Highgate area guide

Time Out's guide to Highgate's best restaurants, pubs, parks and things to do

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North-east of Hampstead Heath, Highgate has long been a distinguished neighbourhood. It has been home to notables for centuries: Dickens had James Steerforth live there in 'David Copperfield'. There's also the famous Highgate Cemetery, where people like Karl Marx and Douglas Adams are buried. If hanging around a cemetery (however beautiful) isn't exactly your cup of tea, there are several great restaurantspubs and bars in the area as well. Boogaloo, for example, is a pub that hosts a market and themed DJ nights.

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Bars and pubs near Highgate

Bull

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. 13 North Hill, N6 4AB
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Flask

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. 77 Highgate West Hill, N6 6BU
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Star

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. 47 Chester Road, N19 5DF
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Boogaloo

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. 312 Archway Road, N6 5AT
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Things to do in Highgate

Hampstead Heath

Wild and undulating, the grassy sprawl of Hampstead Heath makes a wonderfully untamed contrast to the manicured lawns and flowerbeds found elsewhere in the capital.

  1. NW5 1QR
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Highgate Cemetery

The final resting place of some very famous Londoners, Highgate Cemetery is a wonderfully overgrown maze of ivy-cloaked Victorian tombs and time-shattered urns. 

  1. Swains Lane, N6 6PJ
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Jacksons Lane

Jacksons Lane is all about the experimental arts and its heritage speaks for itself. Matt Lucas and David Walliams performed their first ever double-act show here, and companies such as Complicite and Shared Experience have found a platform at the Highgate venue. 

  1. 269a Archway Rd, N6 5AA
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Waterlow Park

This 20-acre green space – neighbouring Highgate Cemetery – is one of the capital's hidden gems. Its three ponds make it a perfect place for wildlife-spotting.

  1. Highgate Hill, N6 5HG
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Restaurants and cafés near Highgate

Pavilion Café

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Highgate Woods, (Muswell Hill Road), N10 3JN
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Bread and Bean

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. 37 Junction Road, N19 5QU
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High Tea of Highgate

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 50 Highgate High St, N6 5HX
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Fish Fish

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 179 Archway Road, N6 5BN
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Artway Emporium
Artway Emporium

Art & Antiques Emporium on Archway Road, just next door to Jackson's Lane, directly across the street from Highgate Station. You can find lots of hand crafted items, such as clothing, jewellery and artworks, also specially selected Vintage clothing, antiques and curiosities, kids toys and greeting cards. There is also an art gallery in the basement with various exhibitions and installations changing weekly/monthly. Highly recommended for Christmas shopping!

philip green
philip green

Great dog groomers and pet boutique on Highgate High street . The Boutique A new concept dog and cat boutique with the aim of sourcing and creating a well-designed stylish range with particular emphasis on handmade, natural, recycled & organic products. We also carry a range of dog walking accessories for humans including Carhartt, Pendleton, Love from Australia, LAARK Luxury Knitwear, Evercreatures and Le Chameau walking boots. The Groomers A state of the art environment, using the highest quality spa pet products, our advanced professional senior groomers are dedicated to making your pet's groom a gentle, relaxed and happy experience. Fees are charged dependent upon pet size and coat condition. We also offer a hand stripping service. At the time we schedule your first appointment you will be provided with an estimated spa groom service fee. For your convenience, as well as a full groom, we will also provide a wash and dry only service. Our groomers are happy to take bookings from 9am. Bookings taken on 020 8340 4030. Address 24 Highgate High Street, N6 5JG London, United Kingdom · Get directions Phone 0208 340 4030 Website http://www.hairofthedoglondon.com

Brigitte
Brigitte

For immediate release: On the 3rd of December Artway Gallery in Highgate hosts a special event for the art installation Svet Luni Serafin is loosely translated as 'Moon Lit Angel'. ( Free entry, voluntary contribution) Russian sculptor and doll maker Olga Lunina has the pleasure to announce her collaboration with up-cycled designers Brigitte Antal and Piotr Searfin under the name VICTORIA ROAD. The amazing hand sculpted dolls displayed with quirky up-cycled carpentry pieces and lighting create a combination of the worlds of Tim Burton and Jean Pierre Jeunet. VICTORIA ROAD relies on skilled handcraft to create pieces that have a sense of history but also meaning and purpose- a true testament to their craftsmanship and vision. The fascination with things that have soul is intrinsic to Olga Lunina's work. Her clay dolls are pure magic yet shockingly human. The exhibition is currently on at Artway Gallery (Free entry) and runs until the 9th of December, with a special open event on the 3rd of December, 11am - 5pm. For more information please contact info@victoriard.co.uk Artway Gallery www.artwaygallery.co.uk 273 Archway Road, N6 5AA VICTORIA ROAD www.victoriard.co.uk Olga Lunina www.olluna.ru

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