Village allure – woodland and handsome architecture combined
"Peeking out from behind the trees in Waterlow Park is an impressive view of London."Mike Tracy
"Highgate High Street has an amazing selection of upmarket shops, cafes and restaurants - I love being in the centre of them all!"Mike Tracy
"Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings."Samuel Burke
Where do Highgate locals go?
A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.
Submitted by Hannah
The Bull & Last
A gastro pub with substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, as well as a large selection of beers and ales.
Submitted by Dominic
Affording one of the best views of London, Hampstead Heath is certainly a peaceful spot to look at the skyline in all its glory!
Submitted by Ed
Kenwood House Park
Amazing views and scenery and home to a Henry Moore sculpture. It's the perfect place for a summer picnic.
Submitted by Benjamin
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!
Submitted by Harriet
Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.
Submitted by Henry
The Bald Faced Stag
With a rotating selection of guest ales and an excellent food menu, this is a great place to spend an afternoon, evening or both.
Submitted by James
A delicious American-style restaurant serving mouth-watering chicken dishes. The buttermilk chicken made using their secret recipe is awesome!
Submitted by Katy
A real Muswell Hill institution, this tea and coffee retailer has been in business since 1897 selling their own brand products!
Submitted by Mumzad
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!
Submitted by Pavel
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.
Submitted by Katy
Quality Russian shop selling a wide array of products from authentic Russian meats, fish and cheese, to homemade cakes and pastries, which you can sit in and eat in their café. The ice-cream comes highly recommended.
Submitted by Anna
The Phoenix Cinema
The oldest purpose-built cinema in London, the Phoenix screens the latest films, as well as sports events and ballet.
Submitted by Kevin
Feast on the Hill
From a full English breakfast to a ribeye steak in the evening, this restaurant keeps us locals smiling all through the day.
Submitted by Katy
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
Why do you find Highgate a great place to live?
"Quiet and lovely people."
"Great old buildings. Nice history. Lots of parks. Great views!"
"Fantastic village atmosphere and beautiful period properties."
What do you like about Highgate?
Did you know?
"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'."
Child-friendly activities near 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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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Dartmouth Park
- Tufnell Park
- Crouch End
- Muswell Hill
- Kentish Town
- Belsize Park
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