A locals' guide to EN8
"The jewel in Enfield's crown, Forty Hall and its surrounding parkland afford picturesque views."Daniel Puddick
"Enfield has always offered excellent transport links into central London, from the steam trains of the past to today's modern carriages..."Topsy Taiwo
"A lovely place to relax or have a picnic, Epping Forest has a picturesque lake where you can hire a boat for £15 an hour."Natalie Mills
Where do EN8 locals go?
Beautiful grounds to walk around with free admission. The perfect spot for a picnic and you can also go into the hall and learn about the history.
Submitted by Molly
Clock House Nursery
Gorgeous garden centre next to the grounds of Forty Hall offering top quality plants and seeds. It has free parking outside and is cheaper and not as busy as the other garden centres on popular Crews Hill.
Submitted by Molly
Crown & Horseshoes
A charming pub in a beautiful area next to the New River. Lovely on a sunny day.
Submitted by Emma
Enfield Town Market
Lots of lovely fresh bread (local from Barnet), pastries, Asian food and fresh fruit and veg, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Submitted by Alexandra
A delightful place to walk the dog and plenty of pubs to visit along its banks.
Submitted by Emma
The best sunbeds in Enfield! Cheap prices and offering a wide variety of other beauty treatments. Experienced friendly staff who make you feel at ease from the moment you walk in.
Submitted by Molly
The Robin Hood
Surrounded by gorgeous fields giving you the "country feel" and an open log fire with sofas to sit on with a glass of wine in hand! They have the best dessert menu as well.
Submitted by Molly
Traditional food and a cosy atmosphere, this family-run pub is in a fantastic position on the edge of Epping Forest.
Submitted by Sue
The Victoria Tavern
This has to be the prettiest pub in Essex! It's in a lovely quiet spot near Epping Forest and the large garden is fantastic in the summer.
Submitted by Elaine
The Gardeners Arms
I love this pub because of it's hilltop position. The views towards London are beautiful and Epping Forest is just round the corner. It has a cosy, traditional atmosphere and it's dog friendly too!
Submitted by John
FIFTEEN York Hill
Fantastic Sunday lunch. Lovely terrace. Great atmosphere and music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Submitted by James
The Olive Tree
This is by far my favourite restaurant in Loughton! Their Mediterranean and Greek food is delicious and it has such a great atmosphere too. It's the perfect place for a get-together or celebration.
Submitted by Anne
It may be part of a chain of restaurants, but they definitely don't compromise on quality. The pizzas are really tasty and even the salads are too!
Submitted by Stuart
Loughton's go-to store for all things healthy. As well as selling organic products and supplements, there is a cafe serving delicious vegan and gluten-free treats.
Submitted by Rachel
The Last Post
Great for drinks after work or a cheap pub lunch. It's location on the high street is really convenient too.
Submitted by Sarah
Why do you find EN8 a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"The world's first ever cash machine was installed at a branch of Barclays in Enfield in 1967."
Child-friendly activities near EN8
Toddlers and TutusIsland Fitness
Designed to encourage our young ones to enjoy ballet dancing as an art form from a young age. This programme is a fun, no pressure ballet class for toddlers to enjoy. It steers away from the traditional prescriptive notion of ballet teaching for kids. Nursery rhymes, props and games included to create a great ballet course within a fun environment. One Term (6 weeks) £50 per child Two Terms (12 weeks) £80 Per child Website
Crafty Chefs BarnetWest Walk
Toddler Cookery Workshops
Bead Shop FunIndiviJewelistic Bead Shop
Kids can spend hours just choosing from the 100s of beads on offer! We have beads for girls and boys and an area where they can sit down and design their own bracelet with Trish on hand to help them finish off their creations -create a stretch bracelet (all age groups and most cost approx £4.00 -2.5 hours long and £30.00 and the young designers Website
NCT Bumps and BabiesKiddicare
We thought is was important to have a group for parents to go to with their young babies so we started Bumps & Babies! The groups are for parents-to-be and new parents with babies up to 1 year old. All welcome! Mondays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Kiddicare Enfield Retail Park Crown Road EN1 1TH. Drop in - no need to book. As with our well established Tuesday Bumps & Babies the group is for pregnant mums and new parents with babies up to one-year. There is no entry charge for this group but all food and drinks will need to be purchased from the in-store cafe. Website
NCT Bumps and BabiesSt Michael and All Angels' Church Hall
We thought is was important to have a group for parents to go to with their young babies so we started Bumps & Babies! The groups are for parents-to-be and new parents with babies up to 1 year old. All welcome! Tuesdays 2.30pm-4pm at St.Michael & All Angels' Church Hall at the corner of Chase Side and Gordon Hill EN2 0QP. Entry is £2.50 to cover costs ---includes tea/ coffee/ squash and biscuits. This is a not for profit group run by branch volunteers. Map & location details here: http://www.stmichaelsenfield.org.uk/contact Seeking Bumps & Babies volunteers for our Tuesday group: Can you help at Bumps & Babies? This popular group relies on volunteers to keep it going. Can you help Jean to put out chairs and mats Website
Enfield Garden Centre Soft Play AreaEnfield Garden Centre
Enfield Garden Centre lies in Crews Hill, North London, in an area renowned for its rich horticultural heritage. Whilst plants and gardening remain at the heart of the business, Enfield also offers customers a wonderful day out, with a newly opened garden restaurant, a great gift shop, a fish shop and a furniture shop, as well as a soft play area for the kids, which is open any time the restaurant is open. There may be the odd occasion where a play area has been booked for a child's party, so it's always best to check with the centre first to avoid disappointment. Website
Baby Sensory in SouthgateOakwood Baptist Church
Baby Sensory offers a world full of exciting & stimulating sensory experiences which give everyone a wonderful sense of well being. Activities and experiences vary weekly there is always something new. The developmental play session is a perfect time to socialise and build up relationships with other parents and babies. You can join at any point and the sessions are aimed at babies from birth to 13 months. Website
The EN postcode area, also known as the Enfield postcode area, is a group of eleven postcode districts covering parts of northern Greater London and south Hertfordshire, as well as a small part of Essex.
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