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

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BEAM

BEAM

I really like going to this independent café at the weekend. They serve a great breakfast menu, including a breakfast burrito that is amazing!

Pandan Leaf

Pandan Leaf

Simply one of the nicest Thai meals outside of Thailand.

Gift

Gift

Amazing gift shop in the heart of Crouch End. So convenient, always able to quickly pick up a quirky card and a gift.

Park Road Pools and Fitness

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.

The Queens

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!

Victoria Stakes

Victoria Stakes

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!

Freemans

Freemans

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.

Riley

Riley

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

Coffee Club

Coffee Club

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

The Great Northern Railway Tavern

The Great Northern Railway Tavern

Weekly quiz nights, super beer garden and a stunning building.

The Haberdashery

The Haberdashery

Beautiful, vintage-style café. Great for brunch.

Hot Pepper Jelly

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.

Railway Tavern

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.

My Kind of Coffee

My Kind of Coffee

As well as serving freshly brewed coffee, this shop roasts and sells lots of different beans from around the world.

Monkeynuts

Monkeynuts

This is an awesome steak restaurant. I go here frequently with my friends and family, I really can't recommend it enough!

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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

"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."

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

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I love everything that Crouch End has to offer, from shops, to cafés, to cosy pubs...

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Vikki Broad

I love going to Alexandra Park on the weekend - the views over London are second-to-none!

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  1. 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 of the restaurants - Banners, their Jerk Chicken with rice and peas and fried plantain is the best I have ever tasted, and for the bars - kissthesky, tasty and unique cocktails and a weekly quiz on a Monday night! I'll see you there!

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Child-friendly activities near Crouch End

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

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

The Harringay Club
Classical music class for babies led by Harry on the saxophone clarinet and flute with Vlad on the piano Website

La Pajara Pinta

Pickled 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

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

Total Football Academy

Hurst Avenue
All academies offer accessible and affordable football training through programmes expertly designed by our network of FA qualified coaches. Website

Baby Massage Class

The 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

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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