3 star classic hotel
1 Church Lane, Hornsey, Hornsey, N8 7BUShow on map
“White Lodge Hotel based in the suburb of Haringey”The White Lodge Hotel is a 16 room, 3 star hotel which is located in Haringey, North London. This lies in Zone 3 of the Underground system. The... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
120-128 Mayes Road, Wood Green, N22 6SYShow on map
“Crompton Court Apartments offer excellent alternative accommodation” The Crompton Court Apartments is a superior 15 apartment block which is located in WoodGreen, North London. This lies in Zone 3... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
357-359 Green Lanes, Finsbury Park, N4 1DZShow on map
Located on Green Lanes, the Beaconsfield Hotel is a 2 star, 20 room venue that is a real part of the surrounding Turkish community. Visitors will have the chance to explore Finsbury Park which is in close... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
374 Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, N4 2PGShow on map
The Best Western Highbury Hotel is a 45 room, 3 star hotel which is based in Finsbury Park, North London. This lies in Zone 2 of the Underground system. The nearest tube station to The Best Western Highbury... Read More »
326 - 328 Seven Sisters Rd, Finsbury Park, N4 2APShow on map
“The Pembury Hotel is a classic 3 star offering links to Central London” The Pembury Hotel is a 65 room, 3 star budget friendly hotel which is located in Finsbury Park, North London. This lies in... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
15 Lawrence Road, Tottenham, N15 4ENShow on map
The Lawrence Road Guest House is a 5 room budget friendly guest house which is situated in Tottenham, North London. The nearest tube station is Seven Sisters in Zone 3 of the Underground system. This is... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
8 Lodge Drive, Palmers Green, N13 5LBShow on map
Lodge Drive is a 14 room, contemporary set of serviced apartments located in Palmers Green, North London. The nearest tube to these apartments is Arnos Grove which is situated in Zone 4 of the Underground... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
3 Leisure Way, Finchley, N12 0QZShow on map
"North London hotel ideal for business travellers and those wanting a leisurely break" Comfort Hotel Finchley is a good choice for those doing business in North London and for those who want to enjoy what the... Read More »
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A pleasant residential area in north London, Hornsey nestles between Crouch End, noted for its artistic and creative community, and Harringay, which is a mixture of bustling shopping streets and leafy green spaces.
To the north of Hornsey lies Alexandra Palace, the renowned exhibition centre, music venue and conference centre which also has an ice-skating rink and palm court open to the public. At the centre of Hornsey lies Hornsey High Street, which has a range of shops and good selection of restaurants and pubs.
The eastern edge of the area harkens back to Hornsey’s rural past. It is the location of a 13th Century tower and churchyard, which is all that is left of the one-time Hornsey parish church at St Mary's.
The area has a history that began in Saxon times, the name Hornsey originating from a Saxon chieftain named Haering, and meaning "Haering's enclosure". Hornsey Village was first recorded in 1202 and its church was first mentioned in 1291.
The village developed along what is now Hornsey High Street. In the 17th Century, the New River - an artificial waterway opened in 1613 to supply London with fresh drinking water from the River Lea - crossed the village in three places.
The village grew dramatically in the Victorian era and continued to grow into Edwardian times. As well as the church tower, other remnants of historic Hornsey are the former Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End, and Highpoint and Cromwell House in Highgate.
Nowadays, New River is a delightful place for a walk. It starts between Ware and Hertford in Hertfordshire and travels 20 miles to Stoke Newington, in London, passing through Hornsey on its route.
Another pleasant place to spend some time on a sunny day is Priory Park, an urban green space to the south of the High Street and Priory Road. On the north side of the High Street is the old public bath and wash house. This closed in the 1950s and local residents are planning to turn it into an arts and crafts studio and gallery.
The most impressive park in the area is Alexandra Park, which lies to the north of Hornsey. This 80-hectare, Green Flag Award and Green Heritage winning landscaped park in North London is a beautiful open space with a mixture of hills and flat open spaces.
It is dominated by Alexandra Palace, which the BBC used to transmit programmes from between 1936 and 1981. The building has been restored after a fire and is now a large conference and exhibition centre.
Other places of interest within striking distance of Hornsey include Highgate Wood, Bruce Castle and White Hart Lane football stadium – the home of Tottenham Hotspur.
Hornsey has good transport connections. Hornsey railway station has trains to Moorgate, in Central London, on weekdays until about 10pm and to London King's Cross in the evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays. It is in Travelcard Zone 3. Crouch Hill railway station is operated by London Overground and has services to Gospel Oak and Barking. Harringay railway station, which is one stop from Hornsey and also has trains to Moorgate and Kings Cross, is close to Hornsey. The nearest tube station is Turnpike Lane station, which is on the Piccadilly Line of the London Underground and is also in Travelcard Zone 3. You can catch the Piccadilly line from Heathrow Airport to Turnpike Lane. For drivers, Hornsey is outside the London Congestion Charge Zone for cars.
A notable hotel in the Hornsey area is the White Lodge Hotel, which offers classic 3-Star accommodation and is close to Alexandra Palace.