A locals' guide to N8
"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
Where do N8 locals go?
O's Thai Café
Authentic Thai food at great prices, this restaurant is perfect for a quick dinner or a take away lunch.
Submitted by Charlotte
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
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....
Submitted by Imogen
This is an awesome steak restaurant. I go here frequently with my friends and family, I really can't recommend it enough!
Submitted by Adam
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.
Submitted by Alex
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
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.
Submitted by Venice
A delightful café that's very child friendly. They have a children's play area and gluten-free treats too!
Submitted by Claire
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.
Submitted by Kate
This ice cream café sells amazing ice cream! There's always a queue right down the road - I can't get enough!
Submitted by Tallulah
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
The King's Head
This pub is great for their food and range of beers and ales. They even hold comedy nights and live music sessions here.
Submitted by Angela
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!
Submitted by Mumzad
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.
Submitted by Vikki
Why do you find N8 a great place to live?
"A very diverse area with great transport links - Oxford Circus in only 15 minutes on the Victoria line. The professionals moving in from Crouch End and Finsbury Park, along with the investment, will prompt even more change over the coming years."
"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
"Great shops, grocers, bakers, restaurants, cafes and bars with live music and a lively atmosphere."
"Great primary and secondary schools on a really interesting High Street with independent shops and fab cafes. And a beautiful park!"
"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
What do you like about N8?
Did you know?
"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."
Child-friendly activities near N8
Perform Plus - Drama Workshops - Crouch EndHornsey 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
La Pajara PintaPickled Pepper Books
45 minute sessions that enable children to learn Spanish through playing. The emphasis is on traditional games, songs, rhymes, poems and stories, from all the Spanish speaking countries. Website
NCTea meet up with new parentsPickled 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
Total Football AcademyHurst Avenue
All academies offer accessible and affordable football training through programmes expertly designed by our network of FA qualified coaches. Website
Monsieur PoucePickled Pepper Books
Playful singalong in French and word games for mums/dads and their babies&toddlers. All welcome, you don't have to be French or speak French yourself! A bientot! 45 minutes Website
Baby Massage ClassThe Old Flower Shop
Massage is a wonderful way of communicating with a baby, strengthening the bond between parent and child. Learning baby massage can give parents increased confidence in handling their babies and better understanding of non-verbal communication. Massage enhances a baby's feeling of being loved and respected, as well as improving body-mind awareness, co-ordination and brain development. 4 week courses - each week will deal with a different part of the massage sequence, building up to a full body massage Website
Julie Tortora - Mother and Baby YogaJoJo Maman Bébé
Stretch classes where you can exercise and play with your baby
N8 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of Hornsey, Crouch End, Harringay (part) and is covered by the Haringey, Islington local authorities.
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