Review on Monuments, Building, Place and Street Names in Haringey

On 12 June 2020, in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, we announced a Review on Monuments, Building, Place and Street Names in Haringey. We are keen to ensure that the history of our monuments, building, place and street names are reflective of our values and the culture and diversity we are so proud of in our borough. 

As part of the Review, we will be working with our residents, communities and organisations, and experts to understand and better represent the history of the borough.

Renaming Black Boy Lane

One of the street names initially highlighted as needing review is Black Boy Lane. Meanings change over time, and the term Black Boy is now used most commonly as a derogatory name for African heritage men. 

The latest consultation on the renaming of 'Black Boy Lane' to 'La Rose Lane' is ran from 1 December 2021 to 19 January 2022.

Renaming Albert Road Recreation Ground

Albert Road Recreation Ground has been known locally by many names: 'The Rec', 'Durnsford Park', 'Albert Rec'...

Between October and November 2020, residents were asked if they agreed with the proposal to change the name of the Rec to O.R. Tambo Recreation Ground.

Considering the views of stakeholders and the results of the consultation, we are pleased that the Rec will now be known as the O.R. Tambo Recreation Ground. 

If Haringey residents have concerns or queries about place, street or building names in the borough, please get in touch. Send your views to

Statue of anti-apartheid campaigner Oliver Tambo unveiled in Haringey in October 2019.

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Page last updated:

August 3, 2023

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