Welcome to the cultural heart of Highgate


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    We have been central to Highgate's varied cultural life since we were established in 1839. One of the oldest such institutions still in existence in London, we are situated in the heart of Highgate Village, overlooking Pond Square, in the building to which we moved in 1840.


    We offer new ideas, fascinating books, stimulating films and great company. There's a library for borrowing, research and browsing, including a well-stocked children's section, a members' room for reading and a wide range of courses for adults. There are  lectures, films, art exhibitions, musical occasions, science discussions, events and trips to the theatre. We keep a local archive on Highgate.

    We want to share our interest in life, the arts, literature and science. Come and join us now.

     

     

     

     

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