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Waterlow Park


How to get to Waterlow Park

Waterlow Park can be reached by tube with the nearest tube stations being Archway Tube Station or Highgate Tube Station, by train with the nearest mainline station being Kentish Town Railway Station, bus or car although there is no car park.


What's near Waterlow Park?

Waterlow Park is close to places such as Camden Town, Hampstead and Muswell Hill.



Purchasing a property in the Waterlow Park area

If you are purchasing a property in the Waterlow Park area, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a Chartered Building Surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.


Independent Surveyors in the Waterlow Park area

We are an Independent Surveyors working in the Waterlow Park area. We are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.

Please do not hesitate to call us on 0800 298 5424.



The A – Z of Waterlow Park


A: Amazing

Waterlow Park really is an amazing place and we hope by reading this article we help you to discover just that!



B: Birds in Waterlow Park

Waterlow Park is home to many different types of birds such as crows, magpies, starlings, woodpeckers, robins and hedge sparrows.


C: Cemetery


The beautiful and well known Highgate Cemetery is close to Waterlow Park and is situated on the top of Highgate Hill.

Due to the large population of London in the Victorian times many large cemeteries were built to accommodate the dead, with Highgate being one of them. There are 167,000 people buried in the cemetery in 52,000 graves.

There are many prominent people buried at Highate and probably the most renowned inhabitant is Karl Marx “the father of communism”. Max Wall, the famous comedian and entertainer is also buried here.


D: Dog Walking

Waterlow Park is used by many local people to walk their dogs.


E: Exploring the Park

‘Exploring the Park' is just one of the events that has been hosted by the Friends of Waterlow Park. Held in the autumn children enjoyed tree trails and scavenger hunts whilst learning about the great outdoors and had home-made flapjack to finish.


F: Fantastic for kids

Waterlow Park is a fantastic place to take children of all ages and has a natural play area for older children that includes a rope swing and a playground for the little ones.


G: Gold Award

In 2009 Waterlow Park became the proud winners of the London in Bloom Gold Award.


H: Highgate Village

Highgate Village is set on top of a hill just south of Waterlow Park and is a very expensive part of London to live in. Highgate Village has some beautiful architecture, lovely shops, pubs and restaurants and has retained its original village charm.


I: Independent Surveyors

If you are looking to move to the Waterlow Park area of London then we would strongly recommend that you have a building survey carried out by Independent Surveyors, such as ourselves at 1stAssociated.co.uk. Please contact us on 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat.


J: Jogging in Waterlow Park

Joggers enjoying the lovely green open spaces are a familiar site in Waterlow Park.


K: Kitchen Garden

Waterlow Park has its own Community Kitchen Garden but due to contaminated soil, raised beds have been put in with uncontaminated soil where vegetables and flowers are grown. The beds are managed by various local organizations and give much pleasure to many people.


L: Lauderdale House in Waterlow Park

Lauderdale House was built in 1582 for Sir Richard Martin, three times Lord Mayor of London.

Over the years Lauderdale House was home for many people and also became a private boarding school for a time.

Sir Sidney Waterlow also a Lord Mayor of London was Lauderdale Houses last private owner. Sir Waterlow leased the house to St Bartholomews Hospital as a convalescent home for a while.

In 1889 the house and its grounds were given to London County Council by Sir Waterlow for ‘the enjoyment of Londoners'.

Today Lauderdale House Hosts performances, exhibitions and fairs and also offers classes such as yoga, creative writing and art for adults and Saturday morning shows and other activities for children.

Lauderdale House can also be hired for private functions such as weddings and parties.


M: Music and Theatre in Waterlow Park

In the summer months Lauderdale House in Waterlow Park hosts many outdoor music and theatre events.


N: Nicely Maintained

Waterlow Park is nicely maintained all year round for you to enjoy.


O: Opening Times

Waterlow Park is open from 730am until dusk.


P: Ponds in Waterlow Park

Waterlow Park has three ponds where you will see moorhens, coots, tufted ducks, Canada geese and herons.


Q: Quiet spot

Waterlow Park is a great place to go if you just want a bit of peace and quiet in the great outdoors.


R: Roads close to Waterlow Park

Highgate Hill, Dartmouth Park Hill and Swains Lane are just some of the roads close to Waterlow Park.


S: Strawberry Tree in Waterlow Park

Waterlow Parks Strawberry Tree (or Arbutus Unedo which is its botanical name) is a tree full of mystery. Not producing strawberries as we know them and usually found in the southern Mediterranean questions are still asked as to how the tree actually arrived here!


T: Tennis in Waterlow Park

Waterlow Park has six tennis courts so why not schedule a game of tennis into your visit to the park.


U: Unique view of central London

From the highest point in Waterlow Park you can enjoy unique views of central London.


V: Volunteering in the Park

Waterlow Park welcomes volunteers to help with planting in the park.


W: Waterlow Park Centre

The Waterlow Park Centre within the park can be hired for private functions such as weddings and parties.


X: Xmas activities

Lauderdale House in Waterlow Park is a great place to go for all the family in the run up to Christmas to get involved in some great Xmas activities such as lantern making!


Y: Year round opening

Waterlow Park is open every day throughout the year for your enjoyment.


Z: Zero Admittance Fee

With no admittance fee Waterlow Park is a great place to take all of the family for a cost free day out.



Waterlow Park

Waterlow Park is just south of Highgate Village in North London and is bordered by the famous Highgate Cemetery.


Waterlow Parks History

Waterlow Park was given to London County Council for the ‘enjoyment of Londoners' in 1889 by Sir Sidney Waterlow who was a former Mayor of London.

We would like to also refer you to articles on our website we have written on other London Parks for you to enjoy;

Kensington Gardens

Richmond Park

Hampstead Heath

Hyde Park

Burgess Hill Park

Priory Park

Telegraph Hill Parks



Attractions close to Waterlow Park

Highgate Cemetery, N6

Keats House, NW3

Burgh House, NW3


Parks close to Waterlow Park

Hampstead Heath, NW3

Primrose Hill, NW3


National trust sites close to Waterlow Park

2 Willow Road, Hampstead

Fenton House and Garden, Hampstead

Sutton House, Hackney

George Inn, Southwark


English Heritage listed sites close to Waterlow Park

Kenwood House, Hampstead

Aspley House, Hyde Park Corner

Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner

Jewel Tower, Westminster


Museums close to Waterlow Park

Hampstead Museum, NW3

Freud Museum, NW3

Jewish Museum, NW1

London Canal Museum, N1



We would like to also refer you to articles on our website we have written on London Markets for you to enjoy;

Petticoat Lane Market

Portobello Market

Leadenhall Market

Wembley Market

Borough Market

Old Spitalfields



Residential Building Surveyors in the Waterlow Park area

We are Independent Building Surveyors that operate throughout the UK. As Building Surveyors we are often asked to work on not only a building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey, a schedule of condition survey and a specific defect survey.


Commercial Building Surveyors in the Waterlow Park area

We also provide commercial building surveys in the Waterlow Park area, as well as a schedule of condition survey or a dilapidations report. Our building surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.

Contact 1stAssociated.co.uk for help and advice if you have property issues with your existing property or indeed if you require a valuation or building survey on a property you are purchasing in the Waterlow Park area on 0800 298 5424 .




Whilst most of this is written from local knowledge of the area, here are some websites that we think may interest you in the Waterlow Park area, some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this. We are only human so if there are any amendments or additions or updates we would be pleased to receive your feedback so we can keep our website up to date











Independent Surveyors

If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports/engineers reports/specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact our Freephone number 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.


Commercial Property

If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com .

We hope you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).

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