Mill Hill Area guide
Family-friendly, with plenty of green open spaces and several good schools, Mill Hill is also an attractive option for young professionals as it is just a convenient 20-minute train journey from St Pancras International. Located near the north-western tip of London, this Zone 4 area consists of two distinct, yet complimentary halves. Mill Hill Village is a picturesque slice of affluence with gorgeous hilltop homes, historic churches and surprisingly uninterrupted views of lush countryside. Down the slope, Mill Hill Broadway is near both the M1 and A1 routes that lead out of London and combines a vibrant café culture with a good selection of independent shops.
A journey down from the district’s highest point near Mill Hill School reveals centuries of architectural styles with the Georgian mansions of the village giving way to the Victorian and Edwardian cottages that overlook Mill Hill Park. Going the other way, the roads broaden out into the wide tree-lined thoroughfares and spacious pre-war homes that lead to Mill Hill East Underground Station. It is here that property developers have made the bold move of establishing a brand-new community, Millbrook Park, complete with over 2,000 homes, landscaped parks and a new school, right opposite the Tube station and a major Waitrose store.
Other, more modest developments are appearing in places like Frith Lane (Ridgemount) and Flower Lane (Titan Court) as access to good schools and commuter routes means that young families are liable to stay put. Trains from Mill Hill Broadway connect with the Eurostar terminus at St Pancras, the Crossrail high-speed link at Farringdon and pass through the heart of the City before going to Gatwick and Brighton. Tube services from Mill Hill East connect to both the West End and the City via the Northern Line.