Guides 18, October, 2018

Muswell Hill Area Guide

Muswell Hill, nestled between East Finchley and Highgate, is a prosperous and desirable area of north London which offers access to wide open green spaces, excellent schools and quaint Edwardian buildings. Read on to find out what Muswell has to offer.

Food and Drink

Muswell Hill is home to vibrant independent restaurants such as the chicken restaurant Chooks, which offers tasty fried chicken, delicious hot wings as well as a range of BBQ meats. If you fancy something a little more exotic, Midori is a Japanese restaurant which offers an extensive menu featuring ramen noodle soups, sushi, tempura and sashimi platters which you can eat in or take away. If you want real comfort food for all the family, Toffs has been offering first-class fish and chips to the residents of Muswell Hill since the 1960s which you can enjoy in their restaurant or as a takeaway.

Transport

While Muswell Hill doesn’t have a Tube station, local residents can access East Finchley and Highgate Underground stations which are around a mile away. From these stations, it is possible to reach Leicester Square in 20 minutes or Bank in just over half an hour. Trains run from stations at Hornsey and Alexandra Palace can get you to Moorgate in around 20 minutes. The area is well connected by the bus network, with 43 travelling towards London Bridge and the 134 heading towards Tottenham Court Road. Muswell Hill is close to the North Circular which makes it easier for drivers to get in and out of London.

Green Space

Alexandra Palace Park offers the perfect escape from the chaos of the big city. The park was constructed in Victorian times as a leisure and entertainment destination. When exploring the 200 acres of green space, you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views of London, a boating lake and a farmers market. You can also check out what is going on at the Alexandra Palace itself. Known as the ‘Ally Pally’, the Palace is host to art exhibitions, music concerts and other events throughout the year.

Education

Muswell Hill can offer families excellent educational facilities for their children. Local primary schools within the area such as St James Church of England Primary School, Our Lady of Muswell Catholic Primary School, and Muswell Hill Primary School were rated as either Good or Outstanding in recent Ofsted reports. When it comes to secondary schools, the Alexandra Park School has been rated by Outstanding by Ofsted while the Fortismere School was ranked as the 12th best country in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2016.

Shopping

Muswell Hill Broadway and Fortis Green Road are home to local fashion favourites such as Whistles, Charli London and Mint Velvet. If vintage clothing is your thing, Can’t Buy Me Love, located on Avenue Mews specialises in clothing from the 50s to the 70s. Bookworms can enjoy everything the Muswell Hill Bookshop has to offer.

If you are looking to rent in Muswell Hill or if you have are a landlord looking to rent out a property in the area, get in touch today.

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