Mill Hill is located within the London Borough of Barnet, approximately 10 miles Northwest of Central London. Although it is an historic area, it has expanded in the past 50 years to form a major retail suburb.
The main retail area of Mill Hill is called Mill Hill Broadway which lies adjacent to the BR station. This area is home to retailers such as WH Smith, Boots, Marks & Spencer and Barclays Bank and a major restaurant branch of Pizza Express. Although Mill Hill Broadway and other retail areas in Mill Hill are relatively busy, and the people who shop there very affluent, many independent retailers are finding the rents to high and are being forced to close down or downsize. As a result of this, Mill Hill, for the first time in many years, saw a wave of shop closures starting in 2008.
You can now see a change in the structure of the shopping environment in Mill Hill as residential developments, estate agents, coffee shops and restaurants are starting to replace traditional high street shops.