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Lauderdale House

Lauderdale House

Lauderdale House was built c.1580, probably for merchant Sir Richard Martin, Mayor of London and friend of Sir Francis Drake. It was remodelled in its current form in 1645, but retains much of its earlier structure. It was owned during the 1660s by the powerful Earl of Lauderdale (the ‘L’ of...

Pond Square

Pond Square

Pond Square. Highgate. N6. The Ghostly Chicken. Although the water source from which its name derives was filled in in 1864, Pond Square does have a certain charm. Massive Plane trees cast long shadows across the asphalt, and the chance of an encounter with one of London’s most unusual spectres...

Highgate Woods

Highgate Woods

Highgate Wood is 28 hectares of ancient woodland providing a haven for wildlife and numerous easily accessible and scenic woodland trails. The Sports Ground, located in an opening in the Wood, provides a picturesque and 'rural' backdrop, as well as top quality turf. There is an excellent...

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is one of London's most popular open spaces, a registered charity managed and funded by the City of London, and located just six kilometres from Trafalgar Square. An island of beautiful countryside, the magic of Hampstead Heath lies not only in its rich wildlife and extensive...

Waterlow Park

Waterlow Park

The splendid 29-acre Waterlow Park was donated to the public in 1889 by industrialist, MP and noted philanthropist Sir Sydney Waterlow “a garden for the gardenless”.  His home, Fairseat, adjoining the Park, is now Channing Junior School. His 1900 statue, in the park, is the only one in London...

Kenwood House

Kenwood House

Overlooking London’s Hampstead Heath since the early 17th century, Kenwood House was transformed in the 18th century into a grand neoclassical villa. Now restored to its Georgian splendour, Kenwood is home to a world-famous art collection. Find out more about the story of Kenwood, its intriguing...

Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery is a place of burial in north London, England. There are approximately 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves across the West Cemetery and the East Cemetery at Highgate Cemetery. Highgate Cemetery is notable both for some of the people buried there as well as for its de...