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A bustling high street between Alexandra Park and Crouch End

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

Katy Brookes

"It's really easy to get into central London on the Piccadilly line from Wood Green Station."

Mumzad Soobhany

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

Vikki Broad

What is your favourite place?

Where do Hornsey locals go?


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.


North London's best curry house and probably north London's best kept secret. It's a small restaurant and takeaway on Turnpike Lane that prepares freshly made curries!


From cakes for special occasions to sandwiches at lunchtime, this local bakery has been serving Crouch End for years and they're certainly my first port of call for baked treats!

Ginger & Mint

This healthy café and juice bar is the place to go if you're looking for a guilt-free treat. The juices are delicious and a real pick-me-up if you're having a long day at work.


One of the best Turkish Restaurants in North London. Always busy, especially on weekends when you have to reserve seats to avoid standing outside. Amazing customer service, great food and a reasonable price for the standard. You should try the lamb and chicken grill.

My Kind of Coffee

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


I really like going to this independent café at the weekend. They serve a great breakfast menu, including a breakfast burrito that is amazing!

Yasar Halim

The best place for cheap fruit and veg on Green Lanes.


French and Italian cuisines done well. This restaurant's rustic interior creates the perfect atmosphere for a date night or a catch up with friends. The set menu is great value for money too.

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.

Harringay Local Store

A farmers' market in a shop that even sells vinyl!

Beans and Barley

A recently opened coffee shop on Green Lanes. They do an amazing granola fruit yoghurt in a jar!

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!

Bun and Bar

I love the amazing cocktails at this burger joint!

Alexandra Park

Boating lake, golf course, deer sanctuary - this park has it all!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Wood Green, Harringay, Crouch End, Bounds Green, Muswell Hill, Finsbury Park, Tottenham, Archway, Palmers Green and Arnos Grove

What do you love about Hornsey?

Why do you find Hornsey a great place to live?


"Hornsey is ideally located between the shopping malls and cheap shops of Turnpike lane and the adorable boutiques and trendy restaurants of Crouch end. There is a quiet feeling over here, as if you were far, far away from the madness of the city. It feels like living in a village, there is a great sense of community and a will to cultivate everyone's differences but in a true honest way (not just to be cool and open). I lo... more

February 2015

Local resident

"Great primary and secondary schools on a really interesting High Street with independent shops and fab cafes. And a beautiful park!"

May 2014


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"Alexandra Palace, or 'Ally Pally' as it is affectionately known, was built as an exhibition hall in 1873. However, it burnt down only a few days after its inauguration and was rebuilt in the following 2 years."

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Child-friendly activities near Hornsey

Junior Cinema

Cineworld, Wood Green Shopping City,
Want to introduce your children to the exciting world of cinema? Then get involved with Movies For Juniors, discounted weekly screenings of kids films at Cineworld Cinemas. Mon-Thurs, 10.10am: Shaun the Sheep the Movie, Mon-Thurs, 10.20am: Annie, Mon-Thurs 10am: Big Hero 6 Website

NCTea at Blend N8

Every Monday from 11am till 1pm join local parents at the NCTea @ Blend 587 Green lanes N8 0RG an opportunity for local parents to meet up with others. Blend (www.localblend.co.uk) is a lovely spacious new cafe on Green Lanes between Allison and Beresford Roads. It has a very child-friendly approach so bring along your buggies and roaming toddlers as well as bumps and babies. Blend has great coffee teas cakes and a lunch menu as well as a blackboard corner and plenty of children's books. The kind owners Steve and Linda are reserving the big table at the back for us -- we look forward to starting the week with you! You do not need to be an NCT member just a parent would like to meet up with others. 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

NCTea @ Blend

The Blend
Every Monday from 11am to 1pm, join local parents at the NCTea @ Blend, hosted by Rose & baby Electra and Lucy & baby Will. It's a great opportunity to meet other local mums and dads. The Blend is a lovely spacious cafe on Green Lanes between Allison and Beresford Roads. 587 Green Lanes, Harringay, N8 0RG. It has a very child-friendly approach, so feel free to bring along your buggies and roaming toddlers as well as bumps and babies. Blend has great coffee, teas, cakes and a lunch menu, as well as a play corner with toys and books. The kind owners, Steve and Linda, are reserving the big table at the back for us -- You do not need to be an NCT member, just a parent who would like to meet up with others. Website

Mum and Baby Yoga at Yoga Junction

The Old Flower Shop
Special classes to help you re-gain your strength and muscle tone after having a baby. - For £13.00 classes you can buy a 10 class card for £115.00 - For £11.00 classes you can buy a 10 class card for £100.00 Website

Julie Tortora - Mother and Baby Yoga

JoJo Maman Bébé
Stretch classes where you can exercise and play with your baby

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 Hornsey

    Hornsey is a district in London Borough of Haringey in north London in England. Whilst Hornsey was formerly the name of a parish and later a municipal borough of Middlesex, today, the name refers only to the London district. It is an inner-suburban area located 6.2 miles (10 km) north of Charing Cross. The boundaries of Hornsey neighbourhood today are not clearly defined since the Municipal Borough of Hornsey was abolished in 1965. To the north of Hornsey High Street, and immediately to its south, the area is largely public sector housing, save for the more upmarket development by the New River. Between the eastern end of the High Street and the bottom of Muswell Hill, the character of the area changes dramatically. Much of this part is the Warner Estate built up with large well-appointed late Victorian houses. To the south east of the High Street is Priory Park, a pleasant urban green space. The High Street retains much of its character and is full of handy shops and eateries. The eastern section retains strong echoes of its rural past and hosts the 13th Century tower which is all that remains of St Mary's Church.

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