Last week, the Government confirmed our worst fears, and implemented a second nationwide lockdown on the country. As cases of Covid-19 have risen across the country, businesses have prepared themselves for another period of uncertainty. Today is the day that the new lockdown begins.
The thoughts of the entire Jacksons Lane team is on our local community, our colleagues in the world of circus and performing arts, and people across the world who are suffering from the impact (directly and indirectly), of Covid-19.
Sometimes, adversity brings out the best in people. Time and again, the country has been moved by the stories of people going to the extra mile to help one another during this difficult time.
The same applies to the brilliant businesses and services of Archway Road. Since March, they have bent over backwards to provide locals with a slice of normality, where possible.
Once again, as the new restrictions loom, shops up and down Archway Road are adapting their services to ensure that we can cope during the dark winter ahead.
Here is an updated look at the services available in the area.
We will be regularly updating this page, to ensure that locals have access to accurate, up-to-date information. Check back in for additional information about businesses and services as lockdown continues. This document is up to date as of January 2021.
Health and Medication on Archway Road
Hayward Pharmacy, 353 Archway Road.
Remains open and operating regular hours, 9am – 6pm (closed bank holidays). Telephone: 020 8349 2993. NHS profile available here.
Medivet (Petvet), 351 Archway Road.
Open, but operating a reduced service. Phone and video consultations available upon requests. Call 020 8341 4888. If you require an in-person visit, call in advance. See their website here.
Nextdoor allows you to connect with neighbours in need. You can offer your support or services, whether is a dog walk or collecting medicine for an elderly neighbour.
Sign up to an account here, and then look on their Help Map here to see who’s in need of support.
Unlike the March lockdown, the days are short and the nights are bitter. This means that it’s important that you keep your mind stimulated whilst spending extended periods of time indoors.
Some of Highgate’s best entertainment venues have produced some cracking content to do just that from the comfort of your home.
Jacksons Lane, Online
Since March, we’ve produced a range of activities that are accessible to people of all ages and abilities to keep you engaged remotely while remaining socially distanced. Here’s a look at the content that is available at the click of a button.
JL Shorts. Looking for a quick burst of creativity to get your mornings up and running? Then our JL Shorts series is just the ticket. These short and sharp 2-minute videos will teach you the fundamentals of circus, such as handstands, juggling and acrobalance. Feeling ambitious? You can view them all on our YouTube playlist here.
JL Circus: Quarantine Sessions. If the JL Shorts whetted your appetite for more circus, we have longer classes available too. Our JL Circus Quarantine Sessions are longer, in-depth introductions to the circus led by professional circus artists. And best of all, they’re completely free!
We regularly host brilliant classes and courses inside Jacksons Lane. In the current circumstances, most of these are now available remotely.
Boogaloo Radio, 312 Archway Road
Although the Boogaloo’s famed dancefloor will be closed to the public during the impending lockdown, would-be revelers can still enjoy its eclectic mix of tunes daily, as Boogaloo Radio will continue to be broadcasting. Tune in to hear music, local news and more daily.
Green’s of Highgate, 3 Highgate High Street, 7am-6pm
As before, Green’s of Highgate have been working with local butchers and fishmongers for the lockdown. This means that they are willing to pick up orders from these local businesses and drop them to locals in one delivery. If you are further afield, they are also offering free delivery to all London addresses, just enter FREE DELIVERY at checkout.
Co-Op, 191-201 Archway Road, 7am-11pm all week
Brand new to Archway Road since the summer, Co-op adds an additional choice for residents seeking essential supplies. There are plenty of self-checkout terminals, limiting the exposure to any unnecessary transmission risk.
Sainbury’s Local, 260-280 Archway Road, 7am-11pm all week
This small branch is now well versed in social distancing practices, and staff are vigilant about controlling overcrowding. Visit early to avoid queues. For queries: 020 8340 0024.
Hops N’ Pops, 363 Archway Road, 1pm-10pm
A broad selection of beers, wines and spirits. Now available for delivery on Deliveroo (their name on the app is ‘Off Licence – Highgate’)
Food and Drink
The Woodman, 414 Archway Road, 9am-10pm
The Woodman have used delivery services Uber Eats and Deliveroo to distribute their delicious roasts and dinners across Haringey. As well as now also delivering some beverages, they will also turn their garden into an outdoor kitchen with takeaway food offered daily.
Food Room, 305 Archway Road, 8am-4pm
Delicious hot food and drink, cakes and smoothies make up the offering at the cozy Food Room. Takeaway only.
Coffee Delight, 369 Archway Road, 10am-6pm
If you’re in need of a hot fresh coffee or fresh smoothie then Coffee Delight is the place for you. They will be remaining open, and providing takeaway drinks and nibbles from their shop front.
Caffe Eraldo, 325 Archway Road, 7am-5pm
With flatbreads and other hot food, Caffe Eraldo is an ideal spot for a great value breakfast on Archway Road. They will be operating as a takeaway during the November lockdown.
Fonseca’s Deli, 343 Archway Road, 7am-5pm. 020 8340 8632
Expect deli-style food, as well as coffee. Takeaway only.
All of the restaurants and cafes listed below are delivering food, available through the common delivery apps. You can also call them if you are in walking distance and would prefer to collect.
171 Archway Road: Fabio’s Kitchen (Pizza)
175 Archway Road: Kampai (Japanese)
178 Archway Road: Milano’s (Pizza)
190 Archway Road: Tan’s Kitchen (Sushi)
230 Archway Road: Cocoro (Japanese)
232 Archway Road: Tootoomoo (pan-Asian)
310 Archway Road: Iro Sushi (Sushi)
373 Archway Road: Mega Grill (Kebab)