There’s a creative magic about the place, and it has been a breeding ground for some of the most ardent creatives to ever come out of the city. Peter Sellers, Christina Rossetti and George Michael are just a few in a very long list of distinguished Highgate residents. After a day experiencing the gentle enchantment of the area, perhaps some of it might rub off on the growing minds of your youngsters!”

family day out in Highgate London - Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery is a good place for curious minds.

Visit London asked me to write a feature on Highgate for the ‘insider tips’ section of their website. That’s where the quote above comes from, and you can read the rest of my piece on a family day out in Highgate London here. For it, I put together an itinerary to help vistors make the most of Highgate Village’s charm, taking in Highgate Cemetery, Highgate Wood, the best pubs in Highgate, and even some things to do in the evening in Highgate. Please do check it out, and let me or Visit London know if you find the piece useful.

On our last family day out in Highgate, I took bags of pictures. The north London village is highly photogenic, with quaint brick-lined alleyways, leafy woodland and elegant Georgian houses. I wanted to share some of my images here. I hope they might inspire you to visit one of the best places to explore in London.

family day out in Highgate London - alleyway in Highgate

Highgate is full of leafy alleyways