Haringey Borough Guide

Your All In London guide to Haringey

Haringey lies in the middle teir of London geographically between inner and outer London towards the north. It is extremely ethnically diverse with an estimated 193 languages spoken there and over 35% of people coming from ethinic minority backgrounds. It is also a Borough of stark contrasts with some western areas such as Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Highgate being among the wealthiest in the country; whilst on the eastern side there are areas which are among the most deprived 10% in the country, which make up 56% of the total Haringey area. these boroughs contribute to Haringey being the 5th most deprived of the Greater London Boroughs. Alongside the contrasts in wealth, population and housing, Haringey is also an area of very mixed landscapes; there is beautiful, wooded high ground around Highgate and Muswell Hill, open low lying land alongside the River Lea in the east and densley populated urban areas in the east.

From the high vantage points at leafy Muswell Hill in the west, you can enjoy spectacular views over London or take a stroll along the desirable streets and shops of the area. Highgate is also lovely and well worth a visit; head towards Waterlow Park from where (after stretching your legs and enjoying the scenary) you can go on to Highgate Cemetary which is a fascinating place to spend a couple of hours. The famous Victorian cemetery, originally opened in 1839 has many famous occupants including sculptor and painter Henry Moore and political theorist and father to David and Ed, Ralph Miliband. Perhaps most notably however is Karl Marx, who somewhat ironically has a large grave in the East Cemetary steeped in grandeur.

Must see attractions in Haringey

Highgate Wood

Highgate, London N10 3JN
Alexandra Park and Palace

Wood Green N22 7AY
Highgate Cemetery

Swain's Lane, Highgate N6 6PJ

Regions & Neighbourhoods in Haringey

Highgate
The district of Highgate is spilt across several different boroughs; Camden, Islington and Haringey, which makes it a diverse and unusual suburb of North London. Highgate is particularly popular with ...
Wood Green
Set in the London Borough of Haringey, Wood Green one of the ten metropolitan centres mentioned in the London Plan. Wood Green was originally part of Tottenham and was known as Tottenham Wood Green, a...
Tottenham
Tottenham’s bad reputation precedes it, as the area’s high crime rate and gang activities have been widely reported in the news. It is also famous for the 1985 riots, when the black community, suf...
Hornsey
The first records mentioning Horney date back to the 13th century (the tower that stands on the high street was constructed around this time) however as with most other London districts the area didn...
Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park arouses mixed feelings, its proximity to Islington and the huge array of eateries and shops in the area makes it feel cosmopolitan, however it still seems a little suburban at times - th...
Bowes Park
This north London suburb is situated between Wood Green, Bounds Green and Palmers Green. It encompasses a small, mostly residential area surrounding Myddleton Road, which has a few grocery stores, a d...
Muswell Hill
Previously known to some as “the poor man’s Highgate”, Muswell Hill now boasts similar levels of affluence to its neighbour. It is home to the mammoth Alexandra Palace, which hosts concerts, col...
Archway
The name ‘Archway’ derives from the arch that was built to separate Highgate from Hornsey, and has come to be the name of the area surrounding Archway tube station (although technically, this fall...
Harringay
The district known as Harringay (not to be confused with the Borough names Haringey) surrounds the main thoroughfare of Green Lanes, a lively street home to many Turkish and Greek Cypriot shops due to...
West Green
West Green is a small residential area in the borough of Haringey that borders Wood Green and Seven Sisters. Despite being less famous than its neighbours, West Green has existed since Medieval times,...
Wood Green
Wood Green is best known for its shopping complex, formerly known as Wood Green Shopping City due to its size, as it stretches out between Turnpike Lane and Wood Green stations. It is also the largest...
Crouch End
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 la...
Northumberland Park
This residential suburb is located within the district of Tottenham, in North London. There has been a thriving ethnic population here for a number of years, particularly Jewish, Afro-Caribbean and mo...

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