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Crouch End

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

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

Angela Clarke

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

Katy Brookes

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

Vikki Broad

What is your favourite place?

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.

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.


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

The Haberdashery

Beautiful, vintage-style café. Great for brunch.


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!

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!

The Three Compasses

Modern trendy décor, but underneath it's a classic pub. Friendly atmosphere, super food, and darts and pool at the back.


An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!

Balkan Bites

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!

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.


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

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!


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.

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.

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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

November 2011


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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

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

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

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

The Craft Corner

Pickled 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

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


Pickled 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

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
  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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