Time Out have put together a list of the very best things to do in North London, including best bars for a tipple, Hampstead Heath's lush swimming ponds, antique hunting and partying at Ally Pally. We've listed the top 5:
- Swim in Hampstead's Ponds
Bathing ponds in the middle of the wild green space of Hampstead Heath, where you can splash about any time of year from just £2 for an adult day ticket. There are men's, women's and a mixed pond with a picturesque view.
- Admire the View from Parliament Hill
This grassy hill on the northern side of Regent's Park has stunning views over the capital's skyline, both day and night!
- Famous Resident's of Highgate Cemetery
Take a stroll through a magnificently gothic, overgrown, 53,000-grave cemetery (housing 170,000 deceased) in Highgate.
- Smell the Roses in Regent's Park
A Grade I-listed Royal Park which hosts the London Zoo, a boating lake and the country's largest collection of lush roses in Queen Mary's garden.
- Watch the Fireworks at Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace, known to locals as Ally Pally, was built in the 1870s as an entertainment and educational venue and it’s proudly still doing that job today by, among other things, hosting an incredible firework display to mark Bonfire Night every November.
Check out their full to-do list here