About the festival

Welcome to the 6th Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival at Ivy House. We are delighted to be partnered once again by the Ham&High newspaper and to welcome Waterstones Hampstead as our onsite bookseller. Come and enjoy three full days of events, workshops, kids events, speed pitching and book bites..

Scroll down for a fantastic offer from Uber car services to transport you to or from the Festival in style.

We look forward to seeing you in September.


Tickets can be booked in advance online or by calling 020 8511 7900. Some tickets will be available on the door, on a first come, first served basis. Every event is individually priced; please check the website for details.

If you purchase tickets online, please print the email confirmation and bring it with you to each event. The confirmation is your ticket.

How to Get Here

Arrive or Leave the Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival in Style with Uber, the smart phone app that connects you with a driver at the tap of a button. Available on iPhone, Android, and at

The first £20 of Uber car fare, to or from the Festival at Ivy House, is free. Applicable to one journey only.

Current non-subscribers to Uber car services can take advantage of a very special Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival smart phone transport offer between 14th and 16th September, for journeys starting or ending at the home of the Festival, Ivy House.

Download the Uber smart phone app in advance and then, 5-10 minutes before you require a car to take you either to or from the Festival, book the ride through the app, entering the Festival promotion code HAMHIGHLITFEST before you complete the request.

Please note Uber cars and this offer can only be activated via the Uber app. The Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival is not responsible or liable for any arrangement made between Uber and Festival users.

OR Travel by bus or underground to Golders Green Station (Northern Line) from which Ivy House is a 10 minute walk up North End Road or a two-stop ride on the 268 or 210 bus.

Our address is Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London NW11 7SX

Discount & Concessions

Call 020 8511 7900 to purchase all concession tickets. They cannot be purchased online.

- Schools and community groups can take advantage of our community group rate: 10 tickets for the price of 9, if purchased in advance as a block booking.

- Students carrying a valid NUS card are eligible for a 10% discount.

Facilities for People with Disabilities

Wheelchair access to building and toilet

Hearing loop in main hall

Parking at Ivy House is very limited and strictly for the disabled. Spaces must be pre-booked by calling 020 8511 7900

First Aider on site


Book sales and signings will be supported by Waterstones Hampstead after each event in the onsite Festival bookshop.


The Ivy House Cafe will be open throughout the Festival for snacks and beverages.
Sun 10.00-18.30
Mon/Tues 10.00-15.30, 18.00-20.30

All events are subject to change.

The Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival is organized by the London Jewish Cultural Centre in association with the Ham&High.