A locals' guide to Stroud Green
"I love everything that Crouch End has to offer, from shops, to cafés, to cosy pubs..."Vikki Broad
"There's a peaceful spot along the New River, which winds unassumingly through the residential streets to Finsbury Park."Daniel Burrell
"The Mackenzie Garden in Finsbury Park is a peaceful spot that I like to visit when I have the time."Vikki Broad
Where do Stroud Green locals go?
An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!
Submitted by Vikki
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
A fantastic addition to the area, I love this Italian deli and café because of its tasty food and personable service.
Submitted by Eglel
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.
Submitted by Daniel
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My Kind of Coffee
As well as serving freshly brewed coffee, this shop roasts and sells lots of different beans from around the world.
Submitted by Alex
Why do you find Stroud Green a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"Seven Sisters Road was named after the seven daughters of Robert the Bruce, who planted seven elm trees along this route."
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Child-friendly activities near Stroud Green
Kids Street Dance - with Turnstyles Creative Arts 6-16yrsIslington Arts + Media School
Our Classes are great fun and allow beginners to join in immediately and learn their new trade. It is also the perfect place for already established dancers to come and 'shine' as well as learn fantastic new material from our great teaching staff! Website
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
Amazing Fine Art 4 Kids! ClassesUnion 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
Turnstyles Creative Arts AcademyPlatform
Aims to improve and enrich their learning experience in order for them to maximise their full potential. Ballet Class on Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am for ages 3-5. 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
Mum and Baby Yoga at Yoga JunctionThe 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
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
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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Finsbury Park
- Crouch End
- Tufnell Park
- Stoke Newington
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