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www.hamptons.co.uk 3 Relocate Welcome to Crouch End 6 Why move to Crouch End? 8 Pubs & Live Music 14 Local Hotspots 16 Arts 18 Family Days Out 20 Local Schools 22 Local Restaurants 30 Fitness & Health 28
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WelcomeA very warm welcome to... Crouch End and the surrounding areas from all of us at Hamptons.
You will be moving into one of the most highly regarded areas in London. Desirable homes, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants and an eclectic, vibrant population. Hamptons has been matching people with property that’s right for them, locally, nationally and internationally, since 1869. We were pioneers, setting standards that few of our rivals could match and this hasn’t changed since.
Today, 150 years after we first set up home in Pall Mall, with 15 decades of finding property and looking after people under our belt, our clients now consider us to be their, ‘home experts’.
Yours sincerely, Summer Preston - Associate Director James Williams - Head of lettings
Hamptons offers you
warm welcome to Crouch End
Congratulations, if you are house hunting in Crouch End, you have already won. A home in this great area with all it offers, automatically makes you the envy of many. Now in order to make your transition as smooth and hassle free as possible Hamptons have put together this great guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little about planning
and building control, read tips on where to shop, eat and lot’s more, all packed into one little guide with clickable links.
Perhaps most importantly we have researched some of the leading local professionals and experts who can help you add value and personalise your soon to be new home.
“A big WELCOME and enjoy”
A little bit of history
The town’s handsome Victorian clock tower sits at the junction of several major historic thoroughfares around which the town originally developed. The arrival of rail links in the late 19th century was key to the prosperity of Crouch End and the area underwent further rapid expansion when the post-war provision of social housing opened the area up to young families. The Hornsey College of Art, based here until the early 1970s, also drew creative students to the area and Crouch End has a reputation as a thriving artistic community to this day, with many of its residents working in the creative fields.
Properties in Crouch End comprise mainly period houses with substantial gardens, although there is also a good range of new build developments and contemporary apartments. Most of the houses in the area are of Victorian and Edwardian stock with many charming terraces, many of which have been converted into flats offering great choice for those looking to buy or rent in the area. Crouch End has enduring appeal with families looking to establish roots in north London.
Why move to Crouch End?
It has a plethora of independent cafés, bars and restaurants mixed in with well-known shopping brands, all organised around four main streets leading off The Broadway which, along with the wonderful green spaces, create the village feel and sense of community that Crouch End is renowned for. Residents are drawn by the area’s obvious charm but are encouraged to put down roots and
raise families here thanks to the stunning period properties and a whole host of amenities including fantastic schools, sports facilities, a theatre and several cinemas.
As you would expect from such a creative hub, shopping in Crouch End encompasses everything from delightful gift shops to vintage clothing boutiques to designer furniture stores. Harmless Store is an ethical
grocery store offering an array of vegan delights and avoiding single use plastics. In addition to these independent offerings, residents benefit from high street mainstays such as Boots and Waterstones, as well as several centrally located supermarkets, including Waitrose, M&S and Tesco. The area also has several gyms and specialist studios for fitness fans such as Virgin Active amongst others.
Thanks to a lack of transport links, the leafy neighbourhood of Crouch End is somewhat of an undiscovered gem. While few transport options might seem like a hindrance, it turns out to be one of the North London postcode’s biggest strengths.
Unlike nearby Hampstead and Highgate, it manages to avoid the tourist crowds. And those living in Crouch End get an area that retains its charm. It provides a touch of bohemian vibes and is a magnet for young professionals and families looking for a community-driven neighbourhood.
Crouch End has a café culture, independent boutiques and local restaurants for residents to enjoy. Here some of the best things to do and see in the N8 postcode.
Crouch End is well-known for its cafe culture, and The Haberdashery might just be the best of the bunch. The cafe freshly sources all of its
seasonal ingredients to create wholesome recipes that go down a treat with locals.
However, it’s not only those living in Crouch End that lavish praise on The Haberdashery. The cafe has won numerous awards, including “Best Coffee Shop in London” from Grazia Magazine, “Best Place for Breakfast” from Timeout and “One of the Best Cheap Eats in the Capital” from the Independent
Crouch End and the surrounding area has been a home to rockstars, celebrities, athletes, academics, artists and common or garden members of the upper-crust for generations.
Here are a few notable names...
