Nestled on a hill with a commanding view over the capital, Highgate is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. A perfect mix between urban excitement and greenery, Highgate has the best of both worlds. If you’re feeling particularly energetic or want to work up an appetite you can walk up the steep Highgate Hill, where you’ll be rewarded with some fantastic food and drink from the local cafes and restaurants.
Highgate was the haunt of many literary figures, including Dickens, Byron, and Coleridge. The latter became a long-time resident, earning him the nickname “the Sage of Highgate”. Grade I-listed Highgate Cemetery is the resting ground for many notable and historical figures including Karl Marx and George Eliot.
Feeling artsy? Go and visit Highgate Contemporary Arts Centre. Fringe theatre is offered at Jackson Lane Theatre, or get a seat at the Gatehouse Theatre! For lovers of classical music: the Red Hedgehog has announced its re-opening as a classical music venue in September 2016!