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Muswell Hill

Muswell Hill is a place in London, England in the London Borough of Haringey. Its postal district is N10.

At the top of a hill, it is not directly served by any tube or train stations, despite being a popular place for central London commuters to live. Until the mid-20th century there was a rail branch line from Highgate which passed through Muswell Hill, terminating at a station at Alexandra Palace, and there was a plan to integrate this into the London Underground Northern Line; tube maps of the time showed the line as under construction. However, this plan was cancelled after the 1939-45 war, and the railway line was abandoned in 1954.

Close to Alexandra Park and Highgate Woods, with something of a village atmosphere, Muswell Hill has developed from the staid suburb it was in the 1950s to become fashionable, with a large selection of trendy bars and restaurants. Many parts boast spectacular views over London, and the area hosts a disproportionately large number of actors, journalists and other media folk. Most commuters reach London by bus (there are direct routes both to the City and the West End), or connect with the underground at Highgate or Finsbury Park.

British 1960s pop/rock band The Kinks titled their 1971 album Muswell Hillbillies in reference to the birthplace of lead vocalist Ray Davies.

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