Enfield is nice,  but Crouch End is nicer. I used to live in Hornsey around seven years ago and loved the area’s cafes,  shops and nightlife and would envy the people living in the big old houses. I’ve not been down there in a good few years so decided to take Betsy and show her the sights.

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We parked up at Alexandra Palace, which I think is my most favourite place in London,  to have a look at the view and say hello to the deer. We then jumped on the W3 bus to take us to the End. I had heard if a new cafe there and was keen to have lunch in there.  The Haberdashery on Middle Lane doesn’t disappoint and it’s right up my street. Tasty food, vintage crockery,  good tea and a warm,  friendly atmosphere make me wish I was living down here again just so I can visit most mornings and have breakfast there.

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I had the fishcakes for lunch which came with some chargrilled Med veg and some amazing rosemary flavoured sweet potato.

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Even the toilet was decorated nicely!

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Afterwards, we had a look round some of the many, many children’s shops such as Mini Kin and Soup Dragon, and then it was time to head back up to Ally Pally and pop into Little Dinosaurs. This is the best soft play place we have yet to visit and it’s small (ish), warm, friendly and most of the other children are nice and the food and coffee are good too.

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We didn’t stay for too long as it had started to rain meaning it was hideously busy but we had a decent play before someone decided they needed a nap.

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