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Crouch End Area Guide

Crouch End is a vibrant and sought after area in North London, overflowing with numerous popular restaurants, pubs and bars. It started out as a heavily wooded hamlet on the old medieval route from London to the north. To this day it retains its leafy feel, being blessed with an abundance of parks and woodlands within a stone’s throw of the centre. If you’re looking for a smart, charming and arty place to live, then Crouch End is certainly worth considering.

The best of Crouch End:

• Its elegant main high street, the Broadway, with its landmark clock tower and vibrant café culture.
• Crouch End has a vast array of independent shops and boutiques, lending to its village-like appeal.
• Crouch End enjoys a well-supported local arts scene and is the preferred location of creative types – particularly those in the media and music industries.
• The area is surrounded by parks, woodlands and nature reserves, including the sizeable Alexandra Park, the popular Priory Park with its paddling pool and café and the nearby Highgate Wood with over 70 acres of ancient woodland.
• Crouch End has excellent primary schools, making it especially popular with younger families.
• Established in 1992, the ever-busy and excellent Banners restaurant is the chosen meeting place of many locals both young and old, from breakfast through to dinner.

Is Crouch End for me?

Crouch End attracts young families and the arty crowd alike. Young couples enjoy its bustling café culture and excellent pubs, including the Kings Head with its live music and popular comedy club. 
Various celebrities have made Crouch End their home, including Simon Pegg and James McAvoy. 

Schools:
One of the particular draws of Crouch End is its choice of great local schools.

There are 7 primary schools within the N8 postcode, including:
• Coleridge – Crouch end Hill
• St. Gilda’s RC – Oakington Way
• Weston Park – Denton Road
• Rokesly – Hermiston Avenue
 
Secondary schools in the area include:
• Hornsey School for Girls - Inderwick Road 
• Highgate Wood - Montenotte Road
• Greig City Academy - High Street 
 
 
Public transport:

Crouch End is in transport Zone 3.

Tube: There is no tube station in Crouch End. The nearest tube is located at Archway within 1.2 miles of Crouch End town centre in nearby N19. Archway tube station is on the Northern line. Within similar distance you can also get to Highgate tube also on Northern line or Finsbury Park station which has Piccadilly and Victoria lines as well as National rail services.

Trains: Hornsey railway station is north-east of Crouch End (within postcode area N8). Trains run directly from Hornsey to Moorgate approximately every 10 minutes, taking less than 20 minutes. There are also regular trains from Hornsey to London Paddington.
Crouch Hill station is on the London Overground route linking Gospel Oak with Barking in East London. 

Buses: Crouch End benefits from good bus links, with buses being the only means of transport out of the town centre. For example, W7 bus goes from Crouch End Broadway into Finsbury Park Station in less than 10 minutes.

For further information on Crouch End’s transport links, visit the Transport for London website (www.tfl.gov.uk)

Property:

Crouch End primarily consists of period properties, with a combination of Edwardian and Victorian houses as well as converted flats.

Council:

Crouch End falls under Haringey council borough. The annual 2016/ 2017 council tax rates for Haringey are listed below:

Band A: £989.35
Band B: £1,154.23
Band C: £1,319.11
Band D: £1,484.01
Band E: £1,813.67
Band F: £2,143.58
Band G: £2,473.35
Band H: £2,968.02

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