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One of London's forgotten neighborhoods is seeing renewed interest from outsiders.

Good For
  • Families


What's around
  • 34 Shops
  • 6 Fitness options
  • 20 Restaurants
  • 2 Grocery stores/markets
  • 0 Banks
  • 8 Nightlife options




Hornsey has a below average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for London.


Hornsey isn’t the most desirable place to live because it doesn’t come with the prestige of other areas, but those who move here often find they love it. Since this area is gentrifying, a lot of people are buying up apartments and homes to take advantage of the current prices. This has brought in professionals who are looking to save money.

For housing, you'll find semi-detached homes, terraces, and converted flats. Nearly all the properties here have private yards or at least communal green space.

There are some great things to do around town, including bars, restaurants, a high street, gym, children’s groups, and even a cooking class.

Hornsey is bordered on the north by Wood Green, on the east by Harringay, and on the south and west by Crouch End.


The City: 6 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Canary Wharf: 8.8 miles / 40-65 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Southwark: 7.7 miles / 40-75 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit 
Westminster: 7.7 miles / 40-80 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit
Shoreditch: 4.9 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 30-35 minutes by bike

Hornsey London Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Hornsey LOCAL schools

Ashmount Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Campsbourne Infant School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Campsbourne Junior School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Coleridge Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
7-13 YEARS
Highgate Wood Secondary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Secondary
School Type:Community


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