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The Flower Seller

The Flower Seller

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

Crocodile Antiques

Crocodile Antiques

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

Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

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

Cilicia

Cilicia

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

Toff's

Toff's

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

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace

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

Fasta

Fasta

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

Cheeses

Cheeses

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

Walter Purkis & Sons

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...

Feast on the Hill

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.

Elsie

Elsie

Cute and funky café with some fun artwork, a real gem.

The Bald Faced Stag

The Bald Faced Stag

With a rotating selection of guest ales and an excellent food menu, this is a great place to spend an afternoon, evening or both.

Victoria Stakes

Victoria Stakes

Perfect pub for dog owners, as it is pet friendly. It makes a great end to a walk around Alexandra Park. Food is amazing too!

Chriskitch

Chriskitch

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!

The Three Compasses

The Three Compasses

Modern trendy décor, but underneath it's a classic pub. Friendly atmosphere, super food, and darts and pool at the back.

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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

"Alexandra Palace, or 'Ally Pally' as it is affectionately known, was built as an exhibition hall in 1873. However, it burnt down only a few days after its inauguration and was rebuilt in the following 2 years."

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

Mumzad Soobhany

I love going to Alexandra Park on the weekend - the views over London are second-to-none!

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Katy Brookes

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

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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 "Outstanding" ratings from Ofsted. All this with Central London on your doorstep!

  5. 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 state schools. Not cheap but slightly less expensive than Highgate.

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Under 5s singing

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

Rugbytots - Muswell Hill (Fortismere School)

Fortimere School (Sschool Gym)
Rugbytots is a fun and dynamic Pre-School play programme designed to build confidence and enhance core skills. Our programme has been designed to develop your child's physical, psychological and social attributes, as well as gently encouraging rugby specific skills such as running with the ball, finding space, kicking, catching, scoring a try and much more. Website

Creative Writing Workshops

North Bank
Workshops are supportive, motivational, small and tailor-made. Groups are kept small in order to maintain a supportive and intimate atmosphere. Participants have said this works. We start with free flow warm up exercises that cover a range of topics. We then work on a variety of activities which include: character work, language games, short stories & poetry. Last Wednesday of every month at 7:30-9:30pm Website

Home Tutors

Home Tutors
Our excellent reputation comes from - Choosing the right tutor for your child's specific needs. Providing professional, caring tutors committed to offering quality lessons in pupils' homes across London. 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

Stepping Stones

East Finchley Baptist Church
Music and fun for Under 4s. Live music and instruments (violin and guitar) songs and rhymes stories and bubbles parachute and puppets.

Theatrebugs Mother and Toddler Groups

Friends Meeting House
From 12 months turning 5 years, classes are crammed with story, music, song, bubble time, puppets, imaginary journeys and fingerplay. Website

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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