Mathew Willis Singer
Simon Pegg English Actor
Katherine Ryan Canadian Comedian
Actor, Film Director
Gina McKee British, Actress
Lilian Harvey Actress, Singer
Nicholas Rowe British Actor
Gem Archer British Musician
David Tennant, Actor Gillian Andreson, Actor
Pubs & Live Music
The Kings Head
Combining the best in British pub hospitality with individuality, character and quirky charm, The King’s Head lies at the heart of Crouch End, known for its independent shops, leafy residential streets and creative vibe. Home to one of the oldest comedy clubs in Britain, the King’s Head is the perfect setting for a laidback yet distinctly memorable drinking and dining experience. Whether you’re looking for a lazy lunch or family dinner, The King’s Head offers flavoursome food, an explorative drinks menu and a genuine, welcoming atmosphere. 2 Crouch End Hill, Greater, London N8 8AA. 020 8340 1028
www.thekingsheadcrouchend.co.uk/ Maynard Arms
All our bars have a warm and welcoming traditional Irish pub atmosphere that is popular with both locals and tourists alike. Our venues offer live authentic Irish music 7 nights a week! From a pint to a cocktail, from events to birthdays, we offer such great quality and service you’ll keep coming back for more!
128 Tottenham Ln, London N8 7EL. 020 8341 3182 www.mccaffertysbars.com/
The Harringay Arms
Local pub in the Heart of the community serving a great selection of wines, ales and beers, We host regular live music, pub quizzes and more. Check our website for upcoming events.
153 Crouch Hill, London N8 9QH. 020 8245 4673 www./harringayarms.co.uk/
Whether you are looking for a chilled-out Sunday lunch, summer barbecue or buzzing Friday night then look no further for your perfect venue. Looking for the best spot to watch all the live sporting action. We will be showing all the action on all our screens; with delicious dishes and pints flowing, there is no place better to cheer on your favourite team. Our selection of cans, bottles, keg and casks are from locally sourced, national and international craft breweries, offering you a deep dive into the world of craft beer. 70 Park Rd, London N8 8SX. 020 8341 6283 www.maynardarmsn8.co.uk/
Kiss The Sky - Camden Town Kiss The Sky is a cocktail bar with a difference, a fun vibrant venue with a wide range of delicious cocktails, refreshing beers on tap, wines, spirits, and food menu. Special events, Live Music, DJ Nights on Friday, and Saturday. If you’re planning your birthday celebrations, reception, Xmas or work party, Kiss the Sky will make it extra special at zero charge. 2-4-1 Cocktails every day from 5pm until 2am, 5pm until Midnight (Sunday to Thursday). 8-20 Park Rd, London N8 8TD. 07903 633172
“Wet your whistle”
Close to the centre of the urban village that is Crouch End, the Queens has been the social hub of the town for some years. The huge Victorian era building retains loads of its original charm with nouveau stained glass, intricate plasterwork, ceilings, and oodles of dark wood panelling. At the large central bar in the heart of the pub you can expect to find an extensive line up of craft beers, a well put together wine list and a decent selection of gin – because we love gin! Our courtyard garden has been transformed for the Autumn and Winter season - covered, heated and lit, perfect for al fresco gatherings and parties.
26 Broadway Parade, London N8 9DE. 020 3978 2154
Little Mercies is a vibrant cocktail bar and restaurant. Opened in October 2018, we are a local neighbourhood bar, serving draft beer, amazing wine, and delicious cocktails. We also have a regularly changing small plate food menu to accompany if you wish. Light and airy our friendly staff looking forward to welcoming you.
20 Broadway Parade, London N8 9DE. 07852 371520 www.littlemercies.co.uk/
We’re a diverse pub with a community at our core. Hosting a range of nights. We provide a nice, vibrant atmosphere with a great selection of wines, beers and ales. We host regular events and live music from Jazz to DJ’s to a regular pub quiz, we have something for everyone.
62 High St, London N8 7NX. 020 3154 4646 www.facebook.com/threecompassespub
Should you wish to wet your whistle in Crouch End you could hardly have a wider choice. ‘Old school’ inns and taverns, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastropubs, they all abide aplenty in Crouch End. Here are a few suggestions but the best way to find your ‘local’ is surely to take the air and simply explore.
Brave Sir Robin
A cosy and vibrant independent craft beer pub with 20 rotating taps, incredible food, DJs and regular weekly live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday too. We also serve delicious food and yard sale pizza. Keep an eye on our website for upcoming news and events.
29 Crouch Hill, Finsbury Park, London N4 4AP. 020 7018 3830
Enjoy an artisan coffee, while exploring great fashion boutiques right in the picturesque heart of Crouch End!
Harris + Hoole
Harris + Hoole are a chain of speciality coffee shops founded in 2012. We are on a mission to make seasonally sourced, single origin, speciality coffee accessible to everyone. We do this by investing in the best coffees, expertly training our baristas, and providing relaxing shops for our customers to come and visit.
