Enfield is London’s northernmost borough and shares common boundaries with the boroughs of Barnet, Waltham Forest and Haringey. It covers an area of 31.74 square miles and has a population of about 325.000 people. It also has a density rate of 10.000 people per square mile. Enfield is known among Londoners for being the location of numerous acclaimed educational institutions, internationally known entertainment venues and high profile museums and touristic sites.
The area of Bulls Cross is situated in the northernmost parts of Enfield. The district is heavily associated with the Tottenham Hotspur football club as the team’s new training centre is located in the area. It is also home of Capel Manor which presently houses one of London’s finest colleges and is known throughout the world for its fascinating model gardens. The Myddelton House and Pied Bull are other well-known landmarks in Bulls Cross, EN7, which attract visitors from all over the world. The area is linked to the other parts of the English capital by a number of bus routes which pass through it regularly.
Enfield Wash, EN3, is a district which lies in close proximity to Bulls Cross. It is the location of Albany Park which was created at the turn of the 20th century and named after Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, Queen Victoria’s youngest son who died in 1884 at the age of 30. The area is home to a number of top tier schools including the Oasis Academy Hadley which was founded in 2009 and currently provides high quality primary and secondary education to pupils from the ages of 3 to 18. Enfield Wash doesn’t have its own tube or railway station, the nearest rail links are situated in the adjacent neighbourhoods of Enfield Lock and Enfield.
The district of Hadley Wood lies at precisely eleven miles from the junction of Charing Cross. Trent Park is undoubtedly the most renowned landmark of the area. It was created during the 14th century and presently covers 320 hectares of lush green lands. The open space is home to numerous listed buildings including a country house which was once used by Henry VII, Elizabeth I and James I. Hadley Wood, EN4, is one of Enfield’s most desirable residential districts and throughout the years has been the home of several notable people such as:
- Footballer Darren Bent
- Singer Paul Young
- Automobile builder Colin Chapman
- Singer Emma Bunton
- Locomotive engineer Sir Nigel Gresley
- Footballer Robbie Keane
- Footballer Luka Modric
- Diana, Princess of Wales
Enfield Town which is also shortly known as Enfield, lies in the central parts of the borough and has almost 15.000 residents. The area is identified as one of Greater London’s 35 major centres in the London Plan. The district is home to a number of well-known places of interest such as Enfield Palace, New River, Enfield Market, Civic Centre, Enfield Fair and more. It was in Enfield Town, EN2, that the world’s first ATM machine was mounted. The area is served by its own railway station which dates back to 1849 and is part of the London Overground Network. It provides transportation services to over two million people annually.
Freezywater is an area which lies in close proximity to the district of Enfield Highway. The area has been known by its current name since the second half of the 18th century. It is the location of a number of highly acclaimed primary and secondary schools including the Lea Valley High School which was the first specialist sports college in the borough. From 2003 to 2006, the facility was the subject of a major renovation project. Today it provides secondary education to over 1.200 students. Freezywater, EN3, is also the site of Cunningham Park.
The suburb of Grange Park lies in the central parts of the Borough of Enfield. The area was mostly developed during the early 20th century. The district has two schools and two churches, and is known to be a peaceful and calm suburb which is mainly inhabited by the city’s middle class. Grange Park, N21, is linked to the other parts of the city by its own railway station which was opened in 1910. The transportation hub is used by over 400.000 people yearly and sits on the Hertford Loop Line from the National Rail Network.