Bursting with culture and a local hub for excellent independent shopping and coffee hubs, Crouch End is often described as an urban village, popular with long-time Londoners, young families and successful bohemian types, with buy-to-let investments on the rise in the area. There is a lot to love about the energy of this Crouch End with its bustling high street and period properties, whilst only a stone's throw from neighbouring Hornsey. The Broadway and The Broadway Parade run directly through the middle of Crouch End and are home to charity shops, historical pubs, coffee shops with tasty brunch options and the iconic clock tower.
Offering everything from independent and national grocery stores, bakeries and coffee shops, you are never far away from a coffee or a freshly baked loaf! Dunn’s Bakery is an icon of the area, serving local residents bread, cakes and pastries since 1820! There are a number of quirky outlets offering a plethora of second-hand, vintage and retro-inspired goods,. For movie lovers, the locally run ArtHouse cinema showcases upcoming films and live streams, theatre productions and ballets. Park Road is the upmarket side of town with antique furniture stores, five-star tapas and high-end boutiques.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect weekend brunch spot, cocktails after work or a family celebration Crouch End has much to offer! The constantly packed ‘Beam’ is family-friendly and serves up an excellent choice of food, with their hot chocolates a thing of local legend! HERE has brought to life a once forgotten corner of Crouch End, with its seasonal menu, locally sourced ingredients and decor sourced from upcycled and reclaimed furniture, this alternative dining experience is to be embraced. For a retro cafe with menu match, Edith’s House, serves up fabulous tea! At the southern tail of The Broadway of Crouch End Hill, you can pick up a taste of Italy with Napoli inspired pizzas from Sacro Cuore.
With a selection of local parks including Priory Park, Stationers Park and Crouch End playing fields all local to the area, the award-winning Priory Park covers 6.5 hectares with ample green space, a paddling pool, tennis courts and a variety of sports and recreational facilities.
Residents of Crouch End can access transport links close by at Finsbury Park Station which is served by the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines and National Rail services. There is also Crouch Hill Overground Station which is and by Bus, a number of routes operate across the area including 41 / 91 / W5 and W7 (N41 and N91 also offer night services).
With a selection of large 5 and 6 bedroom Edwardian and Victorian period homes, some of which have been converted to create spectacular and spacious apartments the area offers an exceptional choice of property, ideal for both families and young professionals. Renowned architect John Farrer was largely responsible for the red-brick large Edwardian houses within the desirable address of Cecile Park.
Council Tax Annual Rates for Haringey 2018/2019
(source Haringey Council)
The name ‘Crouch End’ is rumoured to originate from Medieval Times where the area formed borders of a parish and roughly where the clock tower is now situated, a wooden cross was erected to mark the junction of four locally important roads. The area was made up of rural land but expanded during Victorian times and even included train links which no longer exist, however, an influx or middle-class housing during this period was developed and retailers along what’s now known as Crouch End Broadway, in the mid-1930s, Crouch End became locally well-known for its shopping centre including a music hall which attracted visitors from across London.