Local area guide

Living in Turnpike Lane

Thinking about moving to Turnpike Lane? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Turnpike Lane

Why Turnpike Lane is a good place to live

Living in Turnpike Lane offers a harmonious fusion of accessibility and charm that creates a delightful atmosphere. This north London gem is less costly than its neighbouring areas like Muswell Hill or Crouch End, making it a pocket-friendly option for residents. It boasts robust connectivity with its own Piccadilly line Tube station and Overground at Harringay Green Lanes, making London easily accessible. The area is peppered with irresistible Turkish bakeries and restaurants, making it a haven for food enthusiasts. It is mainly composed of Victorian terraces with green spaces such as Ducketts Common, Downhills Park, and Finsbury Park nearby for those leisurely jaunts in the park. Schools here perform well, making it a promising area for families.

What's Turnpike Lane famous for?

Turnpike Lane is famous for its rich history, visible within its unique high street filled with more than 100 boutiques. The district is known for the Turnpike Lane tube station, a significant transport hub of aesthetic interest as it flaunts modernist architecture designed by Charles Holden. The station holds a special place in history as the first Underground station in the Municipal Borough of Tottenham. Furthermore, Turnpike Lane is famous for housing one of north London's finest Turkish restaurants known for its exceptional service and scrumptious cuisines, as well as the renowned 'Shutter Gallery', showcasing creativity and art on the shutters of local shops.

Things to do in Turnpike Lane

Turnpike Lane is brimming with activities for all personalities. For the history buffs, exploring the rich history and landmarks such as the Turnpike Lane Tube Station can be quite captivating. Shoppers can indulge in the variety of stores overflowing from Wood Green, offering a diverse shopping experience. Food lover? Treat your taste buds to the variety of eateries in the area - don't miss trying the freshly made curries at what is hailed as North London's best curry house. Architectural enthusiasts can admire the modernist aesthetics of the tube station while pop culture fans can visit locations where scenes from films like 'Chaplin' were shot. Turnpike Lane never disappoints.

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Transport in Turnpike Lane

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Local connections

Turnpike Lane
0 miles / 0.0 km
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Wood Green
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Alexandra Palace
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Harringay Green Lanes
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km

Schools in Turnpike Lane

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Education in Turnpike Lane

North Harringay Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
The Grove
Ages: 5 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Noel Park Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2019)
St John Vianney RC Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Belmont Junior School
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Belmont Infant School
Ages: 3 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Turnpike Lane

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  • Great Northern Railway Tavern

    London N8

    Built in 1897, The Great Northern Railway Tavern is a Grade II listed pub in Hornsey, where first-class craft comes as standard. Savour modern British pub food and a craft-inspired collection of drinks in a stylish, contemporary interior, accented by stun