There may not be a train or Underground Station in sight, but Muswell Hill, perched on top of one of North London’s highest hills with its stunning views, is still one of the most popular suburbs around. Properties in this N10 postcode are predominantly Edwardian, but you’ll find Victorian homes, as well as some 1920s and 1930s properties too. And because of the current high demand for family homes, while the rest of London sees these properties being converted into flats, the opposite can be found in Muswell Hill, with houses once converted into flats being restored to their former glory.
Few other parts of North London will give you the close-knit village vibe that Muswell Hill offers. The absence of a busy train or tube station is used to its advantage, while the sense of community is only enhanced by the outstanding schools and plenty of open space, which make it very appealing to families. Furthermore, Broadway, its main high street, is lined with child friendly cafes and restaurants, local businesses and shops, as well as the popular Everyman cinema housed in a Grade II listed building.
Although transport options are harder to come by than most neighbouring areas, inhabitants of Muswell Hill aren’t left in complete isolation. Most commuters use the W7 bus which makes it way to Finsbury Park station for further tube and train services into central London. However, those living on the Alexandra Park side of Muswell Hill have trains to Moorgate from Alexandra Palace station, while those on the Highgate side have the option of taking the Northern line from Highgate Underground station.
Most of all, the mesmeric views over London are second to none, not only from the lively Broadway, but also from nearby Alexandra Palace and it’s 196 acres of beautiful parkland.
There is no direct Underground service from Muswell Hill, however, there are several stations within walking distance, or just a bus ride away. Highgate and East Finchley, both in Zone 2, are on the Northern Line, and Bounds Green on the boundary of Zone 3 and 4, Finsbury Park in Zone 2 and Wood Green in Zone 3 are on the Piccadilly Line.
Overground services from Alexandra Palace or Hornsey Rail Stations, both in Zone 3, take 20 minutes to Moorgate.
Muswell Hill has good bus connections, with direct routes both to the City and the West End around the clock. The W7 to Finsbury Park connects to the nearby underground stations; the 43 runs to London Bridge; and the 134 has a 24-hour service to Tottenham Court Road.
Muswell Hill Primary School Norfolk House School Treehouse School Tetherdown School
Unique Childrens School Treehouse School Fortismere School
Did you know?
In 1936, John Logie Baird was the first person to transmit moving pictures, now called television, from nearby Alexandra Palace.