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With its close proximity to a number of open spaces including Highgate Woods, Waterlow Park, Queen’s Wood and of course, Hampstead Heath itself, Highgate is the perfect location for those who like to combine the hustle and bustle of city life, with a taste of the country.
The area, which has long been a distinguished neighbourhood, has many fine examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture, along with 1930s houses and properties developed in the 1950s, 60s and 70s right up to the present day. Highgate further benefits from having a thriving high street, providing residents with easy access to numerous independent shops, restaurants, pubs and galleries on their doorstep.
The large variety of houses and flats available allow those who have been charmed by this exceptionally pretty area of London with the opportunity to find a property to suit their tastes and requirements, and its village feel has kept the area eternally popular with young professionals and downsizers alike. Plus, its fantastic transport links ensure that residents are only a short tube, train or bus journey away from central London. Families have long been attracted to the area as well due to its large selection of private and state schools.
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In days gone by, Highgate adjoined the Bishop of London’s hunting estate. The bishop kept a toll house at the point where one of the main northbound roads out of London entered his land and a number of pubs sprang up along the route, including The Gatehouse, which commemorates the toll house. The busy thoroughfare is said to have provided rich pickings for the notorious highwayman, Dick Turpin, in later centuries.
Highgate has a wide range of architectural styles dating from as far back as the Elizabethan period. Alongside fine examples of Georgian and Victorian houses, Highgate boasts a number of notable contemporary homes, including Terry Gilliam’s (of Monty Python fame) glass box.
The strong presence of The Highgate Society has helped to ensure that the area’s architecture has been preserved, but not at the expense of innovative modern design.
One of the particular delights of Highgate is its excellent range of independent speciality shops. Archway Road boasts many such establishments where you can easily while away hours upon hours browsing through them. We always enjoy popping by The Stained Glass Works, where they specialise in exquisite stained glass windows and panels, and Gonnerman Antiques.
Highgate has a wide choice of eateries to suit all tastes. The Pavilion Café at Highgate Wood is a great destination for a quick snack or a delicious afternoon tea, and the leafy beer gardens of The Flask and The Red Lion & Sun make particularly fine pit stops for a long cool drink on a sunny afternoon. Highgate is packed with fantastic gastropubs serving delicious meals including The Rose & Crown, The Bull and The Wrestlers, whilst Italian food lovers will enjoy Fabrizio, made famous for their metre-long pizzas and other delicious Italian dishes.
Highgate Woods ticks all the boxes with a large grassy area perfect for summertime picnics and ball games, along with a great adventure playground for kids and the popular Pavilion Café for lunches and ice creams. Or you may choose to lose yourself in the wild delights of Hampstead Heath with its impressive views across London, famous swimming ponds and boating lake.
Highgate Underground Station is on the Northern Line (Zone 3) with direct links to the City and West End (Leicester Square is approximately 18 minutes away).
London Overground trains run between Barking and Gospel Oak from Upper Holloway Station just over a mile away.
Highgate is also well-serviced by numerous local bus routes.
Excellent fee-paying options include the famous Highgate School, which offers a sought-after mixed education from pre-prep to sixth form, whilst families also flock to the area to be close to Channing School, a very popular independent school for girls from 4-18.
Highgate is in the London Borough of Harringey. The following council tax rates are for 2022/2023.