Anyone looking up at the sky above King's Cross on May 5, 1969, might have though they were hallucinating.

One of the country's most prominent Windrush campaigners is holding an event at Muswell Hill Library next week.

Louis Armstrong standards, a Gilbert and Sullivan ditty and poems from Keats and his great friend poet and publisher Jeremy Robson saw long-time Ham&High editor Gerald 'Gerry' Isaaman OBE given an inevitably idiosyncratic send-off.

A Muswell Hill charity worker who has helped scores of Syrian refugees find work in Britain has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Two of the Kate Lovegrove murals which decorated the much-maligned Hampstead Village branch of McDonalds are up for sale again.

When historical investigator Cat Whiteaway spotted an embroidered First World War postcard with a Camden address at an Abergavenny antiques stall, she didn't anticipate it taking a decade to return to its intended recipients.

A talk next week at the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre will put the spotlight on some of London's diarists, including a Highgate woman who was stunned by the hostile attitude towards young men who weren't fighting in the First World War.

Growing up as a woman in late-Victorian England wasn't easy - even as a well-off member of the Hampstead middle-class.

Highgate United Reformed Church came together last month to celebrate 160 years since its opening in Pond Square.

In 1929 public swimming wasn't easily accessible for many.

Over the last week ten cygnets have hatched on Hampstead No. 1 Pond - and we've seen a number of delightful pictures of the young family taking to the water on their first outings.

When the Endellion String Quartet held its first rehearsal on January 20, 1979, in cellist David Waterman's Belsize Park flat, the musicians had no idea they would still be performing 40 years later - or quite how far their stellar career would take them.

A coalition of London arts organisations have joined forces with a grassroots group as part of a campaign to return a historic roman kiln to its rightful home —Highgate Wood.

After nearly six decades of association with Crouch End, the Bishop family, who have run Thomerson timber shop since 1962, have closed the store.

Sex magic, dead foxes, vampires and an Old Bailey trial - Highgate's David Farrant, who died earlier this month, lived a colourful 73 years in and out of the headlines.

A historic painting owned by Kenwood House is to go on loan to a gallery previously accused of selling pieces of artwork it had borrowed.

One of the most striking things about Muswell Hill Library is the 1930s mural that adorns the children's section.

Independent bookshops are one of the best loved features in the high street.

Britain's oldest electric mainline trains last week began to vanish from the Northern City Line - and one retired driver is reflecting on four decades in the cab.

Staff and pupils have quit an independent school in droves and council chiefs have stepped in amid claims of "appalling" management, safety issues and mis-selling.

History buff John Leo Waters runs the Archway Revisited Facebook group, where people share their memories of the area. Here he recounts Mr Van Hooydonk's journey from Brussels to Islington, Hampstead and Highgate at the turn of the last century.

Eighty years ago, on March 24, 1939, Belsize Square Syngagogue conducted its first service. It was a congregation built on the collective trauma of Jewish families who had fled continental Europe as the horrors of the Nazis were laid bare.

Fans of the Earl Haig Hall in Crouch End - which was open as a pub until January - have applied for it to be locally listed and become an Asset of Community Value (ACV).


Richard and Alan Myers look back through their history, from their founding in the Georgian era as rag recyclers to where they are now, selling mid-range carpets to the domestic market

Streathers Solicitors, with a number of offices across north London, has a team of highly experienced solicitors who offer a range of private client services.

St Albans' award-winning Gabriel Square development offers Londoners the chance to buy a luxury home with an easy commute to the capital

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