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Aptly named after the Angel Inn around the 17th Century, Angel has evolved into a place of commercial and retail significance. A bustling night life follows the business hours, with bars and restaurants strewn across the length of Upper Street. In the summertime a picnic in the green should not be missed.
It was at Archway that Dick Whittington heard the Bow Bells ringing and returned to London. The Archway Tavern holds weekly music concerts and is where the photograph for the cover of The Kinks' 1971 album Muswell Hillbillies was taken. There have been some big changes in this area, and will be many more to come.
Baker Street is a street in the Marylebone of London. It is named after builder William Baker, who laid out the street in the 18th century. Most famous for the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at a fictional 221B Baker Street address, yet singer Gerry Rafferty always comes to mind when passing through.
Camden Town is named after Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden. Camden now hosts street markets and music venues which are strongly associated with alternative culture. London’s Rock & Roll, Punk, and Indie scene had been no stranger to Camden town, live music is a must when in Town.
Finchley residents enjoy a calm and soothing environment made up of quiet leafy streets lined and picturesque period homes. Its well positioned location allows access to several beautiful woodlands, a far cry from the landscaped parks of central London. Finchley probably means "finches' clearing" in late Anglo-Saxon, no doubt as it stands on high ground.
The name Golders comes from the Godyere Family who lived in the area, and Green alludes to the manorial waste on which the settlement was built. The area has restaurants with cuisines from all over the world, from Kosher food, through to Indian. The actress, Helena Bonham Carter was born in Golders Green, along with Comedian Michael McIntyre.
Hampstead Village is best known for its intellectual, liberal, artistic, musical and literary associations as well as frostbitten strolls along Hampstead Heath in the winter! Hampstead boasts more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of the United Kingdom, and for those keep fit enthusiasts, Hampstead Tube station is the deepest station on the underground network.
One of the most expensive of London suburbs to live in, at its centre is Highgate village, a collection of largely Georgian shops, pubs, restaurants and residences. Highgate also contains the Victorian cemetery in which the Communist philosopher Karl Marx is buried, and many other notable people. The village is at the top of North Hill which provides breath taking views across London.
Highbury and Islington
After the Second World War large-scale rebuilding in parts of Highbury replaced bombed buildings and provided new municipal housing where some buildings had to be listed to protect them. Notable individuals such as Rowan Atkinson, David Starkey, Boris Johnson, and Ainsley Harriott all hail from this wonderful part of town.
The name Muswell is believed to come from a natural spring or well ("Mossy Well"), said to have miraculous properties. It was three young Muswell Hill residents who formed The Kinks, and In 1979 Wetherspoons opened their very first pub, on Colney Hatch Lane. An area indeed to owe for much of British sub-culture.
St Johns Wood
Once part of the Great Middlesex Forest, it was later owned by the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. St John's Wood is the location of Lord's Cricket Ground, and the original headquarters of cricket. It is also famous for Abbey Road Studios and that infamous pedestrian crossing. Parts of St John's Wood have been rebuilt at a higher density, but it remains a highly desirable residential district.