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Charlie's Bakery

Charlie's Bakery

Great coffee and loads of vegan cakes at Charlie's cafe!

The Mall Wood Green

The Mall Wood Green

High street stores, supermarkets and a cinema all under one roof.

Selale

Selale

One of the best Turkish Restaurants in North London. Always busy, especially on weekends when you have to reserve seats to avoid standing outside. Amazing customer service, great food and a reasonable price for the standard. You should try the lamb and chicken grill.

Blue House Yard

Blue House Yard

Cool little sheds with micro businesses. Pop up drinks and markets.

Cake Box

Cake Box

Same day made fresh cakes especially for last minute orders.

Karamel

Karamel

A restaurant/café/bar, venue and gallery.

Green Rooms

Green Rooms

Nice bar, pop up restaurants

Salim's

Salim's

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!

Beans and Barley

Beans and Barley

A recently opened coffee shop on Green Lanes. They do an amazing granola fruit yoghurt in a jar!

Ducketts Common

Ducketts Common

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.

The Westbury

The Westbury

Nice little pub. Does a good roast and food!

Harringay Local Store

Harringay Local Store

A farmers' market in a shop that even sells vinyl!

Bun and Bar

Bun and Bar

I love the amazing cocktails at this burger joint!

Yasar Halim

Yasar Halim

The best place for cheap fruit and veg on Green Lanes.

The Great Northern Railway Tavern

The Great Northern Railway Tavern

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

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

"In March 1918, self-proclaimed World's Greatest Magician Chung Ling Soo (or Bill Robinson as his parents knew him!) performed his world famous "catch a bullet with his teeth" trick at the Wood Green Empire. Sadly, it didn't work and it him square in the chest."

It's really easy to get into central London on the Piccadilly line from Wood Green Station.

Mumzad Soobhany

Pretty Victorian terraces within Wood Green's conservation areas give it a family atmosphere...

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Katy Brookes

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

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NCTea @ Blend

The 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

Junior Cinema

Cineworld, 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

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

The Harringay Club
Classical music class for babies led by Harry on the saxophone clarinet and flute with Vlad on the piano 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

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

Perform Plus - Drama Workshops - Crouch End

Hornsey Vale Community Centre
Child development is at the heart of everything we do, so our weekly classes for 4-7 year olds will boost your child's confidence, improve their concentration and give them a creative outlet to make friends and have fun. Website

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

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