Harringay Area Guide

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Harringay Area Guide

This Harringay area guide provides a complete overview of the area, including the best places to eat, drink, shop, and study, as well as its history, council tax rates and public transport connections to the rest of London.

The Salisbury
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Harringay Green Lanes
Harringay Rooftops
Harringay Reflection
Ducketts Common
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An overview of Harringay

Known for its wealth of green space, village feel and high street, Harringay is a trendy and vibrant place to live. Located in North London, Harringay is just five miles from the centre of the city and only 10 minutes from the nearest Underground stations of Finsbury Park, Manor House and Turnpike Lane

History of Harringay

Harringay was developed on what was previously the Victorian Estate Harringay House, until the last owner died in 1869 and the estate was sold on. Green Lanes, now known as the Harringay Ladder, was first developed in 1881 by the British Land Company, who built sturdy, good quality homes for the middle classes. It’s nickname ‘Harringay Ladder’ was chosen due to the streets of Harringay Park and Hornsey Station running East to West like rungs on a ladder.

The development of Harringay Gardens and Woodlands Park followed in the 1890s, alongside the Grand Parade and the Salisbury Hotel, which has now been restored, retaining its Victorian charm, and now operating as one of London’s best public houses. 

Harringay was once also home to a major greyhound and speedway track, as well as the Harringay arena and its ice hockey team the Harringay Racers. Harringay Arena also hosted the London Olympics in 1948. Both the Stadium and Arena have since been demolished and have been replaced by retail buildings.

Harringay continues to change and develop to this day, and now centers itself around the Green Lanes high street, with its mixture of multi-cultural restaurants and shops.

Harringay Property

Offering a variety of property types from the popular ‘built to last’ Victorian terraces, to new homes and modern apartments, Harringay is becoming an increasingly popular place to buy property. Known for its strong and diverse community, village life, abundance of green space, plus easy transport links into the City, Harringay is the perfect location for young professionals and families to reside.

One of the most popular residential areas in Harringay is the Harringay Ladder, which is a collection of Victorian terraces that offer traditional features, spacious living and great value for money. The lettings market is also strong in Harringay with many professional shares available as well as apartments and family homes.

Shopping, food and drink in Harringay

Turkish food and culture dominates the food scene in Harringay. There is a huge variety of restaurants, cafes and bakeries both Turkish and international to choose from. You will also find many local independent grocery shops, delicatessen, food markets and late night speciality shops covering all types of cuisine. 

Some of the most popular restaurants on Green Lanes are Gokyuzu, Hala, Antepliler (all Turkish), Bun & Bar, Autograf Grill, Hashtag Fish & Chips and Café Tramp. 

For somewhere to enjoy a drink or two in Harringay, a place you must visit is the The Salisbury Hotel Pub. Other great locals include The Garden Ladder, The Finsbury, The Old Ale Emporium, Brouhaha and Jam in a Jar, where you can enjoy live music most nights of the week. 

There are many established independent shops in Harringay, some of which have been trading in the area since 1913. Wood Green Shopping Centre, Tottenham Hale and Arena Retail Park are home to many major retail brands, supermarkets and restaurants including Sainsbury’s, McDonalds and Argos.

Parks in Harringay

Approximately 22.5% of Harringay is open space, with 20 of its parks awarded Green Flag status. Finsbury Park is the area’s main park and one of the first great London parks opened in 1869. Other popular parks in the area include Ducketts Common, Railway Fields Local Nature Reserve and the New River Path.

Emergency services in Harringay

Part of the Metropolitan Police Service, Harringay is home to three stations, Hornsey Police Station, Tottenham Police Station and Fishermongers Arms Front Counter. The area is also part of the safer neighbourhoods scheme. 

The nearest hospital is the St Ann’s Hospital and there are numerous surgeries and dental practices dotted around the area.

Transportation in Harringay

Although Harringay does not have its own tube station, there are a number of zone 2 & 3 Underground services within walking distance that take between 15-25 minutes to reach the centre of London:

  • Manor Park, Zone 2, Piccadilly Line
  • Finsbury Park, Zone 2, Piccadilly and Victoria Line
  • Wood Green, Zone 3, Piccadilly Line
  • Bounds Green, Zone 3, Piccadilly Line
  • Turnpike Lane, Zone 3, Victoria Line
  • Seven Sisters, Zone 3, Victoria Line
  • Tottenham Hale, Zone 3, Victoria Line

Harringay has four main Overground stations that link directly to the rest of London including King’s Cross and Liverpool Street.

There are plenty of bus routes that connect Harringay with the City, as well as connections to the West, East and North of London from Turnpike Lane Bus Station.

Nurseries and schools in Harringay

Gladesmore Community School
Greig City Academy
Coleridge Primary School
St Aidan’s Voluntary Controlled Primary School
St John Vianney RC Primary School
St Gildas RC Junior School
Belmont Junior School
345 Pre-Schools Springfield
Little Tree Montessori Nursery

Council tax rates in Harringay

The council tax rate in Harringay is set by Haringey Council. The rate of council tax varies and is dependent on the following valuation bands:

London Borough of Haringey 2017/18


Band A
Band B
Band C
Band D
Band E
Band F
Band G
Band H

Council Tax


Harringay Summary

Haringey is an up and coming cosmopolitan Borough, with a real sense of community for those that reside here. It is often described as a village in the city, notably due to its vast offering of green space and close proximity to the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Offering a variety of property types both for sale or to rent, there really is something for everyone looking to move to this vibrant and diverse area.

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