Hamptons Relocate & Renovate Guide - Muswell Hill

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Local Area Guide
Hill Relocate & Renovate

Le Creuset

TELEPHONE: 020 8883 4394



Bubble Architects 020 7609 3331



Atalier 41 Architects




Point 5 Kitchens 020 8883 5795



Devonshire House School

020 7435 1916


www. devonshirehouseschool.co.uk

Elemental Interiors

07956 467034



Hane Decorating 0208 3429858



We are a boutique interior design studio with a true passion for colours, art and unusual textures, serving clients in

Devonshire House

Art and Sustainability can be the heroes of your creating inspired, luxurious, and uniquely personal By Laurence Katz Founder & Creative Director at Elemental Studio

A New Learning Adventure

Whether you’re moving into a new home or looking to give your space a fresh new look, incorporating meaningful art, modern bespoke structural elements are the keys to unlocking hidden At Elemental Studio, we know the importance of having an inviting where you feel in tune with your surroundings. We believe art and integral to achieving that goal, and we enhance our designs with materials, fittings, and furnishings to create a feeling of contemporary


How we can help you to personalise your new home People often ask ‘Why hire a designer, why not do it ourselves?’. answer is that we have the knowledge and experience to help spaces that feel connected, that have little touches which make amazing, and which feel refined and bespoke to your needs and

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www.hamptons.co.uk 3 Relocate Welcome to Muswell Hill 6 Why move to Muswelll Hill? 10 Pubs & Live Music 16 Local Hotspots 18 Arts 22 Family Days Out 26 Local Schools 30 Local Restaurants 40 Fitness & Health 38

Sleep well is something we all say nightly to loved ones. At Hästens, it’s more than a wish; it’s a vision. We dream about a world where people sleep well— one that’s happier, more peaceful and loving. This year marks our 170th anniversary and for six generations, we have served others driven by our passion for continuous improvement and the pursuit of excellence.

Quality sleep is more than a biological necessity; it is the foundation to your entire wellbeing and enhances your quality of life. We want you to feel at your very best and create the life you dream of upon waking.

That’s why our master craftsmen in Köping, Sweden, carefully consider every detail and use the finest wool, cotton, flax, premium Swedish pine, and horsetail hair to create a bed that’s perfectly fit for you.

Our promise remains the same today as it did all those years ago; to help you sleep well and awaken feeling refreshed, energized and alert throughout the entire day. Every day.

Book your private appointment today at hastens.com/uk/store-locator

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A very warm welcome to... Muswell Hill and the surrounding areas from all of us at Hamptons.

You will be moving into one of the most highly regarded areas in London. Desirable homes, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants and an eclectic, vibrant population. Hamptons has been matching people with property that’s right for them, locally, nationally and internationally, since 1869.

We were pioneers, setting standards that few of our rivals could match and this hasn’t changed since.

Today, 150 years after we first set up home in Pall Mall, with 15 decades of finding property and looking after people under our belt, our clients now consider us to be their, ‘home experts’.

Yours sincerely,

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Muswell Hill

Hamptons offers you a warm welcome to Muswell Hill

Congratulations, if you are house hunting in Muswell Hill, you have already won. A home in this great area with all it offers, automatically makes you the envy of many. Now in order to make your transition as smooth and hassle free as possible Hamptons have put together this great guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little about planning

and building control, read tips on where to shop, eat and lot’s more, all packed into one little guide with clickable links. Perhaps most importantly we have researched some of the leading local professionals and experts who can help you add value and personalise your soon to be new home.

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A little bit of history

“A big WELCOME and enjoy”

Muswell Hill was named after the 12th century discovery of a local stream. The ‘Mossy Well’ was believed to have miraculous, healing properties.

It was not until the end of the 19th century that Muswell Hill began to be developed more densely from a collection of country houses to the London village that it is today. The development was initiated by the opening in 1873 of Alexandra Palace, intended as the counterpart to the Crystal Palace on Sydenham Hill in south London.

Much of the area’s property development took place between 1896 and 1914 and was carried out by James Edmondson and William J Collins, giving it one of the most cohesive architectural styles in London. They were dedicated to building houses with high quality materials in a unified style, hence the dominance of attractive red brick Edwardian homes. Much of Muswell Hill is now designated as a conservation area, and it has retained its period character.

Elegant Edwardian retail parades were also constructed. The shopping centre is based on four main roads: Fortis Green Road, Muswell Hill Broadway and the extension of the Broadway into Colney Hatch Lane.


Why move to Muswell Hill?

It is located in the borough of Haringey nestled between Highgate, Hampstead Garden Suburb, East Finchley and Crouch End. It is has a friendly community feel and is full of elegant Victorian and Edwardian homes as well as new build apartments and is a great option for both renting and buying.

Muswell Hill has grown in popularity over the last

twenty years, with those looking to both live and work in the London area whilst being surrounded by green open spaces for weekend walks.

Muswell Hill is just under six miles from the City of London and caters well to the family market with an abundance of larger properties. The Broadway has a lovely village atmosphere, with an enviable selection of local

amenities on your doorstep and a vibrant café culture.

Muswell Hill has a good mix of shops, cafes and restaurants both independent and national chains. From essentials such as opticians, pharmacists (Boots), post office and supermarkets (Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and M&S) to more specialist shops like Planet Organic and local favourite, Hampstead Butcher and Providore.

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Ideal living

If you’re in need of open space, there are some great parks on offer including Alexandra Park which boasts 196 acres of parkland, a boating lake, skate park, various playgrounds and all year round ice skating at Alexandra Palace. There is also the more modest Cherry Tree Park and impressive Highgate Wood which has arguably one of the best children’s playgrounds and an excellent café in the park.

In terms of schooling, Muswell Hill boasts some great primary and secondary schools and is home to Tetherdown, Our Lady of Muswell Catholic Primary School, Rhodes Avenue Primary School, Coldfall Primary School, Muswell Hill Primary School, and St James C of E Primary, with the major state secondary schools being Fortismere and Alexandra Park School. Locals have their pick of several private schools, including Norfolk House, Highgate School and Channing School for girls.

