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Enfield area guide

Enfield is a market town in Greater London and the historic heart of Enfield Borough, which includes the postcodes EN1, EN2 and EN3. Georgian and Victorian buildings, terrace houses from the 1920s and 1930s, historical cottages and modern apartments provide an excellent mix of architecture in the area.

The quaint town offers easy access to Hertfordshire, with the areas of Broxbourne, Welwyn, Hatfield and Hertsmere to the North and the vast Epping Forest to the North-East.

The beating hearts of Enfield are the Palace Gardens and Palace Exchange shopping centres with almost 70 popular restaurants and High Street stores and a vibrant local market with fruit and veg vendors, food stalls and more. There are also 900 hectares of parks, numerous cinemas, three golf clubs, theatres and museums to keep Enfield residents entertained.

In addition to the more well known chain restaurants such as Wagamama, Pizza Express and Nando’s -- the town's varied culinary outlets are highly popular with both locals and visitors.

Enfield is home to a good selection of state and private primary and secondary schools, with about 26 schools receiving an Outstanding rating from Ofsted. These include Worcesters, St George’s RC, Kingfisher Hall, Forty Hill CofE, Eversley and Enfield Heights.

The popular Borough offers a peaceful lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of city life while being close enough for daily commuting.

Multiple buses run regularly between Enfield Town and Trafalgar Square, Chingford and Potters Bar, North Middlesex Hospital and Turnpike Lane. The A10 and the North Circular between Chiswick and Woolwich are nearby for those who prefer to drive.

To travel further afield, London City Airport, Luton Airport and Stansted Airport are all within an hour's drive of the town.

Enfield is blessed with a generous mix of Underground and Overground stations, including the Meridian Water station. This brings commuters to London Liverpool Street in just 24 minutes. From here, they can opt for the Circle, City, Central and Metropolitan and Hammersmith lines with different rail routes.

Commuters can also easily switch trains to the Victoria Line at Seven Sisters, only 16 minutes from Enfield Town.

Nearby stations

  • Gordon Hill Station (0.4 miles)
  • Enfield Chase Station (0.4 miles)
  • Enfield Town Station (0.9 miles)
  • Grange Park Station (1.0 miles)
  • Oakwood Station (1.6 miles)
  • Bush Hill Park Station (1.6 miles)
  • Winchmore Hill Station (1.7 miles)
  • Crews Hill Station (1.9 miles)
  • Southbury Station (2.0 miles)
  • Southgate Station (2.2 miles)

Nearby schools

  • Chase Side Primary School (0.4 miles)
  • St Michael's CofE Primary School (0.6 miles)
  • Enfield County School (0.6 miles)
  • Merryhills Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • Enfield Grammar School (0.7 miles)
  • St George's Catholic Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • Highlands School (0.8 miles)
  • Grange Park Primary School (0.9 miles)
  • St Andrew's CofE Primary School (0.9 miles)
  • Chace Community School (0.9 miles)


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