A London borough rich with history, London’s Haringey Borough was formed in 1965. It had grown around a country village and market which was developed to form a borough and joined adjacent Tottenham, Wood Green and Hornsey Burroughs in the Greater London suburban district. Haringey, to this present day, is used to refer to all three regions.
Once upon a time, this landscape was a rather rural one, however, over time, it has been developed by a variety of influencers. Trade, transport, and communication in and out of the Borough have continuously improved over the centuries, thanks to its links to Wood Green, Highgate, and Tottenham, as well as the lovely River Lea which borders Tottenham and offers accessibility to London Town via the River Thames.
Thanks to this accessibility and consistent improvement, agriculture in the area has continued to thrive, with a large portion of its farming products feeding much of London Town. By the 1700s, the area became the abode of many wealthy merchants who had made their fortune in the City and were looking for countryside villages to settle down in while still maintaining access to their empire in London.
After the railroad arrived in 1850 and beyond, transport boomed in the region which resulted in massive population growth in the area, which has continued ever since. Due to the large number of London city-dwellers looking to escape the fast and cramped city conditions in search of roomier, quieter abodes within their price range, low-cost housing estates began popping up all over Haringey Borough.
Today, Haringey boasts a population of approximately a quarter of a million residents, who speak over 200 different languages. With more than 50% of the population originating from culturally diverse backgrounds, the region is a vibrant and exciting landscape of culture, aptly represented by its football club.