Top 10 things to do in Haringey
With so many great things to do in Haringey, it can get a bit overwhelming. If you’re struggling with where to start, take a look at our list of top 10 things to do in the borough.
Discover Haringey’s history at Bruce Castle Museum
This Grade I listed 16th century manor house in Tottenham is home to Haringey’s fascinating historical collections, archives and art exhibitions. Bruce Castle sits on 20 acres of picturesque land and has been the perfect setting for many civil wedding ceremonies.
Head Downstairs at the King’s Head
Since opening its doors in 1981, “Downstairs at the King’s Head” has become a legendary comedy night tucked away beneath the King’s Head pub in Crouch Hill Road. Featuring comedy and live music, this epic event has showcased many breakthrough acts in comedy and live music.
Attend Wireless Festival
The UK’s most popular urban music festival and a must–have fixture in your festival calendar, Wireless is held each summer in Finsbury Park. Wireless features three days of performances and has seen the likes of Skepta, Nas and the Weeknd grace the stage.
Explore the historical Alexandra Palace and Park
Alexandra Park was built in 1863; the Palace in 1873, among 186 acres of parkland with fantastic panoramic views of London. The Park boasts wonderful greenery including a deer enclosure, while the Palace is home to many events throughout the year and is undergoing an exciting restoration project.
Take a dip in Park Road Lido
Measuring 50m by 23m Park Road Lido is one of the largest Lidos in London. Located in Crouch End, the pool is open all year round and recently introduced summer night-time swim sessions. Head here if you want a splash-about outside but can’t make it to the coast.
Sample some local beer at Beavertown Brewery
Pop down to the tap room at Beavertown Brewery, Tottenham, for a taster session of some local beer. You can have a pint while watching the whole brewing process. You can also bring home some canned beer at the end of your visit.
Dine at a Turkish restaurant on Green Lanes
Green Lanes is one of the longest streets in London and the Haringey section offers a multitude of Turkish restaurants. Popular spots include: Gokyuzu, Antepliler and Hala. Sip some Turkish tea, order a lahmacun and soak up the laid-back Mediterranean atmosphere.
Discover who Marcus Garvey was
Named after the famous Jamaican political leader, the Marcus Garvey Centre in Tottenham features a dedicated Afro Caribbean and Marcus Garvey section, where you can learn about the man and relax in a bright modern library. Grab a book, pull up a chair and relax in a modern library environment.
Catch a flick at the Arthouse Cinema
If you’re tired of the usual Hollywood popcorn blockbuster, head down to the Arthouse cinema in Crouch End. This independent cinema has two screens, but does more than just show movies. It is also a cultural hub showcasing art, live music, theatre, dance and comedy.
Practise your haggling skills at Tottenham Green Market
If your Sundays are looking a bit light, take a trip down to Tottenham Green Market where you can experience an eclectic range of foods and craft work all made with local hands. There are also enough activities to stop the kids getting bored.
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