About this office
Our experienced team of sales and lettings agents at Crouch End offer a wealth of local knowledge and a passion for all aspects of the marketing, sales and lettings processes. In addition to Crouch End itself, they cover such surrounding areas as Archway, Finsbury Park, Haringey, Highgate, Holloway, Hornsey, Muswell Hill, Stroud Green, Turnpike Lane and Upper Holloway.
Why move to Crouch End?
Crouch End is one of north London’s best kept secrets and most vibrant destinations. 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.
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.
Architecture and property
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.
Shopping and amenities
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 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.
Crouch End has a lively food scene with a range of diverse eateries conveniently clustered around the clock tower in the heart of town, including family favourite Banner’s, Bistro Aix for French fine dining, exceptional seafood at Lyon’s restaurant and wine bar, and The King’s Head pub, whose basement houses one of the oldest comedy clubs in the country. Coffee culture is represented by numerous cosy cafés, both independent and popular chains.
Crouch End has two excellent cinemas to choose from, the Crouch End Picturehouse and ArtHouse, offering the best of independent film, the latest blockbusters and everything in between. The world-famous Alexandra Palace is nearby with its outstanding roster of events and entertainment, including live music, stand-up comedy and film screenings.
Much of Crouch End’s village character comes from its abundance of greenery, from the sweeping lawns of Priory Park and the Crouch End Playing Fields to the ancient woodland of Queen’s Wood and Highgate Wood. To the north is the vast expanse of Alexandra Park, home to the historic events venue of Alexandra Palace as well as an ice rink, boating lake, rose garden and Go Ape aerial adventure trail, while to the south is the Parkland Walk nature reserve which provides pedestrians and cyclists alike with a pleasant meandering route from Highgate to the lush open space of Finsbury Park.
Excellent schooling options at all levels are a key draw for families looking to move to the area. Primary age children are well-served by Rokesly Junior and Infant Schools, Weston Park Primary, Coleridge Primary and St Gilda’s Catholic Junior School. Local secondary schools include Greig City Academy and Highgate Wood, while independent special school Kestrel House provides a calm and nurturing environment for children with autism aged 5-16.
Whilst there is no underground station in Crouch End itself, there are a slew of services from nearby Crouch Hill and Highgate, which has regular trains to London Waterloo and London Bridge in under 30 minutes. There are also overground services from Hornsey to Moorgate in around 20 minutes and Harringay to Hampstead Heath and Barking. Crouch End also boasts excellent bus routes to central London and beyond.