Highgate, the charming hilltop village in North London, is a favoured residence for notable personalities and celebrities. Families are also drawn to Highgate for its outstanding schools, including two well-regarded all-through private institutions, the co-educational Highgate School, and the girls' school, Channing. There are also "good" Ofsted-rated primary state schools and comprehensive schools with excellent sixth-form programs. The neighbourhood's village ambiance and abundant green spaces with its proximity to Hampstead Heath are equally appealing.
Highgate offers a variety of housing options, ranging from historic Georgian architecture to modern structures. From the beautiful The Lawns, a striking glass house set behind a high brick wall, to modern six-bedroom residences in Fitzroy Park designed by Stanton Williams Architects, the property choices in Highgate are diverse.
The neighbourhood's appeal extends to cultural landmarks and beautiful green spaces. The resting place of Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery, with its impressive funerary architecture, is an iconic site. The beautiful Waterlow Park, located on Highgate Hill, and the nearby Hampstead Heath are perfect for leisurely walks and outdoor adventures.
Highgate's location is well-connected to the city, making it an attractive option for City workers and residents from the media, arts, and TV industries. The picturesque village is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and pubs. Including a range of popular chains, independent cafes, restaurants and two local favourites, The Bull and The Flask.
Highgate is surrounded by green spaces, such as Waterlow Park, Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood, and Queen’s Wood, offering a respite from the urban hustle. The thriving contemporary arts scene is evident at Jacksons Lane, a contemporary arts centre in a former Methodist church, and a fringe theatre above The Gatehouse pub. Additionally, there are numerous classes and exhibitions available at Lauderdale House in Waterlow Park and the Highgate Society’s premises in South Grove.
Highgate's vibrant blend of history, culture, green spaces, and excellent education options make it a sought-after place to call home in North London.