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    Five Reasons to Live in Crouch End

    23 June 2021

    One of North London’s hidden gems, the vibrant community of Crouch End is full of charm and character. Its streets are lined with an eclectic mix of independent eateries, boutique stores and cultural hotspots, and some of the most impressive parks in the Capital are situated close by. The area provides numerous transport options around London, with overground trains from nearby Crouch Hill, Hornsey and Harringay, and Finsbury Park tube station is just a short bus ride away. Here are five reasons that make Crouch End one of the best places to live.

    1. Incredible eateries

    Crouch End offers an array of exceptional food and dining options, with its well-known restaurants serving dishes from all around the world. Lyon’s Seafood & Wine Bar offers fresh and delicious seafood, Florians 2 provides traditional Italian cuisine, Bar Esteban is popular for Spanish tapas and Bistro Aix is renowned for its French dishes. Another popular restaurant in Crouch End is The Clock N8, which serves modern British cuisine and is located across the road from The Crouch End Cellars, a specialist cheese and wine shop with produce sourced from around Europe.

    For coffee lovers, there is a great selection of independent cafes to choose from, including Sable d’Or, Caffeinate and Coffee Circus. Traditional family-run businesses add to the village-feel of the Crouch End community, including Dunns Bakery, selling fresh bread and pastries, as well as a fishmongers, butchers and greengrocers.

    2. Cultural hotspots

    Recognised for its artsy community and creative atmosphere, Crouch End is home to a number of renowned venues. Located in the former Salvation Army Hall, ArtHouse Crouch End combines independent cinema, theatre, live music, fine art, comedy and dance, and down the road, the five-screen Crouch End Picturehouse shows some of the latest blockbusters with a popular restaurant and bar on site. Appealing to comedy fans, Downstairs at the King’s Head is one of the oldest comedy clubs in Britain and hosts numerous weekly shows, from comedy and spoken word, to magic and dance. And of course, Alexandra Palace, which hosts an incredible line up of live events, is a short distance away.


    3. London’s famous green spaces

    Crouch End’s close proximity to some of London’s best loved green spaces is one of its major pulls. Just to the north is Alexandra Park, home to the famous Alexandra Palace, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the London skyline. Nearby, Hampstead Heath offers 790-acres of green open spaces with swimming ponds and beautiful woodlands; Highgate Woods provides endless woodland hiking trails and Finsbury Park has numerous sports courts and a boating lake for recreational activities.

    In Crouch End itself, Hornsey Town Hall will welcome a new and improved green in the Town Hall Square, which is due to part re-open this autumn, with new seating areas and vibrant seasonal planting to be enjoyed by the community. Residents of Hornsey Town Hall will also have access to numerous communal courtyards and landscaped gardens situated around the development.


    4. Independent retailers

    Crouch End is a hub for independent retailers and its main streets, The Broadway, Broadway Parade and Park Road are lined with every type of shop you could dream of. Second-hand vinyl’s can be found at Flashback Records, quirky homeware at Indish, and there are a number of independent gift shops and unique vintage stores. The House of Books independent bookshop is a local favourite, as well as The Urban Flower Co, which sells bright and beautiful plants and flowers.


    5. A new community at Hornsey Town Hall

    The restoration of the historic Hornsey Town Hall is set to transform Crouch End and welcome a new community to this vibrant part of North London once complete in 2022. Residents of the new apartments within the grounds of Hornsey Town Hall, as well as local Crouch Enders and those drawn to the destination, will have easy access to the Hornsey Arts Centre and a new hotel, complete with co-working hub and rooftop bar offering spectacular views across London. Operated by The TIME + SPACE Co., the new Hornsey Arts Centre will host a diverse programme of live events in the Assembly Hall, a unique cinema experience in the Town Hall, and the former Civic Spaces and Council Chamber will be available for private hire.

    If you would like to make Crouch End your new home, please contact Patrizia Coro at the marketing suite on 07972 000 253 or email

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    The Marketing Suite for Hornsey Town Hall is open Monday to Thursday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm. Virtual viewings are also available. To arrange an appointment, please call Patrizia on 07972 000253.

    Hornsey Town Hall is a development by CROUCH END (FEC) LIMITED,
    FEC House, 40 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1JQ, England (a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 10448866).
    Computer-generated images (CGIs) are indicative only and should not be relied upon as depicting the final as built development or apartment.