A bustling high street between Alexandra Park and Crouch End
"It's really easy to get into central London on the Piccadilly line from Wood Green Station."Mumzad Soobhany
"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
Where do Hornsey locals go?
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
North London's best curry house and probably north London's best kept secret. It's a small restaurant and takeaway on Turnpike Lane that prepares freshly made curries!
Submitted by Mumzad
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
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
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
Green space next to Turnpike Lane Station that has amazing basketball courts (the best in North London!), a free outdoor gym and a children's play area.
Submitted by Amie
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....
Submitted by Imogen
A delightful café that's very child friendly. They have a children's play area and gluten-free treats too!
Submitted by Claire
I really like going to this independent café at the weekend. They serve a great breakfast menu, including a breakfast burrito that is amazing!
Submitted by Harriet
The Mall Wood Green
High street stores, supermarkets and a cinema all under one roof.
Submitted by Peter
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
Amazing gift shop in the heart of Crouch End. So convenient, always able to quickly pick up a quirky card and a gift.
Submitted by Beth
Why do you find Hornsey a great place to live?
"Hornsey is ideally located between the shopping malls and cheap shops of Turnpike lane and the adorable boutiques and trendy restaurants of Crouch end. There is a quiet feeling over here, as if you were far, far away from the madness of the city. It feels like living in a village, there is a great sense of community and a will to cultivate everyone's differences but in a true honest way (not just to be cool and open). I lo... more
"Great primary and secondary schools on a really interesting High Street with independent shops and fab cafes. And a beautiful park!"
What do you like about Hornsey?
Did you know?
"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."
Child-friendly activities near Hornsey
NCTea @ BlendThe Blend
Every Monday from 11am to 1pm, join local parents at the NCTea @ Blend, hosted by Rose & baby Electra and Lucy & baby Will. It's a great opportunity to meet other local mums and dads. The Blend is a lovely spacious cafe on Green Lanes between Allison and Beresford Roads. 587 Green Lanes, Harringay, N8 0RG. It has a very child-friendly approach, so feel free to bring along your buggies and roaming toddlers as well as bumps and babies. Blend has great coffee, teas, cakes and a lunch menu, as well as a play corner with toys and books. The kind owners, Steve and Linda, are reserving the big table at the back for us -- You do not need to be an NCT member, just a parent who would like to meet up with others. Website
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
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
Amelie Boo StoriesPickled 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place!) Website
Junior CinemaCineworld, Wood Green Shopping City,
Want to introduce your children to the exciting world of cinema? Then get involved with Movies For Juniors, discounted weekly screenings of kids films at Cineworld Cinemas. Mon-Thurs, 10.10am: Shaun the Sheep the Movie, Mon-Thurs, 10.20am: Annie, Mon-Thurs 10am: Big Hero 6 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
NCT Padres y BebeBlend
Padres y Beb's @ Blend N8 Weekly on a Tuesday at 11am This is a Spanish speaking meet-up for mums and dads interested in speaking or practising their Spanish and making new friends. It's also an opportunity to support one another to bring up your children bilingual. It's run by Rocio who originally comes from Argentina and has a two month old daughter. It's a lovely spacious cafe which is very child-friendly and serves great coffee teas cakes and has a lunch and breakfast menu. Website
Hornsey is a district in London Borough of Haringey in north London in England. Whilst Hornsey was formerly the name of a parish and later a municipal borough of Middlesex, today, the name refers only to the London district. It is an inner-suburban area located 6.2 miles (10 km) north of Charing Cross. The boundaries of Hornsey neighbourhood today are not clearly defined since the Municipal Borough of Hornsey was abolished in 1965. To the north of Hornsey High Street, and immediately to its south, the area is largely public sector housing, save for the more upmarket development by the New River. Between the eastern end of the High Street and the bottom of Muswell Hill, the character of the area changes dramatically. Much of this part is the Warner Estate built up with large well-appointed late Victorian houses. To the south east of the High Street is Priory Park, a pleasant urban green space. The High Street retains much of its character and is full of handy shops and eateries. The eastern section retains strong echoes of its rural past and hosts the 13th Century tower which is all that remains of St Mary's Church.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Wood Green
- Crouch End
- Bounds Green
- Muswell Hill
- Finsbury Park
- Palmers Green
- Arnos Grove
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