Where we are
We are situated
in the vibrant Muswell Hill area of north London which is one of the
hills overlooking central London. On top of the hill is Alexandra Palace
from where the BBC started the world's first public television service
Muswell Hill is
a pleasant and green part of London and our Edwardian house is a few
minutes' walk from the Broadway with its many restaurants and bars.
Our nearest tube
stations are Highgate on the Northern line and Bounds Green on the Piccadilly
line which has direct trains to and from Heathrow Airport. We're also
on the right side of London for Luton and Stansted airports.
We can arrange pickups
from all London airports with trustworthy drivers. We can also collect
you personally from local tube stations when you arrive.
Set in seven acres of parkland and opened in 1873, Alexandra Palace
and Park is worth visiting just for the view across the city of London.
There are cafés, a boating lake, a nature reserve and wildlife
enclosures, mini-golf and a state-of-the-art ice rink. It's a lovely
open space and well worth a visit. It is also a major exhibition centre
and hosts many conferences and fairs.
Originally part of the ancient Forest of Middlesex and home to over
70 species of birds, this beautiful woodland is also the site of pottery
works where excavations have revealed artifacts of the Romano-Britons
dating back to AD 50-100. It is a rare example of English woodland where
native trees flourish. At
the centre of the woods is the playing field, a brilliant children's
playground and the Oshibasho Café where you can enjoy an excellent
lunch followed by a bit of spectator sport - watching a game of cricket
in the summer months.
A little further from Highgate Woods is Highgate Cemetery. It's a fascinating
place to visit - visually amazing. Famously the last resting place of
Karl Marx and many other people of note including Michael Faraday and
Sir Ralph Richardson.
Also nearby is Camden Lock, site of the famous, huge and fabulous Camden
Market. It's very easy to spend a whole day wandering around the different
stalls, which sell everything you can think of, plus food stalls and
restaurants from all over the world. You can also pick up a canal boat
for a different view of London.
A short walk from Camden is the world-famous London Zoo.
If you like open spaces and stately homes you'll enjoy a trip to
Hampstead and Kenwood House. It's a vast area of heath land and boasts
several lakes including a ladies' swimming lake and one for the gentlemen.
The highest point of the heath is Parliament Hill - a great spot for
kite-flying and breathtaking views across London.
At the heart of Hampstead Heath is the beautiful stately home Kenwood
House, which houses a wonderful art collection including paintings by
Rembrandt, Vermeer and other old masters. If you are in the area, Hampstead
village is a really interesting and upmarket place to visit - lots of
trendy shops and restaurants and narrow, winding streets.
So you can see,
if there are days when you don't fancy travelling into the centre of
London, there are still lots of things to see and places to visit close