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Crocodile Antiques

Crocodile Antiques

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

O'Neill's

O'Neill's

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.

Chooks

Chooks

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

Cheeses

Cheeses

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

Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

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

Elsie

Elsie

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

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 Laboratory Spa & Health Club

The Laboratory Spa & Health Club

A beautiful, airy, bright gym with a spa and a fresh water swimming pool, which means no stinging eyes and great for children! They also put on excellent exercise classes too and there's no minimum contract.

Fasta

Fasta

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

Cilicia

Cilicia

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

Ginger & Mint

Ginger & Mint

This healthy café and juice bar is the place to go if you're looking for a guilt-free treat. The juices are delicious and a real pick-me-up if you're having a long day at work.

The Priory Fish Bar

The Priory Fish Bar

Looks basic but the chips are the best tasting 'classic fish and chip shop chips' in Hornsey. Yum yum.

Park Road Pools and Fitness

Park Road Pools and Fitness

The outdoor Lido is fun! If you are not feeling brave, there are indoor pools too and fitness classes. This is a great leisure centre to take all of the family, with a children's soft play area, children's yoga and martial arts classes.

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.

The Phoenix Cinema

The Phoenix Cinema

The oldest purpose-built cinema in London, the Phoenix screens the latest films, as well as sports events and ballet.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Highgate, Hornsey, Bounds Green, Archway, Wood Green, Harringay, Dartmouth Park and Friern Barnet

"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."

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

Mumzad Soobhany

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

Katy Brookes

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

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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

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

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

Diddi Dance -Jacksons Lane Theatre

Jacksons Lane Theatre
Using various dancing games and exercises, bells, hoops and dance ribbons to our own funky pop songs your little one not only improves their rhythm and co-ordination but also social and gross motor skills. We also look at different dance styles every half term from salsa and hip hop to country and disco. Website

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

Pre-school and mum ballet

All Saints Church Hall
REO Dance is offering the opportunity for both child and parent (or nanny) to come along and enjoy your own separate ballet classes. For the first 30 minutes there will be a pre-school ballet class (3years+) that uses stories to capture the child's imagination and introduce them to the foundations of ballet music and movement. You will then have the chance to do your own ballet class whilst your child is looked after in a separate room in the same venue. The adult class is suitable for beginners through to the more experienced dancer and will improve fitness and posture and tone muscles. FRIDAY: 10.30-11.00am Pre-school 11.00am-11.45am- Adult ballet Both classes: £10 One class: £5 Website

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