Mill Hill is a thriving and wealthy suburb in the London borough of Barnet.
Having originally grown from the village of Mill Hill, the area has developed into a key hub in north west London, situated just 10 miles from Trafalgar Square. Its location meant, historically, Mill Hill was a country retreat for many wealthy London traders in the 17th and 18th centuries. More recently, the building of the Inglis Military Barracks, home to the Middlesex Regiment between 1905 and 1962, changed that dynamic.
The site has now been sold to private developers, with the Mayor of London targeting the area as a development hot spot in his recent action plan.
Recruitment agencies may seek to employ staff in pubs such as The Three Hammers, the Adam & Eve as well as the Belmont Farm development, which has a number of shops and cafes. The Broadway also has a large number of retail outlets and there is a large number of local staff employed in the public sector with the University of London Observatory. The National Institute for Medical Research also employs local people.
Unemployment is below average in Mill Hill, at 2.3%, while the average weekly pay is above average at £501, although many local people commute into central London to work.