A local guide to move in Crouch End

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Crouch End is an area of North London, approximately five miles (8 km) from the City of London in the western half of the borough of Haringey. It is within the Hornsey postal district (N8). It has been described by the BBC as one of “a new breed of urban villages” in London. It was recently voted the best place to live in London by the Sunday Times, who said, “A creative edge and friendly neighbours give this lofty northern enclave social capital in the capital”. “

The amenities you might need in Crouch End

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Crouch End. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Schools around Crouch End

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Crouch End. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Saint Mary’s Church of England Infant School Church Lane, London N/A N/A
Highgate Wood School Montenotte Road, London 4.2 18
Hornsey School for Girls’ Inderwick Road, Crouch End 2.9 36
GUITAR LESSONS West London Music Tutors 158B Ferme Park Road, London N/A N/A
sign and rhyme 60 Mayfield Road, London N/A N/A
Stephen Svanholm – Singing Teacher 15 Shanklin Road, London N/A N/A
Live 4 Dancing Crouch End Fitness Centre, 184 Tottenham Lane, London 5 9
Pickled Pepper Books 10 Middle Lane, London 4.7 33
TotalTutors London The Broadway, London N/A N/A
Perform Within Rokesly Junior School Rokesly Avenue, London N/A N/A
Klay Dumas-Copas – Online Piano Teacher 50 Weston Park, London 5 3
Kumon Maths & English Weston Park, Corner with Ferme Park Road, Union Church Community Centre, Hornsey 1 1
The London Zen Centre -Kwan Um School of Zen 42 Crouch Hall Road, London 4.2 5
My Gym Crouch End 2-4 The Broadway, London 4.9 26
Kaiser Language Studio Kaiser Language Studio, The Hornsey Vale Community Centre, 60 Mayfield Road, London 5 12
Greig City Academy High Street, London 3.7 65
Weston Park Primary School Denton Road, Mayfield Road, London 5 3
GUITAR LESSONS West London Music Tutors 27 Dickenson Road, London N/A N/A
Creative Explorers Day Nursery 18 Gisburn Road, London 4.7 22
Joe Lake Tennis Coach Highgate Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club Shepherds Cot, Park Road, London 5 7

Medical institutions in Crouch End

Crouch End has 2 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre 151 Park Road, London 3.4 88
Dr J Cook – Park Road Surgery 153 Park Road, London N/A N/A

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Crouch End

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of Crouch End to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 1 train or tube stations within the Crouch End area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Hornsey London 4 31

Post offices in the area of Crouch End

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Hornsey Post Office 24 High Street, London 3.3 55
Crouch End Post Office & UOE Store Crouch End Post Office, 28-29 Topsfield Road, London 3.6 139
Weston Park Postbox 44 Weston Park, London 5 1
Post box 93 Uplands Road, London 0 0

What to do in Crouch End

Crouch End is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Crouch End. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Crouch End. Also having a clear view of what is available in Crouch End and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

Some great things about Crouch End

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Crouch End has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Crouch End.

Restaurants in the area

Crouch End is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Crouch End.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Tiffin Tin (Hornsey) 28 High Street, London 4.3 179
The Haberdashery 22 Middle Lane, London 4.3 490
Pizza Go Go 85 Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 90
Three Compasses 62 High Street, London 4.3 471
Wow Simply Japanese 18 Crouch End Hill, London 4.3 246
Dunn’s Bakery 6 The Broadway, London 4.3 324
Melange Restaurant 45 Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 598
Curry Cosheli 89 Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 81
Paccata Crouch End 50, Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 405
Beam 39-41 Topsfield Road, London 4.3 1384
Bengal Indian 153 Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 172
Bufala Di Londra 18 Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London 4.3 1195
Rosemary Crouch End 11, 13 Park Road, London 4.3 358
Sumak Restaurant 141 Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 951
Bar Esteban 29 Park Road, London 4.3 316
Sable d’Or 43 The Broadway, London 4.3 207
Everest Kitchen 89 Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 19
Chicken Spot 120 Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 47
Tootoomoo Crouch End 12 Crouch End Hill, London 4.3 521
Curtis Caribbean Grill & Specialty Cakes 216 Middle Lane, London 4.3 154

