A locals' guide to N4
"The Mackenzie Garden in Finsbury Park is a peaceful spot that I like to visit when I have the time."Vikki Broad
"There's a peaceful spot along the New River, which winds unassumingly through the residential streets to Finsbury Park."Daniel Burrell
"Clissold Park is the perfect place for a day out with the kids - there's animal enclosures, a lovely café and lakes to explore."Chris Ball
Where do N4 locals go?
A coffee shop with a difference! Great food, lovely staff, quirky décor and even better coffee, all in the heart of Blackstock Road. There's a lounge area and garden, complete with an air-raid shelter and table tennis, which is the perfect place to hide away from the hustle and bustle of Finsbury Park. It's more than a coffee shop, Blighty is a community.
Submitted by Leanne
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.
Submitted by Muhammad
Beans and Barley
A recently opened coffee shop on Green Lanes. They do an amazing granola fruit yoghurt in a jar!
Submitted by Vikki
An amazing park to take your dog for a walk, with an animal enclosure and a butterfly dome!
Submitted by Emma
A fantastic addition to the area, I love this Italian deli and café because of its tasty food and personable service.
Submitted by Eglel
Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.
Submitted by James
Amazing home-cooked burgers, steaks and more in a former Barclays bank building. Owned by two friends who have also bought the coffee shop across the road!
Submitted by Zenonas
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!
Submitted by Harriet
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.
Submitted by Imogen
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!
Submitted by Mark
One of the best pubs in Crouch End located on Crouch End Hill, with friendly staff, good food and an amazing beer garden.
Submitted by Octavian
Why do you find N4 a great place to live?
"Finsbury park is full of life from all cultures. A lively place with a fantastic variety of coffee shops and restaurants and of course, lovely Finsbury Park. "
"Finsbury Park is lively, without being scary; independent without being up-itself. Stroud Green Road had some excellent places to eat and just minutes away you can find a peaceful haven, spotting jays along the hidden treasure of Parkland Walk, a former train line that is now nature reserve."
What do you like about N4?
Did you know?
"Seven Sisters Road was named after the seven daughters of Robert the Bruce, who planted seven elm trees along this route."
Child-friendly activities near N4
Childminders' Stay and PlayAmbler Children's Centre
Islington's children's centres offer a range of activities and services for children and their families, to give every child the best start in life. As well as education and daycare for your child, the centres offer a wide range of activities and services for mothers, fathers, carers and grandparents of children under five and parents-to-be. Website
Pram AttackFinsbury Park Cafe
Outdoor exercise class for parents and carers with buggies. Pram Attack offers an outdoor exercise class for pre and post natal mothers, no need to commit to annual contracts just pay as you go. The classes give you the opportunity to exercise with your buggy and meet other parents and carers at the same time. Website
Turnstyles Creative Arts AcademyIslington Arts + Media School
Aims to improve and enrich their learning experience in order for them to maximise their full potential. In our Dance sessions, Commercial Street Dance is fused with elements from complimenting dance genres to develop style and technique. In our Drama sessions, children will take part in a range of games, improvisation exercises and script work, with an emphasis on collaborating and team work. Website
Kids Kung Fu & Lion Dance
Tailored specifically for children, Our Kid's kung fu and Lion Dance classes are suitable for all kids from the age of 5 to 15. Children's classes teach more than just kicking and punching. As well as being a great way to keep children in shape both physically and mentally, our classes promote development in many areas to unlock their true potential. Website
Drawing Lessons from LifeClissold Park,
Landscape, figure drawing, and more for Mums, Dads, children of any age (babies also welcome).
Yoga (with creche)Ambler Children's Centre,
Yoga Class with creche available in Children's Centre. Fun exercise class to challenge everyone regardless of health or flexibility. Website
Aerobics with crecheAmbler Children's Centre
Lots of Support and Activities under one roof for Parent / Carers & Children. Aerobic session with free creche facility Website
N4 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of Finsbury Park, Manor House, Harringay (part), Stroud Green (part) and is covered by the Haringey, Islington and Hackney local authorities.
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