The suburb retains its traditional charm, thanks in part to the preservation efforts of the Highgate Society. It offers an abundance of open spaces, including Highgate and Queens Wood, Waterlow Park, the Parkland Walk and the renowned open-air bathing ponds in Hampstead Heath, which date back to the 1800s. There are also numerous points of historical interest, from Kenwood House to Highgate Cemetery - the burial place of Karl Marx.
The centre of the village mostly consists of Georgian buildings, restaurants, pubs and shops, from high street favourites to independent businesses selling a diverse range of products and services. Houses and flats in Highgate range from Elizabethan homes to the innovative, contemporary apartments at Highpoint. The mock-Tudor Holly Lodge Estate, complete with gardens and its own meadow, remains ever popular with our diverse applicant base.
Several quality schools can be found in the suburb. The likes of St Joseph's and St Michael's are well-respected primary schools, while William Ellis School (for boys) and La Sainte Union (for girls) are sought-after secondary schools. Highgate School is listed in the UK top 40 independent schools for A Level passes at grade A* and A.
Despite the proliferation of green spaces and its small, community feel, Highgate is just six miles from central London, making the suburb a popular choice for commuters. Highgate tube station - situated in travel zone 3 - is on the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line, while regular bus services operate between the area and central London. The M1 motorway can be easily reached via the nearby A1.