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Highgate area guide

Discover the best restaurants, pubs, parks and things to do in Highgate

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Time Out editors

They call the heart of Highgate ‘the village’ for a good reason. This impossibly pretty, olde-worlde neighbourhood has retained its village-y feel. There are atmospheric pubs like The Flask (which wouldn’t look amiss in a Cotswolds village), and a wealth of Georgian-style buildings – from jaw-dropping manor houses to romantic cottages. 

This part of London doesn’t have a heap of ‘sights’, although there is, of course, the magnificent, gothic Highgate Cemetery. Regardless, it’s a gorgeous place to wander on a Sunday afternoon and has not one, but three green spaces: Waterlow Park with its views towards central London; ancient Highgate Wood and not forgetting the mighty Hampstead Heath itself.

Highgate highlights

Pubs in Highgate

The Duke’s Head

The Duke’s Head

Craft beer behind the bar and monthly food residencies in the kitchen.



  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Another Highgate boozer that will transport you to the countryside. 

Restaurants and cafés near Highgate

Pavilion Café

Pavilion Café

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Fantastic location on the edge of Highgate Wood. 

Perfect weekend in Highgate

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