, sandwiches and salads, I sometimes grab my lunch from here.

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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 second largest private residence in England, Witanhurst, is located along Highgate West Hill and is only second in size to Buckingham Palace."

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

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

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Child-friendly activities near Highgate

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

Soft & Trikey Drop In

Highgate Newtown Community Centre
Soft play trikes and much much more so children can burn off that energy whatever the weather! Perfect for crawlers walkers climbers and bikers!!! 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

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

Singing and Signing

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

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

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

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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Highgate area guide
Archway area guide
Dartmouth Park area guide
Tufnell Park area guide
Crouch End area guide
Hampstead area guide
Muswell Hill area guide
Holloway area guide
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Belsize Park area guide
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