At the heart of Hornsey is the old village High Road with its good range of shops, bars, pubs and restaurants and Priory Park, a lovely little old-fashioned park with playground, café, 1950s paddling pool, tennis courts and bowling green. This is a great place for families, a friendly community where neighbours have often known each other for decades.
It may be quiet but Hornsey knows how to be modern too. The first Lotus car was built by Colin Chapman in 1954 in the stables of a pub owned by his father on Tottenham Lane. Later he established the first Lotus showroom here in what is now part of Jewson’s. The nearby New River Village development won several architectural awards when it opened in 2008 and transformed the fifteen-acre site of a former water works. With its mix of old and new, Hornsey is definitely one to watch.