archway, harringay, highgate, hornsey, muswell hill & turnpike lane
Located between Holloway and Highgate, Archway forms part of the London Borough of Islington. It is a great place to live, with plenty to see and do, not to mention good schools, a plethora of open spaces and a wonderful sense of community.
Well known buildings in and around the area include Whittington Hospital, the Archway Tavern, a popular music venue, and Archway Tower, an imposing landmark.
Despite being a heavily built-up urban area, there are a surprisingly high number of parks and open green spaces, with no fewer than ten within a mile of the Tube station: Archway Park, Hillrise Park, Dartmouth Park, Foxham Gardens, Tufnell Park Playing Fields, Elthorne Park, Sunnyside Gardens, Crouch Hill Park, Waterlow Park and Whittington Park.
Architecturally, the residential properties in Archway are predominately Victorian with many large houses, some of which have been converted into flats, along with highly attractive four-storey town houses, particularly in St John’s Villas and St John’s Grove.
Archway Tube station is served by the Northern Line (Zone 3), and there are also plenty of buses and taxis operating in the area.
Harringay, not to be confused with Haringey, the London Borough in which it is located, is a delightful residential area in North London with a wide multicultural range of people living in the area. It is sandwiched between Finsbury Park to the north and Duckett’s Common, near Turnpike Lane, to the south.
The main shops can be found on the vibrant and cosmopolitan high street, Green Lanes, which is also home to a fine selection of cafes restaurants, pubs, bars, grocers and bakeries.
House-hunters looking to buy or rent a property in Harringay will find that there are plenty of desirable homes running directly off Green Lanes, particularly in and around Harringay Park, or the Harringay Ladder as it is better known, as well as along the streets behind Grand Parade which are referred to as Harringay Gardens.
Harringay offers easy access to Finsbury Park (Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line, National Rail, Zone 2), and Manor House (Piccadilly Line, Zone 2/3) Tube stations, along with Overground train stations at Harringay Green Lanes, Harringay, Crouch Hill and Finsbury Park. There are also good bus links.
Situated on the north eastern corner of Hampstead Heath, Highgate, which is split across several different boroughs – Camden, Islington and Haringey – is one of the most desirable and expensive London suburbs in which to live.
A charming village with rich history, Highgate is home to many affluent residents and A-list celebrities, and is also one of the greenest parts of London, due to its proximity to Queen’s Wood, Highgate Wood and the east side of Hampstead Heath.
Highgate, with its distinct character, has various retail outlets and specialist stores, as well as many traditional pubs, fashionable wine bars, cafes and restaurants.
As a leading local estate agent, Greene & Co. have a wide variety of homes in Highgate for sale and to let, ranging from Georgian mansions to modern homes.
The transport connections in Highgate are excellent, thanks to Highgate station (Northern Line and National Rail, Zone 3) and local bus services.
HORNSEY, N8 & N19
Located in the London Borough of Haringey, Hornsey is a highly desirable inner-suburban residential area that draws close comparisons with neighbouring Muswell Hill.
Packed with a wealth of shops, cafes, restaurants and trendy bars throughout the area, particularly on the High Street, Hornsey is popular with many different types of homebuyers and tenants.
Those seeking to buy or rent a property in Hornsey will find a wide selection of homes for sale and to let, including large well-appointed late Victorian and Edwardian houses, some of which have been converted into apartments. There are also a number of contemporary new-build apartments available, such as New River Village, an attractive building offering superb features such as on-site restaurant, bar, gym and spa, communal roof terrace and a 24-hour concierge service.
Local transport links include Hornsey railway station (National Rail, Zone 3) and Turnpike Lane Tube station (Piccadilly Line, Zone 3), as well as a number of regular bus services.
MUSWELL HILL, N10
Those who live in Muswell Hill, a leafy residential suburb with lots to see and do, simply love the area, thanks to its great open spaces, fine restaurants, chic cafes, trendy bars and impressive schools, making for a great sense of community.
This well-to-do area includes a popular high street, Muswell Hill Broadway, which features a fine blend of independent and branded retailers, organic stores, a dominating church building and quite possibly London’s best fish and chip shop.
Part of the attraction of this sought-after area is that it offers easy access to some of the most attractive parks and picturesque views in London, including Highgate Wood and Queen’s Wood, along with Alexandra Park and Coppetts Wood. There is also a local sports ground, tennis courts and Muswell Hill Golf Course to keep sporting enthusiasts entertained.
There are a number of tree lined roads consisting of large Edwardian houses, with some of the most desirable homes situated on the roads around Alexandra Park Road and Cranley Gardens.
Muswell Hill is not directly served by a Tube or train station, but there is excellent bus services into central London, while Highgate and East Finchley Tube stations (both Northern Line, Zone 3), are both only a short bus ride away.
TURNPIKE LANE, N8
Running from Hornsey to the west up to the top of Wood Green High Road, Turnpike Lane – also situated in the London Borough of Haringey – is primarily a residential suburb.
Aside from great places to eat and shop, there are many local attractions, including Downhills Park, to the east of Turnpike Lane, which is divided into two distinctive parts – a recreation ground to the west and formal gardens to the east.
There is a good mix of homes in Turnpike Lane, from modest Victorian terraces in and around Harringay Ladder, situated south of Turnpike Lane, to flats above high street shops.
The closest train stations serving this area are Hornsey railway station (National Rail, Zone 3) and Turnpike Lane Tube station (Piccadilly Line, Zone 3), and there is a major bus station situated adjacent, off the eastern end of Turnpike Lane high street.