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Highgate is a suburb of North London on the north-eastern corner of Hampstead Heath. Highgate may refer to Highgate, a village in north London Highgate Birmingham, an area to the south of Birmingham Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government The London Borough of Camden ( is a borough of London, England, which forms part of Inner London. The London Borough of Haringey (ˈhærɪŋgeɪ) is a Borough of North London, classified by some definitions as part of Inner London, and by The London Borough of Islington ( is a London borough in North and Inner London. The ceremonial counties are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government as the Counties for the purposes of the Lieutenancies Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system The London postal district is the area in England, currently of 241 square miles to which mail addressed to the LONDON Post town is delivered UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The N (Northern postcode area, also known as the London N postcode area, is the part of the London postal district covering much of north London, The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. "Metropolitan Police" redirects here See also Metropolitan police. The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The London Fire Brigade ( LFB) is the statutory The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS is the largest "free at the point of contact" ambulance service in the world that does not directly charge its patients London is a Constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 9 MEPs using the D'Hondt method of Party-list proportional This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Hampstead and Highgate redirects here For the "Ham and High" newspaper see Hampstead & Highgate Express. Greater London is divided into fourteen territorial constituencies for London Assembly elections each returning one member Barnet and Camden is a Constituency represented in the London Assembly. Enfield and Haringey is a Constituency represented in the London Assembly. North East is a Constituency of the London Assembly. It is represented by Jennette Arnold who was directly elected at the 2004 London Assembly A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a partial list of places in London, England See List of places in England for lists of settlements in other counties A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. North London is the northern part of London, England. The area it covers is defined differently for a range of purposes Hampstead Heath (locally known as "the Heath" is London 's largest ancient parkland covering 3 Highgate rises to an altitude of 330 feet (101 m) at Highgate Wood and 430 feet (131 m) at North Hill. Highgate Wood is a 70 acre (28 hectare area of ancient woodland in North London, lying between East Finchley, Highgate Village and Muswell Hill
Highgate is divided between three London boroughs: Haringey in the north, Camden in the south and west, and Islington in the south and east. The administrative area of Greater London contains thirty-two London boroughs. The London Borough of Haringey (ˈhærɪŋgeɪ) is a Borough of North London, classified by some definitions as part of Inner London, and by The London Borough of Camden ( is a borough of London, England, which forms part of Inner London. The London Borough of Islington ( is a London borough in North and Inner London. The postal district for Highgate is N6. The London postal district is the area in England, currently of 241 square miles to which mail addressed to the LONDON Post town is delivered The N (Northern postcode area, also known as the London N postcode area, is the part of the London postal district covering much of north London, It is one of the more expensive suburbs to live in and has an active conservation society, The Highgate Society, to protect its character.
Hampstead Lane and Highgate Hill contain the red brick Victorian buildings of Highgate School and its adjacent Chapel of St Michael. Sir Roger Cholmeley's School at Highgate (Highgate School is a British Independent School in London England The school has played a paramount role in the life of the village and has existed on its site since its founding was permitted by letters from Queen Elizabeth I in 1565. Highgate is noteworthy for its Cemetery and Georgian architecture. Highgate Cemetery is a Cemetery located in Highgate, London, England. Georgian architecture is the name given in most English -speaking countries to the set of Architectural styles current between 1720 and 1840 It is also the location of Berthold Lubetkin's two Highpoint apartment buildings. Berthold Romanovich Lubetkin ( December 14 1901 — October 23 1990) was a Russian émigré architect who pioneered modernist Highpoint I is one of a set of two apartment blocks designed by the Russian -born Architect Berthold Lubetkin and engineer Ove Arup in Highgate
Historically it adjoined the Bishop of London's hunting estate. The Bishop of London is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury. The Bishop kept a toll-house where one of the main northward roads out of London entered his land. A number of pubs sprung up along the route, one of which, the Gatehouse, commemorates the toll-house. In later centuries Highgate was associated with the highwayman Dick Turpin. For other meanings see Dick Turpin (disambiguation. Richard (Dick Turpin ( September 21, 1705 in Hempstead Subsequently, Highgate was part of the Municipal Borough of Hornsey and the seat of that borough's governing body for many years. Hornsey was a local government district in east Middlesex from 1867 to 1965
Highgate Hill, the steep street linking Archway and Highgate village, was the route of the first cable car to be built in Europe. Highgate is a suburb of North London on the north-eastern corner of Hampstead Heath. Archway is an area of north London in the London Borough of Islington. A cable car or cable railway is a Mass transit system using rail cars that are propelled by a continuously moving cable running at a constant speed It operated between 1884 and 1909. Year 1884 ( MDCCCLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Year 1909 ( MCMIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting
Peter Sellers' mother moved here, to Muswell Hill Road, in order to send Peter to the Catholic St Aloysius boys' school in Hornsey Lane. Richard Henry Sellers, CBE, commonly known as Peter Sellers ( 8 September 1925 &ndash 24 July 1980) was a British Muswell Hill is a suburb of north London, mostly in the London Borough of Haringey.
