A locals' guide to Wood Green
"Pretty Victorian terraces within Wood Green's conservation areas give it a family atmosphere..."Katy Brookes
"It's really easy to get into central London on the Piccadilly line from Wood Green Station."Mumzad Soobhany
"I love going to Alexandra Park on the weekend - the views over London are second-to-none!"Katy Brookes
Where do Wood Green locals go?
North London's best curry house and probably north London's best kept secret. It's a small restaurant and takeaway on Turnpike Lane that prepares freshly made curries!
Submitted by Mumzad
A truly authentic Greek family restaurant that is very welcoming and with amazing, generous portions.
Submitted by Kostas
Beans and Barley
A recently opened coffee shop on Green Lanes. They do an amazing granola fruit yoghurt in a jar!
Submitted by Vikki
One of the best Turkish Restaurants in North London. Always busy, especially on weekends when you have to reserve seats to avoid standing outside. Amazing customer service, great food and a reasonable price for the standard. You should try the lamb and chicken grill.
Submitted by Muhammad
Pitch and Putt, Alexandra Park
Enjoy a round or two with your friends and family and the stunning views of London too!
Submitted by Aaron
An impressive music venue hosting great bands such as Slayer, to Jack White, to the Prodigy!
Submitted by Kevin
The Laboratory Spa & Health Club
A beautiful, airy, bright gym with a spa and a fresh water swimming pool, which means no stinging eyes and great for children! They also put on excellent exercise classes too and there's no minimum contract.
Submitted by Claire
Amazing home-cooked burgers, steaks and more in a former Barclays bank building. Owned by two friends who have also bought the coffee shop across the road!
Submitted by Zenonas
This pub has been standing in Crouch End since 1899, so it's a real local institution. The kitchen serves great gastropub food and a delicious Sunday roast that's always guaranteed to leave you full!
Submitted by Mark
I really like going to this independent café at the weekend. They serve a great breakfast menu, including a breakfast burrito that is amazing!
Submitted by Harriet
Why do you find Wood Green a great place to live?
"The cuisine in Wood Green is the best in North London. As a Greek/Cypriot living in London, I have found some of the best Greek shops and restaurants in this area. My absolute favourite places are Vrisaki in Myddleton Road and Paneri on High Road. "
"I love vibrant Green Lanes, with an array of Turkish restaurants, variety of shops and the amount of small parks in the area."
"It's right next to Alexandra Palace, convenient for shopping and transport, and still relatively affordable to buy a decent place to live."
"I love being surrounded by green spaces and large gardens. I love to be around malls where I can find everything I need. Wood Green is a multicultural neighbourhood, there are several shops from around the world and a wide variety of products. Public transport works very well. The health center is very good. It is a safe neighborhood for walking both day and night. Fruits and vegetables are fresh and quality. The people are ve... more
"Wood Green provides shoppers with a choice of supermarkets including Sainsbury's, Tesco, Morrisons and not to mention M&S Food. There are great clothes shops, hairdressers and Wilkinsons for just about every household product you could ever want. You can commute to Covent Garden in 20 mins. At the same time you can walk up to Ally Pally to see the deer and feel like you are in the countryside. Keep it a secret so price... more
What do you like about Wood Green?
Did you know?
"In March 1918, self-proclaimed World's Greatest Magician Chung Ling Soo (or Bill Robinson as his parents knew him!) performed his world famous "catch a bullet with his teeth" trick at the Wood Green Empire. Sadly, it didn't work and it him square in the chest."
Explore Wood Green
Child-friendly activities near Wood Green
Junior CinemaCineworld, Wood Green Shopping City,
Want to introduce your children to the exciting world of cinema? Then get involved with Movies For Juniors, discounted weekly screenings of kids films at Cineworld Cinemas. Mon-Thurs, 10.10am: Shaun the Sheep the Movie, Mon-Thurs, 10.20am: Annie, Mon-Thurs 10am: Big Hero 6 Website
NCT Padres y BebeBlend
Padres y Beb's @ Blend N8 Weekly on a Tuesday at 11am This is a Spanish speaking meet-up for mums and dads interested in speaking or practising their Spanish and making new friends. It's also an opportunity to support one another to bring up your children bilingual. It's run by Rocio who originally comes from Argentina and has a two month old daughter. It's a lovely spacious cafe which is very child-friendly and serves great coffee teas cakes and has a lunch and breakfast menu. Website
NCTea at Blend N8Blend
Every Monday from 11am till 1pm join local parents at the NCTea @ Blend 587 Green lanes N8 0RG an opportunity for local parents to meet up with others. Blend (www.localblend.co.uk) is a lovely spacious new cafe on Green Lanes between Allison and Beresford Roads. It has a very child-friendly approach so bring along your buggies and roaming toddlers as well as bumps and babies. Blend has great coffee teas cakes and a lunch menu as well as a blackboard corner and plenty of children's books. The kind owners Steve and Linda are reserving the big table at the back for us -- we look forward to starting the week with you! You do not need to be an NCT member just a parent would like to meet up with others. Website
NCTea @ BlendThe Blend
Every Monday from 11am to 1pm, join local parents at the NCTea @ Blend, hosted by Rose & baby Electra and Lucy & baby Will. It's a great opportunity to meet other local mums and dads. The Blend is a lovely spacious cafe on Green Lanes between Allison and Beresford Roads. 587 Green Lanes, Harringay, N8 0RG. It has a very child-friendly approach, so feel free to bring along your buggies and roaming toddlers as well as bumps and babies. Blend has great coffee, teas, cakes and a lunch menu, as well as a play corner with toys and books. The kind owners, Steve and Linda, are reserving the big table at the back for us -- You do not need to be an NCT member, just a parent who would like to meet up with others. Website
Le Club Frere JacquesMuswell Hill club
Le Club Frère Jacques specialises in teaching French to children aged from 3 - 11. Our aim is to encourage a positive attitude towards learning languages which will equip pupils to succeed in their future schools. Above all we make French fun and easy to learn. In order to make the child participate there are various activities such as games, songs, rhymes and role playing which cater for a relatively short attention span. Children are always actively involved 4:00-4:30pm for 3-7 year olds 4:35-5:05pm for 7-11 year olds Website
Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for BabiesThe Harringay Club
Classical music class for babies led by Harry on the saxophone clarinet and flute with Vlad on the piano Website
Baby Massage ClassThe Old Flower Shop
Massage is a wonderful way of communicating with a baby, strengthening the bond between parent and child. Learning baby massage can give parents increased confidence in handling their babies and better understanding of non-verbal communication. Massage enhances a baby's feeling of being loved and respected, as well as improving body-mind awareness, co-ordination and brain development. 4 week courses - each week will deal with a different part of the massage sequence, building up to a full body massage Website
About Wood Green
Wood Green is a district in north London, located in the London Borough of Haringey. It is situated 6.7 miles (10.8 km) north of Charing Cross. Wood Green is a busy town with a sizeable shopping area with cinemas, bars, nightclubs, numerous restaurants and cafes and a shopping centre close to the tube station. The High Road, the main shopping spine, is part of Green Lanes and stretches from the Wood Green tube station to the next stop on the Piccadilly Line, Turnpike Lane, and is lined with shops along its route. Wood Green tube station is on Wood Green High road with Bounds Green tube station to the north of the area and Turnpike Lane tube station to the south, all are on the Piccadilly Line.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Bounds Green
- Crouch End
- Muswell Hill
- Palmers Green
- Arnos Grove
- Friern Barnet
- Finsbury Park
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