Guides 18, October, 2018

Crouch End Area Guide

Crouch End is located in the Borough of Haringey, north of Archway and Finsbury Park and south of Wood Green and Muswell Hill. Despite being located just 5 miles from Central London, the area still retains the feel of an urban village, with a close community, great schools, independent shops, fantastic restaurants and bars, and plenty of open green spaces which make it the ideal location to raise a family or to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Below is a guide to some of the opportunities that Crouch End has to offer.

Food and Drink

Crouch End is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or a quick drink. The Queens is a traditional pub which serves the finest craft ales from a massive Victorian bar. If you fancy something more sophisticated, you can visit Nickel in Crouch Hill which also has an extensive wine list and cocktail menu. There’s Dunn’s Bakery, which has been baking delicious cakes and bread for the people of Crouch End since 1820. You can also enjoy a range of international cuisines. For Italian, visit the Sacro Cuore on the Broadway, for French, the Bistro Aix on Tottenham Lane, and for Greek, you should book a table at the Fantasia Palace which is located close to the Picture House Cinema. For families who wish to serve up fresh, home-cooked foods, the two independent butchers, fishmonger and greengrocer situated on the high street provide everything you need.

Transport Links

While Crouch End doesn’t have a Tube station, it is easy to access the Underground network using nearby stations. The nearest Underground stations are Highgate or Archway for the Northern Line, Turnpike Lane or Wood Green for the Piccadilly Line, or you could jump onto the Overground network at Crouch Hill and Hornsey. The area is also well served by buses such as the 91, 210, W3, W7, and night buses N91 and N41 which provide connections to the rest of London.

Green Space

One of the main attractions of living in Crouch End is having access to a large amount of open green space. To the west of Crouch End is Highgate Woods. To the north you can explore Alexandra Park while to the south is Finsbury Park. The Parkland Walk, which runs along a disused railway line, connects Alexandra Park and Finsbury Park and is the perfect spot for a Sunday walk.

Local Schools

Crouch End is well served by local schools and nurseries. If you have tiny children, the Starshine Nursery, Crouch End Playgroup and the 101 Playgroup all provide safe and fun spaces where they can begin to explore the world. For slightly older children, Rokesly Infants and Junior Schools, Weston Park Primary School or St Gildas’ RC Junior School offer excellent educational opportunities as they grow up. Local secondary schools such as Greig City Academy, Hornsey School for Girls, and Highgate Wood School have all received positive Ofsted reports.

If you are looking to rent in Crouch End or if you have are a landlord looking to rent out a property in the area, get in touch today.

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