welcome to Crouch End Festival
Here’s a video from 2015, to give you an idea of our fabulous event…
Crouch End is very easy to navigate. Right in the centre, you’ll find the famous Clock Tower. The main focus of the festival is Hornsey Town Hall where we hold lots of events. The Green, just in front, is where we hold craft and food fairs, an open-air cinema and the Big Stage. Choirs, school productions and bands perform here over both the weekends.
There are art shows in both PLY gallery in Hornsey Town Hall, and in Hornsey Library (upstairs in the Original Gallery).
Crouch End Festival doesn’t just happen in the main square though. Check out the small, independent coffee shops, bars, restaurants and shops which host music, kids’ theatre, yoga, poetry readings… you name it. Oh and… back by popular demand is Red Herring, the festival’s compulsive Treasure Hunt game, which will have you tearing around Crouch End looking in all the shop windows for something that doesn’t look quite right…
Train & Bus:
Finsbury Park Tube Station, then W7 bus.
Archway: 41 bus.
Turnpike Lane: 41 bus.
Hornsey Station (2 stops from Finsbury Park or swop from Victoria Line): 41 bus.
Trafalgar Square, Euston, Kings X: 91 bus.
planning your day
There’s a Day by Day section on the site. You can search by type of event, venue and by day and time.
We distribute Crouch End Festival programmes in early June, containing a handy map and a daily programme of events. Always check the website for extra events and last-minute additions. Check our site regularly to keep up with what is going on, as new events tend to be uploaded on a daily basis and sign up to our Twitter account.
Have a great time – and please send us your photos and links to any videos you’d like to share. #crouchendfest
explore and discover!
Events and exhibitions can happen in some of the oddest places – we even held an art show in a butcher’s shop. Many pubs and cafes host live music. It’s mostly free
Because it’s a not-for-profit community arts festival, now the UK’s biggest, most events are free (some are ticketed to cover cost). So do please be generous and make a donation when you can at the end, as we get no financial support from the council, or any Government funds, it’s all funded by locals.