Whilst Muswell Hill doesn’t have its own tube station, nearby tube

stations include Bounds Green, East Finchley, Finsbury Park, Highgate and Turnpike Lane. Overground train services run from Alexandra Palace, Hornsey and Finsbury Park to destinations such as Moorgate, Enfield and Welwyn Garden City.

Residents are also spoilt for choice with a good selection of clothing and gift shops, such as Whistles, White Stuff, Oliver Bonas and Sweaty Betty.


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Famous Residents

Muswell Hill and the surrounding area has been a home to rockstars, celebrities, athletes, academics, artists and common or garden members of the upper-crust for generations.

Here are a few notable names...

Robert Plant

Rock Musician

Johnny Vegas Actor

Adam Ant Singer, Musician

Lesley Garrett Singer, Musician, Broadcaster

Anthony Hamilton Snooker Player

Jane Ray Children’s book Illustrator

Perry Fenwick Actor

Sue Johnston Actress

Rowland Rivron Writer, Actor, Television Personality

Iain Lee Writer, Broadcaster

Julian Morris Actor

Daisy Edgar-Jones Actress

Mary Treadgold Author, BBC Presenter

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Tony Hadley, Musician Maureen Lipman, Actress, Writer, Comedian

Meet Michael & Patricia Hickey of ‘Bubble Architects’

aspirations within the Client’s budget. We focus on design, cost and sustainability.

What characteristics set you apart from other practices?

As a husband-and-wife team, the founding partners remain hands on Architects actively involved in the design and construction of all our projects. We are a family run business. We have also built up a team of like-minded architects that enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding client’s expectations.

We are trained Sustainability Assessors and can advise on how to make a home more energy efficient.

Could you illustrate an example of a residential development you worked on locally and the outcome for your client?

We have worked in most of the London Boroughs so have experience of the various building types that are found in London.

Tell us about the background of Bubble Architects?

Bubble Architects was established in 2010 by husband-and-wife team Michael and Patricia Hickey. Michael has worked for a number of top 10 UK Practices. Having originally trained as an Architectural Technologist in Dublin and later as an Architect at London Met, he enjoys both the initial conceptual design stage as well as the later technical stage on site.

Patricia studied in Brunswick, Berlin and London, commenced her career in Germany at small design practices. She moved to London in 2002 and joined one of UK’s leading practices, where she established a strong background in residential projects. She is a licenced BRE Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor and External Examiner at Kingston University.

What’s your customer process from receiving that initial enquiry?

It’s essential from the outset of the project for us to clearly understand the client’s main objectives and priorities in commissioning the work. The best way to do that is to meet them on site so they can explain their requirements and using our design skills and experience, we can begin to discuss the various ways that could be achieved.

At our initial meeting we can also talk about high level costs and how to achieve the design

We were commissioned by one couple who had lived in Crouch End for over 30 years to renovate their 1930’s home and create an open plan kitchen. When we met on site, we saw that the view to the rear down the slope to the allotments was both glorious and at that point unseen. As the scheme progressed, this view informed the design process both internally and externally and saw a large opening and terraces being created as well as a rooftop balcony where previously, there was a small rooflight. The realised scheme achieved not only the initial client brief but helped to maximize the potential of the home and garden. Another project we like to mention is a side infill extension that we did in the area. They are currently very popular but can face constraints depending on conservation area, neighbouring property etc. Both were designed and built successfully and our Clients were very happy with the outcomes.

What is the most pleasing aspect of your job?

As Architects, our clients present us with both the challenge and opportunity to help make their homes a better place to live in. Many of our clients will not have been on this journey before and we take that responsibility seriously. There is also nothing better than standing in a completed project that has achieved what the client was looking for at the start of the process and hopefully a little bit more.


Pubs & Live Music


Welcome to Belmeis! Our new bar, situated in the heart of Muswell Hill brings exciting music and infused cocktails to North London. Our approach was to open somewhere that people feel at home. A cosy, unpretentious atmosphere that allows visitors to enjoy the concept of World Music. The sounds of Jazz, Brazilian Bossa Nova or Afghani Rubab music can be heard daily, and we hope to introduce patrons to these soulful, underplayed genres. Our signature cocktails list which is unique to Belmeis.

488 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 1BT. 07379 479031


The Broadway

The Broadway is a sophisticated coffee & cocktail lounge with a premium range of coffee beans, spirits and a meticulous blend of art, music, design, food and drinks. Whether you are dropping in for lunch or an after-work drink, dining with loved ones or joining us for an event, here at The Broadway we are delivering great coffee and delicious cocktails in a very relaxed atmosphere.

266 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 2QR. 020 3196 3652


The Village Green

We bring a touch of individuality, character and quirky charm to Muswell Hill. A great range of craft beers, quality wines, fine spirits and freshly cooked cuisine by our team of talented chefs. With plenty of space inside and out, The Village Green is the perfect location for all residents of n10 and beyond.

122 Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HN. 020 3058 0557


The Clissold Arms

The Clissold Arms is a family owned local Gastropub with a longstanding history within the community. We have a wonderfully loyal local clientele and take pride in rewarding them with a reliably warm welcome and our delicious menus designed around our “Food Comes First” philosophy. From our famous, signature Sunday Roasts with our renowned Giant Yorkshire Puds to our lighter bites and fish dishes, fresh from our local fishmonger, our Chefs are always challenging themselves to create new, inspired dishes.

105 Fortis Green, Muswell Hill, London N2 9HR. 07340 188312


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“Wet your whistle”

The Famous Royal Oak

Nestled away in the quiet St James’s lane, just under the Parkland Walk, is The Famous Royal Oak. A pub has stood on this site for over 200 years, serving the people of Muswell Hill and being a focal point for the local community. In an era when the traditional ‘Local’ is fast declining, we pride ourselves on being a family run pub, providing a warm welcome and friendly service.

73 St James’s Ln, Muswell Hill, London N10 3QY. 020 3489 2845


The Priory

A great place to see a mix of local and upand-coming bands every week. Our Open Mic nights take place reguarly and feature a full backline set-up - including an electro-acoustic, piano, drum-kit and electric bass. We have everything a good pub has to offer, great selection of beers and ales, wines and spirits and fantastic food.

