Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood  

 
 
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Muswell Hill Road, N10 3JN
 
 
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Highgate Wood and Queen's WoodMuch of London was once entirely covered by the ancient Forest of Middlesex. The oak, holly, and hornbeam trees of Highgate Woods and Queen?s Wood (a road is all that separates the two), alongside a few other patches of green across the city, are the only proof it ever existed. Seven species of bats, foxes, grey squirrels and over 70 species of birds still happily inhabit this 70-acre patch, which has been cared for by the Corporation of London since the Lord Mayor pronounced it "an open space forever" in 1886. A year-round attraction, bluebells carpet the floor in the spring, picnickers in the summer, russet leaves in the autumn and snowdrops in the winter. A walk around Highgate Woods is a fantastic way to escape the hubbub of the city, its cooling glades offer escape from the sun on hot days and shelter on cool afternoons. When night falls you can join one of the organised Bat Walks. These are extremely popular so pre-booking is essential. For information leaflets and trail guides visit the information centre located in the middle of the woods near the cricket pitch. A great way to end your visit is by popping into the charming Pavilion Café to sample a home-cooked meal made from fresh local produce. Its outdoor garden, surrounded by plants, flowers and tiny lights is the perfect way to see out the day. There is also a terrific playground split in two parts for under and over 5's.

Best for:
Oak trees, birds and bats, cricket and café.

Did you know?
Highgate Wood is home to a rare deciduous tree called the Wild Service Tree which is commonly seen as a sign of ancient woodland.

 

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Highgate Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
East Finchley Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Alexandra Palace Park
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Highgate Road, NW3 | 24 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Albert Road Recreation Ground
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Albert Road, N22 | 29 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Parliament Hill Lido
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Parliament Hill Fields, Gordon House Road, NW5 | 33 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Jacksons Lane Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
269a Archway Road, N6 | 8 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Upstairs At The Gatehouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Hampstead Lane, Highgate Village, N6 | 14 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Phoenix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
52 High Road, East Finchley, N2 | 14 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Highgate Cemetery
London > Attractions > Sights
Swains Lane, N6 | 18 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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London International Gallery of Children's Art
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 | 20 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Kenwood House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 | 21 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Shopping near Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood

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The Woodman, 414 Archway Road, N6 | 7 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Walter Purkis & Sons
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
52 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, N10 | 10 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Never Never Land
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
3 Mildhurst Parade, Fortis Green, N10 | 12 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Pavilion Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road, N10 | Same location as Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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The Woodman
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
414 Archway Road, N6 | 7 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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The Bull
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13 North Hill, N6 | 9 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 2.7 miles from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 3.1 miles from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
 
 
 
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Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique
London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 31 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 | 20 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Alexandra Palace Park
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Alexandra Palace Way, N22 | 23 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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The Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras International, Euston Road, NW1 | 2.6 miles from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2.7 miles from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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The Boogaloo
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312 Archway Road, N6 | 9 minutes from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Meeting venue hire near Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood

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Roundhouse
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Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2.7 miles from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Union Chapel
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The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 3.4 miles from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3.5 miles from Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood
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