Want somewhere central stepped in character and history? Then look no further than Crouch End in the London Borough of Haringey. Lying in the postcode of N8 between Harringay to the east; Hornsey, Muswell Hill and Wood Green to the north; Stroud Green and Archway to the south; and Highgate to the west, you’ll never get bored living in this fashionable Victorian suburb. Crouch End centres on the Broadway and its landmark 19th-century Clock Tower, and has a residential community traditionally favoured by creatives and families. The streets are lined with artisan coffee shops, restaurants offering global flavours, indie fashion boutiques, and bookstores. With its central location, you’re never far from even more shopping options and amenities.
Movie buff? Then ArtHouse (Timeout’s #1 Independent Cinema) and the Picturehouse cinemas show blockbusters and indie movies. While Crouch End Playing Fields is home to sports pitches, parks, and small gardens for those seeking the outdoors.
Surrounded by green spaces with Highgate Wood to the west, and the adjacent Queen's Wood, while to the north is Alexandra Park and to the south Finsbury Park, means you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to open spaces.
The famous Parkland Walk, based around a former railway line, makes a circuitous connection part of the way between these latter two parks and has always been a great trail for runners or a leisurely walk for those who want to explore surrounding neighbourhoods. Other parks in the area include Stationers' Park, Priory Park and Crouch Hill Park.
Crouch End is not directly connected to the Underground network, but nearby stations include:
Turnpike Lane on the Piccadilly Line in Zone 3
Finsbury Park on the Piccadilly & Victoria Lines in Zone 2
Archway is on the boundary of Zone 2 and 3, while Highgate in Zone 3 are both on the Northern Line
Crouch Hill Railway Station is a London Overground Station on Crouch Hill between Stroud Green and Crouch End.
Hornsey Station is 0.7 miles to the north of Crouch End. Harringay Station is 1.1 miles to the east. Finsbury Park Station is 1.4 miles to the south.
Crouch End is well served by London Buses routes: 41, 91, W3, W5, and W7.
St Mary’s CofE Primary School Campsbourne Infant & Nursery School Rokesly Infant & Nursery & Junior School Alexandra Primary School
Greig City Academy Hornsey School for Girls
Did you know?
In the 1990s Bob Dylan worked on an album in the Church Studios, and became so fond of the area he looked for a property in Crouch End.