Crouch End’s modern meat shop becomes a modern maths class

Ham&High writes… High streets change, but when the old Muddy Boots butchers in Crouch End shut up shop, who would have predicted that its replacement would be a ‘Mathnasium’?

The new business is the brainchild of Martin Heaton Cooper, 50, who has opened up a franchise of a maths tutoring club which has taken America and Canada by storm.

He told the Ham&High this week: “The model is that it’s like a club membership. Kids come along and they do their work in a stimulating environment. The response has been great!”

The Mathnasium – which is on Broadway Parade – assesses the maths needs of children before giving them a tailored programme of help and it’s open after school and on Sunday mornings.

Martin, who lives in Muswell Hill, was able to re-use and recycle lots of the fittings from the old Muddy Boots shop, even the awning at the front.

He added: “Our’s is one of the first five Mathnasiums in the UK. It’s a really exciting thing to be part of.”