When the railways arrived in the late 19th century, Crouch End became affluent and desirable, as office workers chose to live in the area and commute easily into the city. This changed when private landlords saw an opportunity to buy out properties and rent them out as bedsits and studios, catering to the student population attending Hornsey Art College, now Coleridge Primary School. As property prices have steadily risen, Crouch End has become expensive to many, while the Broadway is now filled with upmarket restaurants and cafes spilling out onto the pavements. Local trivia: Hornsey Town Hall has been used as a location in Eastenders.
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