A locals' guide to Turnpike Lane
"It's really easy to get into central London on the Piccadilly line from Wood Green Station."Mumzad Soobhany
"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
Where do Turnpike Lane locals go?
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
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
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
Beans and Barley
A recently opened coffee shop on Green Lanes. They do an amazing granola fruit yoghurt in a jar!
Submitted by Vikki
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
The Great Northern Railway Tavern
Weekly quiz nights, super beer garden and a stunning building.
Submitted by Chris
Why do you find Turnpike Lane a great place to live?
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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 Turnpike Lane
Child-friendly activities near Turnpike Lane
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
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 @ 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
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
Mum and Baby Yoga at Yoga JunctionThe Old Flower Shop
Special classes to help you re-gain your strength and muscle tone after having a baby. - For £13.00 classes you can buy a 10 class card for £115.00 - For £11.00 classes you can buy a 10 class card for £100.00 Website
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Wood Green
- Crouch End
- Bounds Green
- Muswell Hill
- Finsbury Park
- Palmers Green
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