169 Priory Rd, London N8 8NB. 020 8340 4925


The Maid of Muswell

Just a stone’s throw from the heart of Muswell Hill, The Maid of Muswell is an esteemed London pub, ahead of the game in providing the perfect setting for a truly memorable drinking and dining experience. Whether it’s a relaxed lunch, sumptuous Sunday roast, family dinner or tasty brunch you’re looking for, we offer fresh and flavoursome home-cooked food, a diverse and explorative drinks menu, and the warmest of welcomes

121 Alexandra Park Rd, Greater, Muswell Hill, London N10 2DP. 020 8883 4971


The Victoria Stakes

Should you wish to wet your whistle in Muswell Hill you could hardly have a wider choice. ‘Old school’ inns and taverns, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastropubs, they all abide aplenty in Muswell Hill. Here are a few suggestions but the best way to find your ‘local’ is surely to take the air and simply explore.


An independent local pub with a traditional spirit and great, big heart. Our doors are (almost) always open, so pop in for an impromptu supper in Our Yard, a pint with a four-legged friend or to celebrate a special occasion in our first-floor dining room. See you soon.

1 Muswell Hill, London N10 3TH. 020 8815 1793



Local Hotspots

Enjoy an artisan coffee, while exploring great fashion boutiques right in the picturesque heart of Muswell Hill!

Caffeinate N10

Caffeinate N8 & N10 is a independent neighbourhood café at the heart of Crouch End and Muswell Hill, Haringey, offering a laid back, relaxed and friendly space to drink, eat and socialise with soft jazz music playing at the background. Serving the unbeatably fruity, fragrant and delicious ‘Allpress’ coffee along with pastries, speciality tea, sweets, cakes, juices, smoothies, vegan and vegetarian breakfast and brunch in a homely, clean and modern environment.

264 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 3SH


Doppio Coffee Muswell Hill


NORTH&TEN is an independently run local takeaway bagel and Artisan coffee shop in Muswell Hill. Serving delicious drinks alongside In-house made fresh gourmet salads, artisan sandwiches, and crepes, we have a very extensive menu to offer you set in an urban cosy environment with friendly team members to greet you.

123 Muswell Hill Rd, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HS


Sable D’Or

French café with modern industrial decor, offering fresh, homemade sweet treats and healthy wholesome food made from the finest ingredients. We serve speciality teas and drinks and delicious artisan coffees to suit your taste.

245 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 1DE. 020 8442 1330


In our espresso bars you will always find a relaxed atmosphere where you will be served your favourite coffee, so you can sit back and enjoy. To suit all tastes and pockets our retail shop offers a variety of coffee essentials. Walk-in customers can choose from a range of domestic coffee equipment and coffee beans to complete their homes. You will find over a dozen of blends from a variety of roasters to choose from, all of which, are solely distributed by Doppio Coffee.

56 Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HN. 020 8840 5153


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ELSA is a delightful Designer Boutique charging reasonable prices for exclusive designer look outfits for children of all ages and for women of all sizes and shapes. The extra-ordinary range of clothes on the rails loosely falls into your precious wardrobes.

230 Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, London N10 3DU. 020 8883 9794


Bombshell HQ

Welcome to our London Showroom, if you are looking for expert guidance and a warm welcome then why not make an appointment to visit our Showroom based in Muswell Hill, North London. Our showroom is open 7 days a week, and one of our expert stylists will guide you through our beautiful collection of dresses to find the perfect dress for your occasion.

Unit 2, 63-67 Athenaeum Pl, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HL. 020 8446 8493


Charli Muswell Hill

Charli was founded in London in 2008 with the intention of offering a collection of urban essentials with a contemporary edit of jersey and knit separates at an accessible price. Since then the brand has expanded to deliver seasonal collections mainly in cashmere, wool, organic cotton, linen and silk. Charli pays tribute to the simplicity of natural and renewable yarns, making every piece highly wearable and timeless. Each season a signature day to night aesthetic is developed with stylesavvy women looking for delicate wardrobe staples in mind.

102 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 3RU. 020 8883 9151


Misk Boutique - Furniture & Home Décor

Founded in 2018, Misk boutique is a family-owned business dedicated to the lovers of handpicked ornaments and accessories from all over the world. Myself (Michel) and my beautiful wife, Raymonda buy the products you see in our store through varied international design, décor, and furniture exhibitions in more than 10 counties worldwide. We always aim to select handmade and/or recycled goods made from sustainable materials all of which have a unique and artistic value.

9 Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HP. 07341 227701


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Tell us about the background of Atelier 41 Architects

Atelier 41 Architects are a RIBA chartered prac�ce established by Michael Bukowski in 2014. We operate with a clear vision to deliver architecture, design and planning services that are never compromised by planning requirements and are tailored to meet every budget. Our belief is that architecture is not only about obtaining planning permission. It is much more than that. It should bring joy to its users and the architect. We are on a mission to deliver the highest quality, state-of-the-art design that is prac�cal and func�onal. Having gained a wealth of experience in various countries and architectural sectors we have learned how to sa�sfy any client’s needs, and at the same �me implement our crea�ve ideas and make the planning process as smooth as possible. We have built a vast network of consultants and have a great rela�onship with Planning and Building Control Authori�es. Our list of successful Planning and Building Control applica�ons, planning appeals, and sa�sed clients is growing every year. The tes�monials, recogni�on and repeat business we receive are the best verica�on of clients’ sa�sfac�on.

What characteristics set you apart from other practices?

We provide excep�onal incep�on-to-comple�on services. Each design is unique, and every project is handled by a qualied RIBA architect. As local architects, we do have an indepth understanding of local planning policies and we are experienced in working on modern and historic buildings or proper�es in conserva�on areas.

Meet architect Michael Bukowski

What’s your customer process from receiving that initial enquiry?

Site visits are essen�al to us before we start the whole process. We have to design a space that ts our client’s purpose. Following an enquiry, we arrange a mee�ng on-site to discuss the poten�al, planning constraints and client’s vision. From there, we develop a brief. Once this has been established, we provide a tailored fee proposal with a detailed breakdown of all the required services, �mescale, and fees. Once we are appointed, we deliver a set of ini�al drawings within a few weeks depending on the scale and complexity of a project.

