Haringey is one of the more diverse of London's boroughs, a largely residential area of very roughly 30 square km or 11.5 square miles, set between the inner city boroughs of Camden, Islington and Hackney and the outer suburban boroughs of Barnet and Enfield. It was formed from the almagamation of the old metropolitan boroughs of Wood Green, Hornsey and Tottenham and has a population of about 220,000. It sweeps from the woods and hills of Highgate and Muswell Hill in the west to the Lea Valley in the east, and contains both prosperous districts and notorious pockets of deprivation. The west of the borough is very much up market, and its relatively hilly topography encompasses high status resdential districts (such as Highgate and Muswell Hill), open spaces never touched by development, and glorious views southwards to central London. The east side is relatively downmarket and industrial, though it's also home to Tottenham Hotspur, one of England's most famous soccer clubs, and Bruce Castle, a sixteenth century stately home in twenty acres of parkland. Wood Green, in the centre, is the borough's main "town" and its administrative centre. Perhaps the most obvious place of interest in Haringey is Alexandra Palace, a Victorian entertainment / exhibition venue surrounded by its own park, and famous as the birthplace of BBC Television. "Ally Pally" is the subject of Haringey's first photo gallery.
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This page last updated 29th September 2002