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Highgate

Our area guide to Highgate gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out. Postcodes covered by this area guide include , N6

Highgate Overview
The suburban high life. Highgate is located on the north-eastern corner of Hampstead Heath. It is divided between three London boroughs: Haringey to the north, Camden to the south and west, and Islington to the south and east. The postal district for Highgate is N6. It is one of the more expensive suburbs to live in and has an active conservation society, The Highgate Society, to protect its character.

As you travel up Hampstead Lane from the west and Highgate Hill from the south you will notice the red brick Victorian buildings of Highgate School and its adjacent Chapel of St Michael. The school has played a paramount role in the life of the village and has existed on its site since its founding was permitted by letters from Queen Elizabeth I in 1565. Since then many influential men have passed through the school, either Masters or indeed Old Cholmelieans, the name given to old boys of the school. These include T. S. Eliot, who taught the poet laureate John Betjeman there, John Venn the inventor of Venn diagrams, actor Geoffrey Palmer, and most recently the cabinet minister Charles Clarke.

Highgate is noteworthy for its Cemetery and Georgian architecture. It is also the location of Berthold Lubetkin's two Highpoint apartment buildings.

Guide to Highgate transport links:

  • Trains
  • Highgate (Northern Line, National Rail) (Zone 3)
  • Tubes
  • Highgate

Council Tax Rates

Highgate is is represented by Camden Council, Haringey Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.