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Not to be confused with the borough of Haringey, Harringay is a vibrant and cosmopolitan area in North London.
The history of Harringay is a story of development from its origin in the Saxon period through to Victorian urbanisation, which we are fortunate to still see evidence of in its architecture today, to the turn of the 20th century, when the area was completely urbanised.
Today, Harringay is still changing, with new conversions and modern apartments centralised around a busy main high street. Green Lanes includes a mixture of shops with a long established presence and new contemporary food stores and cafes catering to the growing community. The future of Harringay shows signs of continuing development, meaning your home is part of a secure community with everything that you need on your doorstep, yet just a short tube ride from Central London.
Our Favourite Places
Where do you pop for a pint of milk?
Lauren: “Dolstar, they are friendly and just down the road from our office.”
Where is your favourite place to eat?
Gemma: “For me it has to be Bun & Bar or Azzurro Pizza.”
Lauren: “Bun & Bar. I’ve told everyone about it. It has a great atmosphere and they sell a brilliant selection of burgers and cocktails.”
Where do you pop for lunch?
Lauren: “Mezzo, it’s only across the road from our Harringay office and they deliver. I do love a halloumi and falafel salad with lots of salad, pitta and hummus.”
Gemma: “Oh yes, Mezzo is delicious but I also like the Turkish restaurant, Valdi, and George’s Fish Bar of course.”
Do you have an interesting Harringay fact?
Lauren: “In the Ice Age, Harringay was on the edge of a huge glacial mass that reached as far south as Muswell Hill.”
Gemma: “There are several rivers flowing above ground in Harringay: River Moselle, New River and River Lea.”
The Local Community
Harringay is far more than a grid of traditional Victorian homes; although the river bisects the area, the neighbours who make up this community have a strong bond. With competitively priced homes, Harringay attracts a mix of families and young professionals, and the community spirit shared between local schools and friendly restaurants and bars means you shouldn’t be surprised to be invited to a celebratory street party or school fete. You can find an example of this unique community feel at Harringay’s food market, held in the playground of North Harringay Primary School, which offers a mix of local street food and produce.
“The local primary school holds a summer fete and a Christmas fete. There is also a Christmas lantern parade; it’s magical and a must for all locals. The community centre on St. Anns Road hosts many fitness classes and even drama classes, it is worth checking out.” says Gemma Foster.
Welcoming newcomers to the area is Harringay’s community website, Harringay Online, which has been running since 2007. The home of all things Harringay, the neighbourhood website is an award winning citizen-led online community connecting you with your neighbours, local businesses and providing news and information about the local area.
We understand how important your child’s education is to you. If you are new to the area, we can advise you on properties within a particular catchment area.
South Harringay Infant School
South Harringay Junior School
Weston Park Primary School
North Harringay Primary School
St Aidan’s Voluntary Controlled Primary School
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How to get to Harringay – Zone 3 (Green Lanes)
By tube: The nearest tube station, Manor House, is approximately 6 minutes from Green Lanes overground station. Other underground stations include Finsbury Park and Turnpike Lane.
By rail: Overground stations include: Harringay, Harringay Green Lanes, Hornsey and Finsbury Park.
By bus: Green Lanes Station: 29, 141, 341, N29, W5