Enfield is London’s largest, greenest and northern most borough. It’s only 12 miles from London and well served with rail, tube and bus connections. It is sandwiched between 2 of London’s major orbital routes – North Circular in the South ( A406) and the M25 motorway in the north.

Earliest Roman settlement was established near Ermine street in Bush Hill Park. By the 11 century Enfield had a large settlement probably centred around St Andrews church. In the 14 Century Edward 1 granted it the first market charter, giving it a right to hold a weekly market in town. Sadly, later in the 14 century the Black death killed one tenth of its population.

Enfield has a population of about 275,000; with above average numbers of children and older citizens. Enfields state schools have recorded more then 80 different ethnic groups; with the last census in 2001 showed the largest minority group being other white (mainly Greek, Turkish & Cypriots).

Leisure – Millfield and Chicken shed theatres, vast and open space at Trent Country Park, Capel Manor Gardens and Forty Hall Gardens, Enfield shopping centre.

Education- Middlesex University has 3 campuses in Enfield.


Haringey is also one of north London’s boroughs and is considered an outer London area but has all the challenges of an inner city area. It is one of the most deprived boroughs in the country as nearly 8% of the population unemployed (twice the national average).

Haringey is made up of two large manors, Hornsey and Tottenham; which became parishes with established boundaries as far back as 1300. Dating even further back in history Roman remains have been found around River Lee.

Haringey has a population of about 225,000; with nearly half from ethnic minority backgrounds. Haringey schools in 2001 reported the use of over 160 languages !

The 2001 census showed the largest groups (Caribbean & African 21%, Asian 8%, East European 5%, Irish 4%).

Leisure – Alexandra Palace & surrounding parkland, Bruce Castle Museum, several War Memorials, and Wood Green shopping Centre.