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Our flat is a cozy, top floor haven in Highgate, one of London's most desirable areas. It's a studio on a lovely, quiet street of restored Edwardian homes. Transport links are excellent; the Highgate tube station is less than 5 minutes from the flat (from there it's a quick 15 minute ride to central London) and double-decker buses leave from just outside the station.

Highgate Village is an easy walk and quaint shops with food and supplies are just around the corner. The flat has a double bed and a double futon plus full kitchen and bath. The village has a genuine 19th century feel and remains relatively unchanged since Hogarth, Coleridge, Carlyle and Dickens came here. Highgate benefits from over 800 acres of Hampstead Heath and enjoys magnificent views of London.

Picturesque lanes and pretty Georgian cottages abound, as do historic pubs where the ancient ceremony of "Swearing on the Horns" is still carried out. Highgate also boasts London's largest private residence after Buckingham Palace. Baroness Burdett Coutts, John Betjeman, Oliver Cromwell, Nell Gwyn, Dick Whittington, Rod Stewart, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Clive Owen and Sting are just a few of the former and current residents of this wonderful village. If you’re up for something different, take a tour of Highgate Cemetery, a vast Victorian necropolis where Dickens, George Eliot, Karl Marx and an array of other illustrious Londoners now rest.

Feel like a stroll (or run) through the forest? The entrance to Highgate Wood is just a block from the flat. Walking/jogging paths traverse 70 lovingly preserved acres of oak, hornbeam and holly wood that were originally part of the Ancient Forest of Middlesex which covered much of London, Hertfordshire and Essex. 70 different species of bird have been recorded here, alongside foxes, grey squirrels, and butterflies. There are also football and cricket fields, a children’s playground, a café and an information centre.

Note from previous guest:
"Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful flat. The girls were thrilled when we arrived (your directions were perfect even for us first timers). They couldn't stop exclaiming how sweet it was and how they'd want to live in a little apartment just like that! We loved the way it was decorated - it looked even better than in the pictures and Highgate was a perfect spot from which to enjoy London. The neighborhood was so charming and relaxed and yet the tube gave us easy access to the hustle & bustle of central London. We loved Hampstead Heath and Highgate village - we attended a musical at the Gatehouse and a town faire in the local park. We had a grand time in London and were always happy to come "home" to our little flat. Thanks again!"
L. Cozine, CA

Here's what London Walks says in their description of the (highly recommended) walking tour they do every Sunday:
Highgate Village "a world apart"
"What kind of sorcery is this? We're just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we're in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond. Yes, we've taken a brief tube journey into timeless England. Here are lanes and cottages and Georgian houses and spectacular views across London. Here are Coleridge, Dickens, Betjeman, Cromwell, Nell Gwyn, Dick Whittington, Yehudi Menuhin, George Michael, Annie Lennox, and Sting. And after the walk, there's Highgate Cemetery ("one of the most astonishing places in London...architecture's answer to Hieronymus Bosch") or, on its wooded slope on the Heath, Kenwood House. In short, this is the perfect London Walk for a fine Sunday afternoon. But keep it under your hat, because if the word got out Highgate would be a major tourist attraction!"

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  • Entertainment
    • Free WIFI
    • Flatscreen TV
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD Player
  • Kitchen
    • Full Kitchen: We've equipped the kitchen with everything you'll need. Microwave, dishes & cutlery, pots & pans, coffee maker, electric tea kettle, even a crock pot.
    • Espresso/Cappuccino maker
    • Cooking Utensils Provided
    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
  • Communications
    • Telephone
    • Wireless Internet
  • Other Amenities
    • TV/DVD, Washer, WIFI Internet

 

activities and attractions in London England

London is a fabulous city for sightseeing, with a wealth of history and culture that leaves every visitor wanting more. Whether it’s Royal history, sport, architecture, shopping, theater, museums and galleries, or just a fun-filled family trip there's something for everyone.

•Tower of London
• St Paul’s Cathedral
• Covent Garden
• Windsor Castle
• London Zoo
• Kensington Palace
• The London Eye
• Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms
• Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition
• Kew Gardens
• The British Museum
• Harrod's

 

vacation rental rates

7 nights or more $140/night
6 nights or less $160/night

*Special Event Rates available upon request*

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Cleaning fee of $80. Deposit of $200 due on reservation.