9 The Broadway, London N8 8DU. 020 8347 6269 www.harrisandhoole.co.uk/
Velasquez and Van Wezel
Velasquez & Van Wezel was born out of a huge passion for and appreciation of coffee. We’re proud to curate some of the best flavours from around the globe so that you too can enjoy world-class coffee. We’re pleased to offer something for everyone and our menu includes a whole range of options beyond tea and coffee. If superfood lattes are for you, choose from matcha, turmeric or beetroot, or if you prefer something cooler, why not try a kombucha, maté or delicious MOJU cold pressed juice or booster.
78 Park Rd, London N8 8JQ. 07930 480160 www.velasquezandvanwezel.co.uk/
Lo-fi Is an Independent Coffee House in the heart of Crouch End, London. Infusing local house brews, espressos, and eclectic tunes. Lofi focuses on local produce, sustainability, and superb customer service. Come join us for some time out, relax over a freshly brewed coffee or perhaps listen to some vinyl on our listening station.
11 Broadway Parade, London N8 9DE. www.loficoffee.co.uk/
Beam Food, family and community are at the centre of everything we do. Set in a stylish brick-lined, chandelier-lit cafe with beautiful vintage décor to provide an ambient atmosphere for you to enjoy our Artisan coffees with a selection of speciality teas, serving the finest, delicious dishes too. 39-41 Topsfield Rd, London N8 8PT. 020 8348 3748 www.cafebeam.co.uk/
Organic & Organic Café
Serving great food and Artisan coffees and teas, also offering a healthy and fresh Organic Juice bar, with delicious breakfasts and lunches with vegan options available.
1 Topsfield Parade, London N8 8PR. 020 8292 9312 www.organic-organic-cafe
Since we started in 2002, we have sold to over 40,000 happy customers and earned an enviable reputation for client service. We handpick every item from the most coveted wardrobes and fashion cupboards. All our items are in impeccable condition or are brand new. We guarantee the authenticity of all our items so you can shop with confidence.
8 Bellevue Rd, London SW17 7EG. 0800 772 0207 www.shonamac.com/
Murray – Menswear
Murray Store is a small shop with a big heart, a creative pulse, and a great bedside manner.
Since opening in October 2012, the shop has become a leading, independent menswear outlet selling seasonal clothing, shoes, accessories, and grooming products. The natural, all-wooden, cosy interior –designed by the shop’s original owner, Murray Clarke – houses classic collections by world-renowned heritage labels and independent, ethically conscious brands. We support family-owned companies that employ local craftspeople to hand-stitch, weave, knit, or recycle natural fibres. All our suppliers celebrate quality, community and slow fashion as much as we do.
142 Crouch Hill, London N8 9DX. 020 8342 5200 www.murraystore.co.uk/
Change Of Heart
A beautiful dress agency with a range of once cherished and new women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. We are independently owned in the heart of North London’s Crouch End, where we have been for 28 years. Having nurtured fabulous relationships with local people, stylists and direct with several luxury brands we are able to source some special pieces and rare finds, the latest seasons to classic vintage pieces.
The Old School, 59b Park Rd, London N8 8DP. 020 8341 1575 www.changeofheartlondon.com/
Crouch End Arts
ArtHouse Crouch End Arthouse is a truly independent cinema and live performance space created by local people. By mixing the world of film, fine art, live music, discussion groups, theatre, live streaming, workshops, dance, comedy and whatever else that inspires, we strive to create a unique hub in North London for both Artists to feel at home in and lovers of art to be thoroughly entertained in. 159A Tottenham Ln, London N8 9BT. 020 8245 3099 www.arthousecrouchend.co.uk/ The Castle Cinema Circa-1913 movie house screening features & independent films in an intimate interior with a bar. Housing a great atmospheric cinema with a good bar also serving delicious snacks. Luxurious, plush seats will ensure you enjoy the movies in a comfortable and stylish environment.
First Floor, 64 - 66 Brooksby’s Walk, London E9 6DA. www.thecastlecinema.com/
The Pleasance Theatre
The Pleasance’s year-round home in London, Islington, has provided some of the country’s leading talents in the theatrical, comedy and local communities with a platform to develop work, hone their craft and grow new audiences. The artistic programme at Pleasance London runs in parallel with Pleasance Edinburgh, with curated comedy, theatre and family programmes. Pleasance London is comprised of three performance spacesthe Cabaret Main House, The Studio, and Downstairs. With capacities ranging from 54 - 230 seats, flexible configurations and bar service to seats/tables in each venue, Pleasance London provides performing companies with excellent facilities that can be adapted for a large number of productions and events.
Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF. 020 7609 1800 www.pleasance.co.uk/
Why not enjoy a night at one of the great theatres spotted around Crouch End!
Crouch End Picturehouse
At Picturehouse, we love cinemas. Nestled in the heart of their neighbourhoods, each of our cinemas are distinct, full of personality and run by welcoming and attentive staff. We don’t just screen excellent films. We provide places to eat, meet and relax, and host a busy calendar of events for everyone to explore. If you love opera or theatre, we screen it live and direct from stages around the world. If you’re all about superhero films, come to one of our state-of-the-art screens and get yourself a large popcorn.
165 Tottenham Ln, London N8 9BY. 020 7326 2649 www.picturehouses.com/
Finsbury Park Picturehouse
Follow the old-school signage and the eyecatching wallpaper through into the very heart of Finsbury Park – there you’ll find our Members’ Bar.Armed with a stacked, perfectly curated bar, plenty to eat, plush velvet sofas and a chic concrete-andwood interior, tap away at your laptop (there’s free wi-fi!) or grab a post-film drink with a pal in style.Plus, the perfect reminder of why we’re all here (because we love cinema).
Unit 1, Cinema LS, 17 City N Pl, Finsbury Park, London N4 3FU. 020 7326 2649 www.picturehouses.com/cinema/ finsbury-park
Originally Hackney Central Library and later a concert venue, this landmark building was converted into a cinema in 2011, creating some stunning interior spaces. Picturehouse Cinemas and architects Panter Hudspith transformed the building into a five-screen venue with a restaurant and two bars. The Picturehouse touch has brought a mix of modern industrial glamour and urban cool to this Hackney Cinema, which is overtly bold and brutalist in construction. It’s a fun, funky and impressive place to hang out.
270 Mare St, London E8 1HE. 020 7326 2649 www.picturehouses.com/cinema/ hackney-picturehouse
Exceptional theatre in the heart of Finsbury Park. With two theatre spaces, a studio for outreach work and a café bar, Park Theatre has been praised by the national press. Park Theatre is the brainchild of Artistic Director, Jez Bond, and Creative Director Emeritus, Melli Bond, who – following a six-year London-wide search for a building –discovered a vacant office block next to Finsbury Park station in 2010. Garnering support from the theatre community at large – including luminaries such as Ian McKellen and Alan Rickman, the press and, importantly, local residents they set out to raise the necessary funds to convert the tired concrete building into a thriving new theatre and beacon for the community. At a cost of just £2.6 million, the building, designed by David Hughes Architects, opened in May 2013 to rave reviews from the critics.
Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP. 020 7870 6876
King Alfred Phoenix Theatre
The theatre was originally built in the sixties as part of the New College of Speech and Drama and has seen performances from such luminaries as Sir Ralph Richardson, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Peter Sellers and Dame Helen Mirren. Now fully refurbished with stateof-the-art lighting, sound and audiovisual equipment, the Phoenix is all set to move into the future and continue to produce, startling, innovative and dynamic work. The King Alfred Phoenix is a multipurpose venue that has a diverse range of programming throughout the year, from Sophocles to Yoga classes, Sondheim to cinema clubs and music recitals to education conferences. Ivy Wood, N End Rd, London NW11 7HY.
Family days out
Crouch End is a great destination for a family trip offering entertainment for kids of all ages. We’ve picked some of the most popular family-friendly things to do and sorted them into a handy list.
Priory Park Priory Park is a 6.5-hectare public park in Hornsey, in the London Borough of Haringey. It is located between Priory Road and Middle Lane, approximately 0.5 km north of Crouch End Broadway. The park is protected as a Fields in Trust Queen Elizabeth II Field. We have a large green space that also offers, Tennis courts and a basketball court and there are great picnic grounds to enjoy with the family.
12 Middle Ln, London N8 7JP. 020 8489 1000 www.haringey.gov.uk/
Little Dinosaurs Little Dinosaurs indoor play centre, along with our lovely garden enclosure and activities makes us a great place to bring the kids all year round. You can get together with friends for a delicious breakfast or lunch, meet other new mums if you’ve just had your first baby, or just enjoy a coffee. The kids can play leaving you free to chat and enjoy. Whether you sit inside, on the shaded veranda or in the sunshine, this wonderful location has something for all the family to enjoy. The Grove, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7BA. 020 8444 1338 www.little-dinosaurs.appointedd.com/
One of Hackney’s best loved traditional parks, Clissold Park was opened in 1889 and has held a Green Flag award since 2006. Green Flags are awarded yearly to the best green spaces in the country. Clissold Park and House were renovated in 2011 as part of an £8.9 million Heritage Lottery Fund restoration project. Where we also home to a collection of animals is one of the most popular features of Clissold Park. There are birds, goats, and a small herd of fallow deer to enjoy too.
