Did you know that…
The River Moselle also referred as Moselle brook takes its source in Muswell Hill and Highgate was traditionally believed to be a natural spring with miraculous properties. It is believed that drinking the water helped to cure of disease Scottish king Malcolm IV.
Muswell Hill has a true value for lovers of history. Alexandra Palace with its spiky transmission tower on the eastern part of the building is the birthplace of television and home to the BBC’s first public television broadcasts in 1935. Find that beautiful grand palace built originally in 1873 under Queen Victoria in the greenery of Alexandra Park.
Muswell Hill, as a suburban and low-rise urban district, has its charm and maintains its historic character with most of the original facades preserved.
Muswell is a hometown of both founding members of The Kinks, Ray and Dave Davies. These musicians are considered to found one of the most influential rock groups of the era.
The very first pub of Wetherspoon, a pub company owning just under 1,000 outlets in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, was opened in 1979 on Colney Hatch Lane in Muswell Hill by Tim Martin.
Muswell Hill is home to the Children’s Bookshop, which is an award-winning and very popular with authors shop, definitely worth a visit.