Once home to London’s greatest ever band, The Kinks, Muswell Hill is now filled with affluent job-in-media types who like to live on the capital’s peaks when they’re not off skiing. The Broadway boasts an excellent range of fancy/arty shops, good restaurants and smart pubs.
Proximity to Alexandra Palace means there's no shortage of green space, and a special shout out should go to to the Parkland Walk: 4.5 miles of overgrown green trail crossing disused railway arches, a great place to walk the dog or, according to taste, neck wine from the bottle and smoke a fag.
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Demoiselle by Galvin
Located at Harrods, just around the corner from the department store's Georgian restaurant, this new dining spot from the Galvin brothers' stable benefits from a bucketload of light. There's a terrace too, if you feel the window frames, grilles, jambs and whatnot are getting in the way of your sun. An accessible food menu ranges from shellfish bisque with cheese straws, charcuterie boards and Galvin-cure smoked salmon to spatchcock poussin cooked on the Josper grill. Lemon sole meunière with brown shrimps and cucumber and a baked lobster fishcake also feature. Desserts include crème caramel and tarte-tatin with crème Normande. French and English cheeses are available, too.
Venue says: “Join us for the two best meals of the day - brunch and afternoon tea!”