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Muswell Hill and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Muswell Hill and surrounding areas

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

Mumzad Soobhany

"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

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

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!


Not your typical O'Neill's with its setting in a converted church. It still has its original features and a lively atmosphere at the weekend.

Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

A fantastic day out for all the family all year round!


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

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.

Crocodile Antiques

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


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

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...

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.

Pitch and Putt, Alexandra Park

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

Alexandra Palace

An impressive music venue hosting great bands such as Slayer, to Jack White, to the Prodigy!

The Flower Seller

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


Amazing gift shop in the heart of Crouch End. So convenient, always able to quickly pick up a quirky card and a gift.

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"The tradition of "Swearing on the Horns" originated in the pubs around Highgate and involved swearing under 'oath' the commitment to the merriment and debauchery that would ensue, followed by the kissing of a pair of animal horns or a pretty woman."

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Eeny Meeny Music

St.George's Church Hall
Guitar-led fun with singing & dancing to nursery rhymes & songs from the musicals. With maracas, bells, ribbons, bubbles, teddy bears & lots of friendly fun! Website

Baby Rhyme Time Toddler Read and Rhyme and Story Explorers

South Friern Library

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

Baby read and rhyme time

South Friern Library
30 minute session of nursery rhymes and songs for non-walking babies and their carers. Sessions take place weekly on Mondays during term time Website

Challenge Playgroup

St James Church
The Challenge Playgroup runs on Friday mornings in St. James' Church Hall, Muswell Hill. The happy noises of children playing are like those of hundreds of playgroups around the country. But this playgroup is special. It is run for children with additional needs; for their siblings, parents, carers and grandparents too. Parents are welcome without their child too, if they attend nursery or school on that day.In a quiet haven next door to the designated play area is a sanctuary of fresh flowers, bean bags-and absolute quiet-parents can sit in here and read a newspaper or magazine, retreat into their own thoughts or even have a massage most weeks, whilst a CRB checked volunteer plays with their child next door. The playgroup is completely free of charge. Website

Le Club Frere Jacques

Muswell Hill club
Le Club Frère Jacques specialises in teaching French to children aged from 3 - 11. Our aim is to encourage a positive attitude towards learning languages which will equip pupils to succeed in their future schools. Above all we make French fun and easy to learn. In order to make the child participate there are various activities such as games, songs, rhymes and role playing which cater for a relatively short attention span. Children are always actively involved 4:00-4:30pm for 3-7 year olds 4:35-5:05pm for 7-11 year olds 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
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