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Heavenly Highgate

Review submitted: May 10, 2013   Date of arrival: January 14, 2013

I would be staying in London for nearly 3 months, but what to do as someone completely unversed in London?

As a former New Yorker, I knew that neighborhoods mattered. I didn't want "Times Square" or "Hell's Kitchen." And though "Upper East Side/Upper West Side" are nice, I wanted something cozier. More like "Park Slope." How lucky I was to find this cozy corner of London & to land here for the duration of my stay!

Cozy, calm and quiet, the Highgate flat was exactly what I'd hoped for. I already miss the bright and big window and its panorama of sky, rooftops and ancient church steeple.

Within an easy stroll of about 4 wonderful pubs/gastropubs (or more like 6 if it's not raining!), I was in a real residential neighborhood but never felt isolated. Would it be the corner table at "The Wrestlers," with its massive hearth and snapping wood fire, the warm lighting and softer restaurant feel of "The Bull," the more gastronomic flair of the "The Red Lion and Sun," the casual and easy-going "Victoria"? Or, were it the afternoon, would I stroll to Highgate Village to take cream tea at the charming "Highgate High Tea"? These are the difficult decisions that await you, living in the Highgate flat.

With "London Walks," I explored many of London's neighborhoods, but always found myself grateful to come home to Highgate. It's where I would live in London (well, if I were one of the lucky few!) and a flat that I wouldn't hesitate to book again.

A description of Highgate from London Walks (wonderful guided walks all over London...worth checking out):
"What kind of sorcery is this? We're just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we're in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond. Yes, we've taken a brief tube journey into timeless England. Here are lanes and cottages and Georgian houses and spectacular views across London. Here are Coleridge, Dickens, Betjeman, Cromwell, Nell Gwyn, Dick Whittington, Yehudi Menuhin, George Michael, Annie Lennox, and Sting. And after the walk, there's Highgate Cemetery ("one of the most astonishing places in London...architecture's answer to Hieronymus Bosch") or, on its wooded slope on the Heath, Kenwood House. In short, this is the perfect London Walk for a fine Sunday afternoon. But keep it under your hat, because if the word got out Highgate would be a major tourist attraction!"

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

Highgate studio

Review submitted: March 25, 2012   Date of arrival: February 21, 2012

I stayed in the Highgate Studio in February and March 2012.
The flat is comically tiny, but that is completely typical of London accommodation. Don’t let that put you off: Postage stamp sized accommodation is entirely normal, given the astronomical cost of property in London. The flat did have everything I needed to enjoy my trip. I had plenty of dishes and pots and pans, and plenty of clean towels and sheets. The flat has a washing machine.
The sofa I found a bit of a problem. It is the only place to put one’s feet up and relax in the studio, other than laying on the bed. It was made to extend out to a bed, but the cushioned part also slides down the back part of the sofa base, so that its cushion edge starts to slide off the sofa base itself. After several days I was in danger of sliding off the sofa itself, and I was not physically strong enough to haul the soft cushion back up against the back wall of the sofa.
The flat is on a quiet and quite lovely residential road off the High Street. One can easily reach the Highgate Tube Station in a short walk. However, one should note that Highgate is not on most London Visitor maps, and it is worthwhile to bring along a map which includes Highgate. One should also note that there are interruptions on tube service on some weekends for maintenance, and one may have to take a local buses to the first available tube station. That is most easily planned and done with a local map in hand to sort out directions, etc.
The flat is on the top third (for north American visitors) floor of a converted Edwardian home, and has the usual design compromises where things like modern bathrooms and kitchens have to be fitted into old buildings which were designed for single family use with lots of servants housed in the small garrets in the top floor. The bathroom has no window, but is lighted by a skylight. It is quite modern and serviceable. I had no problems with the availability of hot water.
This is the first time I have stayed in the Highgate area in several trips to London for research, and I am very glad I did. It is well worth making some tours of the local attractions in and around Highgate. I greatly enjoyed a visit to the Highgate Cemetery, with a walk back through the beautifully landscaped Waterlow Park.

Recommended for: sight seeing

Helpful votes: 13 / 14

 

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