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
Where do Crouch End locals go?
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
A delightful café that's very child friendly. They have a children's play area and gluten-free treats too!
Submitted by Claire
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
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
Everything you'd want in a local pub - a lovely garden, tasty food and a great atmosphere all through the week.
Submitted by Andrew
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
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
The Great Northern Railway Tavern
Weekly quiz nights, super beer garden and a stunning building.
Submitted by Chris
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
Perfect pub for dog owners, as it is pet friendly. It makes a great end to a walk around Alexandra Park. Food is amazing too!
Submitted by Chris
Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.
Submitted by Henry
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
The Three Compasses
Modern trendy décor, but underneath it's a classic pub. Friendly atmosphere, super food, and darts and pool at the back.
Submitted by Jamie
Why do you find Crouch End a great place to live?
"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 Crouch End?
Did you know?
"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."
Explore Crouch End
Child-friendly activities near Crouch End
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
StorytimePickled Pepper Books
Pickled Pepper Books is a specialist children's bookshop, cafe and events space in Crouch End, north London. In the week we host daily preschool activities and after school run Young Illustrators, creative writing and a lively book group. 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
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
The Craft CornerPickled Pepper Books
Toddler and Preschool Arts and Crafts. Come and let your little ones get creative and have plenty of fun at The Craft Corner at Pickled Pepper Books. 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
Julie Tortora - Mother and Baby YogaJoJo Maman Bébé
Stretch classes where you can exercise and play with your baby
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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- Crouch End
- Muswell Hill
- Finsbury Park
- Wood Green
- Tufnell Park
- Dartmouth Park
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