Green Lanes, London N16 9HJ. 020 8356 3000 www.hackney.gov.uk/clissold-park
The Parkland Walk is the longest linear nature reserve in London at 4km in length and follows the former railway line connecting Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace which opened in 1873. Its fame is now global as it often features on ‘must do’ lists for visitors from oversees. At times it can be quite busy, and weekends bring walkers, dog walkers, runners and cyclists all out to take advantage of the weather and escape from the urban hullabaloo.
Florence Road, London N4 3EY. 020 7527 4374 www.parkland-walk.org.uk/
The Park is home to 694 different types of plants, animals, and fungi, including 212 different types of insects and 26 types of arachnids! Big and small, all these species play a role in balancing our delicate ecosystem. While many plants and animals found in the park are common to London, 38 species in Alexandra Park are classed as rare or protected by legislation. Alexandra Park is alive with activity. From high-octane zipwires and fitness classes to more sedate pedalos and pitch & putt – there’s something for everyone. Why not make a day of it?
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY. 020 8365 2121 www.alexandrapalace.com/t
The Castle Climbing Centre
The Castle is run by climbers for climbers and as the premier indoor climbing centre in South East England, we receive more annual visits than any other climbing centre in the U.K. It is constructed within a magnificent Victorian building, formerly a water pumping station (and yes it really does look like a Castle!)
Green Lanes, London N4 2HA. 020 8211 7000 www.castle-climbing.co.uk/
Hampstead Heath is an ancient heath in London, spanning 320 hectares. This grassy public space sits astride a sandy ridge, one of the highest points in London, running from Hampstead to Highgate, which rests on a band of London Clay. 432 Archway Road N6 4JH. 020 7332 3322
Highgate Wood is a beautiful greenspace to explore and enjoy and a quiet haven for walkers and runners, but we also have plenty of spaces for cricket, football, and other sports to be undertaken. There is also a café and well-equipped children’s playground.
Muswell Hill Rd, London N10 3JN. 020 8444 6129 www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/ green-spaces/highgate-wood
Where our children spend most of their week and how they are being educated is a decision which should take some serious consideration. We have put together this list of suggestions to make your life a little bit easier. Many local schools and nurseries offer free tours so please go and visit your choice options before making that final important decision.
Rokesly Infant and Nursery School
Rokesly Infant and Nursery School is a dynamic place to learn. We value learning through experience, learning core ways that are memorable, and equipping your child with skills they can apply in all aspects of life. Our curriculum motivates the children to ask questions, see connections between things and enables them to be self-reflective about the world around them. We want every child to leave the school gate with fond memories and an excitement for the journey ahead.
Rokesly Infant and Nursery School, Rokesly Ave, London N8 8NH. 020 8340 7687 www.rokesly-inf.haringey.sch.uk/
Weston Park Primary School
Weston Park is a small, single form entry, primary school in the heart of North London. We welcome children and families from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures, and we celebrate the differences we have. Together, staff, parents and children help to make Weston Park a vibrant and exciting place to learn, where the curriculum is enriched with a variety of educational visits, workshops in school and extracurricular activities.
Denton Road, Mayfield Rd, London N8 9WP. 020 8347 5000 www.westonparkprimary.org.uk/
Rokesly Junior School
We have high expectations and academic aspirations for our pupils and this is reflected in our school motto ‘working hard, aiming high and learning together’. We have excellent partnerships with our parents as we work together to develop our young people’s social skills, resilience and emotional literacy that will see them flourish throughout their lifetime as lifelong learners. Our dedicated team of teaching and support staff work ambitiously to deliver a tailored curriculum, ensuring that the individual talents and interests of all our pupils are discovered and nurtured. The opportunities are endless, from learning to play a musical instrument such as guitar, trumpet, clarinet or violin to learning French. Rokesly Junior School, Rokesly Ave, London N8 8NH. 020 8348 0290 www.rokesly-jun.haringey.sch.uk/
Greig City Academy
The successes of our students and the school as a whole are the result of a relentless focus on high standards of academic and personal achievement, positive attitudes towards learning and exemplary behaviour. We make sure the learning environment is well-ordered so that all students can feel safe and enjoy learning. Our students are the best ambassadors for the school - they are positive, lively and courteous and interact well with one another and with staff both in and out of the classroom.
