The highest point of London and once the Bishop of London’s hunting estate, Highgate ward encompasses many green spaces. Much of Hampstead Heath, an ancient expanse of land, lies in the ward. It is celebrated for its magnificent and legally protected views over London from Parliament Hill. The stately mansion Kenwood house is on the Heath and holds popular summer outdoor concerts overlooking the lake. In Highgate’s tranquil Waterlow park is another fine country mansion, Lauderdale House, now an arts and education centre. Highgate’s cemetery is the final resting place for many distinguished figures such as Charles Dickens, Michael Faraday and Karl Marx.
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Places of Interest:
Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, NW3. Outstanding neo-classical property owned by English Heritage.
Highgate Cemetery, Swain’s Lane, N6 6PJ. Cemetery and natural woodland park.
Parliament Hill, NW5. Hill on Hampstead Heath boasting wonderful views across London.
Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, N6 5HG. Arts and education centre holding workshops and events.
Waterlow Park, N6. Beautiful hillside 26 acre park with tennis courts.
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, The Gatehouse, North Road, N6 4BD. Fringe theatre supporting the young and new in the industry.
Highate Literary and Scientific Institution, 11 South Grove, Highgate, N6 6BS. Private members library and meeting rooms, holding regular lectures and events.
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South Hampstead – Silverlink
Gospel Oak – Silverlink
Tufnell Park – Northern Line
Archway – Northern Line
Whittington Hospital, Highgate Hill, N19 5NF.