Our neighbourhood, the leafy enclave of Stroud Green, has been called ‘obscure’ and ‘interesting’ by the likes of The Telegraph and The Independent. Well ta very much, but you might be better off using the words ‘quirky’, ‘creative’ and ‘full of amazing people’. Nestled between trendy Finsbury Park and stylish Crouch End, Stroud Green has nurtured a culture, community and ethos all of its own. Once seen as run down and overlooked, the area has made a remarkable transformation over the last fifteen years.
Young professionals and families have moved into the area, which consists of predominantly Victorian housing stock. New independent businesses have sprung up along Stroud Green Road and its neighbouring streets. The area is rife with artists, designers, writers, actors and musicians, who all contribute to the creative sensibilities of the area. Stroud Green is leafy, with beautiful architecture and an almost village-like atmosphere, but retains enough of an edge to lend it an arty feel.
Transport: Victoria, Piccadilly & Overground through Finsbury Park Station including night tube. National Rail through Crouch Hill Station. Buses to Camden, Central London, Clapham, Dalston and Hackney Wick.
The vibe: Creative but not try-hard. Laid back with a great sense of humour.
Booze: The Faltering Fullback, Brave Sir Robin, The Stapleton Hall Tavern, The White Lion, The Old Dairy, Bacchus.
Have a hangover: The Front Room Cafe, Common Ground.
Stuff your face: Pasta Remoli, Max's Sandwiches, Pizzeria Pappagone, La Saporita.
Get your caffeine fix: N4 Coffee Fruit, Boulangerie Bon Matin, Deli at 80.
Get romantic: La Fabrica, Fern, Petek.
Be cultural: Park Theatre, The World's End (live music).
Observe local wildlife: Finsbury Park, Parkland Walk Nature Reserve.
Shop: Pretty Shiny Shop, Moseyhome, Crisis, Butler's, Stroud Green Farmer's Market.
020 7272 0986
85 Stroud Green Road
London, N4 3EG
Mon – Thurs: 0900 – 1815
Fri: 0900 – 1800
Sat: 1000 – 1600
Sun: Appointments by request