Located in North London, at the North Eastern corner of Hampstead Heath, lies one of the most expensive suburbs in the Capital - Highgate. The area is divided between three London boroughs; Haringey in the North, Camden in the South and West and Islington in the South and East. At its centre is Highgate Village, where there is a selection of Georgian shops, pubs, restaurants and residential streets boasting some truly stunning period and modern homes.
Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings takes pride in being able to offer the most superb selection of property on the rental market in the area.
As Highgate's premier lettings agents we have a fantastic choice of family homes on a variety of the most desirable roads. Our four to five plus bedroom houses start at between £650 and £1,000 per week. We have addresses on The Holly Lodge Estate where both Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens enjoyed spending time, Hampstead Lane, Priory Gardens, Southwood Lane, Spencer Rise, Dartmouth Park Road, Dartmouth Park Hill and Coolhurst Road.
There are several mansion blocks to choose from depending on your preferred style. Period blocks such as Kempton House on Cholmeley Park, Melior Court on Shepherd's Hill close to Queen's Woods or Holly Lodge Mansions on Oakeshott Avenue, while Cholmeley Lodge, and Highcroft - located between Highgate Golf Course and Queen's Woods and also close to Highgate tube station - offer fantastic art deco living.
The rent for two to three bedroom flats starts at an average of £450 per week depending on square footage. Modern apartments can be found in nearby Highbury and Islington with developments such as Barnsbury Place offering 1 bedrooms flats and 2 bedroom apartments starting at upwards of £350 per week.
Like its Hampstead neighbour, Highgate Village is steeped in history. For example it is believed that there has been a licensed building on the site of The Gatehouse, a 17th century inn commemorating the Bishop of London's toll house, since 1337, but the pub first officially welcomed weary travelers, on the road to and from London, in 1670.
A gentle downhill stroll or short drive along the majestic Hampstead Lane, passing the quite remarkable mansions on Compton Avenue and The Bishop's Avenue, home to the world's rich and famous alike, brings you to another of London's oldest and most charming pubs, The Spaniard's Inn.
Immortalized by Dickens in The Pickwick Papers, it is also rumoured that the 17th century highwayman Dick Turpin was born here and certainly he favored the area to rob and steal from passing horse-drawn carriages.
These days the only real horse-powered menace to contend with are the four wheel drives on the school run to Channing School and Highgate School, both independent, and the latter of which first opened in 1565 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabth I, and continues to lie at the heart and soul of the Village today.
There are further wonderful pubs, restaurants and shops to choose from while The Jackson's Lane Arts Centre on Archway Road is a renowned cultural venue. Kentish Town City Farm on nearby Grafton Road adds another reminder of Highgate's rural beginnings and offers a delightful day out.
St Michael's Church and Steeple is an iconic landmark and can be seen from miles around while the gothic Highgate Cemetery, where Karl Marx is buried, is often used as a film location.
Other attractions that demand a visit are the beautiful green spaces of Waterlow Park, Highgate and Queen's Woods, next to which you will find Highgate Station, which along with Archway and Tufnell Park stations, connects this beautiful area with the rest of London.
And of course, any description of Highgate would be incomplete without mentioning Hampstead Heath - 790 acres of ancient parkland.
On the Northern boundary of Hampstead Heath is Kenwood House, an early 17th century stately home, remodeled by Robert Adam in 1764, and more recently it has hosted outdoor concerts on its lake every Saturday night throughout the summer.
From its Georgian and Victorian houses, its many parks and ancient woods, to its 16th Century pubs that opened their doors to historic characters known today through literature and legend, there is something of a fairytale feel to Highgate and certainly the privilege of living here is fantasy come true.
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