Our Pre-Planning Process usually entails:

● crystallising the client’s brief, aspira�ons, project objec�ves and outcomes

● dra�ing ini�al ideas and sketches (yes, we s�ll do free -hand sketches) and drawings based on extensive knowledge and in-depth research of the planning policies in rela�on to the local context

● a developed design to suit the client’s and planning authority’s requirements

● the nal planning applica�on

Our Post-Planning Process usually entails:

● a technical design

● assistance with the Tender Process

● assistance with CDM regula�ons

● submission and liaison with the Building Control authority and other consultants throughout the en�re process

● Site inspec�ons and contract administra�on to check the quality, progress of works, compliance with con tract and Building Regula�ons and to cer�fy intermediate payments to a contractor

What is the most pleasing aspect of your job?

We are art and architecture admirers and design-oriented people. This makes us extremely fortunate individuals, as we are surrounded by what we love on a daily basis.

Contact Details: Email: michael@atelier41architects.co.uk www.atelier41architects.co.uk mob: 07399409190 tel: 02083615776

Muswell Hill Arts

Why not enjoy a night at one of the great theatres spotted around Muswell Hill!

ArtHouse Crouch End Arthouse is a truly independent cinema and live performance space created by local people. By mixing the world of film, fine art, live music, discussion groups, theatre, live streaming, workshops, dance, comedy and whatever else that inspires, we strive to create a unique hub in North London for both Artists to feel at home in and lovers of art to be thoroughly entertained in.

159A Tottenham Ln, London N8 9BT. 020 8245 3099


Lyceum Theatre

The Lyceum Theatre in London is a long and complex tale of success, downfall and rebirth. It all started in 1772 when the Society of Arts founded a room for exhibitions and concerts near the site of the current building. Since this beginning the Lyceum has displayed a chameleon tendency, adapting to changing fashions and needs admirably.

21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7RQ. www.atgtickets.com/venues/lyceumtheatre/?

Crouch End Picturehouse

At Picturehouse, we love cinemas. Nestled in the heart of their neighbourhoods, each of our cinemas are distinct, full of personality and run by welcoming and attentive staff. We don’t just screen excellent films. We provide places to eat, meet and relax, and host a busy calendar of events for everyone to explore. If you love opera or theatre, we screen it live and direct from stages around the world. If you’re all about superhero films, come to one of our state-of-the-art screens and get yourself a large popcorn.

165 Tottenham Ln, London N8 9BY. 020 7326 2649


Phoenix Cinema London

The Phoenix Cinema is an independent single-screen community cinema in East Finchley, London, England. It was built in 1910 and opened in 1912 as the East Finchley Picturedrome. It is one of the oldest continuously running cinemas in the UK and shows mainly art-house films.

52 High Rd, London N2 9PJ. 020 8444 6789

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The Pleasance Theatre

The Pleasance’s year-round home in London, Islington, has provided some of the country’s leading talents in the theatrical, comedy and local communities with a platform to develop work, hone their craft and grow new audiences. The artistic programme at Pleasance London runs in parallel with Pleasance Edinburgh, with curated comedy, theatre and family programmes. Pleasance London is comprised of three performance spacesthe Cabaret Main House, The Studio, and Downstairs. With capacities ranging from 54 - 230 seats, flexible configurations and bar service to seats/tables in each venue, Pleasance London provides performing companies with excellent facilities that can be adapted for a large number of productions and events.

Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF. 020 7609 1800


Finsbury Park Picturehouse

Follow the old-school signage and the eyecatching wallpaper through into the very heart of Finsbury Park – there you’ll find our Members’ Bar. Armed with a stacked, perfectly curated bar, plenty to eat, plush velvet sofas and a chic concrete-andwood interior, tap away at your laptop (there’s free wi-fi!) or grab a post-film drink with a pal in style. Plus, the perfect reminder of why we’re all here (because we love cinema).

Unit 1, Cinema LS, 17 City N Pl, Finsbury Park, London N4 3FU. 020 7326 2649

www.picturehouses.com/cinema/ finsbury-park

Everyman Muswell Hill

Everyman is redefining cinema. Bringing an innovative lifestyle approach to our venues, where you swap your soft drink for a nice glass of red wine and a slice of freshly made pizza served to your seat. We create a warm and friendly atmosphere, with an excellent food and drink selection and fantastic customer service. With a wide array of mainstream, independent and classic films, special events, launches and a diverse calendar of live satellite broadcasts, there is something for everyone at Everyman.

Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HS. 01233 555642



Meet the team from Point 5 Kitchens

Tell us a little about the background of Point 5 Kitchens?

Point 5 Kitchens was Founded by Joe Kardani and Tomasz Kolasinski in 2011 with the aim of designing and installing top quality bespoke kitchens and fitted furniture. With a combined 24 years experience in fitting high end furniture, we opened the first Point 5 showroom in in the summer of 2016 in Muswell Hill to display the very best in contemporary furniture. we have built up great community of loyal customers as a lot of our work come from recommendation.

How does your customer process work?

We would normally meet with the customer and and discuss there requirements, if it is an existing space we would go to site to measure up or work from architects drawings until we can check the space once it is built. after sitting down and getting to know how the customer uses the kitchen and surrounding space we will start to do some initial rendering to give the customer an idea of what the kitchen would look like. It is important to us that the layout works firstly and and we can then start to make it look good. We would then send a render to the customer and if they are happy with the initial plans we would give them a price based

on what we have drawn. When they are happy to proceed we will start to work with them refining the design and going through every unit internals to make it a functional.

Which kitchen styles and designs are particularly popular at the moment?

I would not say that there is one style that is partially popular at the moment as we like to thing that every kitchen that we do is different from the previous and elements are changed on each design depending on the customer request.

Tell us about your bespoke workshop. Our workshop is based in Poland and produces furniture just for us. It is run by Tomasz’s Brother so we have a great relationship and control over what is being done.

