Muswell Hill is an elegant Edwardian suburb in North London surrounded by the open, green spaces of nearby Alexandra Park and ancient woodlands at Coldfall and Highgate Woods.
Originally a small rural Middlesex village used as a country retreat for wealthy London merchants and professionals and their farming estates, it achieved distinction in the late 19th Century when Alexandra Palace, the great Victorian Exhibition centre was built. Subsequent purchase of surrounding estates saw the development of elegant, tree lined residential avenues laid out around the tall Edwardian shopping parades for which Muswell Hill is well known today.
Transport links to the city of London and the West End are generally good, with bus routes, overground and tube stations all easily accessible.
The area is also known for the excellent local state and selective schools (both primary and secondary). This, coupled with the excellent local shopping, eating and entertainment facilities around the bustling Broadway with its village atmosphere make Muswell Hill a very attractive place to live for families, professionals and students working or studying in London.
Events, exhibitions and trade shows are held Alexandra Palace almost every weekend although many visitors simply choose to stroll around the acres of parkland surrounding Alexandra Palace and take in the fabulous far reaching views across London.
Despite the fact that Muswell Hill has the characteristic hustle and bustle of metropolitan London, the village has kept its charm and community feel.