I love living in Highgate Village as its only 15 mintues from Central London's West End and feel I have best of both worlds: most exciting metropolis to live in and frequent all museums,art gallery's and wonderful culture on offer but at same time I can relax at home by the heath and feel at one with nature. Highgate is a very leafy village full of Georgian houses next to Hampstead Heath and its a 5 minute walk behind house to Highgate Ponds where I often swim. The village is 2 mins away top of lane with its vibrant cafe culture and I often go to see plays put on at the famous GateHouse Theatre. I run on heath and love flying a kite at top of Parliament hill.
It is only 45 minutes to travel to Olympic park from North London by train door to door.