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March 2017 / Area Guides / by Sophie Hampton

Mill Hill

Being on the green belt, most properties here are only a short stroll from open space, giving a real feel of country living with all the advantages of being under 10 miles from central London. The popular family area is split into several smaller areas – Mill Hill Village, Broadway, Mill Hill East, Partindale and The Hale.

Architectural highlights
Houses here tend to be large with generous gardens. Most properties are from the mid-war period, although there are some beautiful, wide, tree-lined streets of Edwardian terraces.

Smartest streets
Some of the most desirable family homes are located around Marsh Lane, Uphill Grove, Tretawn Gardens and Sunnyfields, where five-bedroom properties with three or more reception rooms, gardens and off-street parking are common. 

Who’s there
Many famous faces, including Vanessa Feltz, spent their formative years in Mill Hill, and were educated at one of the many excellent local schools. Perhaps Mill Hill’s most famous current resident though, is Paul McGuigan, ex-Oasis drummer.

Entertainment
Mill Hill has plenty of boutique stores and delis, while the Village is the place to find country-style pubs. Quiet and green, the area is well served with parks. Mill Hill Park itself has excellent walks, and the beautiful Arrandene takes the walker all the way up to Totteridge and beyond. There are fabulous view to St Albans to the north and London to the south from The Ridgeway.

Education
Being popular with families, there are several recommended schools in the area. For younger children, Grimsdell Pre-Preparatory School and Belmont Preparatory School are both excellent. Alternatively The Mount School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 4 to 18. Mill Hill School takes day or boarding pupils between the ages of 13 to 18.

Travel
Thameslink train services run from Mill Hill Broadway station, alternatively Mill Hill East station is on the High Barnet branch of the Northern line. A number of buses also serve the area, with some routes running all the way to central London.

Trivia
Mill Hill’s postal address is London NW7, which covers a large geographical area — in fact it is the largest of all the London numbered postal districts.