Living in North London
This year, why not go on an adventure of your own with your new guest and explore some of the greatest spots known in North London. It’s a great opportunity to discover more in your area and to bond with your student!
Home to more than 1.4 million people, the area has a larger population than many of the other UK and European cities.
North London comprises of 7 boroughs - Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, and Westminster.
Towns & Landmarks:
North London has a number of remarkable towns and landmarks that are popular by locals and tourists alike. Some of them are:
1. Alexandra Palace - It has been the forefront of popular entertainment for over 150 years.
2. Angel - A lively shopping and entertainment hub, with cocktail bars, traditional pubs, and global eateries
3. Arnos Grove - It is north of Charing Cross and was a medieval demesne and estate of the Arnolds, a Norman-heritage family.
4. Barnet - London’s second largest borough and, rather uniquely, boasts the second highest tree population in London, with 32,000 trees.
5. Brent Cross - Best known for its shopping centre and the proposed Brent Cross Cricklewood development.
6. Camden Town - Offers an eclectic mix of markets, cuisines and live music venues.
7. Cockfosters - A suburb of North London lying partly in the London Borough of Enfield and the London Borough of Barnet.
8. East Barnet - The best of both worlds, London on the Green Belt. From picturesque parks to amenities all on your doorstep.
9. East Finchley - The underground station is marked by a well-known statue of an archer.
10. Enfield - Notable places include Enfield Palace, Enfield Market and The Enfield Fair.
11. Finchley - Most famous for the highwaymen of the 18th century.
12. Finsbury Park - Often the setting for major events and concerts.
13. Gospel Oak - Became famous as a preaching spot in the 1700s.
14. Hampstead - Always been a magnet to the famous, the fashionable, the bohemian and to those who simply recognised its exquisite lanes and grand houses.
15. Harringay - Famous both nationally and internationally, for the sporting events that were held in the Harringay Stadium and the Harringay Arena until the 1980s.
16. Highgate - Most famous for its cemetery on the southern slopes of the hill. Karl Marx is a visitor favourite.
17. Kilburn - A popular place for public entertainment and entrepreneurs established several variety theatres.
18. Mill Hill - The oldest known inhabited part of the district, a ribbon development along a medieval route called ‘The Ridgeway’.
19. Muswell Hill - A mainly Edwardian north London suburb.
20. Palmers Green - A suburban area and electoral ward in Enfield.
21. Southgate - A suburban area in the London Borough of Enfield.
22. Stoke Newington - Well known for its pubs and bars, lively music scene, and open mic comedy sessions.
23. Wood Green - A suburban district in the borough of Haringey .
Homestay in North London:
There are several homestay options in North London, which usually vary between a private or shared room in a flat or house with either a shared bathroom or en-suite. Rooms are either ‘classic rooms’ or ‘premium rooms’, and can either be for a single, twin or triple accommodation.
Single rooms consist of one single or double bed, and a shared bathroom.
Twin rooms consist of two beds in one room, good for 2 people's stay and a shared bathroom.
Triple rooms consist of three beds in one room, good for 3 people's stay and a shared bathroom.
En-suite rooms consist of a single or double bed and a private bathroom.
Host Family Stay operates a large network of hosts in North London and every host and their property is vetted in accordance with the British Council guidelines.
Places of Interest in North London:
There are many places in North London that are worth visiting, so why not go on an adventure of your own with your new guest and explore some of the greatest spots known in North London. It’s a great opportunity to discover more in your area and to bond with your student!
1. Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace is a Grade II listed entertainment and sports venue in London, situated between Wood Green and Muswell Hill in the London Borough of Haringey. It is built on the site of Tottenham Wood and the later Tottenham Wood Farm.
Address: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
2. Bulls Cross
On London’s rural northern edge, Bulls Cross is an ideal destination for an afternoon in the open air – especially if you love gardens.
3. The British Library
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued. It is estimated to contain 170–200 million-plus items from many countries.
Address: 96 Euston Rd, Somers Town, London NW1 2DB
4. Madame Tussaud's
Museum chain for life-size wax replicas of famous celebrities & historic icons in themed galleries.
Address: Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR
5. Regent's Park & Primrose Hill
Primrose Hill is a compact, village-like area of grand Victorian terraces and pastel-coloured Regency townhouses. Its namesake hilltop park has panoramic views over Regent’s Park and the city beyond. Upmarket delis, chic eateries, and boutique fashion stores cluster along Regent’s Park Road, and surrounding streets are dotted with gastropubs and tea rooms. The Regent’s Canal towpath leads to nearby Camden Market.
We hope you enjoyed reading this informative blog on living areas in North London and places to visit in the region. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and speak to one of our friendly staff. If you are looking for a homestay, you can visit our website here for more information.
Have a great day!