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.