Welcome to LDNfashion’s neighbourhood guides in partnership with DriveNow UK – the on-demand, flexible car-sharing scheme operating in Hackney, Haringey, Islington and the southern part of Waltham Forest.
DriveNow is the convenient and stress-free way to enjoy and rediscover the city you love, without the worry of parking restrictions, tickets or spaces. Follow our guides to make the most of the areas DriveNow vehicles are located in.
Ally Pally Farmer’s Market
Every Sunday, near the Muswell Hill entrance to Alexandra Palace park, you’ll find the freshest local produce to keep your kitchen stocked all week. There’s plenty of parking space so bring roomy shopping bags and load up. Widely regarded as North London’s best farmer’s market, it boasts a huge variety of treats from fruit and veg, to smoked meats, cake, jams and relishes and much more.
Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY
W Martyn Coffee Roasters
Get your caffeine fix from experts with almost 120 years’ experience! W Martyn is an old-fashioned tea and coffee shop that roasts its own coffee for a depth of taste that’s almost as rich as the store’s history – it opened in 1897 and still remains in the family.
135 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3RS
Whilst we’re still stocking up our larders, it would be wrong of us not to mention Cheeses. As the name suggests, its Muswell Hill’s famous cheese shop, sourcing artisan cheeses from independent dairies around the world. Their friendly staff can advise you on the perfect cheese for any occasion and deliver it to your door too.
13 Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3HP
The Laboratory Spa
If carrying heavy groceries has left you in need of a massage, jump in your DriveNow and round to The Laboratory Spa. They offer a long list of pampering treatments available, including Thai yoga massages, pre-natal treatments and a ‘gentleman’s tonic’ treatment package.
The Avenue, Muswell Hill, London, N10 2QU
Grab some lunch at Chriskitch, a family run business with a serious passion for food and a desire to make guests feel like they’re dining in their home. Their menu is simple – breakfasts, salads, one or two main courses and cakes – but excellently made with ingredients free from additives, artificial colours and flavourings or chemicals.
7a Tetherdown, Muswell Hill, London, N10 1ND
Head back down to the centre of Muswell Hill for a spot of shopping. As well as some great high street names, there are some local stores unique to the area. KK Studio sell stylish women’s shoes that are hard to say no to. They also have a store on South Molton Street, but this is your chance to find the perfect pair of heels without the crowds.
70 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3HA
Another local fashion gem on Muswell Hill Broadway is Charli, an elegant and affordable ladieswear brand that is stocked all over the world, but their flagship store is right here. They also stock other lovely brands like Alice by Temperley, Helmut Lang, J Brand and Wolford.
102 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3RS
If your shopping tastes are a little more kooky, seek out this tucked-away street for vintage shops and art spaces. There’s a great community spirit down here and the shops regularly host street parties and events.
Avenue Mews, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3NP
Could this be the best fish and chips in London? There’s only one way to find out. This classic chippy has been on the site since 1968 and there’s regularly a queue outside. With a sling of awards under their belt, it’s worth the wait to find out what all the fuss is about.
38 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3RT
Now that you’re well fed, have a whole new outfit and have treated yourself to some pampering, you’re ready to zoot off in your DriveNow for a night of entertainment at Alexandra Palace! Affectionately known as Ally Pally, there’s always something going on at this iconic venue. During the day there are regularly exhibitions, festivals and activities and by night they host gigs from top bands like Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones and Kings of Leon.
Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY