Local area guide

Living in Enfield

Enfield takes the topspot as the most northern borough of London and is brimming with beautiful parks, green spaces, country manors to visit and sports activities galore.

Offering a perfect blend of bustling city vibes and countryside tranquility, it's a haven that's popular with families thanks to its excellent schools, while also offering fast links to the heart of the capital.

Your guide to moving to Enfield

Why Enfield is a good place to live

Enfield is the perfect place for mixing the hustle and bustle of city living with calmer countryside vibes.

With Epping Forest on its doorstep, this northern-most London borough has green spaces galore and is popular with families.

Forty Hall Estate, a beautiful manor house with large gardens, Capel Manor Gardens, featuring over 40 colourful gardens across 30 acres and Myddelton Gardens, a restored botanist's gardens with a carp lake, Victorian glasshouse, visitor centre museum and cafe are just some of the lovely green spaces to enjoy in Enfield.

Every Thursday to Saturday, Enfield Market Place in the centre of town hosts stalls selling homemade, handmade and specialist treats alongside household staples.

Over at The Palace shopping centre, you'll find high street faves like H&M, M&S, Next and River Island, while there are plenty of independent stores for something a little bit different in the town centre.

Foodies can enjoy a whole range of cuisines at every price level in Enfield. At the top end of the market, Marcus Kitchen and Bar, Inn on the Park Cookhouse and Pub, Saathi and Zaza all come highly recommended.

Or for coffee, brunch and lunch, head to The Old Shutter Cafe & Bistro, the Olive Tree Cafe or Bonito Cafe.

What's Enfield famous for?

Some very talented people came from Enfield, including Amy Winehouse, Adele, Dusty Springfield, Laura Haddock, Ray Winstone and Dexter Fletcher.

The east of Enfield, adjacent to the River Lea, is renowned for its industrial heritage. The Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield Lock produced the famous Enfield rifles.

There's more: the world's first solid state circuitry colour TVs were made here by Ferguson, as were the first mass-produced dishwashers, made by Hotpoint.

Did you know? The name Enfield comes from the old English word: Ēanafeld, which literally means 'open land belonging to a man called Ēana'.

Things to do in Enfield

Apart from enjoying the luscious green spaces of nearby Epping Forest, a visit to the beautiful Forty Hall Estate, Capel Manor Gardens and Myddelton Gardens are all weekend musts.

Kids will love Whitewebbs Museum of Transport, housed in a Victorian water pumping station built in 1898, and Parkside Farm, where you can pick your own fruit and veggies.

Or for more grown-up pursuits, Champneys has a city spa here and the HK Hammam and Spa also comes highly recommended.

Head to Enfield Market on Fridays and weekends for original, homemade and handmade finds, or treat yourself to some retail therapy at The Palace.

And round off the day with a dinner at one of Enfield's many lovely restaurants. Mumbai Maska and Marcus Kitchen and bar are great for a special night out.

And for more cheap and cheerful but nonetheless excellent options, The Meeting Bar and Restaurant serves up a great Thai, Mama's Pita has a delicious Greek menu and Aksular Enfield Town cooks up popular Turkish dishes.

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Local pubs in Enfield

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  • O'Neills

    Grange, Enfield, EN2

    You’ll always find a warm welcome at O’Neill’s Enfield in Enfield. It’s a place where you can enjoy the craic whether you fancy a few rounds with mates, a spot of lunch with colleagues or a cosy meal for two. Where live music and sport lift your spirits.

  • Taps

    Enfield, Middlesex, EN1

    A traditional Irish bar set in the heart of a historical market town.

  • Kings Head Hotel

    Enfield, Middlesex, EN2

    Enfield's most traditional pub, serving an excellent variety of fine beer, real ales and fresh food.

  • Stag

    Enfield, Middlesex, EN2

    The Stag is a 5-minute bus journey from Cockfosters tube station, which has direct services to Central London. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and junction 25 of the M25 motorway is a 10-minute drive away.

  • Crown & Horseshoes

    Enfield, Middlesex, EN2

    The Crown & Horseshoes is a homely pub located in a beautiful part of Enfield, serving up delicious food and drink!

Schools in Enfield

Parents are spoiled for choice with a whole range of Outstanding and Good schools when it comes to education options in Enfield.

For primary aged children, schools rated Outstanding by Ofsted include: Galliard Primary School, St Paul's CofE Primary School, Eversley Primary School, Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy, Enfield Heights Academy and Highfield Primary School.

There are many more primary schools rated Good, including George Spicer Primary School, Bush Hill Park Primary School, Suffolks Primary School and Merryhills Primary School, among others.

For secondary school pupils, Enfield County School for Girls, Highlands School and St Michael's Catholic Grammar School for girls (a selective school) are all rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

The Latymer School is a co-ed selective school and is rated Good by Ofsted.

Other schools with a Good Ofsted rating include: Chace Community School, Kingsmead School, Bishop Stopford's School, St Ignatius College, Enfield Grammar School for boys (which is non-selective) and Winchmore School, among others.

Schools in Enfield

Silverways School
Ages: 7 - 17 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Enfield Grammar School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
Enfield County School for Girls
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St Andrew's CofE Primary School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
St George's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
George Spicer Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Transport in Enfield


Enfield is well-connected by train through the Great Northern and Overground lines.

Enfield Town Station is located in the town center and connects directly to London Liverpool Street in around 30 minutes.

Enfield Chase Station and Grange Park Station are both on the Great Northern line, providing services toward Hertford North in 17 minutes and Moorgate in under 40 minutes.


Enfield has an extensive bus network, with regular services connecting various neighbourhoods and nearby boroughs.

Destinations include Trafalgar Square, Turnpike Lane, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross and Potters Bar, among others, while services also run to local hospitals North Middlesex University Hospital and Barnet Hospital.

Discover more with Enfield's bus map.


Enfield is well-connected by road, with the A10 linking it to central London and Hertfordshire, while the M25 is easily accessible for links to the rest of London, Kent and Surrey.


London Stansted Airport is around 50 minutes away by car via the M25, providing domestic and international flights.

London City Airport is accessible by train and the DLR in around an hour, offering flights to European destinations.

Heathrow Airport can be accessed by Tube and the Heathrow Express in around an hour and 15 minutes, or by car in 50 minutes, and offers extensive international flights.

Transport connections

Enfield Town
National Rail
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Enfield Chase
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Bush Hill Park
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Gordon Hill
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
Grange Park
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
National Rail
1.2 miles / 1.9 km