A locals' guide to Turnpike Lane
"It's really easy to get into central London on the Piccadilly line from Wood Green Station."Mumzad Soobhany
"Pretty Victorian terraces within Wood Green's conservation areas give it a family atmosphere..."Katy Brookes
"I love going to Alexandra Park on the weekend - the views over London are second-to-none!"Katy Brookes
Where do Turnpike Lane locals go?
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
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
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
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
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
I really like going to this independent café at the weekend. They serve a great breakfast menu, including a breakfast burrito that is amazing!
Submitted by Harriet
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!
Submitted by Ben
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
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
Why do you find Turnpike Lane a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"In March 1918, self-proclaimed World's Greatest Magician Chung Ling Soo (or Bill Robinson as his parents knew him!) performed his world famous "catch a bullet with his teeth" trick at the Wood Green Empire. Sadly, it didn't work and it him square in the chest."
Explore Turnpike Lane
Child-friendly activities near Turnpike Lane
NCTea at Blend N8Blend
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
Junior CinemaCineworld, 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 @ BlendThe 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
NCT Padres y BebeBlend
Padres y Beb's @ Blend N8 Weekly on a Tuesday at 11am This is a Spanish speaking meet-up for mums and dads interested in speaking or practising their Spanish and making new friends. It's also an opportunity to support one another to bring up your children bilingual. It's run by Rocio who originally comes from Argentina and has a two month old daughter. It's a lovely spacious cafe which is very child-friendly and serves great coffee teas cakes and has a lunch and breakfast menu. Website
Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for BabiesThe Harringay Club
Classical music class for babies led by Harry on the saxophone clarinet and flute with Vlad on the piano 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
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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Wood Green
- Crouch End
- Bounds Green
- Muswell Hill
- Finsbury Park
- Palmers Green
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