Haringey is a wide borough, stretching from Highgate and Wood Green in the west over to Tottenham in the east. It is bordered by central London boroughs in the south and Enfield in the north and covers over 11 square miles. Haringey is home to people from all over the world and has something to offer everyone.
Haringey was originally made up of two large manors, Hornsey and Tottenham. Over time as commerce and transport developed, the rural area of Haringey merged into the city of London. Parklands still remain, including Finsbury Park and Alexandra Park – location of the famous Alexandra Palace where public television was first broadcast from.
Shopping in Haringey will give you all that you need, from specialist niche shops to superstores, include the Wood Green Shopping City. Haringey is vibrant with entertainment from music to cinema, theatre, pubs and clubs. There are four sports centres and of course Haringey is home to Tottenham Hotspur football club.
Travel is excellent with twelve mainline railway stations, six underground stations and the A10 road taking you north to the A406 and the M25. Bus routes span the borough in every direction. You can also choose to travel by barge along the Lea Navigation.
There are over 6,000 businesses in the borough with concentrations in the creative industries, business services, health & education and retail & manufacturing. The main industrial sites include the former Middlesex University site at Ring Way off of Bounds Green Road, Mermaid and Lockwood estates in Tottenham Hale with large future development at the former sewage works off Pegasus Road and Hale Wharf neighbouring the River Lee.
The Haringey Guarantee aims to work with employers, schools and colleges, skills training providers, employment services and job brokers and local communities to secure:
•Jobs for unemployed local people who already have skills to a level required by employers
•Jobs for local people with relevant skills following completion of training courses and/or work placements
•Routes into structured, relevant, demand led training and education for local young people
•Support for local businesses by providing a local committed and skilled workforce
Click here to view the Haringey Council website.
Haringey Council have recently launched a Plan for Tottenham, click here to see the brochure of the future transformation proposals.