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Green spaces, boutique shopping and traditional pubs, there’s lots to love about this corner of north London.

Exploring the suburbs? Offering a distinct change in pace from the madness of the centre, Hornsey is a district of north London that is super-easy to get to and even easier to relax in once you’re there. There’s world-class entertainment and activity centres to enjoy, nature reserves to explore and a nearby hub of independent eateries and shops to take you well into the evening.

So whether you’re visiting with friends, family or going it alone, you won’t be short of things to do in Hornsey. Plus we run trains to the local station from several locations along our network. Read on to find out more about getting to Hornsey – plus ways to save money in the process – and ideas for what to do once you arrive.

Getting to Hornsey

We make Hornsey days out simple and stress-free wherever you’re coming from. Take the train, skip the traffic and avoid wasting time searching all over for a parking space.

Getting to Hornsey doesn’t have to be costly either, and there are several ways to save on your tickets. If you’re getting the gang back together and travelling as a group of 3-9 adults, book together to save on Off-Peak travel with GroupSave. There are discounts for the kids too – did you know you can bring up to four children aged 5-15 along for just £2 each?

And don’t forget Railcards. These passes are designed to save a whole variety of people a significant chunk of money on train travel across the country, so whether you’re aged 16-25, 26-30, over 60, disabled or travel regularly with a partner, family member or friend, see if you can sign up today.

Things to do in Hornsey

What kind of experience are you looking for from Hornsey days out? No discussion of the local highlights would be complete without a mention of the much-loved Alexandra Palace. Known as ‘Ally Pally’ to its fans, the venue features live events from music to sport to comedy and theatre. You’ll also be able to enjoy spectacular views across the city from its namesake park.

If you want to engage in a spot of retail therapy and foodie indulgence, nearby Crouch End is sought-after for its selection of boutiques, bookshops and restaurants. And if you’re looking for somewhere to walk it all off, the Queen’s Wood nature reserve is host to a range of trails and diverse bird life.

You’ll save on booking fees by booking your travel directly through our website too – giving you a little extra spending money for all the things to do in Hornsey!

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You can buy Great Northern tickets online and collect them from the ticket machine before you travel. You can also buy them from a ticket machine or ticket office at the station.