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.
Submitted by Imogen
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.
Submitted by Nikolay
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
Everything you'd want in a local pub - a lovely garden, tasty food and a great atmosphere all through the week.
Submitted by Andrew
Incredibly friendly service, amazing choice of cookies and pastries, gluten free and vegan options.
Submitted by Amie
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!
Submitted by Harriet
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.
Submitted by Venice
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
Modern trendy décor, but underneath it's a classic pub. Friendly atmosphere, super food, and darts and pool at the back.
Submitted by Jamie
An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!
Submitted by Vikki
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
Weekly quiz nights, super beer garden and a stunning building.
Submitted by Chris
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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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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.
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 love walking around and glimpsing at Ally Pally perched on the hill over there or crouch end's clock tower here. There are a thousands things to do and try (swinging, art house, live music, the oldest comedy night in London started here fyi, plays, drinks, restaurants...), all little shops have delicious and quality products. We are looking to buy our first home and unfortunately cannot afford to stay here but there is not doubt we will come back on a regular basis just for the unique atmosphere and see the friends we will be leaving here.
Great shops, grocers, bakers, restaurants, cafes and bars with live music and a lively atmosphere.
Great primary and secondary schools on a really interesting High Street with independent shops and fab cafes. And a beautiful park!
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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Julie Tortora - Mother and Baby YogaJoJo Maman Bébé
Stretch classes where you can exercise and play with your baby
Total Football AcademyHurst Avenue
All academies offer accessible and affordable football training through programmes expertly designed by our network of FA qualified coaches. Website
The Craft CornerPickled 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 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
Eeny Meeny MusicSt.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
La Pajara PintaPickled Pepper Books
45 minute sessions that enable children to learn Spanish through playing. The emphasis is on traditional games, songs, rhymes, poems and stories, from all the Spanish speaking countries. Website
NCT Stay and Play at My Creche N8My 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
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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