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Highgate is one of the most expensive London suburbs in which to live, lying at the eastern edge of Hampstead Heath.

The original village is at the top of a hill which provides views across London: it is 446 feet above sea level at its highest point.

Historically, Highgate adjoined the Bishop of London's hunting estate. The bishop kept a toll-house where one of the main northward roads out of London entered his land. A number of pubs sprang up along the route, one of which, the Gatehouse, commemorates the toll-house.

Hampstead Lane and Highgate Hill contain 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 patent from Queen Elizabeth I in 1565.

Until late Victorian times it was a distinct village outside London. Highgate Hill, the steep street linking Archway and Highgate village, was the route of the first cable car to be built in Europe. It operated between 1884 and 1909.

Highgate tube station is not far from Highgate Village. A station on the site was originally opened in 1867 by the London & North Eastern Railway station, but the present low-level station was built in the late 1930s as part of London Underground's Northern Heights plan.

Like much of London, Highgate suffered damage during World War II by air raids. Highgate tube station was used as a bomb shelter. The entertainer Jerry Springer was born at the tube station in 1944.

The area retains many green expanses apart from the Heath including three ancient woods, Waterlow Park and the eastern-facing slopes known as Highgate Bowl.

At its centre is Highgate village, a collection of largely Georgian shops, pubs, restaurants and residential streets, interspersed with diverse landmarks such as St Michael's Church and steeple, St. Joseph's Church and its green copper dome, Highgate School (1565), Jacksons Lane arts centre housed in a Grade II listed former church and Berthold Lubetkin's 1930s Highpoint buildings.

Highgate is also famous for its atmospheric Victorian cemetery in which the Communist philosopher Karl Marx is buried. The gothic atmosphere of the cemetery has provided the backdrop to a considerable number of films, including Hammer Horror films of the 1970s and, more recently, Shaun of the Dead and Dorian Gray.

Highgate has an active conservation body, the Highgate Society, to protect its character.

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Highgate

Highgate is one of the most expensive London suburbs in which to live, lying at the eastern edge of Hampstead Heath.

The original village is at the top of a hill which provides views across London: it is 446 feet above sea level at its highest point.

Historically, Highgate adjoined the Bishop of London's hunting estate. The bishop kept a toll-house where one of the main northward roads out of London entered his land. A number of pubs sprang up along the route, one of which, the Gatehouse, commemorates the toll-house.

Hampstead Lane and Highgate Hill contain 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 patent from Queen Elizabeth I in 1565.

Until late Victorian times it was a distinct village outside London. Highgate Hill, the steep street linking Archway and Highgate village, was the route of the first cable car to be built in Europe. It operated between 1884 and 1909.

Highgate tube station is not far from Highgate Village. A station on the site was originally opened in 1867 by the London & North Eastern Railway station, but the present low-level station was built in the late 1930s as part of London Underground's Northern Heights plan.

Like much of London, Highgate suffered damage during World War II by air raids. Highgate tube station was used as a bomb shelter. The entertainer Jerry Springer was born at the tube station in 1944.

The area retains many green expanses apart from the Heath including three ancient woods, Waterlow Park and the eastern-facing slopes known as Highgate Bowl.

At its centre is Highgate village, a collection of largely Georgian shops, pubs, restaurants and residential streets, interspersed with diverse landmarks such as St Michael's Church and steeple, St. Joseph's Church and its green copper dome, Highgate School (1565), Jacksons Lane arts centre housed in a Grade II listed former church and Berthold Lubetkin's 1930s Highpoint buildings.

Highgate is also famous for its atmospheric Victorian cemetery in which the Communist philosopher Karl Marx is buried. The gothic atmosphere of the cemetery has provided the backdrop to a considerable number of films, including Hammer Horror films of the 1970s and, more recently, Shaun of the Dead and Dorian Gray.

Highgate has an active conservation body, the Highgate Society, to protect its character.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Avenue Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 8. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Brookfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Channing School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Hargrave Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Highgate Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Highgate School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19.
Highgate Wood:   
Jacksons Lane:   Jacksons Lane is a theatre, a centre for participation, and a space for new circus theatre companies and artists to create and perform.
Muswell Hill:   Muswell Hill - a little bit respectable
Muswell Hill Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St James Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Michael’s CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Tetherdown Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Treehouse School:   Non-maintained special school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19.
Waterlow Park:   


