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A locals' guide to N8

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

Vikki Broad

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do N8 locals go?

Elsie

Cute and funky café with some fun artwork, a real gem.

Pulp

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

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.

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!

Pandan Leaf

Simply one of the nicest Thai meals outside of Thailand.

Maynard Arms

Everything you'd want in a local pub - a lovely garden, tasty food and a great atmosphere all through the week.

The Haberdashery

Beautiful, vintage-style café. Great for brunch.

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!

Monkeynuts

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

The Three Compasses

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

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.

The Three Compasses

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

Riley

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

O's Thai Café

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

Kiss the Sky

This bar is the perfect destination for after-work drinks. They have happy hour deals every single day and a quiz on a Monday that's always good fun.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Crouch End, Hornsey, Muswell Hill, Harringay, Wood Green, Archway, Finsbury Park, Highgate, Bounds Green and Tufnell Park

What do you love about N8?

Why do you find N8 a great place to live?

Zenonas

"A very diverse area with great transport links - Oxford Circus in only 15 minutes on the Victoria line. The professionals moving in from Crouch End and Finsbury Park, along with the investment, will prompt even more change over the coming years."

November 2015

Julie

"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

February 2015

Macu

"Great shops, grocers, bakers, restaurants, cafes and bars with live music and a lively atmosphere."

January 2015

Local resident

"Great primary and secondary schools on a really interesting High Street with independent shops and fab cafes. And a beautiful park!"

May 2014

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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  1. About N8

    N8 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of Hornsey, Crouch End, Harringay (part) and is covered by the Haringey, Islington local authorities.

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