High St, London N8 7NU. 020 8609 0100 www.greigcityacademy.co.uk/
Coleridge Primary School
Coleridge is an outstanding school with a passionate and big-hearted staff team. We provide our children with a huge range of opportunities, carefully designed to spark their interests and enthusiasm, inspire them, and enable them to realise their full potential. We have a passionate and big-hearted staff team who work hard to provide our children with a huge range of opportunities, carefully designed to spark their interests and enthusiasm, inspire them, and enable them to realise their full potential. Subsequently, children make excellent progress at Coleridge.
Crouch End Hill, London N8 8DN. 020 8340 3173
www.coleridgeprimary.net/ St Peter’s and St Gildas’ Infant & Junior Schools
The Federation of St Peter’s and St Gildas’ Schools serves pupils in the Crouch End and neighbouring areas. It is made up of St Peterin-Chains Infant School and St Gildas’ Junior School, which share the same parish, ethos and core values, and have enjoyed a close relationship for half a century. St Peter’s and St Gildas’ aim to provide an excellent education and make every child and their family feel valued. Staff at both schools work hard to nurture a learning community where potential is recognised and developed. Both schools are inclusive of ability, need and faith, and this inclusiveness is the embodiment of the Christian values on which both were founded. Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ. 020 8340 6789
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Highgate Wood School
Highgate Wood School is a very successful, mixed comprehensive school, catering for over 1400 students of all abilities and backgrounds aged from eleven to eighteen years old. All of our students are encouraged to aim for excellence and to fulfil their individual potential – academically, socially and personally. We want them to become successful, confident and caring adults who will be able to play an active part in society where adaptability, enterprise, perseverance and consideration for others are increasingly important. Our strong commitment to equality of opportunity and equality of esteem is intended to ensure that all students, regardless of ability, aptitude or background, can fulfil their potential.
Montenotte Rd, London N8 8RN. 020 8342 7970 www.hws.haringey.sch.uk/
Kestrel House School
The calm, friendly & happy atmosphere of Kestrel House School is maintained through a holistic and therapeutic approach to each one our learners, via a knowledgeable team of specialists & experts in autism and associated conditions. Each child’s personal development is enhanced through a meaningful, appropriate and individual approach to their specific needs, and with the support of an on-site team of multidisciplinary therapists who support the learners daily. The school is well resourced and has a dedicated team of patient, kind and understanding staff to help learners, using established techniques and innovative activities. Learners enjoy a wide range of interesting trips and fun activities in the wider community and their progress is transferred back into the classroom to ensure appropriate education targets are reached and celebrated. Kestrel House School maintains close support with each pupil’s wider family network to ensure that the impact of each child’s progress at school – in social skills, communication, and education – can be replicated and enjoyed at home.
104 Crouch Hill, London N8 9EA. 020 8348 8500 www.kestrelhouseschool.co.uk/
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Fitness & Health
Leading a hectic life? Need somewhere to tone your body, recharge your muscles or simply stretch? We have put together the best locations for you to do just that. Whether you fancy going for a swim or need regular fitness classes, we know that our recommended providers will do their best to keep you in shape.
PureGym London Crouch End
No matter what your fitness goal may be, you’ll find everything you need at PureGym. Take your pick from the latest gym kit and a huge timetable of group exercise classes included in your membership. Want access to state-of-the-art gym equipment with a lowcost monthly payment (with no contract)?
Our 24/7 gym in Crouch End is fitted with over 220+ pieces of equipment, including free weights, fixed resistance machines, and cardio equipment.
163 Tottenham Ln, London N8 9BT. www.puregym.com/gyms/l
Changing lives mentally, physically, and spiritually. Teaching people how a healthy diet and active lifestyle can have a positive effect on EVERY aspect of life. Reinventing minds and bodies, regressing people to the fit healthy person we ALL once were. It’s not just our mission. It’s what all of us at TRINITY live and breathe for. We work with YOU creating training and nutrition and lifestyle programmes that are as unique as your DNA. 92 Tottenham Ln, London N8 7EE. 07803 783514
3Tribes: Hot Yoga, Boutique Fitness
Our original 3Tribes Hot Yoga Studio in Crouch End. Elegant and intelligent sequencing in a welcoming and nonjudgemental atmosphere. The room is heated to 40 degrees. Inspired by the hot Indian summers, hot yoga has been around for the last 40 years. The combination of mindful stretching and heat has been shown to promote mental and physical wellbeing. We provide all you need. Just bring clothing that suits sweating and jump right in. Simple.
