Leafy Mill Hill was a popular country retreat from the 17th centuries onwards, hence the proliferation of large houses and sprawling gardens. Its high street is the shortest in London, and aside from the odd pub, cafe and a Pizza Express there is little to do, however the Northern Line connects to livelier parts of the city. The area is relatively affluent, something which is evident in the size of the houses and the fact that there is a boarding school and horse stables. There is no shortage of green spaces, and the futuristic-looking University of London Observatory is based here.
Your All In London guide to Mill Hill