Whittington & Cat, Archway
Perched halfway up the hill to Highgate, the Whittington Cat, not to be confused with the nearby Whittington Stone, is a jolly, traditional Irish pub. Unlike many of the other Irish pubs in the area, it doesn't make a big deal of the old country, although there are a few extra Guinness pumps and a few knickknacks on display - it's a meeting place for local Irish working in London, but everyone, in true Irish hospitality, is welcome. The pub's an old Victorian building, retaining a lot of original features, but it's definitely seen better days - however that doesn't spoil anything here. You wouldn't come here for a real ale experience, but the service is polite and friendly and so, it appears, is everyone else in the pub.
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89 Highgate Hill, Archway, London, N19 5NE
020 7272 3274
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How to find the Whittington & Cat pub
Turn left out of the Highgate Hill exit and walk up Highgate Hill for a few minutes past the statue of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Whittington" target="_blank">cat</a> and you'll soon see the pub on your left.