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A locals' guide to N8

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

Angela Clarke

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do N8 locals go?

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.

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 Three Compasses

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

Ginger & Mint

This healthy café and juice bar is the place to go if you're looking for a guilt-free treat. The juices are delicious and a real pick-me-up if you're having a long day at work.

The Haberdashery

Beautiful, vintage-style café. Great for brunch.

Monkeynuts

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

Cake Box

Same day made fresh cakes especially for last minute orders.

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.

Maynard Arms

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

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....

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!

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.

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.

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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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Child-friendly activities near N8

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

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

Julie Tortora - Mother and Baby Yoga

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

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

Monsieur Pouce

Pickled 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 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

Mum and Baby Yoga at Yoga Junction

The Old Flower Shop
Special classes to help you re-gain your strength and muscle tone after having a baby. - For £13.00 classes you can buy a 10 class card for £115.00 - For £11.00 classes you can buy a 10 class card for £100.00 Website
  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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