London is a rich and diverse city, where a mix of different areas each exuding its own identity and culture. Read our guides to find out what it is like to live there.
Tottenham is steeped in history, with an equally exciting future ahead, due to regeneration plans throughout the area. In late 1970 Tottenham’s low-lying fields and market gardens were rapidly transformed into affordable housing, offering an easy commute into central London. As a traditionally working class area, the affordable homes and fantastic transport links make Tottenham a great place to live.
Today, continuing developments are in progress in Northumberland Park, Tottenham Green, Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale, offering more residential, leisure and retail opportunities to residents and visitors from neighbouring towns. Regeneration is also underway at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club; the well-known North London club are building a multi-purpose sports stadium and have plans for Europe’s largest indoor climbing wall.
Both club and council are working together to increase investment in their beloved town. With an optimistic future, Tottenham’s Victorian and Georgian houses offer traditional homes and appealing conversions to first-time buyers; in fact, the area generally attracts first-time buyers who are looking for close connections to the City.
Our Favourite Places
Laura Allam is based in our Harringay office; she is our PA & Office Administrator. Laura shares some of her favourite places in Tottenham:
“You can’t talk Tottenham without honouring its footballing history – the club have won numerous major cups, such as the FA Cup, UEFA Cup and the Football League Cup. When the team and I head into Tottenham for a bite to eat we are spoilt for choice, with flavours from Italy, Portugal and the Caribbean.
The Banc was recommended by one of our clients so we had to give it a try; between us we ordered a variety of things, from burgers and steaks to fish and salads, it was all delicious. If you don’t fancy a drink I can highly recommend one of their ‘mocktails’, the Dirty Lemonade is so refreshing.
For something special, Alamut is certainly on my list of top restaurants to visit. They have a wonderful menu of Turkish, Persian and Italian dishes, and their food looks as beautiful as it tastes. What’s great is that their menu is large, although it’s hard to decide what to have, you can always find something for everyone.
It’s hard to imagine that Tottenham was named after a hamlet, Tota, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book, especially when you see Bruce Castle Park and the new sports stadium. It’s great to see how Tottenham’s regeneration programme is bringing impressive improvements to the area.”
Our Favourite Street Tower Gardens Estate, Tottenham.
The Local Community
The great selection of schools, excellent transport links and affordable homes mean that residents of Tottenham embrace and enjoy their growing community. You can follow the regeneration plans online, where local community groups are working to keep the area rich in social and architectural history. Tottenham is proud of its vibrant, diverse and talented communities and will ensure that it stays this way.
On Saturday mornings Tottenham Green Market celebrates the unique and diverse range of street food, drinks and crafts from the local area and beyond, and traders are invited to join this growing community of family and friends. Bruce Castle Park and Museum host events, weddings, activities and school programmes; here, Tottenham’s history will never be forgotten, yet the Grade II listed building and parkland will never grow old.
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.
Assunnah Primary School (Independent)
Risley Avenue Primary School
Respect, Aspire, Persevere, Succeed
Bruce Grove Primary School
Lancasterian Primary School
Aiming for Excellence
Mulberry Primary School
Learning and Achieving Together
St Francis de Sales RC School
The Brook School (Special)
Tottenham UTC (Academy)
Aspire – Discover – Innovate
Haringey Sixth Form Centre
Northumberland Park Community School
A Specialist Arts College – Motivate, Aspire, Transform
Vale School (Special)
Learning for life
Harris Academy Tottenham (Academy)
The College of Haringey Enfield and North East London
How to get to Tottenham – Zone 3
By tube: London is easily accessible via the Victoria Line from Tottenham Hale.
By rail: Tottenham Hale and Bruce Grove are the local overground stations, Liverpool Street is the nearest major station, which can be accessed from these stations.
By bus: Buses serving Tottenham Hale Station and terminating: 41, 76, 192. N41. Routes passing through: 123, 230, N73, W4.