Places to visit in north London

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Places to visit in north London

Attractions in The Guide and recommended gazetteer pages

map showing North London, as Hidden London sees it for the purposes of this pageNorth London has a panoply of char­ac­terful buildings and they’re not all in Hampstead and Highgate. Quaint Waltham­stow Village and nearby Whipps Cross are also included here although they’re across the River Lea, where east London offi­cially begins.

The picture links are for pages in The Guide – focussing in depth on indi­vidual attrac­tions; the text links will take you to gazetteer pages – each telling the story of a whole locality.

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Alexandra Palace
North London’s answer to the Crystal Palace – and it’s still standing.

Arnos Grove station - a design classic by Charles Holden

Ben Uri Gallery - the Jewish art museum for everyone

The Bishops Avenue
Take a stroll past some ridicu­lously osten­ta­tious homes.

Bulls Cross
On London’s rural northern edge, Bulls Cross is an ideal desti­na­tion for an afternoon in the open air – espe­cially if you love gardens.

Clissold Park
A much-loved park with lakes, a garden and a café – and Abney Park cemetery close by.

Crews Hill
A golden mile of garden centres just inside the M25 motorway on the outer edge of London.

East Finchley
Home to the Phoenix, one of the oldest working cinemas in the country.

Enfield Town
A pleasing town centre and some elegant Georgian houses beside the New River.

The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, the most civilised way to spend an hour in north London

Fenton House: architecture, art, harpsichords and apples

Forty Hall: Enfield's jewel in the crown

Hampstead Garden Suburb
The most archi­tec­turally successful of London’s planned suburbs.

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Harrow on the Hill
Take afternoon tea in a London village.

Headstone Manor is an ancient house with a heritage museum in a medieval barn.

Old and new archi­tec­ture, Waterlow Park, good pubs and a famous cemetery.

This way to the home of romance

A stunning stuccoed mansion in beautiful grounds.

Track down some bizarrely disguised suburban homes.

Little Venice
A lovely spot for a canalside walk past rows of narrowboats.

Myddelton House Gardens

New End
Visit Burgh House while you’re in Hampstead.

Primrose Hill
A great view, some pleasing pubs and a few twee shops.

Sandy Heath
Walk from one famous inn to another via steeply undu­lating woodland.

Vale of Health
A mini-village plonked on Hampstead Heath.

Walthamstow Village - an unexpected delight in an undistinguished district

Whipps Cross
Take a rowing boat out on Hollow Pond.

William Morris Gallery, an award-​​winning museum of arts and crafts

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Shri Swami­narayan Mandir – Neasden’s remark­able Hindu temple.

Places to visit in east and south-east London
Places to visit in west London
Places to visit in south London

This page will be updated with new additions to The Guide as soon as they’re published, so if you’re a north London regular you might like to bookmark it and return from time to time.