A locals' guide to N22
"Pretty Victorian terraces within Wood Green's conservation areas give it a family atmosphere..."Katy Brookes
"I love going to Alexandra Park on the weekend - the views over London are second-to-none!"Katy Brookes
"It's really easy to get into central London on the Piccadilly line from Wood Green Station."Mumzad Soobhany
Where do N22 locals go?
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
Blue House Yard
Cool little sheds with micro businesses. Pop up drinks and markets.
Submitted by Fred
The Mall Wood Green
High street stores, supermarkets and a cinema all under one roof.
Submitted by Peter
A truly authentic Greek family restaurant that is very welcoming and with amazing, generous portions.
Submitted by Kostas
Great place for coffee, brunch, an after-work drink or light bite to eat. Live music nights, and part gallery. A very popular and award-winning venue for the local community.
Submitted by Kathryn
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
An impressive music venue hosting great bands such as Slayer, to Jack White, to the Prodigy!
Submitted by Kevin
Why do you find N22 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. "
"Leafy and peaceful, with the magnificent palace and park at its heart, but just minutes from the shopping options of Muswell Hill and Wood Green, or the plentiful bars and cafes of Crouch End. Enjoy ice skating in the palace, a cake at the Grove Café, or just take in the best view in London from the atmospheric vantage point of the world's first television broadcast."
"I love vibrant Green Lanes, with an array of Turkish restaurants, variety of shops and the amount of small parks in the area."
"Open spaces, great transport links. Gigs and Farmers Markets on your doorstep!"
"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 N22?
Did you know?
"Alexandra Palace, or 'Ally Pally' as it is affectionately known, was built as an exhibition hall in 1873. However, it burnt down only a few days after its inauguration and was rebuilt in the following 2 years."
Child-friendly activities near N22
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
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
Under 5s singingAlexandra Park Library
3o minutes of Traditional Nursery Rhymes and Songs. 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
Fun in the ForestColdfall Woods
Fun In The Forest aims to encourage children and their families to swap some of their screen time for some wild time. Our sessions include activities that encourage creativity, self-led discovery and independence - invaluable life skills. Website
Eeny Meeny MusicSt.George's Church Hall
Guitar-led fun with singing & dancing to nursery rhymes & songs from the musicals. With maracas, bells, ribbons, bubbles, teddy bears & lots of friendly fun! 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
N22 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of Wood Green, Bounds Green (part), Bowes Park and is covered by the Haringey and Enfield local authorities.
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