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1. History of North London
North London is brimming with history. Take Islington, for example, where you will find museums and historic attractions aplenty. Take a wander round Islington and you will see remnants of its rich past in the form of Georgian squares and streets. Houses in this area used to be owned by Henry VIII and you can see many of the large Victorian terraces that still exist today. ...Read more
2. Now in North London
North London is a leafy contrast to the centre of the city and has much to offer to locals and visitors alike. It offers a slower pace to the hustle and bustle of the centre. Islington is a major port of call for visitors. Other areas in North London include Finsbury, Highbury, Palmers Green, Stamford Hill, Tottenham, Wheatstone, Muswell Hill and Wood Green, amongst others.
3. Events in North London
There are lots of great events to attend in the North London area. Some of the great annual events are the Beltane Bash: an annual gathering of witches, pagans, druids, wiccans, odinists and shamans at the Conway Hall in London. The event welcomes the summer and includes Morris dancing, a vast drumming circle as well as lots of street entertainment and live music. Then there...Read more
4. Attractions in North London
There are lots of attractions in North London. Islington is brimming with attractions, including the Almeida Theatre. This is a 325-seat theatre has a reputation as a local theatre that has a world profile. There’s an annual Almeida Festival, which offers all the very best of new and international theatre. For some great antiques shopping try the Camden Passage Market: a ...Read more
5. Things To Do in North London
You will never be short of things to do in North London. Whether you want to shop, eat out in fine restaurants or take part in an activity: North London offers it all.If you have some time to spare why not take a guided tour of Highgate cemetery. These are available throughout the year and guide you through the history and architecture of this fascinating place. Buried here ...Read more
6. Business in North London
There are many businesses based in and around North London, including lots of great shops that offer something for everyone: serious shoppers and window shoppers. There’s everything from market stalls to high-end fashion boutiques. For antique shopping you will find nowhere better than Camden Passage.
7. Transport in North London
To enjoy North London fully and all that it has to offer you will need to do some travelling. Car may not be the best way to travel, instead opt for public transport: this is by far the best way to get around. Use the underground tube services, network of red double decker buses and the overground rail services.
8. Entertainment in North London
The Chickenshed Theatre and the Almeida Theatre are just two of the theatres in the North London area. They host some great events and are well worth a visit. Entertainment on a grand scale doesn’t come much better than Notting Hill Carnival. The streets will be jam-packed with revellers who will be enjoying the colour, music, cooking and tremendous carnival spirit of this ...Read more
9. Famous Landmarks in North London
Alexandra Palace is a famous North London venue offering stunning panoramic views of the city of London. This iconic venue in North London is situated just off the M25 and M1 and is just 10 minutes from London Kings Cross. Alexandra Palace has been a centre for events, music and sport for more than 130 years. It is surrounded by 196 acres of parkland that is home to a restaura...Read more
10. Interesting Facts about North London
The Notting Hill Carnival is the biggest arts festival in Europe and is just second to Rio with a route that is three miles from the start to the finish.
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01 July 2013 - 31 July 2013
The Enfield community comes together at this annual event that features a lively carnival and performances from the diverse Enfield community. The carnival travels from Millifield Arts Centre, through the streets of Edmonton to Jubilee Park where the rest of the festiva ...more
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The London Feis is a celebration of Irish and international music. This one-day music festival takes place in Finsbury Park over two days in June and was first held in 1990. The festival used to be known as the Fleadh. Big names to have appeared at London Feis in the ...more
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A Yoga teacher who teaches children as young as six months old to stretch and relax has just been nominated for a top award. Dai Alford, who lives in Enfield, has been nominated in the What’s On 4 Little Ones? Awards for...
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