Commercial Property Area Guide: Highgate – London
Highgate is one of London’s prettiest and most affluent areas. It’s located in transport zone three in the London borough of Haringey, though some parts of the area spread out into Camden to the south west and Islington to the south east. Highgate sits at the top of North Hill and most properties in the area have excellent views across North and central London.
At its centre is the historic village of Highgate, where you’ll find streets of Georgian shops, pubs, restaurants and charming homes all commanding impressive rent thanks to their rich character. Alongside them are landmark buildings, including Grade II listed Jacksons Lane art centre, 17th century pub and theatre The Gatehouse Inn, as well as a Victorian cemetery where father of Communism Karl Marx and other notable people are buried.
Lots of Highgate is made up of lush green space, including three ancient woods, Waterlow Park, some parts of Hampstead Heath and sloping fields known as Highgate Bowl. Many people flock to the area to enjoy the relative peace and quiet of these parks, making Highgate a fantastic area to base leisure/retail businesses. It’s also a beautiful place to choose for your office, as it’s away from central London’s hustle and bustle but is just half an hour outside.
So, what do you need to know about Highgate if you’re looking to locate your business there? Here’s our guide to the area.
Travel and transport in Highgate
There are two underground stations in HighgateHighgate underground station is in the centre of the area on Archway Road, close to Highgate Wood on Archway Road and just off the arterial A1. Archway station is to the south of the area by Highgate Hill. Both are served by the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line, which operates north towards Finchley and Barnet or south to central London and beyond to Wimbledon.
Three railway stations are close to HighgateHampstead Heath and Gospel Oak railway stations are located to the west of the area, while Upper Holloway sits just south east of central Highgate. All three are served by a number of lines that operate across London and to the rest of the country.
Highgate is within an hour’s journey of three airportsLuton Airport to the north is around a 40 minute drive away, while Stanstead is just under an hour’s journey by car. If you’re embarking on a long-haul flight, Heathrow Airport is a 50 minute drive south east.
The arterial A1 road marks Highgate’s eastern borderIf you’re getting around Highgate by car, the area has a good network of roads that you can travel by. Though, as the area has lots of green space, you might find it easier to get around by public transport, cycle or on foot.
Where can I find great food in Highgate?
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Highgate has lots of facilities for those who live and work there
There are more than 50 fitness facilities in the Highgate area, including:
- The Gym
- Pure Gym
Find more places to get active in Highgate here.
Banks and Post Offices in HighgateThere are 4 banks in Highgate.
- 3 Barclays
- 1 TSB
There are two post offices in Highgate. One is located on Archway Road and the other is on Highgate Road, close to Gospel Oak station.
You’ll find plenty of supermarkets and shopping centre in Highgate, including:
- 3 Tesco Express
- 3 Iceland
- 4 Sainsbury’s Local
- 2 Waitrose & Partners
- 2 ALDI
- A number of independent grocery stores
Highgate High Street is home to lots of places to shop, including independent boutiques, butchers, grocers and other stores. It’s also packed with eateries and coffee shops, so it lends itself well to a lazy weekend or lunchtime stroll. Archway road, which bisects Highgate, also has lots of shops lining its roadside all the way down to Upper Holloway station.
Commercial real estate agents operating in Highgate
Davis Coffer Lyons
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Realla has a range of commercial properties to rent in Highgate – here’s a selection:
Here are a few of the businesses based in Highgate
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Serviced office in Highgate
Interesting facts about Highgate
Highgate Hill is the highest point in the whole of London and offers exceptional views across the whole city.
Highgate used to have a cable car, which linked Archway and Highgate Village, between 1884 and 1909. It was the first cable car system to ever be built in Europe.
The cemetery in Highgate is known for being the final resting place of many notable figures throughout history, including scientist Michael Faraday, writer George Eliot and singer George Michael. It’s ornate mausoleums and grave sites are rumoured to be haunted.
The area’s name comes from the former tollgate between High Street and North road, which was operated by the Lord of Hornsey who owned the park. People were allowed to walk around the picturesque green space for a fee.
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