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Crouch End is in London.
Wood Green is in London.
London Underground: Piccadilly Line to Wood Green or Turnpike Lane Tube stations.
National Rail: to Alexandra Palace station. From Central London get the train from London Kings Cross or Moorgate stations.
Bus: Numbers 29, 67, 141 and 243 from Central London, N91 and N29 and the 243 operate at night.
Alexandra Palace is Wood Green's landmark, on a hill overlooking the City of London and the West End. The grand Victorian building was the first place from which the BBC broadcast regular television, but has been gutted by fire on two separate occasions. It now serves as an exhibition and event venue, and is popular for the surrounding Alexandra Park, its boating lake and ice-rink, and its panoramic views over London.
The Kings Head pub has a good comedy night downstairs most nights. The Railway Pub has just been taken over by new management and the whole pub has been renevated.
Alexandra Palace is home to an ice-rink, and there are two cinemas on Wood Green High Road. Also found in Wood Green is the Chocolate Factory, a converted sweets factory now used by local artists; there are regular shows and events here.
Shopping City is the biggest indoor shopping centre in Inner London, and this along with the mile-long High Road contain many High Street chains and independent shops. Shopping City also contains a covered market with a large food section including butchers, fishmongers, fruit and vegetables and international food.
There are plenty of good quality restaurants in Crouch End to choose from.
O's Thai Cafe - good quality reasonably priced Thai food. Buzzy atmosphere.
Florians - A Crouch End favourite. French bistro style.
The Kings Head - Recently redeveloped pub. Trendy crowd, with comedy on a Monday night.
Banners - Global food, good vegetarian options but hard to get into on a weekend.
La Kera - South Indian/fusion cooking.