Enfield is London’s northern most borough (12 miles north of the City) and stretches from just south of the A406 North Circular road in the south to the M25 in the north and from Hadley Wood in the west to Edmonton in the east.
About one third of the borough is residential, another third is Green Belt land (predominantly north and west of the borough) comprising country parks, open spaces and farmland and the remainder consists of open land, including urban parks, sports fields, golf courses, allotments and school playing fields. The area devoted to industry, offices and shops, though a relatively small proportion of the whole borough, provides employment for some 90,000 people.
There are sixteen conservation areas, five main shopping centres at Enfield Town, Edmonton Green, Angel Edmonton, Southgate, Palmers Green and a number of retail warehouses and out-of-town superstores.
There are 17 industrial estates (containing 1.5 million square metres of floorspace for manufacturing and warehouse use) mainly in the Lea Valley and adjacent to the Great Cambridge Road (A10) and North Circular Road. Brimsdown is the name given to this industrial area and it is London’s second largest industrial region.
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For information and statistics on the borough of Enfield, use the Enfield Observatory - a free to use resource managed in house by Enfield Council.