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

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Dunn's

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

O's Thai Café

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

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.

Crouch End Broadway

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....

Banner's

Banner's

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.

The Great Northern Railway Tavern

The Great Northern Railway Tavern

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

The Three Compasses

The Three Compasses

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

Monkeynuts

Monkeynuts

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

Tootoomoo

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.

Balkan Bites

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!

Melange

Melange

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.

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.

Trattoria Terra

Trattoria Terra

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

Pandan Leaf

Pandan Leaf

Simply one of the nicest Thai meals outside of Thailand.

The King's Head

The King's Head

This pub is great for their food and range of beers and ales. They even hold comedy nights and live music sessions here.

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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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Angela Clarke

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Julie Tortora - Mother and Baby Yoga

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

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

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Pickled 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

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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