52 Coleridge Rd, London N8 8ED. 020 8340 7056 www.3tribes.co.uk/ Fitnastic
If you’re looking for a personal, modern, and luxurious environment to workout in, with the highest level of well-equipped equipment, along with an ambiance of warm hospitality centered around client care, this is the local gym for you. No crowds, no waiting for equipment, Live streaming of Group classes from the comfort of your home, capped membership; we are the smart way of fitness.
44 Tottenham Ln, London N8 7EA. 020 8243 8800 www.fitnastic.co.uk/
The Good Rooms
Jamie and the team opened the studio originally in January 2019. We became an independent studio, the good rooms, in the Summer of 2021. Since launching our new brand, we’ve grown from one room to three. It means that we can now offer you a wider variety of hot classes and treatments. In addition to our hot room upstairs, which will host a full schedule of hot yoga classes as well as Dynamic Hot Pilates and Core Control Hot Pilates classes, we now have two beautiful new treatment rooms downstairs. Our treatment rooms can also be hired by excellent local practitioners and therapists.
56 Muswell Hill, London N10 3ST. 020 8292 4929 www.thegoodrooms.co.uk/
Park Road Pools & Fitness
We’ve got some fantastic facilities on offer in the heart of Crouch End, North London, including three indoor swimming pools, 1 outdoor lido, all the latest gym & fitness equipment, an extensive programme of group exercise classes such as yoga and Pilates, and a children’s soft play. Park Road Pools & Fitness is brought to you by Fusion, a highly experienced sports and leisure organisation. As a registered charity, Fusion reinvests to improve and develop what´s on offer in your community.
Park Road, London, N8 8JN. 020 8341 3567 www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/park-roadpools-fitness/
Ground was built with the aim of providing all forms of what we need to feel good: strength, mobility, fitness, and mental well-being. We have learned that the body works so much better when we look after it holistically. Ground was conceived to give you this. At Ground, we all have different backgrounds, and our passions are very varied, as you can see from the wide spectrum of classes. But what we all share is one mindset...we feel better when we move. We built Ground last year to support and help our community feel good in their bodies. It’s been one hell of a year and we are so excited about being open again. Whatever your needs are, whatever your fitness journey should be , there is no judgement at ground. Smile, sweat and be a part of our growing family.
4 Ferme Park Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 4ED. 07458 301537 www.groundstudiolondon.co.uk/
Coolhurst Tennis & Squash Club
We love racquet sports here at Coolhurst, and we have over 100 years of experience giving members of all ages first-rate coaching and some of the best facilities you’ll find in London. We run holiday camps for kids, both tennis and squash and offer coaching all year round. If fitness is your thing you’ll find personal trainers and all the latest equipment in our gym. Yoga, dance and pilates are all on offer in our studio. Coolhurst Rd, London N8 8EY. www.coolhurst.co.uk/
Paesan Crouch End
Crouch End is a vibrant neighbourhood in North London, a creative place that supports local independents, in 2018 we came across a unique, characterful building and we fell in love. Our menu is based around regional small plates and beautiful bowls of fresh pasta. You are invited to sit at our bar and watch the kitchen in action, dine in our bright first floor dining area or out on our beautiful heated terrace.
48c The Broadway, London N8 9TP. 020 8347 0900 www.paesanlondon.com/
Tootoomoo Crouch End Tootoomoo’s flagship Crouch End restaurant has a brand new fresh and healthy PanAsian menu, where sharing plates take centre stage. Whether popping in for dinner with friends or sipping your way through our inventive cocktail list, listen to the wok fire up explosive flavours and breathe in the scents of the spices at our little slice of Asia.
12 Crouch End Hill, London N8 8AA. 020 4512 7779 www.tootoomoo.co.uk/
La Fabrica Crouch End
La Fabrica is a modern Spanish kitchen where our carefully selected ingredients and fresh products are combined to give the patrons the sensation of dining in the best that an Andalusian restaurant has to offer. Our dishes are divided into traditional tapas, that our chef has twisted to his own style, and his signature dishes he invented according to his southern background, using the modern techniques such as vacuum cooking in low temperatures (our beef cheeks are cooked in vacuum at low temperature for 19 hours).
31 Broadway Parade, London N8 9DB. 020 8340 3082 www.lafabricacrouchend.co.uk/
Paccata Crouch End
PACCATA Thai Kitchen located in Crouch End area. PACCATA’s authentic Thai food origins appeal to locals and visitors alike seeking a genuine taste of THAI Food at any time of day. Whether it’s a special express lunch or take-away at lunch or dinning and sharing our tasty THAI menu with friends in the evening, PACCATA has a warm welcome for any occasion.
