Highgate Travel Guide

  • Waterlow Park, North London
    Waterlow Park, North London
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  • Highgate Cemetery, Waterlow Park, North London
    Highgate Cemetery, Waterlow Park, North...
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  • Waterlow Park, Highgate, North London
    Waterlow Park, Highgate, North London
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Highgate Things to Do

  • Waterlow Park

    After visiting Highgate Cemetery we had a wander in Waterlow Park, adjacent to the cemetery. It's a pleasant 26 acre park with its history including Lauderdale House (which has a cafe, arts and exhibition centre). landscape gardens, children's playground, tennis courts, and public toilets. It nice visiting briefly but plan to visit again after...

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  • Highgate Cemetery (East)

    My friend and I had an interesting visit to the East Cemetery which is home to influential people who have shaped society past and present. We found interesting finding buried many famous names with its unique memorials. These included:- Karl Marx, Philosopher & Socialist- Charles J Phipps, Theatre Architect (including Her Majesty's Theatre)- Frank...

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  • Highgate Ponds

    The Hampstead Ponds or Highgate Ponds are three large freshwater swimming ponds — two designated single sex, and one for mixed bathing — fed by the River Fleet in Hampstead Heath.They were originally dug in the 17th and 18th centuries as reservoirs. A malarial marsh was drained by the Hampstead Water Company in 1777 to meet London's growing water...

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  • Waterlow Park

    Waterlow Park is set on a hillside in Highgate boasting some of the best panoramic views over London and covers 20 acres. Within the Park is the historic Lauderdale House, which has a café, arts and exhibition centre, and formal terraced gardens. Waterlow Park has three ponds, tree lined walkways, mature shrub beds and herbaceous borders,...

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  • Highgate Cemetery

    Highgate actually has two cemeteries. They both have entrances opposite each other on Swains Lane but only the East Cemetery is open to the public with daily openings .So the East Cemetery has an entry fee of £3.00 and you buy a ticket at the small portacabin building just inside the gate. Of course the most famous internee is Karl Marx but many...

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  • The best view from Highgate

    The photo below shows the view from Hillway on the gated Holly Lodge estate. Not only is it worth finding the estate for the view it is an interesting place to walk around and a little research in to this estate is quite rewarding. This is English suburbia at its best and very typical of a 1930s estate where it retains some character. As a...

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Highgate Restaurants

  • Nice cafe on a busy street

    I have visited here a number of times but only for drinks and so cannot comment on the food but it does look very good. The café is open all day from breakfast until late and has seating inside and out - I did notice people were smoking recently in the outside section and this is illegal and should be stopped. The café is clean and well presented...

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  • Foody pub

    This is a 1930s pub which has changed interior lately but in a very nice way. It is airy, but still gets crowded weekend nights when it can get quite noisy. We came on a quiet Easter Saturday and had a fabulous meal and great pints. As the pub is in the middle of wonderfully intellectual but expensive Highgate, the pub aims to please those two...

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Highgate Transportation

  • Underground to Highgate

    Highgate is in zone 3 for ticketing and Archway is in zone 2/3. The stations are both on the Northern Line - the Northern Line is a complicated line for tourists because it has two destinations High Barnet and Edgware. If you are going to Highgate or Archway on the Underground you need to be on the High Barnet branch. If you are taking a Northern...

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  • Buses to Highgate

    The best way to travel to Highgate village is by bus - the walk from Highgate or Archway tube stations is up very steep streets and quite a long way (as I found out!) - there are not even any signs at Highgate station to direct you to the village.Take bus 210 - Golders Green to Finsbury Park / 143 Archway to Brent Cross / 214 Liverpool Street to...

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    by Sjalen Written May 13, 2007

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    Highgate is quite an intellectual part of London, with lots of actors and actresses, authors and others living here. This also means that one thing to look out for are antiquarians. Old books is the thing to buy here. Just follow the High Street up the hill...

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Highgate Warnings and Dangers

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    by Britannia2 Written Apr 2, 2010

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    I was amazed at just how steep some of the streets in Highgate are. Do not take the tube to Highgate as I did - the streets up to the actual village are not only steep but the walk takes at least 12 minutes. Certainly if you have walking difficulties do not attempt this work. As someone who pushed someone (my late wife) in a wheelchair I would not even attempt to take a wheelchair up to the village from Highgate (or Archway) stations.
    I have marked out the car registration plates to protect the car owners privacy - there is no graffiti problem in the village!

    A steep Highgate street

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