Why should Hamptons customers choose Point 5?

As well as being local so we are always around to pop into site and help where needed, We believe that we offer a unique service in working with our customers to create a truly bespoke kitchen as no two kitchens that we produce are the same.

Tomasz Kolasinski Joe Kardani

Family days out

Muswell Hill is a great destination for a family trip offering entertainment for kids of all ages. We’ve picked some of the most popular family-friendly things to do and sorted them into a handy list.

Highgate Wood

Highgate Wood is a quiet haven for walkers and runners but also has spaces for cricket, football, and other sports - as well as a café and children’s playground. Highgate Wood is an ancient woodland with many old and beautiful trees, mainly Oaks and Hornbeams, but also some Beech and many other species. Traditionally, hornbeam were coppiced to provide smaller timber for fuel while the oaks around them were left to mature into trees intended to provide larger pieces of timber for building.

Muswell Hill Rd, London N10 3JN. 020 8444 6129

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/ green-spaces/highgate-wood

Alexandra Palace

The Park is home to 694 different types of plants, animals, and fungi, including 212 different types of insects and 26 types of arachnids! Big and small, all these species play a role in balancing our delicate ecosystem. While many plants and animals found in the park are common to London, 38 species in Alexandra Park are classed as rare or protected by legislation. Alexandra Park is alive with activity. From high-octane zipwires and fitness classes to more sedate pedalos and pitch & putt – there’s something for everyone. Why not make a day of it?

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY. 020 8365 2121


Little Dinosaurs

Little Dinosaurs indoor play centre, along with our lovely garden enclosure and activities makes us a great place to bring the kids all year round. You can get together with friends for a delicious breakfast or lunch, meet other new mums if you’ve just had your first baby, or just enjoy a coffee. The kids can play leaving you free to chat and enjoy. Whether you sit inside, on the shaded veranda or in the sunshine, this wonderful location has something for all the family to enjoy. The Grove, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7BA. 020 8444 1338 www.little-dinosaurs.appointedd.com/

Parkland Walk

The Parkland Walk is the longest linear nature reserve in London at 4km in length, and follows the former railway line connecting Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace which opened in 1873. Its fame is now global as it often features on ‘must do’ lists for visitors from oversees. At times it can be quite busy and weekends bring walkers, dog walkers, runners and cyclists all out to take advantage of the weather and escape from the urban hullabaloo.

Florence Road, London N4 3EY. 020 7527 4374


Clissold Park

One of Hackney’s best loved traditional parks, Clissold Park was opened in 1889 and has held a Green Flag award since 2006. Green Flags are awarded yearly to the best green spaces in the country. Clissold Park and House were renovated in 2011 as part of an £8.9 million Heritage Lottery Fund restoration project. Where we also home to a collection of animals is one of the most popular features of Clissold Park. There are birds, goats, and a small herd of fallow deer to enjoy too.

Green Lanes, London N16 9HJ. 020 8356 3000


The Castle Climbing Centre

The Castle is run by climbers for climbers and as the premier indoor climbing centre in South East England, we receive more annual visits than any other climbing centre in the U.K. It is constructed within a magnificent Victorian building, formerly a water pumping station (and yes it really does look like a Castle!)

Green Lanes, London N4 2HA. 020 8211 7000


Waterlow Park

Waterlow Park is a 26-acre park on a steep hillside in Highgate, North London, with spectacular views over the city. The land was the gift of Sir Sydney Waterlow as a ‘garden for the gardenless’ and the Park opened in 1891. The historic Lauderdale House and its gardens lie within the Park which is landscaped with ponds, a wide variety of trees, colourful borders and grassy slopes.

Highgate Hl, London N6 5HG. 020 7974 4444


Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is an ancient heath in London, spanning 320 hectares. This grassy public space sits astride a sandy ridge, one of the highest points in London, running from Hampstead to Highgate, which rests on a band of London Clay. 432 Archway Road N6 4JH. 020 7332 3322

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/ green-spaces/hampstead-heath


Interview with Devonshire House School

Tell us a little about the history of Devonshire House School.

Devonshire House School is a co-educational independent prep and pre-prep school with its own Nursery located in Hampstead. We welcome children from two to eleven years old for girls and thirteen years old for boys. Devonshire House was established in 1989. Mr. Henry Keighley-Elstub was appointed as the headmaster in July 2022. Strong core subject teaching is combined with a great breadth of study in specialist rooms and taught by expert teachers in their respective fields. A wide range of sports is on offer at our state-of-the-art facility and there is a keen focus on S.T.E.M, the creative arts, languages and the Humanities. We encourage children to think critically by assimilating different perspectives with an open mindset, able to find nuanced positions as they wrestle with problems. We believe that learning and play represent a symbiotic relationship, one feeding the other.

What would you say is special about life at your school?

Devonshire House offers an intellectual, creative learning environment in which girls and boys of all character and learning profiles can thrive and maximise their potential. We believe that parents shouldn’t have to choose between academically rigorous and pastorally nurturing schools: their children can have both at Devonshire House. Children learn as much from studying bugs in our wild area as they do in the classroom. The great outdoors are critical to a child’s development and at Devonshire House, we ensure that the children spend as much time outdoors as possible.

What aspects of the school are you most well known for?

The school is noted for the excellence of its pastoral care. Form teachers really get

to know their pupils and develop a strong understanding of their needs, so that the children can be encouraged and supported in their journey through the School.

Devonshire House is very active in supporting and developing children’s resilience and good mental health. In 2020, the School achieved the Wellbeing Award for Schools. The award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision to promote emotional wellbeing of pupils and staff. The School seeks to catch problems early and to provide support.

What sporting facilities do you have?

There’s a full-size netball court and five-aside football pitch on site. However, full use is made of what is on the doorstep too –such as running on Hampstead Heath and cricket at Lord’s. The school has secured a long-term contract for permanent use of the StoneX Stadium (Saracens Rugby Club’s training ground), which plays host to all other sports, including athletics, rounders, rugby and football.

Which destinations do your pupils go on to?

