Getting into central London couldn’t be easier from this gutsy urban outpost with plenty to offer
Often overlooked by its more affluent north London neighbours, Tottenham is making a name for itself with a fast-emerging arts and social scene. You’ll find more than enough to keep you entertained for an evening or busy weekend. What’s more, it’s great value and boasts brilliant transport links into central and east London that beat its more chic counterparts hands down.
Dine out in style at one of the area’s hidden culinary gems, pulling in cool customers from Tottenham and beyond. Try succulent pulled pork at The Beehive pub on Stoneleigh Road or sample Tottenham’s own artisan cheeses at nearby Alexandra Palace farmers market. While you’re there, admire the amazing Victorian building and stunning views over London. Or step through the inauspicious doors of Seven Sisters Market to find an Aladdin’s cave of South American food stalls.
Nourish your body and soul with a trip to the Bernie Grant Arts Centre to catch an art house film or go to a pilates class. Check out a contemporary art exhibition on a converted barge at the arc Gallery, then join the friendly crowd to dance until you drop at T-chances Arts and Music Centre.
Tottenham’s most famous green space might be the hallowed turf at Spurs’ White Hart Lane football ground, but there are plenty more! You’ll find parks galore in the area, from Bruce Castle Museum and Park to Downhills Park and the tranquil wildlife haven, Tottenham Marshes - whose reservoirs provide the water for another local industry, Redemption Craft Brewery.