Topsfield Parade, 50, Tottenham Ln, London N8 8PT. 020 8340 5556 www.paccata.kitchen/
Melange brings holiday vibes to your neighbourhood. Explore sunshine inspired dishes from Southern France, Italy and Spain. Socialise and unwind in our stylish, cosy, and contemporary setting. We are open daily serving brunch, lunch, and dinner. Our mission is to provide excellent food, indulgent cocktails, friendly service, and a holiday like atmosphere so that everyone coming for brunch, lunch or dinner with us will have a time to remember.
45 Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Ln, London N8 8PT. 020 8341 1681 www.melangerestaurant.co.uk/
LES 2 GARÇONS
Welcome to Les 2 Garçons, a neighbourhood restaurant located in the heart of Crouch End that mixes Gallic joie de vivre with simple yet flavourful classic French dishes. Expect hearty French country food: confit de canard topped with white haricot beans and mushrooms; steak frites; tarte fine aux pommes. 143b Crouch Hill, London N8 9QH. 020 8347 9834
Lyon’s Seafood & Wine Bar
We source & serve the highest quality seafood and make the best use of every part of it! Our menu features a regularly changing array of oysters, crustaceans and fish as well as at least one meat dish each day. Recent favourites include dressed Jersey oysters with coriander, green chilli and Bombay mix, Mussels with gochujang, sweetcorn and Thai basil, Mackerel crudo with shiso, cucumber and roe, and our Char Siu monkfish with nahm jim. Please view our sample menu for more information. 1 Park Rd, London N8 8TE. 020 8350 8983 www.lyons-restaurant.com/
At Sumak Restaurant you can always expect a warm welcome from our highly trained team of international waiters and waitresses. The attentive staff will be happy to help in any way they can to make your dining experience a more pleasurable one. 141 Tottenham Ln, London N8 9BJ. 020 8341 6261 www.sumakrestaurants.com/ Kalimera
KALIMERA is a food concept inspired by traditional Greek recipes with influences and flavours from the wider Mediterranean. We are part of the vibrant modern Greek scene that has emerged in the past decade. We opened our first London restaurant in the heart of Crouch End. From signature cocktails like the Baklava Sour and From Laconia with Love to new dishes like our Pistachio pan-fried Feta and Lamb Kleftiko, our new dinner menu is a culinary trip to Greece’s boldest flavours. 43 Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Ln, London N8 8PT. 020 8347 6667 www.kalimera.london/
Some suggested local social media groups to help you connect, learn, buy, sell and have fun.
‘Virtually’ all you need
CROUCH END SOCIALISE
What’s In Crouch End www.facebook.com/groups/748122871987769
We Are Crouch End www.facebook.com/groups/1302906256538089
Crouch End Parents www.facebook.com/groups/433510396779758
Crouch End Forum www.twitter.com/crouchendforum
Crouch End www.twitter.com/crouch_end
Crouch End Mums www.twitter.com/crouchemums
Crouch End Festival www.twitter.com/crouchendfest?lang=en-GB
Help and support from your local Council
You should inform your Local Authority of where you are moving from and where you are moving to around a month before you move. You can do this here. https://system8.rbwm.gov.uk/ publicaccesslive/selfservice/services/ changeofaddress/coastart.htm
You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult in the property that pays council tax.
Search for information and services from your council. Information for residents about Haringey Council including council tax, bins and recycling, schools, leisure, streets and parking, this and lot’s more at the below link. www.haringey.gov.uk/ward/crouch-end
Planning & Building Control
Unsure which services you need?
If you are thinking of making changes to your property, you may need to apply for planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval. If you’re not sure which applications to make, please use the guidance below to help you to decide what you need to do.
Please note that many developments will require both.
What is planning?
Planning is the process of deciding whether a proposed development should go ahead or not. It uses national and local policies to consider the development in its context and may look at the impact of the work on neighbours and the wider community, existing architecture, the land, the layout, and existing or proposed infrastructure (such as drains, transport and schools).
You will probably need planning permission if your proposed development will do any of the following:
• create a new building, or change the use or appearance of an existing building
• affect the sunlight, privacy or outlook for neighbouring properties
• affect the nearby area with noise disturbance, smell or fumes
• work on or around listed buildings or any conservation areas
• affect traffic volumes, road safety or access
• change the density of development in an area
• use significantly different materials or finishes from nearby properties
• have an effect on existing trees
What is building control?
Building control applies national statutory regulations to ensure the structural quality of any building work, in areas such as safety, public health, accessibility, and the materials used. Most substantial building projects (such as an extension, knocking down walls or converting a garage or loft) will need Building Regulations approval.
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