Pupils will move onto the school that best suits their attainment and aptitude at 11+ or 13+. We prepare them for the school that is right for them, and our experienced teachers will help support your child at every step of the way. Senior school destinations remain broadly local, and almost everyone goes on to a top London day school; lots to Highgate, St Paul’s, UCS, Francis Holland Regent’s Park, Merchant Taylors’, Mill Hill and North London Collegiate School. Very occasionally, one or two set their sights on boarding, picking the likes of Harrow, Radley, Wellington or Charterhouse. Scholarship success is outstanding, with one pupil offered four different music scholarships last year.



Devonshire House Preparatory School and its Nursery offer an learning environment for girls and boys from 2 to 13 years old in the heart of Hampstead.

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Devonshire House Preparatory

Local Schools

Where our children spend most of their week and how they are being educated is a decision which should take some serious consideration. We have put together this list of suggestions to make your life a little bit easier. Many local schools and nurseries offer free tours so please go and visit your choice options before making that final important decision.

Tetherdown Primary School

Our Tetherdown Journey starts in our amazing Reception classrooms where children learn to make friends and start to understand the skills and knowledge required for successful learning. We encourage high expectations and provide an enabling learning environment developing creativity, curiosity and collaboration among our children and staff. Parents acknowledge the efforts staff and governors go to and really support our inspiring and innovative ways of working. We want everyone to be the best they can be, prepared for their next stage of learning.

Grand Ave, Muswell Hill, London N10 3BP.

020 8883 3412


Rhodes Avenue Primary School

We believe that Rhodes Avenue Primary is a very special school where our children are at the heart of all we do. We are a centre of high aspirations, which celebrates all levels and genres of achievement. We are a school which promotes optimism and develops selfbelief, ambition and challenge across the curriculum, within an inclusive environment. The school’s ethos and values support parents and families in raising children who will grow to become responsible adults, ready to meet the demands of a fast-moving world, whilst treasuring the awe, wonder and magic of childhood. We support our pupils to grow – but not too fast!

Rhodes Ave, London N22 7UT. 020 8888 2859


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Fortismere School

Fortismere is a high-attaining, mixed foundation secondary school in the heart of Muswell Hill, North London. Our school is set in 20 acres, allowing students the advantage of an unusually spacious site and supporting Fortismere’s sporting excellence. With a strong focus on progress, our vision champions high aspirations whilst ensuring that we all contribute to raising achievement of students, whatever their starting point. We believe that there should be no barriers that exclude any child from accessing the best opportunities. Our students will receive an education, based on high expectations that enhances their life chances and transforms lives.

North Wing, Creighton Ave, Muswell Hill, London N10 1NS. 020 8365 4400


Alexandra Park School

Alexandra Park School is a thriving and dynamic school which boasts excellent examination results and an outstanding curriculum experience in both the main school and the sixth form. The school is situated on a beautiful five-acre site adjacent to Oliver Tambo Park within sight of Alexandra Palace. The school was opened in 1999 with the aim of creating a great comprehensive school at the heart of the community. We have become that great local school offering top-class education alongside a wealth of opportunities.

Bidwell Gardens, London N11 2AZ. 020 8826 4880


Our Lady of Muswell R C Primary School

Welcome to Our Lady of Muswell

Primary School. We are so proud of all our achievements, whether that be our Outstanding Grading given by Oftsed, or the excellent results of our children. But we are far more than this. When you join OLM School, you join a vibrant and inclusive community with a strong moral purpose.

Page’s Ln, Muswell Hill, London N10 1PS. 020 8444 6894


St James C of E Primary School

We will deliver an excellent education academically and for the whole person. We promote an inclusive, nurturing culture based on our Christian values, which fosters hope and aspiration, values everyone and supports their emotional wellbeing. We ensure that each child has a voice and is treated with dignity and respect. We deliver a safe environment for effective and fun learning and teaching. We use our unique location and environment imaginatively. We work together as a vibrant community with our children, parents, St James Church, and our neighbourhood.

Woodside Ave, London N10 3JA. 020 8883 6540


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Highgate Wood School

A very successful, mixed comprehensive school, catering for over 1400 students of all abilities and backgrounds aged from 11 to 18. All of our students are encouraged to aim for excellence and to fulfil their individual potential – academically, socially and personally. We want them to become successful, confident and caring adults who will be able to play an active part in society where adaptability, enterprise, perseverance and consideration for others are increasingly important. Our strong commitment to equality of opportunity and equality of esteem is intended to ensure that all students, regardless of ability, aptitude or background, can fulfil their potential.

Montenotte Rd, London N8 8RN. 020 8342 7970


Coldfall Primary School

We are a large, vibrant three-form entry primary school, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils. All pupils will choose their Coldfall Gimme 5 adults who they can talk to. We aim to give each child the best foundations for them to be happy, confident, and successful lifelong learners. Our stimulating curriculum reflects and embraces the diverse culture and backgrounds of our community. We are committed to ensuring that children master the fundamentals of reading, writing and mathematics as well as ensuring the broad and exciting curriculum enables each child the opportunity to find their passion and develop their talents.

Coldfall Ave, Muswell Hill, London N10 1HS. 020 8883 0608


Muswell Hill Primary School

At Muswell Hill Primary we have created a successful, high achieving, happy, inclusive community. One we are proud of and one which enables us to work in partnership with others, celebrate our successes and empower our children to be the best versions of themselves. Our community is where friendships thrive and where children are encouraged to discover a world of possibilities in a challenging yet supportive setting. We embrace the joy of learning every day, through our strong, rich, broad curriculum and values.

Muswell Hill, London N10 3ST

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We can help with:

- Styling,

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We understand the impact of colour and light on a space, and how to use the two for greatest effect. At Elemental Studio, we particularly focus on incorporating art into the design, and we can even use select pieces as a focal point and inspiration for the space they live in, as in the picture above.

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If you are thinking about asking any interior designer for help, the best time to get them involved is right at the beginning, whilst you are first exploring designs and creating your vision for what you want to achieve.

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At Elemental Studio, we stay with you throughout the whole life-cycle of your project. From our first conversations to toasting the success of your vision, we are there working with you, and acting as advocates for you, every step of the way. We even have an online platform so that you can quickly and easily see the current state of your design anytime, track costs, refine your choices around materials, fixtures, furnishings and more.

