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Crouch End

Outstanding proximity to Alexandra Palace and vibrant bars and restaurants in its well served centre

"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

"In the centre of Crouch End is its Clock Tower, erected in memorial to local councillor Henry Reader Williams."

Angela Clarke

What is your favourite place?

Where do Crouch End locals go?

The Queens

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!

Dunn's

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!

O's Thai Café

Authentic Thai food at great prices, this restaurant is perfect for a quick dinner or a take away lunch.

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....

Trattoria Terra

Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.

Elsie

Cute and funky café with some fun artwork, a real gem.

The Haberdashery

Beautiful, vintage-style café. Great for brunch.

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.

Maynard Arms

Everything you'd want in a local pub - a lovely garden, tasty food and a great atmosphere all through the week.

Park Road Pools and Fitness

The outdoor Lido is fun! If you are not feeling brave, there are indoor pools too and fitness classes. This is a great leisure centre to take all of the family, with a children's soft play area, children's yoga and martial arts classes.

Coffee Club

This is a lovely little coffee shop run by two sisters, next to the new Smithfield Square development and Sainsbury's.

Railway Tavern

One of the best pubs in Crouch End located on Crouch End Hill, with friendly staff, good food and an amazing beer garden.

Riley

This ice cream café sells amazing ice cream! There's always a queue right down the road - I can't get enough!

Tootoomoo

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.

Kiss the Sky

This bar is the perfect destination for after-work drinks. They have happy hour deals every single day and a quiz on a Monday that's always good fun.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Crouch End, Hornsey, Archway, Harringay, Muswell Hill, Finsbury Park, Highgate, Wood Green, Tufnell Park and Dartmouth Park

What do you love about Crouch End?

Why do you find Crouch End a great place to live?

Local resident

"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

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"The tradition of "Swearing on the Horns" originated in the pubs around Highgate and involved swearing under 'oath' the commitment to the merriment and debauchery that would ensue, followed by the kissing of a pair of animal horns or a pretty woman."

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Child-friendly activities near Crouch End

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

Eeny Meeny Music

St.George's Church Hall
Guitar-led fun with singing & dancing to nursery rhymes & songs from the musicals. With maracas, bells, ribbons, bubbles, teddy bears & lots of friendly fun! Website

Perform Plus - Drama Workshops - Crouch End

Christ Church Hall
Drama, dance and singing workshops for 8-12 year olds that will boost children's confidence, creativity and concentration skills. Website

Amelie Boo Stories

Pickled Pepper Books
Amelia Boo Stories is a 30-minute pre-school interactive story sessions for 0 to 5 year olds. Our classes bring stories to life with songs bubbles puppets and fun. The idea for the group is to encourage a love of books and literature from a young age introducing new stories and presenting the them in a way accessible to all. 'It's a theatrical experience for children' offering the opportunity to fully engage in the story no matter what their age. These sessions are very popular so please email me on ameliaboostories@gmail.com to reserve your place!) Website

Julie Tortora - Mother and Baby Yoga

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

NCT Stay and Play at My Creche N8

My Creche
This free event for Under 2's is held in the wonderful My Crèche in central Crouch End. There is a large variety of toys for babies and toddlers and a fabulous garden to explore. There is also a separate activity room for arts & crafts too. Website

Caxton House (under-fives drop-in and toy library)

Caxton House
The Under 5s groups were set up for local parents/carers and their children. They offer a safe, stimulating place for children to socialise, integrate and make new friends in a purpose built environment especially for under fives. Website
  1. About Crouch End

    Crouch End is an area of north London, in the London Borough of Haringey. Crouch End is in a valley between Harringay to the east, Hornsey, Muswell Hill and Wood Green to the north, Finsbury Park and Archway to the south and Highgate to the west. Crouch End is in a valley between Harringay to the east, Hornsey, Muswell Hill and Wood Green to the north, Finsbury Park and Archway to the south and Highgate to the west.

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