Guide to Mill Hill
Mill Hill is a suburb in London, within the London Borough of Barnet, located around 9 miles north-west of Charing Cross.
The suburb is made up of three different districts – the original Mill Hill Village, Mill Hill Broadway and Mill Hill East.
Mill Hill Village is a ribbon development along The Ridgeway, with a green belt situated at either side. There are plenty of green open spaces in the area, notably within Arrandene Open Space and Featherstone Hill, which is home to a plethora of fields, meadows and woodlands.
Mill Hill Broadway is the area’s main hub. It is a suburban district with a strong retail area with a vast number of shops, cafes, restaurants and transport links.
Mill Hill East has undergone redevelopment over the years, with the old gas works being replaced by housing developments and a Waitrose supermarket. There is a prominent local retail area in Mill Hill East, known colloquially as Kelly’s Corner. The area has a string of shops popular with local residents.
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The area of Mill Hill is serviced by Mill Hill Broadway tube station and Mill Hill East railway station. There are also 17 bus routes through the area, running regularly throughout the day.
There are a number of primary schools in Mill Hill, including Courtland, Dollis Infant and Dollis Junior, Grimsdell, St Martin’s and St Vincent’s Catholic. Secondary schools include community girls’ school Copthall School and Mill Hill County High School. There are also two independent schools in Mill Hill – Belmont and Mill Hill School.
The suburb’s local rugby club – Mill Hill Rugby Football Club – has two teams. The club is highly respected in the North London community and has a strong connection with Saracens RFC.
One of the area’s most popular attractions is Mill Hill Park, which houses a number of football pitches and tennis courts, as well as a cricket pitch, a basketball court, a cafe, a children’s play area and an outdoor gym. The park is also home to Mill Hill Bowls Club, which has two pitches.
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