In recent years famous inhabitants have included J. B. Priestley, Yehudi Menuhin (and later Sting who bought Menuhin's old house), Sir Clifford Curzon, Sir Jacob Bronowski, Stanley Baxter, Mike Skinner, Clive Owen, Geri Halliwell, Bob Hoskins, Ulrika Johnson, Imre Varadi, Alex Zane, Terry Gilliam, Arthur Boyd, George Michael, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Paul Nicholas, Tim Pigott-Smith, Heath Robinson and Victoria Wood. John Boynton Priestley, OM ( 13 September, 1894 &ndash 14 August, 1984) was an English Writer and broadcaster Yehudi Menuhin Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE (April 22 1916 – March 12 1999 was an American -born Violinist and conductor who spent Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951) better known by his Stage name Sting, is a three time Academy Award Sir Clifford Michael Curzon ( 18 May 1907 &ndash 1 September 1982) was an English Pianist. Jacob Bronowski ( January 18 1908 – August 22 1974) was a British mathematician and biologist of Polish-Jewish origin Stanley Baxter, (born 24 May 1926 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a comic actor and impressionist, best known for his UK Mike Skinner (born 27 November 1978) more commonly known by his stage name The Streets, is a Rapper from Birmingham, England Clive Owen (born October 3, 1964) is an Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe - and BAFTA -award winning English Geraldine Estelle "Geri" Halliwell (born 6 August 1972 is an English pop Singer-songwriter, Children's author, Actress Robert William "Bob" Hoskins Jr (born 26 October 1942 is an English Actor, known for playing Cockney rough diamonds and gangsters and Eva Ulrika Jonsson (born 16 August 1967 is a Swedish -born British Television presenter. Imre Varadi (born 8 July 1959, Paddington) is an English former football player of Hungarian origin who played as a centre Alex Zane (born 3 March 1979 in Leeds) is an English Television presenter, Stand-up comedian and DJ. Terrence Vance Gilliam (born 22 November 1940) is an American -born British Writer, Filmmaker, Animator and member Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd AC OBE (20 July 1920 – 24 April 1999 was a member of the prominent Boyd artistic dynasty in Australia with many relatives Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου (born 25 June 1963 best known as George Michael, is a two-time Grammy Award winning Jonathan Pryce (born 1 June 1947 is a Welsh award-winning stage and Film actor/singer Alison Steadman OBE (born on August 26 1946) is anaward-winning English stage film TV and radio actress. Paul Nicholas (born Paul Oscar Beuselinck 3 December 1945 in Peterborough, England) is an English Actor and Tim Pigott-Smith (born 13 May, 1946) is an English film and television actor William Heath Robinson ( May 31 1872 &ndash September 13 1944) was an English Cartoonist and Illustrator Victoria Wood CBE (born 19 May 1953 in Prestwich, Lancashire) is a BAFTA award winning English Comedian Highgate Cemetery is the burial place of Karl Marx, Faraday, Douglas Adams, George Eliot, Jacob Bronowski, Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir Sydney Nolan, Alexander Litvinenko and Radclyffe Hall. Highgate Cemetery is a Cemetery located in Highgate, London, England. Michael Faraday, FRS ( September 22 1791 – August 25 1867) was an English Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 &ndash 11 May 2001 was an English author comic Radio dramatist Mary Ann (Marian Evans ( 22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880) better known by her Pen name George Eliot, was an Jacob Bronowski ( January 18 1908 – August 22 1974) was a British mathematician and biologist of Polish-Jewish origin Sir Ralph David Richardson ( 19 December 1902 &ndash 10 October 1983) was an English Actor, one of a group of theatrical Sir Sidney Robert Nolan OM, AC (22 April 1917 - 28 November 1992 was one of Australia's best-known painters and Printmakers Nolan was Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko (Алекса́ндр Ва́льтерович Литвине́нко ( 30 August 1962 – 23 November 2006 Radclyffe Hall (August 12 1880 - October 7 1943 (born Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall) was an English poet and author of eight novels including the Lesbian classic Adjacent to the cemetery is the Holly Lodge Estate, one of only two housing estates built in the UK for single women and formerly the home and grounds of Baroness Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts. The Holly Lodge Estate is an estate located on the site and grounds of a Villa built in 1798 by Sir Henry Tempest on the south-facing slopes The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts ( 24 April 1814 &ndash 30 December 1906) born Angela Georgina Burdett Sadie Frost has an office in the village behind the 'LA Fitness' gym. She recently complained about the noise caused by the classes.
