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Mill Hill London Guide

12 March 2021 Simon Banks Read time: 3 min
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Located in Zone 4 but with a rural and village vibe, Mill Hill offers an escape from London's hustle and bustle whilst still being just a stone's throw away. It's what makes this North London neighbourhood so attractive to many.

Mill Hill is separated into three different sections, with Mill Village being the most in-demand and traditional part of the area. However, Mill Broadway and Mill Hill East also have plenty to offer with lots of shops and great travel connections. 

In this London guide, we're unpacking in Mill Hill and seeing what it's like to live in this sought-after area in northwest London. So read on and find out everything you need to know about Mill Hill. 

On a map

Mill Hill is a London suburb located in the London Borough of Barnet. It's around nine miles from Charing Cross and comprises three primary sections: Mill Village, MIll Broadway and Mill Hill East. Neighbouring areas include Edgware, Colindale and the county of Hertfordshire. 

History of Mill Hill

First recorded as Myllehill in 1547, many believe the name means "hill with a windmill". Mill Hill Village is the oldest known part of the area, with routes going back to medieval times. 

Thanks to its proximity to the city, Mill Hill became a popular place to retreat during the 17th century, right up until the present day. Unlike many London areas, there's a distinct green feel in Mill Hill, which is one of the reasons for its popularity.

Who lives there?

Mill Hill has a population of around 29,000 and a median age of 37. There's a fairly even split of people who own and rent their homes, with renters slightly edging it at 51%. Families tend to flock to Mill Village, while single professionals head towards Mill Broadway and Mill Hill East. 

Renting in Mill Hill

There's a wide range of housing available in Mill Hill, from classic period homes to new build apartments. Mill Hill village is where you will find Georgian properties and quaint cottages. 

Mill Broadway and Mill Hill East are slightly more modern with a number of new builds, especially in Mill Hill East, which has seen plenty of development over the last few years. 

Expect to pay around £1,250 per month for a one-bedroom home in Mill Hill. A two-bedroom property fetches in the region of £1,550 per month, and a three-bedroom house achieves £2,100 per month

Mill Hill Travel

Mill Hill is well served by public transport. Mill Broadway is where you will find Mill Hill Broadway station, which is on the Thames Link and has direct services to London St Pancras, Farringdon and Kent.

In Mill Hill East, you will find an underground station of the same name. It's on the Northern Line and offers services to HampsteadCamdenKing's Cross and Old Street and Bank. Mill Hill is in travel Zone 4.

Mill Hill eateries

Hudson's Brasserie

Head to Mill Broadway and enjoy tasty grub at Hudson's Brasserie, an American restaurant where you can get everything from wraps to melts and steak to ribs. Our mouths are watering already. 

El Vaquero

Sample authentic steaks straight from Argentia at El Vaquero, a restaurant with some of the finest cuts in Mill Hill. There's a range of delicious steaks available from the grill, including picanha, rump and sirloin. 

Mill & Brew

Head to this local neighbourhood cafe to enjoy a broad menu with classic dishes and award-winning sausages. Mill & Brew offers a cosy setting with a modern, rustic interior and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.  

Things to do in Mill Hill

Mill Hill Music Complex

London's finest studio complex, Mill Hill Music Complex has been established for more than 40 years. It features 20 studios where you can record music, take part in photoshoots or attend dance and fitness sessions. 

Mill Hill Park

Explore one of Barnet's premier green spaces at Mill Hill Park. First opened in 1923, today you can go for a scenic stroll, stop at the local cafe, enjoy a spot of crazy golf and much more. 

The Orange Tree

If you're looking for a new local where you can enjoy a few drinks and maybe even the odd bit of pub grub then get yourself down to The Orange Tree. The charming pub is the ideal place to socialise with other locals and enjoy an elegantly-decorated boozer. 

Moving to Mill Hill

Mill Hill really does have a little bit of everything, whether you're relaxing in Mill Village with its cricket fields and green spaces or heading to Mill Broadway and Mill Hill East for the buzzing atmosphere. With so much on offer, it's easy to see why so many renters move to northwest London's Mill Hill. 

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