From the woods in the west, with their bug hunts, nature trails
<br />and storytelling trees, to the miles and miles of cycle lanes at
<br />Tottenham marshes in the east, Haringey is wonderfully green,
<br />allowing London families to enjoy outdoor life without leaving
<br />the city and the many theatres, galleries and restaurants that
<br />urban life has to offer.
<br />Historical attractions include Alexandra Palace, built in 1873
<br />– the perfect place for a picnic, thanks to its hilltop, panoramic
<br />view of London. Designed as a leisure centre to rival the south's
<br />Crystal Palace, it now houses an ice rink, concert hall and
<br />exhibition space. Bruce Castle Museum, is another must-visit
<br />– a grade 1 listed, 16th-century manor house set in 20 acres of
<br />parkland, with a tree trail that will lead you round the park
<br />and the museum. And there's the Markfield Beam Engine
<br />and Museum that shelters the impressive 1886 Beam Steam
<br />Pumping engine.
<br />Haringey has long been known as a creative hub, with more
<br />than its fair share of artists, actors, musicians and directors… so
<br />it's no wonder it has a healthy crop of prestigious local theatres:
<br />Highgate's Jackson's Lane, Lauderdale House and Upstairs at
<br />the Gatehouse; Tottenham's Bernie Grant Arts Centre, as well
<br />as Finsbury Park's Park Theatre. Shows, workshops and classes
<br />for both children and adults means there's always something
<br />arty to see or do.
<br />With segway racing, soft play centres, archery, countless
<br />boutiques, restaurants and the garden pubs of Highgate Village
<br />– bringing village life to north London - it's hardly surprising
<br />Haringey is seen as such a great place to live and bring up a family.
<br />Your Local editors are Emma and Kate and you can contact them at: email@example.com