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Fitness & Health

Leading a hectic life? Need somewhere to tone your body, recharge your muscles or simply stretch? We have put together the best locations for you to do just that. Whether you fancy going for a swim or need regular fitness classes, we know that our recommended providers will do their best to keep you in shape.

PureGym London Muswell Hill

Brand new look and feel throughout the club. Hit the fitness trail by becoming a member at our great-value gym in Muswell Hill and you will feel the benefit in more ways than one! Our no contract memberships give you everything you need to achieve your goals including more than 220 pieces of highquality equipment and free fitness classes to suit everyone and everybody. View our gyms in London: Gyms in North London, All gyms in London. We want to keep PureGym a safe environment for everyone to work out. If you plan to train at night or during un-staffed hours (check your gym’s hours here), please read our unstaffed hours document here to ensure your safety when at the gym.

Hillfield Park, Muswell Hill, London N10 3PJ. 0345 013 3428


Yogaloom Pilates

At the core of Yogaloom is the belief of creating a wellness community of people that practice together, support each other, share their stories and thoughts, seek their inner peace, believe in life and love. In a practicing point of view we believe that through the use of movements, physical postures with the use of gravity, breathing practices as well as relaxation techniques, visualisation and meditation, we aim to help restore the balance between the body and mind and encourage natural healing. With excellent attention to technique and alignment we aim to restore muscular balance that can turn tightness and pay to healthy, painless, functional muscles.

50 Hillfield Park Mews, Muswell Hill, London N10 3QR. 07906 615475


The Muswell Hill Club

Need a reboot? Looking to boost not only your physical but mental strength? Then look no further than The Muswell Hill Club. The gym on the hill. Situated within the iconic mock Tudor building of our community, come along to discover what our premises has to offer. Recently refurbished and under new management from April 2021, we pride ourselves on being your local, friendly and independent gym. Inclusive to all with a vast age range, from 18 to 80. We make sure we cater for all capabilities with a range of classes, machines, and instructors on hand.

140 Fortis Green, Muswell Hill, London N10 3EF. 020 8883 0500


The Laboratory Spa & Health Club

The Laboratory Spa & Health Club - Muswell Hill. The laboratory spa & health club is an elegant, tranquil space to workout & relax in. we are proud to be the health club of choice for Olympic Medallists and members alike. The Lab offers the perfect sanctuary to escape the stress of daily life, for a truly calm, safe and revitalising experience. Our newly health club and spa offers an unrivalled blend of luxury, style and space. With superb facilities, you can swim, work out and relax in our luxurious health club and spa.

Muswell Hill, London N10 2QE. 020 8482 3000


Gibfit 30

We offer a fresh approach to changing body shape, losing weight and improving your health and fitness, delivered with real integrity. Our studio aims to create a familiar environment, more like a retail store or boutique, handily located to pop in while working, shopping or on the school run. Our job is to source the latest technologies and techniques to give you the most efficient and effective workout in a small group exercise environment. Most of our sessions last just 30 minutes. Double your results in half the time compared to working out alone in the gym.

148 Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, London N10 3DU. 020 8444 2900


The Good Rooms

We are proud to offer wellness for everyone, in the heart of Muswell Hill. Jamie and the team opened the studio in January 2019. We launched as an independent studio, The Good Rooms, in the Summer of 2021 offering hot yoga, Dynamic Hot Pilates and warm Barre classes. We now have two beautiful treatment rooms downstairs too. With our one-to-one wellness practices downstairs, the good rooms offer group classes upstairs because Yoga and Pilates can be so effective when enjoyed together.

56 Muswell Hill, London N10 3ST. 020 8292 4929


Muswell Hill Pilates

The essence of Pilates is to improve posture and restore normal natural movement through precise, specialised exercises to give you a longer, leaner and stronger body. Established since 1998, we are one of the premier studios in North London – offering a traditional interpretation of Pilates. Close to the hustle and bustle of Muswell Hill’s incredible shops, we have a beautiful (and tranquil) studio in the local performing arts centre, NLPAC. Come to us for Private Lessons, Duet Lessons or for one of our Small Groups. We’ll have something to suit you.

NLPAC 76, St James’s Ln, London N10 3RD. 07782 334801


Lift Personal Training Studio

Hello, my name is Nick. I’m a Personal Trainer who’s lived and worked in Muswell Hill for over six years. I train members of our community of all ages and levels of fitness and would like to meet more of you. You’ll find me at Lift Muswell Hill, a private, well equipped, accessible space designed to help people get fitter and lead healthier lives. If you’ve ever wondered what a one-on-one Personal Training session is like, please book yourself in for a free taster session. I’d be delighted to meet you.

Hillfield Park, Muswell Hill, London N10 3QJ. 07514 176870



Local Restaurants

Cilicia Cafe & Restaurant

Cilicia Cafe is a family-owned Mediterranean Restaurant in Muswell Hill Broadway, London. By day, Cilicia is a smiley, come-in-as-youare café serving (all day) big breakfasts - the full English (veggie version) features grilled halloumi – and lunches. Then at 5pm sharp, it changes into a cosy restaurant serving unpretentious Mediterranean grills, seafood, mezes, casseroles and pide. Traditional desserts include baklava and sutlach, a kind of creamy rice pudding.

440 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 1BS


Franco Manca

In 1986 Francos was a pizzeria in Brixton Market owned by, you guessed it, a guy called Franco. By 2008 he had had enough and asked his friend Giuseppe Mascoli if he wanted to take it over. Giuseppe and his friend Bridget Hugo, an artisan baker, took it over and called it Franco Manca, (Italian for “Franco is missing”) in homage to Franco’s hard work.

278 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 2QR. 020 3026 5528


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La Lluna

La Lluna brings the best of traditional and modern tapas to North London. Our restaurant is the first and only Spanish restaurant in Muswell Hill, right on the Broadway. There is paid parking around the Broadway, or free parking bays directly outside from 18:30 onwards. Our freshly made Spanish food is based on premium local and organic ingredients and specialties from Spain, such as cheese, jamon and padron peppers. The wide range of charcuterie products and nibbles perfectly matches with a glass of Spanish wine, a jug of fruity Sangria or one of our refreshing signature cocktails.

