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Crouch End

Outstanding proximity to Alexandra Palace and vibrant bars and restaurants in its well served centre

"In the centre of Crouch End is its Clock Tower, erected in memorial to local councillor Henry Reader Williams."

Angela Clarke

"I love everything that Crouch End has to offer, from shops, to cafés, to cosy pubs..."

Vikki Broad

"I love going to Alexandra Park on the weekend - the views over London are second-to-none!"

Katy Brookes

What is your favourite place?

Where do Crouch End locals go?

Hot Pepper Jelly

This delightful café is great for coffee or lunch in the afternoon. It caters for vegetarians and vegans and serves gluten-free options too.

Trattoria Terra

Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.

The Queens

This pub has been standing in Crouch End since 1899, so it's a real local institution. The kitchen serves great gastropub food and a delicious Sunday roast that's always guaranteed to leave you full!


If you ever find yourself very hungry, head on down to Banner's because the portions are huge! It's definitely very good value for money and the menu is so extensive, there's something for everyone.


This is an awesome steak restaurant. I go here frequently with my friends and family, I really can't recommend it enough!

O's Thai Café

Authentic Thai food at great prices, this restaurant is perfect for a quick dinner or a take away lunch.

Fifty Five

A delightful café that's very child friendly. They have a children's play area and gluten-free treats too!


This ice cream café sells amazing ice cream! There's always a queue right down the road - I can't get enough!


I often visit this butchers if I'm having guests over for dinner. The quality of their meat is excellent and they're clearly very knowledgeable about what they do.

Maynard Arms

Everything you'd want in a local pub - a lovely garden, tasty food and a great atmosphere all through the week.

My Kind of Coffee

As well as serving freshly brewed coffee, this shop roasts and sells lots of different beans from around the world.

Crouch End Broadway

With so much to do and see in Crouch End, there's no wonder why it's such a popular place to live....


An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!


From sushi, to curries, to noodle dishes, there's plenty to choose from on this restaurant's menu. The décor is cool too, both inside and out.

Balkan Bites

Balkan and Middle Eastern street foods combined, I love popping in for a quick and cheap lunch. They make traditional pastry bourekas that are so delicious and morish, I can't get enough!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Crouch End, Hornsey, Archway, Harringay, Muswell Hill, Finsbury Park, Highgate, Wood Green, Tufnell Park and Dartmouth Park

What do you love about Crouch End?

Why do you find Crouch End a great place to live?

Local resident

"What I love about Crouch End is the vibrancy of the local bars and restaurants; as well as the proximity to the gorgeous greenery of Alexandra Palace, the convenience of being so close to Wood Green's shops and cinemas, and the short bus ride to Finsbury Park which takes you to town on either the Victoria or Piccadilly Lines in minutes. I have lived in London only two years, but would not want to live anywhere else. Pick o... more

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"The tradition of "Swearing on the Horns" originated in the pubs around Highgate and involved swearing under 'oath' the commitment to the merriment and debauchery that would ensue, followed by the kissing of a pair of animal horns or a pretty woman."

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Child-friendly activities near Crouch End

Eeny Meeny Music

St.George's Church Hall
Guitar-led fun with singing & dancing to nursery rhymes & songs from the musicals. With maracas, bells, ribbons, bubbles, teddy bears & lots of friendly fun! Website

NCTea meet up with new parents

Pickled Pepper Books
Come and join other local parents at Pickled Pepper Books weekly on Thursday mornings for a cuppa and a chat with other local families. Pickled Pepper Books is a fabulous children's bookstore in Crouch End offering storytelling author/illustrator events film screenings and more. Website

Caxton House (under-fives drop-in and toy library)

Caxton House
The Under 5s groups were set up for local parents/carers and their children. They offer a safe, stimulating place for children to socialise, integrate and make new friends in a purpose built environment especially for under fives. Website

The Craft Corner

Pickled Pepper Books
Toddler and Preschool Arts and Crafts. Come and let your little ones get creative and have plenty of fun at The Craft Corner at Pickled Pepper Books. Website

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

The Harringay Club
Classical music class for babies led by Harry on the saxophone clarinet and flute with Vlad on the piano Website

Amazing Fine Art 4 Kids! Classes

Union Church and Community Centre
Your child will go on a journey of exploration with line, tone, shape, space, colour, perspective and form, introducing them to techniques. They will gain a good understanding of the Great Masters of art and apply the artist's influences in their own work using a variety of materials. Taster lesson: £9 5 weeks: £50 Website

Perform Plus - Drama Workshops - Crouch End

Hornsey Vale Community Centre
Child development is at the heart of everything we do, so our weekly classes for 4-7 year olds will boost your child's confidence, improve their concentration and give them a creative outlet to make friends and have fun. Website
  1. About Crouch End

    Crouch End is an area of north London, in the London Borough of Haringey. Crouch End is in a valley between Harringay to the east, Hornsey, Muswell Hill and Wood Green to the north, Finsbury Park and Archway to the south and Highgate to the west. Crouch End is in a valley between Harringay to the east, Hornsey, Muswell Hill and Wood Green to the north, Finsbury Park and Archway to the south and Highgate to the west.

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