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 restaurants, pubs and bars in the area as well. Boogaloo, for example, is a pub that hosts a market and themed DJ nights.
What are your favourite Highgate haunts? Let us know in the comments.
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Restaurants and cafés near Highgate
With Carioca also the name given to a resident of Rio de Janeiro, the focus here is on Brazilian food. The Boxpark Croydon container is a downsized follow-up to a restaurant that’s been trading in Brixton Market since 2012. For a true taste of Rio, try the ‘coxinhas’ – battered and deep-fried teardrops of shredded chicken. Carioca’s version is authentic, if a little smaller than the Brazilian original. Coffee is strong and sweet – just how Cariocas like it. Main location:Brixton Market But first check:@carioca_london
Venue says: “Enjoy our delicious Pele burger with a portion of chips and a guarana soda for £10 every Thursday.”