Highgate borders Hampstead Heath, which gives residents access to wide open space and a sense of the countryside right on the doorstep.
Highgates architecturally appealing housing stock attracts largely attracts affluent professionals, City workers and families that have worked their way up through the North West London property ranks. Once you get past the views, there is bags of period charm, a modern arts scene and great transport links.
Highgate has an attractive and historical centre called Pond Square, which is a large open space with places to sit. It is the main centre for events such as the Highgate Summer Fair and the much-loved Christmas carol concert. From here, locals visit Highgates cosy cafés and cool bars.
The Gatehouse is more than just a pub, with a well-propped bar, a restaurant and Highgates fringe theatre - Upstairs at the Gatehouse - on the top floor. Other pubs in N6 include The Red Lion and Sun, and The Flask Tavern, the latter of which is a notable traditional pub with wooden beams, fireplaces, bottle-glass windows and a labyrinth of snug rooms.
As well as the excellent gastropubs that cater for the smart set; Highgate residents loosen up by heading to The Boogaloo on Archway Road - the place to be for live music and the occasional big-name band playing a secret gig.
Highgate has great local transport links and the Tube services from its eponymous tube station take under 20 minutes to reach the heart of the West End. For car owners, Highgate is situated on the A1 leading to Islington in the south and the M1 in the north, making it an excellent choice for getting in and out of the capital. Local bus routes are numerous and frequent to the West End and surrounding areas of North London.
The multi-purpose arts venue - Jacksons Lane Arts Centre - is set within a Grade II listed former church. Its programme of events features theatre, childrens shows, workshops, performances and evening classes. A remarkable collection of paintings including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Turner and Gainsborough can be found within the confines of the elegant Kenwood House on nearby Hampstead Lane.
Ever-popular Hampstead Heath borders directly with Highgate and stretches across nearly 800 acres, taking in woodlands, playing fields and wild meadows. In warmer weather the Hampstead Ponds are perfect for a refreshing dip, while the commanding heights of Parliament Hill provide a popular destination for kite-fliers when the wind is whipping. Even more green space is available to the east of Highgate, with popular walking trails in Highgate Wood and Queens Wood.
For golfers, Highgate boasts one of the few private membership London golf clubs that allow non members to play (players with a handicap welcome Monday to Friday, and only when accompanied by a member at weekends).
Picture No. 16
Picture No. 17
Picture No. 18
Picture No. 15
MEET UP WITH ONE OF OUR PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS TO DISCUSS YOUR FUTURE PLANSARRANGE A FREE ADVICE MEETING