Raising tiny Londoners wouldn’t be half as hilarious without all the family-friendly hangouts, independent kids’ shops and tailored-to-tots activities that we’ve all missed like crazy over these last few miserable months.
The capital’s most innovative, aesthetically pleasing, exciting and often downright weird children’s playgrounds.
Soak up some culture in 2019 with creative family workshops, engaging children’s theatre, classical concerts and illuminating light displays.
Huma Qureshi has lived in Crouch End for five years and has three sons: Suffian (4), Sina (nearly 3) and Jude (7 months). Huma owns online lifestyle store Our Story Time and previously worked as a Guardian journalist.
Ordering books off Amazon might save you a few pennies but choosing a great new read from a beautiful bookshop is one of childhood’s greatest pleasures.
I’ve learnt the hard, breaking-my-neck-tripping-over-the-crap way that less is more where kids’ stuff is concerned.
Katrine lives in Crouch End with her partner Louis and their 10-year-old daughter Emmie and naughty boy cat Mimi. Eilidh lives in Camden with her husband Martin and their 10-year-old daughter Freya.
The atmosphere is as chilled as you’d expect of a wine shop that’s happy to accommodate 12 tiny destroyers and their wine-sozzled mothers.
The shop’s cute, red-benched cafe offers a tranquil spot to peruse its well-presented, expertly chosen literary offer over a hot chocolate.
On sale is an adorable edit of toys, clothes, books and nursery decor, with many pieces sourced from hard-to-find brands