North London has an alternative vibe with an active live music scene, eclectic markets and many celebrity spotting opportunities.
What to see and do in North London
- Hampstead Heath almost 800 acres of parkland to explore and to enjoy great views of the city skyline from the park’s highest point of Parliament Hill. (NW3)
- Regent’s Park – covers almost 400 acresand has several children’s playgrounds, bandstand with free concerts, Open Air Theatre, boating lake and more. Here you’ll also find London Zoo (NW1 4RY) and for the slightly less wild, Queen Mary’s Rose Garden. Feeling energetic, climb the 256 feet to the top of Primrose Hill for views over the Zoo and London’s iconic skyline.
- The Sherlock Holmes Museum – at the world famous North London address of 221B Baker Street, the 4 floor Georgian house transports you to the life of Sherlock Holmes and the items that inspired the character only a short walk away from Regent’s Park (NW1 6XE).
- Madame Tussauds London – if you don’t manage to spot famous celebrities while walking in Regent’s Park, you’re sure to see them here! (NW1 5LR)
- Camden Town – has a thriving alternative vibe with an active live music scene. Go crazy shopping for eclectic gifts and goods in North London’s Camden Lock Market (NW1 8AF).
- The British Library – awaken your literary side in the largest library in the world which houses the 1215 Magna Carta among many other historic items. (NW1 2DB)
- Alexandra Park – where you’ll find Alexandra Palace, fondly known as ‘Ally Pally’ (N22 7AY), perched high in the 190 acres of parkland. This theatre is an events venue which offers a wide mix of arts and entertainment. The park is full of activity from the challenges of the tree top adventure in Go Ape to the popular Skatepark. There’s also a Boating Lake and Children’s play area.
- Lord’s Cricket Ground – ‘the home of cricket’ take a tour of this infamous and historic cricket ground or attend a cricket match. Described as the ‘best place in the world to see cricket’. (NW8 8QN)
- Emirates Stadium – take a tour of Arsenal football club’s North London stadium and enjoy its museum. (N7 7AJ)
If you are going through a bumpy patch in your life, reach out to experts in The Hug Directory for support and guidance
- Suzanne Trisk – Your Home Move – Home Moving Specialist
- Integrated Dispute Resolution – Divorce Case Experts such as independent social workers and forensic accountants
- Natalie Sutherland – Partner – Family Solicitor – Burgess Mee
- Sofia Thomas – Family Law Tax Expert
- SP Bespoke – Alcohol & Drug Addiction
- Chrissie Cuming Walters – Family Law Finance Specialist – Family Solicitor
It is a very good idea to get financial advice while you are going through a divorce, separation or bereavement. These days, financial advisers are “jargon free”.
Esther Lewis – Aletheia Wealth Limited – Financial Adviser
Divorce or separation, can be one of the most stressful life changes to have to experience and it takes its toll on both the physical and mental wellbeing of clients. By seeking advice early, making a comprehensive financial plan can help you feel more in control and give you the peace of mind you need in moving forward with your life and the strength to build new goals for your future.Esther Lewis feature in The Hug Directory
“Dealing with finances can be scary and complicated”
Yes, if you have never been the one to deal with the finances, it can all seem a very daunting and complicated. However, a good financial advisor will put everything into plain English and explain so you understand. There is no point shying away from financial planning because it seems “scary” – you have to take the bull by the horns and face up to it. You will feel uplifted when you realise that things are no so complicated afterall.
Whether you have money or not, what you are striving for is probably financial stability and a new life. Whether you are buying a home or renting, things have changed. Many people are opting to rent these days, so don’t think you are a failure if you don’t own your own home. Who knows what the future holds? Life is full of surprises. You don’t know if you will meet a new partner, or win the lottery. Live in the now, but plan for the future. Read the rest of our article about financial planning and starting again here