462-464, 462 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 1BS. 020 8442 2662


Côte Muswell Hill

A Chic French restaurant Modern, serving you delicious all-day French cuisine, serving regional specialties alongside our famous traditional classics. All dishes are of the finest ingredients with locally served fresh produce. We also serve a large selection of delicates wines to compliment. We look forward to welcoming you.

311-323 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 1BY. 020 8883 6580


La Porchetta

Based in Muswell Hill in London, La Porchetta is a family-owned restaurant specialising in traditional Italian cuisine. Open since 1995, we know how to make all guests’ experience unique with our friendly customer service and highquality food. Bringing a bit of Italy into the heart of Muswell Hill, we offer a warm and friendly atmosphere. Everybody here is welcomed with open arms; we hope to see you soon! Until then, mangia bene, ridi spresso, ama molto!

265 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 1DE. 020 8883 1500


Sushi Zento

We are a modern vibrant Sushi Bar settled in the heart of Muswell Hill. We serve delicious fresh Sushi, also serving chargrilled dishes and tempura at low tables in the recessed floor. We have perfect sharing boards and plenty of variety to chose from. We also serve traditional drinks and fine wines and beers to suit.

476 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 1BT. 020 8883 9788



Yien is a Chinese takeaway in Muswell Hill, serving traditional dishes with speciality dishes for you to try. We have a great reputation and locals enjoy our food especially our Spare Ribs in Plum Sauce or Crispy Noodle with Mixed Seafood. We have something for everyone. In dining and takeaway also available.

15-17 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HA. 020 8444 6830


Amici Miei 2 Go Pizza Restaurant

Here at Amici Miei, Muswell Hill, our restaurant is built on passion. Passion for the authentic wood-fired pizza we make, passion for our heritage, and most importantly, passion for our diners. Our dough is what really sets us apart. Using a slowrising process lasting 72 hours, we create a sourdough base that imparts a unique flavour on our pizza that’s unlike anything else available in Muswell Hill.

7 Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HP. 020 8883 8755


Fasta Fresh Pasta Bar

Fasta Fresh Pasta Bar is in the lovely North London neighbourhood of Muswell Hill. We specialise in creating fresh pasta and Mediterranean dishes all sauces, hummus and falafel are entirely homemade and freshly prepared on site.

82 Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HN. 020 8444 3003


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Interview with ‘Hane Decorating Services’

Tell us about the background of Hane Decorating Services

Hane was formed 20 years ago, and has developed into what is now Hane Decorating Services, specialising in painting and decorating.

Our Director was the type of teenager that had big plans, and was committed to them from early on. He would spend his weekends learning, practicing and perfecting his painting and decorating skills. This high standard can be seen today in all our decorators, who take great pride in their work.

What range of services do you offer?

Hane Decorating Services offer a specialist service of painting and decorating residential and commercial properties.

What characterises set you apart from other renovators?

At Hane Decorating Services, we like to offer a personal touch to every project. As we are local to the work that we undertake, our project managers like to visit sites often and immerse themselves in all of our projects. We know that decorating your home can be exciting and at times challenging, at Hane we treat every project as if it were our very own. Ensuring we are working with you throughout.

Could you illustrate an example of a residential development you worked on locally and the outcome for your client?

One of our favourite projects that we took on was with a young newly-wed couple that had just purchased their dream home in Highgate. We originally discussed their plans with them and provided a remote quote, we then went to view their home with them and built a great rapport. The property they had purchased did not have the “homely” feeling that they were after, and as they were expecting, our project manager worked with them to fine-tune the aesthetic details of each room. Our favourite room was the nursery as it was being transformed from a dark dreary room to one that mattered the most to them. This project was amazing to follow through with, we had the pleasure of seeing the property transform from a house to a bright and welcoming family home.

What is the most pleasing aspect of your job? We would have to say that it is seeing the final product. Working with our clients to decorate their dream homes, seeing the satisfaction on their faces and comparing the before and after pictures are all such pleasing aspects of the job. Every project is more than just a project to us, so the final product is always just as important to us as it is to our clients.


‘Virtually’ all you need

Some suggested local social media groups to help you connect, learn, buy, sell and have fun.

Muswell Hill & Friends


Muswell Hill and Friends Community


Muswell Hill Events


Muswell Hill Community


Muswell Hill Live




MuswellHill Events


Muswell Business


Help and support from your local Council

You should inform your Local Authority of where you are moving from and where you are moving to around a month before you move. You can do this here. https://system8.rbwm.gov.uk/ publicaccesslive/selfservice/services/ changeofaddress/coastart.htm

You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult in the property that pays council tax.

Search for information and services from your council. Information for residents about Haringey Council including council tax, bins and recycling, schools, leisure, streets and parking, this and lot’s more at the below link.


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Planning & Building Control

Unsure which services you need?

If you are thinking of making changes to your property, you may need to apply for planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval. If you’re not sure which applications to make, please use the guidance below to help you to decide what you need to do.

Please note that many developments will require both.

What is planning?

Planning is the process of deciding whether a proposed development should go ahead or not. It uses national and local policies to consider the development in its context and may look at the impact of the work on neighbours and the wider community, existing architecture, the land, the layout, and existing or proposed infrastructure (such as drains, transport and schools).

You will probably need planning permission if your proposed development will do any of the following:

• create a new building, or change the use or appearance of an existing building

• affect the sunlight, privacy or outlook for neighbouring properties

• affect the nearby area with noise disturbance, smell or fumes

• work on or around listed buildings or any conservation areas

• affect traffic volumes, road safety or access

• change the density of development in an area

• use significantly different materials or finishes from nearby properties

• have an effect on existing trees


What is building control?

Building control applies national statutory regulations to ensure the structural quality of any building work, in areas such as safety, public health, accessibility, and the materials used. Most substantial building projects (such as an extension, knocking down walls or converting a garage or loft) will need Building Regulations approval.


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