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12 Broadway Parade, Tottenham Lane
London
N8 9DE

Why move to Crouch End?

Somewhat off the beaten track and feeling a bit like a town within the city, Crouch End has been long-established as a firm favourite with families and young professional types. It offers everything from immense Victorian villas with 250ft gardens through to new build apartments, so pretty much everyone is catered for, and there are shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs galore.

Some things to love about living in Crouch End

Take the kids for lunch at Monkey Nuts on Park Road ' they're brilliant with youngsters.

Spend a day at Alexandra Palace. Beyond the music venue, there are parklands, wild animals, a boating lake pitch and put and a duck pond.

Stuff your face with truly delicious cake at Coffee Cake on Broadway Parade.

Take a walk along the Parkland Walk. A disused railway, the beautifully green pathway runs all the way from Finsbury Park to Alexandra Park.

Book a table at St James Bar & Restaurant on Topsfield Parade. It's a great wine bar, perfect for a mid-week drink or a late night session

A little bit of history

Crouch End was originally a little hamlet made up of woodland, farms and villas on the route north out of London. It remained a rural area until the 1880s, when an influx of largely clerical workers saw it develop as a prosperous suburb, and the large old houses went in favour of comfortable middle-class homes. Its main period of expansion came in the late 1800s, which can still be seen in its predominantly Victorian streets. In the 1930s the area had a popular shopping centre including an opera house, but by the end of WWII many of the houses lay empty, and were then rented out to students of the Mountview College and Hornsey Art College.

Need to know

Shopping

Crouch End is great for shopping. Highlights include Soup Dragon for unique children's clothes and toys, and for a last minute gift, you can't beat Oliver Bonas. Food-wise, Dunn's Bakers on The Broadway does a delicious fresh loaf, while Clock Tower Stores, Broadway Fruiters and Crouch End Food & Wine are all excellent grocers. Freemans and Morley Butchers are both great for fresh meat, as is Walter Purkins for fresh fish. There's also a farmers' market in nearby Alexandra Palace every Sunday between 10am and 3pm.

THE RESIDENTS OF CROUCH END ARE SPOILT FOR CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO EATING AND DRINKING.

Transport

By Tube:

Finsbury Park (zone 2) is on the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines ' the latter offering a direct connection to Heathrow Airport in under one hour. Highgate (zone 3) is on the Northern Line, which then takes 15 minutes to get to Kings Cross.

By Train:

Hornsey Overground offers services north towards Welwyn Garden City, and south towards Kings Cross. Crouch Hill has services running west towards Gospel Oak, and east towards Barking.

By Bus:

The area has several useful bus routes, including the 91 which goes all the way as far as Trafalgar Square, and the N41 and N91 which travel back from Trafalgar Square throughout the night.

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