76: The Victoria Pub

76: The Victoria Pub

Architecture The Victoria has been a pub since at least 1861; from 1871-1873 it was the Prince of Wales, and it was rebuilt in the early 20th century. At the time of writing it is closed and its future in doubt, though local people are campaigning for it to remain as...
002: St Joseph’s Retreat

002: St Joseph’s Retreat

highgate St. Joseph’s Retreat is the Order of Passionists’ HQ in England. They built a chapel here in 1858, on the site of the Black Dog Inn; this building, by Albert Vicars, was consecrated in 1885. Read more on...
004: Lauderdale House

004: Lauderdale House

highgate Lauderdale House, built c.1580, probably for merchant Sir Richard Martin, Mayor of London; remodelled in 1645. During the 1660s it was owned by the Earl of Lauderdale (the ‘L’ of CABAL); visitors included Charles II and Samuel Pepys, but the claim that Nell...
006: Cromwell House

006: Cromwell House

Architecture Highgate Hill was the site of Europe’s first cable-car tramway. Built by Andrew Smith Hallidie, designer of the San Francisco Cable Car system, and opened in 1884, it was replaced in 1909, after several accidents, by a tram; by an electric trolley-bus in...
84: Wrestlers’ Pub

84: Wrestlers’ Pub

Month: <span>May 2022</span> The Wrestler’s Pub, text text text Read more at the Wrestlers web...
019: 27 Highgate High Street

019: 27 Highgate High Street

See more on Historic England site The world’s oldest Estate Agents, found in 1767. When enterprising auctioneer, John Prickett, born 1733, settled in the tiny hamlet of Highgate he could not have known he would be the founder of a thriving family business which would...