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Muswell Hill

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

"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

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!

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...

Alexandra Palace

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


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!


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.


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

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!


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


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

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!

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.

The Scullery Cookshop

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

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.

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.


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

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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


What do you like about Muswell Hill?

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"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."

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Child-friendly activities near Muswell Hill

Under 5s singing

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

Al's Little Singers

The Clissold Arms
Join Al and her guitar every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am for a 9.45am start, and 10.30am for a 10.45am start, for singing, percussion and bubbles. Classes last 40 minutes. Suitable for children up to four years old. Runs during the school holidays too. 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

Parent and Toddler Group at St Peter le Poer

St Peter le Poer
The session starts with free play for the children and we come together at 10.45am for singing, birthday celebrations, fruit and juice. While the parents enjoy a hot drink the children sit down to do a simple craft activity, usually involving a lot of glue and glitter and sometimes some paint! We clear up together at 11.30am and then bring out the cars, trikes and scooters for a final charge around the spacious hall and to make sure everyone is really tired and ready for lunch by midday. 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

Tiny Talk

Muswell Hill Methodist Church
A 'starter' drop-in for parents or carers with younger babies. Big play mats with baby toys; Relaxing garden views; Space to meet up, chat and make new friends; Refreshments available; Lots of information about the local baby scene. 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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