Highgate lies north of Hampstead and is regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family with a great emphasis on conservation and holds maintaining the character of this charming area in very high regard. Residential properties are more likely to have garden space than many areas in London. Highgate Village lies at the center and has a very English feel, with a variety of Georgian houses and shops adorning the hilltop location which over-looks large parts of London.
Nearby is the world famous 19th Century Highgate Cemetery where such luminaries as Karl Marx, Michael Faraday and George Eliot are laid to rest. The current member of Parliament for Highgate is multiple Oscar winning actress Glenda Jackson and the area has many fine schools including Highgate School where writers T.S.Eliot and Sir John Betjeman as well as composers John Taverner and John Rutter studied.
HIGHGATE PROPERTY – A mix of Edwardian and Victorian, and everything is seriously sought after, whatever style or level it’s at. Terraces of houses drift away from the (quiet) main streets; there are lovely cottages and little mews streets offering superb family homes. As well as this, there are beautiful conversions and maisonettes, robustly but not absurdly priced, as well as some (very sensitively constructed) modern apartments.