HighgateHighgate is a district in north London. It is the highest point in the city, and is noteworthy for its Georgian architecture. It is one of the more expensive suburbs to live in, and has an active conservation society to protect its character. It is on the north-eastern edge of Hampstead Heath, one of London's largest open spaces.
Historically it was part of the Bishop of London's hunting estate. The Bishop kept a toll-house on one of the main northward roads out of London. 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.