Wood Green and Bounds Green Location Guide


Wood Green and Bounds Green Overview

Wood Green

Image courtesy of Vicky Ayech

Wood Green and Bounds Green are two lovely areas in the north London borough of Haringey. Both are wonderful residential areas where a lot of families reside so if you’re looking for a place with a perfectly homely feel but which also has great transport links to the city, Wood Green and Bounds Green are definitely places which should be on your radar.


Travel information

There are a number of different transport options in the area that can get to where you need or want to be!

The nearest London Underground stations in these areas are Wood Green, Turnpike Lane and Bounds Green which are all on the Piccadilly line and can take you to places such as Hammersmith, South Kensington and Piccadilly Circus. You can also find the national railway station Alexandra Palace which is on the East Coast Main Line which can take you to central London or to a number of lovely locations outside of London.

There are also many bus routes in the area, including numbers 184, 221 and 329 which can take you to various locations such as Barnet, Edgware and Enfield.


Bounds Green old

Image courtesy of Ben Brooksbank

Records say that settlement around Wood Green and Bounds Green didn’t start until after the Norman Conquest. There is a small amount of evidence of Roman presence in the Wood Green area but none of any Saxon settlement. However, from the latter part of the 14th century, a number of estates were built around Wood Green. This included the Manor of Ducketts and a number of smaller estates.

During the early decades of the 19th Century, the number of residences in the area began to increase considerably. By the middle of the 19th century the population had increased to 400 and the centre of Wood Green’s gravity had moved north and east with most development taking place in a triangle directly north of St Michael’s Church. By the time of the publication of the 1869 Ordnance Survey map, Clarence Road, Truro Road, Nightingale Road, Finsbury Road and Commerce Road were all laid out and were becoming increasingly built up.

The opening of the Great Northern Railway Line station at Wood Green in 1859 encouraged more development to take place and by the end of the nineteenth century, much of Wood Green had been built up. What remained was built over during the first part of the 20th century.

The Victorian development was both residential and commercial in nature. Wood Green’s industrial development was centred on the area bounded by Wood Green Common, the Great Northern Railway, Turnpike Lane and the High Street. Amongst the first companies to arrive in the early 1860s was E Welch & Co Tobacco Manufacturer. Then in short order came the Hornsey Steam Laundry, Henry A. Ivory & Co Piano Manufacturers and Davis and Timmins Screw Factory. In 1880, Barratts arrived and grew to be one of the biggest confectionery manufacturers of the twentieth century.

As Wood Green and Bounds Green’s population increased, the high street in Wood Green grew too. The earliest retail developments had been in Commercial Road and Finsbury Road during the 1860s. However, by the early 1880s retail activity was clearly moving to the High Road. At first, it focussed on the area between White Hart Lane and Truro Road. As the population grew, retail growth south of Lordship Lane began to exceed that north of it and by the end of the first decade of the twentieth century Wood Green High Street had become a popular shopping centre for North London. By 1976 Wood Green was the largest shopping centre in north London with a turnover of more than £20 million.

Local attractions

There are so many things you can do in and around Wood Green and Bounds Green, from watching non-league football to going ice skating, you should never be bored!

Haringey Borough FC


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If you’re a football fan but don’t fancy spending a lot on seeing a Premier League team then Haringey Borough FC, a non-league team is who you definitely check out! They aren’t a team filled with world superstars however they do fairly well for themselves in the semi-professional leagues and are fun to watch!

For more information, click here

The Community Hub Haringey

The Community Hub Haringey

Image courtesy of The Community Hub Haringey

The Community Hub in Haringey is a lovely centre that hosts a number of events and is a welcoming space for people of all ages, genders and ethnicities to come together!

The events that take place at the Community Hub do vary, but there is a great selection from Yoga to Self Defence classes, if you find something that interests you, you should definitely give it a try!

For more information, click here

Alexandra Palace


Image courtesy of John Bointon

Alexandra Palace is a great entertainment and sports venue in Muswell Hill which is close to Wood Green and Bounds Green. At Alexandra Palace, there is a number of different things which you can go and do depending on your interests, from watching something at the theatre to ice skating, so when you’re not studying, this is a place you should definitely check out!

For more information, click here

The Mall Wood Green


Image courtesy of Julian Osley

If you’re needing to buy something or if you’re simply a shopaholic, The Mall in Wood Green is the place to be! 100s of shops under one roof, including H&M, New Look, Blue Inc and many many more!

For more information, click here

Accommodation in Wood Green or Bounds Green

If you are interested in booking a homestay in or around Wood Green or Bounds Green (Zone 3), click here to apply.


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