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alexandra Gardens, N10 · Anatola Road, N19 · Archway Road, N10 · Archway Road, N6 · Ash Grove, N10 · Athenaeum Place, N10 · Avenue Mews, N10 · Bacons Lane, N6 · Balmore Street, N19 · Beattock Rise, N10 · Birchwood Avenue, N10 · Bisham Gardens, N6 · Bishops Road, N6 · Bishopswood Road, N6 · Bloomfield Road, N6 · Broadbent Close, N6 · Broadlands Close, N6 · Broadlands Road, N6 · Brookfield, N6 · Causton Road, N6 · Chester Road, N6 · Chesterfield House, N6 · Cholmeley Crescent, N6 · Cholmeley Park, N6 · Church Crescent, N10 · Church Cresent, N10 · Church Road, N6 · Church Walk, N6 · Collingwood Avenue, N10 · Compton Avenue, N2 · Compton Avenue, N6 · Connaught Gardens, N10 · Courtenay Avenue, N2 · Cranley Gardens, N10 · Cranley Gardens, N8 · Cromwell Avenue, N6 · Cromwell Place, N6 · Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 · Denewood Road, N6 · Doynton Street, N19 · Duke’s Head Yard, N6 · Dukes Mews, N10 · Egyptian Avenue, N6 · Ellington Road, N10 · Elm Court, N6 · Firs Avenue, N10 · Fitzroy Close, N6 · Fitzroy Park, N6 · Fordington Road, N6 · Fortis Green Road, N10 · Fortis Green, N10 · Fortismere Avenue, N10 · Friends Meeting House, N10 · Grand Avenue, N10 · Grange Road, N6 · Great North Road, N2 · Haversham Place, N6 · High Sheldon, N6 · Highfields Grove, N6 · Highgate Avenue, N6 · Highgate Close, N6 · Highgate High Street, N6 · Highgate Hill, N6 · Highgate Road, N6 · Highgate West Hill, N6 · Highgate Wing, N19 · Hillcrest, N6 · Hillfield Park Mews, N10 · Hillfield Park, N10 · Hillside Gardens, N6 · Hillway, N6 · Holly Lodge Gardens, N6 · Holly Lodge Gardenss, N6 · Holly Lodge Mansions, N6 · Holmesdale Road, N6 · Holt Close, N10 · Holt Close, N6 · Jackson’s Lane, N6 · Kenwood Road, N6 · Kingsley Place, N6 · Lanchester Road, N10 · Lanchester Road, N6 · Langbourne Avenue, N6 · Langbourne Mansions, N6 · Langdon Park Road, N6 · Leaside Avenue, N10 · Leaside Mansions, N10 · Leinster Road, N10 · Linden Road, N10 · Magdala Avenue, N19 · Makepeace Avenue, N6 · Merton Lane, N6 · Midhurst Parade, N10 · Millfield Lane, N6 · Millfield Place, N6 · Mountbatten House, N6 · Muswell Hill Place, N10 · Muswell Hill Road, N10 · Muswell Hill Road, N6 · Muswell Hill, N10 · Netherleigh Close, N6 · North Grove, N6 · North Hill Avenue, N6 · North Hill, N6 · North Road, N6 · Northwood Road, N6 · Oak Shott Avenue, N6 · Oakeshott Avenue, N6 · Onslow Gardens, N10 · Orchard Road, N6 · Parklands, N6 · Parkwood Mews, N6 · Pond Square, N6 · Princes Avenue, N10 · Princes Lane, N10 · Priory Gardens, N6 · Queenswood Road, N10 · Queenswood Road, N6 · Raydon Street, N19 · Robin Grove, N6 · Saint James’s Lane, N10 · Sheldon Avenue, N6 · Shepherds Close, N6 · Shepherds Cottages, N10 · Somerset Gardens, N6 · South Close, N6 · South Grove House, N6 · South Grove, N6 · Southwood Avenue, N6 · Southwood Hall, N6 · Southwood Lane, N6 · Southwood Lawn Road, N6 · St James Lane, N10 · St James’s Lane, N10 · Stoneleigh Terrace, N19 · Stoneleigh Terrace, N6 · Storey Road, N6 · Stormont Road, N6 · Summerland Gardens, N10 · Summersby Road, N10 · Summersby Road, N6 · Sussex Gardens, N6 · Sussex Gate, N6 · Swain’s Lane, N6 · Swains Lane, N6 · Swain’s Lane, N6 · Talbot Road, N6 · Teresa Walk, N10 · The Bank, N6 · The Drive, N6 · The Grove, N6 · The Hexagon, N6 · The Park, N6 · The Viaduct, N10 · Thornbury Square, N6 · Tile Kiln Lane, N6 · Townsend Yard, N6 · Toyne Way, N6 · Twyford Court, N10 · View Close, N6 · View Road, N6 · Wembury Mews, N6 · West Hill Park, N6 · Winchester Place, N6 · Witanhurst Lane, N6 · Wood Lane, N6 · Woodland Gardens, N10 · Woodland Rise, N10 · Woodside Avenue, N10 · Woodside Avenue, N6 · Yeatman Road, N6 ·
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