About the festival

Welcome to the 6th year of the Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival. We are delighted to be partnered once again by the Ham&High newspaper and to welcome Waterstones as our onsite bookseller..

The 2014 Festival is gathering momentum with confirmed authors including Charles Spencer, Jane Costello, Hugh Pym, Linda Grant, Penny Vincenzi, Monique Roffey, Alex Brummer, Julie Burchill, Robert Sackville West, Ann Treneman and Nick Harkaway. More are being added every day. All events will be uploaded to the website in a few weeks' time.

To get us all in a Festival mood there will be a special event on Monday 19th May when Vicky Pryce will join us to talk about her new book Prisonomics.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.


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.

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.

How to Get Here

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

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


We are delighted to welcome Waterstones as our 2014 Festival Bookshop.
Book sales and signings will be held after each event.


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.