Pond Square, a remnant of Highgate Green. Its two Ponds, created by mediƦval gravel digging to surface the High Street. These were backfilled in 1864 as a health risk. Since 1881 it has been a public square and, with its magnificent plane trees, is regarded as the heart of Highgate village.

Followers of the paranormal might be able to catch a glimpse of the ghost of Sir Francis Bacon’s headless chicken!