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Crouch End has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Harringay Arms 153 Crouch Hill Crouch End N8 9QH August 2023 – cask beer retruns for the first time in a long time.
Kings Head 2 Crouch End Hill Crouch End N8 8AA The first thing you notice about the Kings Head is the lack of an apostrophe in its name, either on the frontage or the pub sign, which depicts the King of Hearts from the traditional deck of cards. The second is the inside of the pub, which the large windows make easily visible from the street. The pub is renowned for live entertainment, with comedy, live music on Fridays and jazz on Sunday afternoons. There is also a quiz on Wednesday nights. The walls are adorned with photos of comedians, and there is plenty of comfortable seating to study them from. There is an extensive menu.
Great Northern Railway Tavern 67 High Street Hornsey N8 7QB An excellent example of the work of architects Shoebridge and Rising. Built in 1865 to serve the Hornsey Station and rebuilt in 1896. This is a single bar pub with fine original etched glass-work. Note the magnificent conservatory to the rear. In 2017, this grade II listed pub has been beautifully refurbished by new owners, Fuller’s, keeping and enhancing all of its best original features removing the open kitchen adding more drinking and dining space. A display screen lists the 20 craft beers available on tap. The pub is on the London Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. Beer is served in thirds, two thirds and pints. They do not do halves.
McCafferty’s 128 Tottenham Lane Hornsey N8 7EL Formally the Hope & Anchor Bar, McCafferty’s, Crouch End is the 8th McCafferty’s Bar to open its doors. Single bar pub which has clearly had more bars in the past. There is a pool table and a dart board. Background music. Major matches are shown live. There is an outside drinking area at rear. Quiz night Thursday.
Queens 26 Broadway Parade Hornsey N8 9DE A well restored building, built originally as a hotel, which was saved from becoming a pizza restaurant by a campaign run by local residents and supported by CAMRA. The pub boasts a wealth of carved fittings and original features, including a large circular central bar, making it an important historical landmark in Crouch End. It is listed on CAMRA’s National inventory of pub interiors of special historic interest as well as being Grade II listed.
Three Compasses 62 High Street Hornsey N8 7NX Pubs Next Door, the North London pub company started by Aaron Wilson, is planning to run five sites in the capital, following the launch of its second pub with Star Pubs and Bars. The Three Compasses in Hornsey reopened in November following a £230,000 joint refurbishment with the pubco. As well as food and drink, Wilson plans to launch activities ranging from jazz nights to mother and baby quizzes. The makeover of The Three Compasses has restored and redecorated the outside of the pub, which dates back to 1896 and was designed by architect John Farrer. Thanks to Pub & Bar online magazine.
Fox 2 Park Road London N8 8TD From the Urban Pubs & Bars website –
Maynard Arms 70 Park Road London N8 8SX A gastro conversion a few years ago, now a part of Greene King’s Metropolitan Pub Co brand which has led to more guest beers. For a single bar pub, it is on the large side and in warm weather the doors open straight onto the courtyard. Food serving times and current menu best found from their website. Camra card carrying members get 10% off their pints. Presently have four changing beers, and continue to stock Greene King IPA permanently. As a rule the pub tries to only order ales from London Breweries. While the offer is changed as much as often, they stock Truman’s, Sambrook’s, Twickenham and Portobello more than any other breweries.’
Railway Tavern 23 Crouch End Hill London N8 8DH Of all the Crouch End pubs to have gone gastro, the Railway’s makeover is arguably the most extreme. Under new management since early 2008, the satellite televisions and pool tables that were the mainstay of the old pub have gone and the interior has been extensively refurbished, making the area around the single bar look much more open plan. Their website contains a very interesting section on the pub’s history going back to 1937, it is worth mentioning the Toby plaque in the downside wall.
Small Beer 22 Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane London N8 8PT It is now owned by the same team that was behind the Dukes Head, Highgate. To quote, ” We’ll be bringing a true freehouse to Crouch End, with an ample offer of the well conditioned, independent cask we’ve built a reputation for, alongside a large range of local London beer.” Three varying cask beers, one cider and around 12 keg taps. Small Beer specialises in small craft beer breweries (Beak from Lewes instead of Harvey’s) – in fact there were no standard brands available at all in Feb 2023. In addition to beer they offer a wide range of cocktails.

