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Muswell Hill

A sought-after suburb and an elegant place to call home

"I love popping out at lunch time to see what Muswell Hill has to offer!"

Mumzad Soobhany

"Not only is Alexandra Palace an extraordinary sight, the views from its hilltop position are also exceptional..."

Katy Brookes

"When you work in Muswell Hill, sometime's it's easy to take views like these for granted..."

Mumzad Soobhany

What is your favourite place?

Where do Muswell Hill locals go?

W. Martyn

A real Muswell Hill institution, this tea and coffee retailer has been in business since 1897 selling their own brand products!

Crocodile Antiques

Boutique gift shop and café with a quirky interior and great food.

The Scullery Cookshop

Any cooks dream, this shop stocks everything from everyday items to the more obscure things the recipe books demand!

The John Baird

Real ales, a beer garden and quiz nights on a Thursday and Sunday are why I love going to this local boozer!


A delicious American-style restaurant serving mouth-watering chicken dishes. The buttermilk chicken made using their secret recipe is awesome!

The Flower Seller

This local florist is the perfect place to pick up flowers for that special someone in your life...

Planet Organic

The most amazing shop that stocks literally every organic food you can imagine, as well as a huge range of beauty, health and baby products. The store is always immaculate, there are loads of helpful staff around and best of all, there is a juice bar and coffee shop too.


From firm favourites to more unusual tastes, this cheese shop is a foodies dream!

Walter Purkis & Sons

This family-run fishmongers sells high-quality fish at a great price. I always pop down on a Saturday to pick up something fresh for dinner...

Pitch and Putt, Alexandra Park

Enjoy a round or two with your friends and family and the stunning views of London too!


Serving tasty pick and mix pasta dishes, sandwiches and salads, I sometimes grab my lunch from here.


Best chippy in North London, or even the whole of London! You can even sit in too.


Amazing quality and cheap Mediterranean/Cypriot food. The lamb parcels and breakfasts are yummy!


A very cosy and cute little café in Muswell Hill. They make very tasty salads and freshly baked homemade cakes that everyone will fall in love with. It's definitely a great place to go for brunch or just a nice cup of tea!

Feast on the Hill

From a full English breakfast to a ribeye steak in the evening, this restaurant keeps us locals smiling all through the day.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Crouch End, Bounds Green, Hornsey, Wood Green, Highgate, Friern Barnet, Archway, North Finchley, Arnos Grove and Finchley

What do you love about Muswell Hill?

Why do you find Muswell Hill a great place to live?


"The best part of living in Muswell Hill is the cafe and bar scene, which is surrounded by buildings and parkland from various architectural eras. Also for parents, schools of both the private and state sector are of high academic standards and are in close proximity to Wanstead."

October 2016


"The air is good, the views are great. It's green round here, We've got Ally Pally and Highgate and Queens Woods. A lovely, villagey feel. Its communications to the City are excellent. I wouldn't live anywhere else!"

February 2015


"I love the greenness and the properties are beautiful."

January 2015

Local resident

"Muswell Hill has a very friendly and long established community, as people who move here tend to stay. The quality of housing is excellent with wide leafy streets and many Victorian and Edwardian properties. The main attraction however is the quality of the state schools with Muswell Hill Primary, Tetherdown and Rhodes Avenue all getting top ratings and secondary schools, Fortismere and Alexandra Park School getting "Outs... more

August 2012

Local resident

"It is leafy, clean, safe and has lovely Edwardian houses. Parts of it are walkable to Highgate tube, lovely roads such as Cranley Gardens, Etheldene Ave etc are about a 12 min walk to Highgate tube. Feels like a village with friendly local people and has good shops and independent restaurants. Only 5 miles from central London and bordering Crouch End on one side and Highgate on the other. Perfect, and it also has some great st... more

May 2011


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"In March 1918, self-proclaimed World's Greatest Magician Chung Ling Soo (or Bill Robinson as his parents knew him!) performed his world famous "catch a bullet with his teeth" trick at the Wood Green Empire. Sadly, it didn't work and it him square in the chest."

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Child-friendly activities near Muswell Hill

Fun in the Forest

Coldfall Woods
Fun In The Forest aims to encourage children and their families to swap some of their screen time for some wild time. Our sessions include activities that encourage creativity, self-led discovery and independence - invaluable life skills. Website

Music Bugs: East Finchley

The Clissold Arms
Stimulating interactive fun and friendly preschool music activity classes for newborn to 4 years old. At Music Bugs our aim is to encourage young children to develop grow and explore the world around them through music and song. Research has shown that singing songs and rhymes on a regular basis helps children socialise and develop in a creative and stimulating environment as well as helping to widen children's vocabulary and listening skills Website

Under 5s singing

Alexandra Park Library
3o minutes of Traditional Nursery Rhymes and Songs. Website

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

The Friends House
The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

Mini Mozart : Hampstead

Friends Meeting House,
The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

Little Fishes playgroup

St James Church
Little Fishes playgroup is a really nice group for all kids under 5s in Muswell Hill to start the week. The session is made up of free play for around the first hour, a craft activity, snacks and songs and story. The playgroup has all kinds of interesting and well looked after toys for babies and toddlers to keep them occupied and happy. The group welcomes people of all or no faith. Website

Happy Feet Toddler group

Wilton Community Church
All under 5's welcome with parents/carers to enjoy songs, stories, craft, toys & snacks. Website
  1. About Muswell Hill

    Close to Alexandra Park and Highgate Woods, Muswell Hill is a comfortable mainly Edwardian north London suburb. Muswell Hill Broadway and Fortis Green Road, the main shopping streets, still maintain their historic character with most of the original facades preserved above street level. The area has a synagogue and four churches, one of which has been converted into a bar. Some parts have very clear views over London.

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