Haringey Area Guide
North London borough Haringey is an area of contrasts with its western fringe incorporating some of the wealthiest postcodes in the country - including Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End – as well as neighbourhoods with opportunity for improvement.
North London borough Haringey is an area of contrasts with its western fringe incorporating some of the wealthiest postcodes in the country - including Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End – as well as neighbourhoods with opportunity for improvement. With dense woodland in the west, to lowland flats alongside the River Lea to the east, Haringey has a diverse landscape. A quarter of the borough is made up of open land, and locals are spoilt for choice for parkland and playing fields at both Highgate and Queens Wood.
There are a host of stately homes showcasing Haringey’s rich history, from the 17th century Kenwood House - which takes off in the summer months with concerts and open-air film nights - to Haringey’s Grade-I listed Bruce Castle, primed with impressive historical collections, archives and art exhibitions.
Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Highgate are popular shopping destinations, with a wonderful array of family-owned bookshops, antique stores, and boutique cafes. The bustling streets of Finsbury Park, Seven Sisters, Blackstock and Stroud Green, also have a variety of shops, while the restaurants serve something for every taste.
The famous venue Alexandra Palace hosts diverse events from concerts to farmers’ markets, and Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park regular brings in happy crowds of revellers. As a borough that’s dappled with landmarks ranging from the North London Central Mosque to a host of football stadiums, Haringey is a lively, multicultural borough that offers loads of opportunity for commuters and families alike.
- House prices are 19% higher than the London average
- Average rent for a 2-bed flat is 11% lower than the London average
- House price growth over the last 5 years was 14%, higher than London at 10%
- Predicted house price growth over the next 5 years is 20%, higher than London at 19%
- Average asking rents grew 13% over the last 5 years, lower than London at 14%
- Over the next 5 years average rents are predicted to grow by 15%, higher than London at 14%
- 50% of the borough's secondary schools are rated as outstanding by Ofsted, higher than the London figure of 36%
- 33 restaurants and cafes per square mile, higher than the figure for London of 24.29
99 shops per square mile, higher than the figure for London of 73.48
In 1857 Finsbury Park was opened as Britain's first public park. There are hundreds of children's playgrounds in the borough, with over 200 swings available.
Tottenham has a very strong community feel which I love. It is also a creative hub with many creative art studios. For a night out, raves at The Cause and 5 miles are popular underground places to visit. For food and drink I love Beavertown’s taproom which is great for alfresco beers and the Spanish indoor market – El Pueblito Paisa.
- Average 2-bed yield is calculated by REalyse using median 2-bed asking rent and median 2-bed sales prices.
- Rental growth over the last five years is for all property (not 2-beds).
- All data is the latest available as of January 2022.
- PTAL – Transport for London's (TFL) Public Transport Accessibility Levels (PTALs) are a detailed and accurate measure of the accessibility of a point to the public transport network, taking into account walk access time and service availability. Each area is graded between 0 and 6b, where a score of 0 is very poor access to public transport, and 6b is excellent access to public transport.
- Average Price – ONS, October 2021
- Asking rent – Realyse, December 2021
- Yield – Realyse, December 2021
- House price and rental forecasts – CBRE Research
- Outstanding primary and secondary schools – OFSTED (December 2021)
- Number of cafes and restaurants – ONS (2020)
- Number of shops – ONS (2021)
- Open space – GiGL (2015)
- Number of stations – TfL (2015)
- PTAL – TfL (2015)