The MP for the Hampstead and Highgate constituency since 1992 has been Labour's Glenda Jackson. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Hampstead and Highgate redirects here For the "Ham and High" newspaper see Hampstead & Highgate Express. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the Glenda May Jackson, CBE, (born 9 May, 1936) is a British actress and Politician, currently Labour Lynne Featherstone is the Liberal Democrat MP for the Hornsey and Wood Green constituency, which covers the northern half of Highgate Village. Lynne Choona Featherstone (born Lynne Choona Ryness 20 December 1951 is a British Politician, being the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal Political party in the United Kingdom, formed in 1988 by merging the Hornsey and Wood Green is a parliamentary constituency in the London Borough of Haringey represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the The Boundary Commission report of 2003 recommended separating the Camden part of Highgate from the remainder of its present constituency and joining it with Kentish Town and Holborn to the south. Holborn (ˈhoʊbɚn or /ˈhoʊbɝːn/ "ho bun" is an area of Central London, England
Many influential men have passed through Highgate School, either Masters or indeed Old Cholmeleians, the name given to old boys of the school. Sir Roger Cholmeley's School at Highgate (Highgate School is a British Independent School in London England These include T. S. Eliot, who taught the poet laureate John Betjeman there, Gerard Manley Hopkins the poet, the composers John Taverner and John Rutter, John Venn the inventor of Venn diagrams, actor Geoffrey Palmer, Anthony Crossland MP and Labour reformer, and most recently the cabinet minister Charles Clarke. Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM (September 26 1888 – January 4 1965 was a poet Dramatist, and Literary critic. Sir John Betjeman, CBE ( 28 August 1906 &ndash 19 May 1984 was an English poet writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who Gerard Manley Hopkins ( 28 July 1844 – 8 June, 1889) was an English Poet, Roman Catholic convert and Not to be confused with John Tavener John Taverner (c 1490 &ndash 18 October 1545) was an English Composer John Milford Rutter CBE (born) is an English Composer, choral conductor, editor, Arranger and Record producer See also John Venn (regicide. John Venn FRS ( HullYorkshire, August 4, 1834 &ndash Cambridge Venn diagrams or set diagrams are Diagrams that show all hypothetically possible Logical relations between a finite collection of sets (groups Geoffrey Dyson Palmer, OBE (born 4 June 1927 is an English Actor, known for his role as Lionel Hardcastle in the television series As Time Charles Anthony Raven Crosland (29 August 1918 - 19 February 1977 was a member of the Labour Party and an important socialist theorist Charles Rodway Clarke (born 21 September 1950 is a British Labour Party Politician.
In 1817 the poet, aesthetic philosopher and critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge came to live in the Highgate home of Dr Gillman in order to rehab from his desperate opium addiction. Samuel Taylor Coleridge ( 21 October 1772 &ndash 25 July 1834) was an English Poet, Critic and philosopher Opium is a Narcotic formed from the Latex (ie sap released by lacerating (or "scoring" the immature seed pods of opium poppies ( While here some of his most famous poems, though written years earlier, were first published including Kubla Khan. " Kubla Khan or a Vision in a Dream A Fragment " is a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which takes its title from the Mongol and Chinese His literary autobiography, Biographia Literaria, appeared in 1817. Biographia Literaria is an Autobiography in discourse by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which he published in 1817. Coleridge lived here for the rest of his life, becoming known as the sage of Highgate. His home became a place of pilgrimage for figures such as Carlyle and Emerson. Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881 was a Scottish essayist satirist and historian whose work was highly influential during the Victorian era. He is buried in the crypt of St Michael's Church.
Highgate is known for its pubs which line the old high street and surrounding streets. Ray Davies CBE (born Raymond Douglas Davies, 21 June 1944, Fortis Green, London) is an English rock Archway is an area of north London in the London Borough of Islington. Crouch End is an area of north London, in the London Borough of Haringey. Dartmouth Park is a district of north London in the London Borough of Camden, on the slope of the hill that rises up to Highgate from Kentish Town Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet, London, England. Hampstead is an area of London, England, located north-west of Charing Cross. Holloway is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Islington and follows for the most part the line of the Holloway Road ( A1 road) Hornsey is a district in London Borough of Haringey in north London in England Muswell Hill is a suburb of north London, mostly in the London Borough of Haringey. Highgate tube station is a London Underground station on Archway Road, Highgate, not far from Highgate Village in north London. Archway tube station is a London Underground station in north London, underneath the Archway Tower, at the intersection of Holloway Road, Some notable favourites are The Angel, the Flask and the Wrestlers.
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Highgate is a suburb of North London on the north-eastern corner of Hampstead Heath. Hornsey was an ancient Parish in the county of Middlesex. It was both a Civil parish, used for administrative purposes and an Ecclesiastical parish Hornsey was a local government district in east Middlesex from 1867 to 1965 The Capital Ring is a strategic walking route that is being promoted by London's 33 local councils led by the City of London Corporation in partnership with the Greater Hendon is a London suburban development situated 7 miles (113 km north west of Charing Cross. Note For an area with a similar name see Newington, in the London Borough of Southwark.