Separately managed by Camden Council Parks and Open Spaces, Waterlow Park is one of a select group of parks awarded Green Flag status. Nestled on a hillside, just to the south of Highgate Village, it has some of the best cityscape views in London but still retains an incredible serenity. Within its expansive acreage you can find a potpourri of formal terraced gardens, ponds, tree lined walkways, ornamental bedding and verdant expanses of lawn on which to lie back and relax. The park also boasts six tennis courts, a natural play area for younger children and an ever-changing events programme.
Without doubt, one of London’s oldest, most beautiful and historically important cemeteries. Alongside its most famous resident, Karl Marx, you'll also chance upon the resting places for luminaries like George Eliot, Michael Faraday and the Dickens family.
This picturesque and genteel area is the second highest spot in London. It still manages to exude the gorgeous villagey feel of a bygone era - explore the great selection of atmospheric pubs, teashops and speciality stores or head to the Heath for a bracing ramble.
Neighbouring Hampstead is one of London's most idyllic spots. Home to famous Heath and countless must-visit sights including Keats House, the Freud Museum and two National Trust properties - Fenton House and the modernist home 2 Willow Road. Hampstead High Street is also bursting with designer boutiques and chi-chi restaurants.