A locals' guide to N19
"Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings."Samuel Burkesmith
"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
Where do N19 locals go?
Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.
Submitted by Henry
The Edward Lear
A pub on Holloway Road with plenty of cosy booths and a pretty interior. It also has Pimms and Lemonade on tap!
Submitted by Amie
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
Just opposite Crouch Hill Station, this restaurant serves ENORMOUS sandwiches and booze, perfect for an evening feast, as it is only open from 5pm in the week.
Submitted by Chris
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
The Old Dairy
This pub has an amazing history, as it used to be a creamery (hence the name!) and is in a stunning building. Food is great and it has just had a refurb, so is a lovely place to go any time of the day.
Submitted by Michael
A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.
Submitted by Hannah
A fantastic addition to the area, I love this Italian deli and café because of its tasty food and personable service.
Submitted by Eglel
Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.
Submitted by Samuel
The Front Room Cafe
Super friendly local café with an amazing breakfast selection. Nice place to spend a 'work from home' day. Outdoor seating too when the weather is good.
Submitted by Chris
An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!
Submitted by Vikki
One of the best pubs in Crouch End located on Crouch End Hill, with friendly staff, good food and an amazing beer garden.
Submitted by Octavian
Why do you find N19 a great place to live?
"A friendly community with amazing restaurants, like Stingray and Blue Moon Thai."
"Archway is within walking distance of Hampstead Heath and has great transport links"
"I love living in Tufnell Park as it has lovely local parks, shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a weekly food market and great local pubs. And it's only a short stroll to Hampstead Heath and you can be in town in 15 minutes."
"I have lived in Upper Holloway for 8 months now; well, since I moved to London from Canada. The nearby streets are lined with late Victorian houses which adds to the history of the area. I really like the place, my residential street is very quiet, and it's only 4 minutes walk from Holloway Road and 10 minutes from Archway station, very convenient for commuting to job, going out in trendy Upper Street or buzzing West End. ... more
What do you like about N19?
Did you know?
"Grade II Listed pub, The Assembly House, was the favourite local of poet and author TS Eliot."
Child-friendly activities near N19
Pregnancy YogaActive 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 email@example.com Lynn Murphy: Monday 10:00am - 12:00am, Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00, book at 0207 2817059 or firstname.lastname@example.org We recommend regular attendance throughout your pregnancy starting at any time after 13 weeks up until your estimated due date. Website
GymstarsHNCC Large Sports Hall
Climbing, balancing, jumping, dancing - it's all happening at this under 5's gym session Website
Tiny CheerHighgate Newtown Community Centre,
London Eclipse provides cheerleading classes in small groups involving skills and drills for tumbles, stunts, jumps and dance. The Tiny Cheer sessions are for budding young Cheerleaders ages 5 and under. Free trial session available. Website
Drop in ceramic paintingCeramic Circle
Paint or make a ceramic of your choice, we will show you simple techniques to create lasting and beautiful pieces. Perfect for gifts or as personal treasures. Leave your painted item with us and we will glaze and fire it, ready for you to collect within 10 days. studio fee is £5 per painter + the cost of the ceramic. Ceramics range from £4 upwards. Website
Baby Boost Under 1's drop inHNCC Family Centre
A friendly drop in with advice on hand regarding most baby issues including breast feeding. Website
Caxton House (under-fives drop-in and toy library)Caxton House
The Under 5s groups were set up for local parents/carers and their children. They offer a safe, stimulating place for children to socialise, integrate and make new friends in a purpose built environment especially for under fives. Website
After School ClubCeramic 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
N19 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of Upper Holloway, Archway, Tufnell Park (part), Hornsey (part and is covered by the Islington and Camden local authorities.
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