The Northern Heights Circuit

London’s open air museum: buildings, famous people, nature, social history. HIGHGATE NORTH HILL – The most architecturally diverse residential street in London?

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The Northern Heights Partnership

The Northern Heights Partnership is an alliance of four not-for-profit organisations, co-ordinated by the Highgate Society, whose common aim is to protect and promote the historic heritage and natural beauty of London’s Northern Heights.

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Helping in community and civic affairs

The Society has supported a number of important local community projects, such as the saving and renovation of Hampstead Town Hall as an arts and educational centre,

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Town and Planning – who does what

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Keeping Hampstead Special

In the late l980s developers applied for permission to raze New End Hospital to the ground. Once again a fine Victorian building seemed doomed to destruction

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Commemorative Plaques in Hampstead

by Juliette Sonabend. Hampstead has been home to many famous and influential people, from those who have changed the way we think, to those who have changed the way we shop.

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The work of the Town Committee

The Town Committee focuses exclusively on the interests of Hampstead Town, a range of vital and sometimes controversial matters:

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Did you know? – Hampstead in the Domesday Book

In the Domesday Book Hamestede was valued at 50 shillings – a small farm with pigs and ploughs.

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Did you know? – Hampstead used to be a spa

In the early 1700s Hampstead became a popular spa destination, rivalling both Bath and Tunbridge Wells. It’s bitter ferruginous waters were said to cure gout, gravel, shingles and scrofula.

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Did you know? – Music at Fenton House

You can listen for free to music played on the country’s finest collections of early keyboard  instruments at Fenton House (built c.1698), Hampstead’s oldest house.

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