Highgate is renowned for the type of personage who has lived there, it has always been a very arty place, the list of previous and present residents reads as follows:
Coleridge, Dickens, Betjeman, Cromwell, Nell Gwyn, Dick Whittington, Yehudi Menuhin, George Michael, Annie Lennox, and Sting. George Michael, Victoria Wood and Jonathon Pryce who’s home we in fact walked past on the walk.
As ever the guide was full of the deepest reaching knowledge and we learnt a lot of the area, I will of course not spoil the walk and mention it here. But we learnt the origin of the name and also how it was the first town to have a congestion charge many many moons ago.Its funny isn’t it from our preset vantage point, we think all these notions are new but as Solomon once said ‘there is nothing new under the sun’.