Green space in the city of Crouch End

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Crouch End in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Crouch End would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Crouch End and what company operates here.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sainsbury’s 158a Cromwell Road, London 4.2 3737
Waitrose & Partners 128 Gloucester Road, London 4.1 490
The Emperor Store 48A Gloucester Road, London 2.8 11
Londis Old Brompton Road 156 Old Brompton Road, London 3.9 17
Tesco Express 50-52 Old Brompton Road, London 2.9 128
Little Waitrose & Partners 103 Old Brompton Road, London 4.1 332
Tesco Express 87-93 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London 3 163
M&S Simply Food 289-291 Fulham Road, London 4 98
Sainsbury’s Local 295-297 Fulham Road, London 3.4 43
Sainsbury’s Local 268 Fulham Road, London 3.7 63
Sainsbury’s Local 75 Sloane Avenue, London 3.3 68
Europafoodxb South Kensington 32 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London 4.8 62
Kensington Express 11 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London 3.2 19
Local Supermarket United Kingdom 3 1
Muay Supermarket 8a Hogarth Road, London 4.2 66
Pinoy Supermarket. 10 Hogarth Road, London 4.5 76
Manila Supermarket Ltd 11-12 Hogarth Place, London 4.5 146
Knights Food Fayre 9 Montpelier Street, London 4.4 16

Gyms in Crouch End

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Crouch End might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Coolhurst Tennis & Squash Club Coolhurst Road, London 4.3 111
Virgin Active 31 Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 323
Link Arts Kickboxing Club 50 Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 1
Birthwise Yoga 16 Lightfoot Road, London 4.3 N/A
Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu 50 Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 26
Yoga Wonder 53 Elder Avenue, London 4.3 N/A
Park Road Pools & Fitness Park Road, London 4.3 894
Pure Dynamic Osteopathy Veryan Court, 23 Park Road, London 4.3 119
G90 Boxing and Fitness 184 Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 20
YogaSoftley 49aThe Broadway Crouch End, London 4.3 7
JeanetteThomson Osteopath & Acupuncture Barnet / Crouch End Room 3, 41 The Broadway, London 4.3 N/A
Yoga State of Mind Upper Studio, The Haelan Centre, 41 The Broadway, London 4.3 N/A
3Tribes: Hot Yoga|Boutique Fitness| 52 Coleridge Road, London 4.3 32
My Gym Crouch End 2-4 The Broadway, London 4.3 26
One Yoga London Priory Park, Priory Park Pavilion, London 4.3 32
3Tribes: Spin|Bootcamp|Barre Exchange House, 71 Crouch End Hill, London 4.3 43
The Hill & End 9 Christchurch Road, London 4.3 1
Adventures In Movement 15 Myddelton Road, London 4.3 N/A
Keith Core Fitness Fitnastic, 44 Tottenham Lane, London 4.3 48
Sacred Mastery Yoga 32B Mount View Road, London 4.3 N/A

Galleries and Museums

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Crouch End through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Apple Tree & Blackberry Orchard Green 96 A103, London 3 1

Other nearby neighbourhoods

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Crouch End? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Gospel Oak See the guide here
Tufnell Park See the guide here
Highbury See the guide here
Holloway See the guide here
Dartmouth Park See the guide here
Finsbury Park See the guide here
Archway See the guide here
Upper Holloway See the guide here
Manor House See the guide here
Sandy Lodge See the guide here
Harringay See the guide here
Seven Sisters See the guide here
West Green See the guide here
Hornsey See the guide here
Duckett’s Green See the guide here
Fortis Green See the guide here
Muswell Hill See the guide here
East Finchley See the guide here
Wood Green See the guide here
Bowes Park See the guide here
Bounds Green See the guide here
New Southgate See the guide here
Gospel Oak See the guide here
Tufnell Park See the guide here
Highbury See the guide here
Holloway See the guide here
Dartmouth Park See the guide here
Finsbury Park See the guide here
Archway See the guide here
Upper Holloway See the guide here
Manor House See the guide here
Sandy Lodge See the guide here
Harringay See the guide here
Seven Sisters See the guide here
West Green See the guide here
Hornsey See the guide here
Duckett’s Green See the guide here
Fortis Green See the guide here
Muswell Hill See the guide here
East Finchley See the guide here
Wood Green See the guide here

Looking for something more precise? Have a look at our analysis on the property market at the postcode level

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
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