Places to visit in north London
Attractions in The Guide and recommended gazetteer pages
North 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.
North London’s answer to the Crystal Palace – and it’s still standing.
The Bishops Avenue
Take a stroll past some ridiculously ostentatious homes.
On London’s rural northern edge, Bulls Cross is an ideal destination for an afternoon in the open air – especially if you love gardens.
A much-loved park with lakes, a garden and a café – and Abney Park cemetery close by.
A golden mile of garden centres just inside the M25 motorway on the outer edge of London.
Home to the Phoenix, one of the oldest working cinemas in the country.
A pleasing town centre and some elegant Georgian houses beside the New River.
Hampstead Garden Suburb
The most architecturally successful of London’s planned suburbs.
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.
A stunning stuccoed mansion in beautiful grounds.
Track down some bizarrely disguised suburban homes.
A lovely spot for a canalside walk past rows of narrowboats.
Visit Burgh House while you’re in Hampstead.
A great view, some pleasing pubs and a few twee shops.
Walk from one famous inn to another via steeply undulating woodland.
Vale of Health
A mini-village plonked on Hampstead Heath.
Take a rowing boat out on Hollow Pond.
One from the Nuggets section
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.