Need a piano teacher to visit your home? I give lessons in locations in N8 such as Hornsey, Crouch End, Stroud Green and Turnpike Lane. I also venture further to Finsbury Park (N4) and Muswell Hill (N10). Get in touch using one of the means suggested in the "Contact Me" section.
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About the local area
The parish of Hornsey was amalgamated into the newly-formed London Borough of Haringey in 1965, along with Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Wood Green and Highgate. Much of Hornsey is hilly terrain, rising at some points to 90 metres above sea level in Muswell Hill (along the 144 and W7 route) and rising even higher in Highgate. Hornsey was still only slightly populated in the 1800s but with the coming of the railway in the 1850s and its attraction for city workers as a residential suburb, the population of the area grew.
Hornsey's name results from a long-winded derivation of Haringey. "Haering's-hege", or Haering's clearing, is from old English, meaning a clearing in the forest of Middlesex during the Saxon times - it is believed that a Saxon leader named Haering cleared space for a settlement somewhere west of the River Lea, which subsequently became known as Haringey, and through a somewhat circuitous linguistic route, Hornsey. Hornsey itself became a parish owned by the bishop of London, used largely for hunting, and settlements developed later in Highgate, Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Stroud Green.
Hornsey (derived from Haringey) up to 1965 was hence the overall "borough" name for Highgate, Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Stroud Green, but with restructuring came under the borough of Haringey as a separate district.
One of the most defining landmarks of Hornsey is the tower of St Mary's parish church. It was built in the 1500s and still stands to the present day. Opposite it lies the Great Hornsey Railway Tavern, another historical landmark, which was designed by Henry Rising in 1897. Hornsey Railway station itself opened in 1850, even earlier than Kings Cross Station, which opened in 1852, and was originally the first station out of London on the Great Northern Railway.
The New River runs through Hornsey and brings water from Hertfordshire to the capital. Until its course was straightened, it used to cross the busy Hornsey High Street in three places! The New River now enters a tunnel behind Wightman Road, emerging behind Seymour Road at the top of the Harringay Ladder before running parallel all the way to Finsbury Park. You can take a little walk on the route, coming out of the eastern side of Hornsey station, and walking down to Allison Road.
There are many opportunities for recreation in Hornsey. Priory Park is a perennial favourite, particularly with families with young children. The paddling pool is a hit in summer, along with the playground where children can fly at high speed on the zip line! The tennis courts close to Priory Road are very popular in the summer too. The cafe serves hot and cold food, and during the week is often used for music groups for younger children.
If you are considering giving yourself or your child the opportunity to learn a musical instrument such as the piano, why not get in touch? As a visiting piano teacher, I come to your house to give piano lessons. I serve areas in N8 around Hornsey such as Crouch End, Hornsey Vale and Turnpike Lane. I peg my rates close to those charged by Haringey Music Service, and take on the hassle of travel for you! You can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or texting or ringing 0795 203 6516! Even if you are only considering the idea at this stage, I would be happy to have a chat to help clarify any doubts or concerns you might have.