A locals' guide to N17
"It's a great day out at the home of Tottenham Hotspur, White Hart Lane."Katy Brookes
"Tottenham has seen so much regeneration recently, yet retains its history and green spaces."Oliver Venn
"It's really easy to get into central London on the Piccadilly line from Wood Green Station."Mumzad Soobhany
Where do N17 locals go?
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
Green space next to Turnpike Lane Station that has amazing basketball courts (the best in North London!), a free outdoor gym and a children's play area.
Submitted by Amie
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
An absolute favourite for residents of The Ladder. This is the best of a large number of Turkish restaurants on Green Lanes. Portions are big and cheap. Even has a rave review in the Evening Standard! Check out their TripAdvisor ratings.
Submitted by Amie
The Mall Wood Green
High street stores, supermarkets and a cinema all under one roof.
Submitted by Peter
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
Blue House Yard
Cool little sheds with micro businesses. Pop up drinks and markets.
Submitted by Fred
Why do you find N17 a great place to live?
"I love Tottenham because I live next to people who come from different backgrounds and I get to learn a lot from them when we communicate. There is a lot of unity where I'm from, which is why I have lived here for 21 years."
"Green area, football, close to center"
"Fantastic transport links, close to shopping, lovely river and surronding nature - love the area "
What do you like about N17?
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."
Child-friendly activities near N17
Noble Knights at Bruce Castle MuseumBruce Castle Museum
Part of a series of weekly craft events, kids can pretend to be a knight for a day and make their own shields and helmets. Website
Turtle Tots-The BrookThe Brook
Hello, we are Lisa & Caroline, two graduates who rose to Director level at large organisations within the fashion world. Having always loved swimming, we didn't think twice when the opportunity arose for us to be part of the Turtle Tots family and deliver our service to London. Coming from a world that was very strategic, we knew that our next goal would be life changing and needed to be something more personal and rewarding. We now run Turtle Tums Aqua Natal Yoga and Turtle Tots Baby and Toddler swimming classes across North London. We were inspired by Turtle Tots and the thought of providing a lifelong skill, as well as being able to influence the beginnings of a healthy start to life, whilst instilling water and safety confidence for both parent and child. Website
Ding Dong Childrens' Indoor Soft Play CentreDing Dong Childrens' Indoor Soft Play Centre
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
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
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
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
N17 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of Tottenham, South Tottenham (part) and is covered by the Haringey local authority.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
Feedback about living in N17 has been submitted directly by the public and may not neccessarily reflect the views of Foxtons. The description of N17 was modified from Wikipedia and is available under the Creative Commons licence. Land Registry data is Crown copyright.
All the views and contributions contained within Foxtons Local Life are those of the contributors. All content is assessed before publishing for taste, however free opinion is encouraged. Foxtons accept no payment or sponsorship for content that is posted about N17.