Crouch End is one of the favourite areas for families who want to live in a lively neighbourhood with a village spirit, not too far from London city centre.
- Green spaces
Rather than being overrun by tourists and the high street choked with chain stores, Crouch End has managed to retain a unique community charm thanks to this semi-seclusion. You’ll find young professionals rubbing shoulders with bohemian types – actors are ten a penny around here – in its relaxed leafy surroundings.
So, how exactly do you get to and from Crouch End? It’s much easier than you might think.
National rail: trains from nearby Hornsey and Harringay stations (both fare zone 3) take just 20 minutes and 18 minutes respectively to reach Moorgate via Finsbury Park.
London Overground: take a 15-minute stroll to Crouch Hill station (fare zone 3) for London Overground connections to Barking and Gospel Oak.
Tube: Finsbury Park station, which is served by the Piccadilly and Victoria lines, is 1.7 miles away.
Bus: routes include the numbers 41 (to Archway) and 91 (to Trafalgar Square). The W5 and W7 connect to Archway, Muswell Hill, and Finsbury Park. Crouch End is served by two night buses: N41 and N91.
Things to do
Crouch End’s enticing range of independent cafés and restaurants – from quaint coffee shops and bakeries to French bistros and gastro pubs – sets it apart from other sterile high streets in the capital. The annual Crouch End Festival in June provides the area with an opportunity to showcase the artistic talents it’s famous for. The ArtHouse Crouch End is a popular boutique cinema housed in a former Salvation Army Hall. Crouch End’s leafy reputation is given a helping hand by its proximity to Highgate Woods and Alexandra Park – the latter offering spectacular views of London.
Transports towards London: Highgate tube station on the Northern Line (zone 4), trains from Hornsey and Harringay stations (13 min from King’s Cross St Pancras)
What you will find in Crouch End
- Victorian style houses
- Farmers’ market every Sunday on Alexandra Palace Way
- Loads of parks nearby: Priory Park, Stationers Park, Finsbury Park and Alexandra Park
- Great British schools and nurseries
- The stylish Highgate village close-by