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Ye Olde Gatehouse

This prominent mock-tudor building, standing proudly in the centre of Highgate Village, takes its name from the Gate House at which tolls were taken from travellers heading out of London on the Great North Road, through the Bishop of London’s park. The arch, long since demolished, through which stagecoaches used to pass, bridged North Road […]

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Light anomalies captured in Swains Lane Hallowe'en 2014 (c) Redmond McWilliams 2014

A Walk Around Haunted Highgate with Della Farrant and Paul Adams

Hello all, I am very pleased to announce that “A Walk Around Haunted Highgate with Paranormal Authors Della Farrant and Paul Adams” is now live on YouTube.   Filming took place on location in Highgate, at around midnight, after the Muswell Hill Geisterfest on Hallowe’en – hence Paul any myself still being in full costume! I […]

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Highgate Cemetery East - (c) Pete Scully

Highgate Sketches by Pete Scully

I have recently been in contact with an ex-pat now living in California; a professional sketch artist by the name of Pete Scully. Pete hails from Hornsey Lane, Highgate, and gets very homesick.  Fortunately however, whilst he was still in Blighty, Pete filled dozens of sketchbooks with some amazing representations of Highgate. His art really […]

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North London Paranormal Investigations Interview With Hidden Highgate’s Della Farrant

  On Friday 25th October this year North London Paranormal Investigations asked me onto their regular Friday night radio show – but not just any show – their Hallowe’en Special! Mickey Gocool, founder of N.L.P.I. has carried out many investigations into paranormal activity in the Highgate and North London area, including at The Gatehouse public […]

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Promote Your Event

  You are welcome to promote your event on Hidden Highgate. Take a look at the kind of events we promote here.  Preferred subjects are of local interest to Highgate and Hampstead, and of a paranormal or historic persuasion. But if you don’t fit the mould – we can talk! We don’t currently advertise commercial […]

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  WELCOME TO HIDDEN HIGHGATE – AN INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY RESOURCE, CELEBRATING HIGHGATE’S FORGOTTEN HISTORY & PARANORMAL PRESENT My name is Della Farrant and I am the creator of this site. I’ve been researching sightings of ghosts in Highgate for years. That’s me to the right, in typical camera-shy fashion! But this site isn’t about me. […]

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Haunted Highgate by Della Farrant

I am very pleased to announce that my new book, Haunted Highgate, is now available.  The culmination of several years of painstaking research, I hope that it satisfies those with an interest not just in Highgate’s infamous haunted cemetery, but in the many other ghosts which are said to walk its ancient lanes, houses and […]

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Highgate – What’s In A Name?

What can we glean about how Highgate may have looked in the past by studying its name? And what does it tell us about Highgate today? Many local history primers confidently (and rather dryly) inform the novice reader that Highgate takes its name from its previous role as a kind of border pass, situated on […]

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