Guide to North London
|| The leafy villages
of north London are a refreshing change from the hectic
hustle of The City but it’s by no means boring so
why not explore what the area has to offer.
If you venture to this part of the capital you will probably
find that Islington will be your main port of call. Not
only is it close to the attractions of central London
but it also has quite few of its own. There are museums and other historic attractions and as you walk around
the streets you will still see remnants of Islington’s
rich past in the Georgian streets and squares. In fact
Henry VIII used to own houses in the area and many of
the large Victorian Terraces still remain.
But this upmarket suburban area seems more focused on
the now, and much of what there is to love about Islington
comes in the form of bars and restaurants. However
there are still some worthwhile attractions to keep you
entertained when you’re not hungry or thirsty. A
few examples are the Estorick Collection of Modern
Art, the Almeida Theatre [map] and antiques shopping in Camden Passage Market [map].
The other main draw of north London are the attractions
of Highgate. For those who like quiet walks, you
can venture into the ancient Highgate Woods, for
those interested in the arts there’s Lauderdale
House [map] and if you like history then there’s plenty here
to interest you.
If you’re interested in going further afield you
can explore what’s on at Alexandra Palace [map].
Once lauded as ‘the People’s Palace’,
today this superb example of Victorian splendour hosts
a number of trade shows and events. Visitors can also
make the most of the extensive gardens and sports facilities
including the ice staking rink and the pitch and putt
Other areas of north London include Highbury, Finsbury,
Palmers Green, Tottenham, Stamford Hill, Wheatstone, Wood
Green and Muswell Hill amongst others, and our guide covers
a variety of attractions and distractions with an ‘N’
postcode. So why not use the site to find out what’s
happening in north London.
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