Waterlow Park is a large, leafy park in Highgate. Lauderdale House is situated on the edge of the park, looking out over the beautiful Tea Lawn and terraced gardens.


Please note that Waterlow Park and Lauderdale House are now run separately.

Waterlow Park in Highgate

Contact the Friends of Waterlow Park on info@waterlowpark.org.uk

Contact Camden Council Parks Service on 020 7974 4444

If you would like to organise an event in the park, please contact nicky.ezer@camden.gov.uk or 020 7974 4444

Waterlow Park was once the private estate of Sydney Waterlow. In 1889, he generously presented the land to London County Council, designating the area as "a garden for the gardenless". It was fully refurbished in 2005, and is now a hugely popular public space enjoyed by local residents of all ages and backgrounds.

Waterlow Park contains a kitchen garden, orchard, children's play area and many wide, open spaces for the people of Highgate and Archway to enjoy. Waterlow Park also attracts a wide variety of wildlife, including ducks, bats, herons, woodpeckers, hedgehogs, bees, frogs and butterflies.

Although we host some open-air events and activities on the Tea Lawn, Lauderdale House does not own Waterlow Park or any of the outdoor areas in the park. This outside space is run by Camden Council alongside a group of tirelessly dedicated volunteers called Friends of Waterlow Park. If you have enquiries about the park, please contact these groups.

While you're here...

Plan your visit to Lauderdale House
Plan your visit to Lauderdale House
Overlooking the pretty gardens of Waterlow Park, Lauderdale House contains two public art gallery spaces and a friendly cafe. We also run a wide programme of events, shows and classes throughout the year.
What's on
What's on
Children's theatre, classical concerts, craft fairs, art classes, family activities, art exhibitions and more - find out what's coming up at Lauderdale House.
Hire the house
Hire the House
Did you know that you can book a room at Lauderdale House to host an event? From weddings to corporate away-days, Lauderdale offers the perfect blend of historic elegance and modern facilities to make your event special.