Local area guide

Living in Crouch End

Thinking about moving to Crouch End? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Crouch End

Why Crouch End is a good place to live

This North London area has an undeniable charm with its blend of city living and natural surroundings. Crouch End is just a stone's throw away from Alexandra Palace and its expansive greenery, offering a wonderful balance between urban conveniences and nature. Living in Crouch End means you're never far from unique shopping experiences and flavourful cuisines from around the world, thanks to a vibrant local restaurant scene. Furthermore, thanks to its position near Wood Green's shopping district and cinemas, you'll have a multitude of recreational options close by. A short bus ride provides easy access to the fast London links of Finsbury Park, putting the capital's attractions within reach.

What's Crouch End famous for?

Crouch End is famous for its lively streets and stunning views of London. It has enjoyed a reputation as one of the city's best under-the-radar neighbourhoods, home to a wealth of independent shops and restaurants. A favourite among residents and visitors alike is the 19th-century Crouch End Clock Tower, and the Little Paris Store offers a touch of French elegance and charm amid the urban landscape, as well as local bakery Dunns, which featured in the BBC series Killing Eve. Adding to its character is the area's unique tradition known as 'Swearing on the Horns', a local pub ritual conceived as a commitment to merriment.

Things to do in Crouch End

Crouch End is a place brimming with activities to engage in. Foodies will enjoy the diversity of its restaurant scene, from traditional pastry bourekas to exotic Thai dishes. Shopping enthusiasts can enjoy a tour of Broadway Parade, lined with a generous number of shops, restaurants, and even a historical pub known as The Queens. If you have an interest in design, Indish Design Shop on Broadway Parade will not disappoint with its intriguing lamp designs. For those in search of the area's natural beauty, you won't have to look far, with attractions like Alexandra Park offering boating, farmers’ markets, and spectacular fireworks displays.

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Properties currently for sale in Crouch End

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Transport in Crouch End

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Crouch End.

Local connections

Crouch Hill
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
National Rail
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
1 miles / 1.6 km
1 miles / 1.6 km
Upper Holloway
National Rail
1.1 miles / 1.8 km

Schools in Crouch End

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Crouch End.

Education in Crouch End

Kestrel House School
Ages: 5 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
St Gildas' Catholic Junior School
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
St Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School
Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Coleridge Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2015)
Rokesly Junior School
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Rokesly Infant & Nursery School
Ages: 3 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)

Local pubs in Crouch End

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  • Kings Head

    London N8

    Ace Beer, brilliant food, best comedy nights in N. London, regular live music, weekly pub quiz. Keep up to date here!

  • Harringay Arms

    London N8

    The Harringay Arms is a cracking little boozer on Crouch Hill with live music, Great whiskey and a top craft beer selection.

  • Queens

    London N8

    Pub and Dining Room in the heart of Crouch End. Victorian architecture, modern feel. Come and visit our Secret Garden.

  • Maynard Arms

    London N8

    The Maynard Arms is modern & comfortable pub in Crouch End. Real ales, great wines and delicious coffee as well as fresh gastro fare & awesome music!

  • Shaftesbury

    London N19

    The Shaftesbury Tavern is a local gem. It’s a proper boozer with traditional sentiments and an emphasis placed upon the heritage of the pub and the area it serves. A friendly, relaxed space with really great beer and a considered food offering.