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Place of interest

 Underground Tube Station/directions


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Holloway Jail

Britain's best known women's prison

Kinks link : Song title

Holloway Road (P)

North on Holloway Road, left into Camden Road, jail at junction with Parkhurst Road.


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Archway Tavern

Pub in north London.

Kinks link : Scene of "Muswell Hillbillies" cover photo.

warning: the inside of the pub has changed from when the Kinks took that wonderful photo at the bar.

  Archway (N)

It's right there by the tube station.


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Retcar Place

Kinks link : Scene of "Muswell Hillbillies" inside cover photo. The street with Cats on Holiday in is called Retcar Street. It was, of course, demolished in the early 1970s and replace by this monstrosity.

Archway (N)

Up Highgate Hill, left into Magdala Avenue, right into Dartmouth Park Hill, Retcar Place is on the left.


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Arsenal FC

Soccer club and underground station in north London. To learn about the soccer club, click.

Kinks link : Davies brothers are fanatical supporters of Arsenal F.C.

Arsenal (P)

Along Drayton Park



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Highgate Hill

Street in north London.

Kinks link : mentioned in "London"

Note: Karl Marx is buried in Highgate Cemetary.

  Archway (N)

Highgate Hill runs past the station

Highgate Hill

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Hornsey Art College

(Now part of Coleridge Primary School)

Kinks link : College attended by Ray and his "Art School Babe"

 Archway (N)

Up St John's Way to T-junction, left into Hazelville Road, right into Hornsey Lane, left into Crouch End Hill. College is on right.


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The Flask

Pub in north London

Kinks link :Location of some publicity shots for Muswell Hillbillies.

Archway (N)

Up Highgate Hill, then Highgate High Street. Left into Highgate West Hill.


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The Boston

Venue for the annual Kinks Konvention



Tuffnell Park

Turn right out of the station and you will see the Boston opposite


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Little Green Street

Location for the Dead End Street Promo. Number 4 is the house used, and the tunnel is on College Lane, which crosses Little Green Street.

Tuffnell Park

Turn right out of the station. Across the road and up Dartmouth Park Road (next to the Boston). First left into Burghley Road. First right into Ingestre Road. Through the estate to the end, where there are steps down to Little Green Street.

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Also, if you want to take your picture at the spot where the Kinks posed for the Muswell Hillbillies album - the one where they are standing on an island, in the middle of the road by a sign to Muswell Hill, this is off to the northwest of our section of the Archway map. It is the corner of Southwood Lane and Kingsley Gdns, according to Peter. Up Highgate Hill, then Highgate High Street, then right into Southwood Lane.

Hikers of a robust constitution may want to walk on to Kenwood, the location of the VGPS and Kinda Kinks (Marble Arch re-release) cover photos. This is part of Hampstead Heath, the well-known gay meeting area. Up Highgate Hill, then Highgate High Street. Left into Highgate West Hill, right into Merton Lane, then follow the footpath past Highgate ponds and bear right to Ken Wood.

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If you're ever up on Highgate Hill on a clear day, I'll be there" - Ray Davies, London Song

Choose a map (each shows a small portion of London): Abbey Road, Archway, Berkeley Mews, Lavender HillMuswell Hill, Savile Row, Soho, Victoria and Waterloo

Click here to learn about other Kinks places not shown on the maps (This is the "Other Kinks Places" page).

Note: each tube station *name* has a letter (or several letters) next to it. This indicates which tube line the stop is on.

 B - Bakerloo (brown)

 M - Metropolitan (purple)

 Ce - Central (red)

 N - Northern (black)

 Ci - Circle (yellow)

 P - Piccadilly (dark blue)

 D - District (green)

 V - Victoria (light blue)

 J - Jubilee (grey)


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