Located 6 miles northeast of Charing Cross, in the heart of north London, Tottenham is the next place to be.
Known for its multicultural and ethnically diverse population, it’s where Adele was born and Kendrick Lamar’s favourite football club resides. Whether you’re a fan of culture and history or simply enjoy excellent local produce and beautiful nature, you’ll certainly find something to your liking here: historic structures, magnificent wildlife, and a bustling food market are just some of the exciting things about Tottenham.
Hop on a London Overground train from the Liverpool Street Station for a 25-minute journey to the White Hart Lane station – a route many football fans are familiar with, for Tottenham is also the home of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
1. Tottenham Green Market
From established favourite vendors to brand-new start-ups, the hustle and bustle of Tottenham Green Market invites in people from all walks of life.
Located seven minutes from Seven Sisters Tube and ten minutes from Bruce Grove overground, the market is a greatly beloved location that celebrates the diverse street food, craftsmanship, vegan delights and fresh organic produce.
The market runs on every Sunday, with a range of artisan delicacies provided by local traders from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don’t miss out on award-winning cheese from Wildes Cheese, Edible London’s best seasonal vegetables, incredible meals from six international stalls and so much more.
Address: Tottenham Green, Town Hall Approach Rd, London N15 4RY
Telephone: +44 7866 122326
2. Bruce Castle Museum
Opened in 1906 and placed on one of the four statutory lists, the Bruce Castle is a 16th-century manor house-turned-museum and one of the oldest surviving English brick houses. With the help of local archives and various classes prepped for the year ahead, the museum is a great place to be for all history and culture lovers.
Surrounded by 20 acres of green park land, the manor welcomes visitors to experience the life of the Bruce dynasty – the family who owned the grounds before Robert I of Scotland forfeited his lands in England, including the Bruce holdings in Tottenham.
Although walk-in slots are available, it’s best to book a visit in advance to permanent galleries and exhibitions. Most importantly, there is no entrance fee.
The museum is open on Wednesday through Sunday, 1:30pm to 5pm.
Address: Bruce Castle Park, Lordship Ln, London N17 8NU
Telephone: +44 20 8489 4250
3. Beavertown Brewery’s Taproom
After an exciting refurbishment, the Beavertown Taproom now features two separate seating areas indoors and a fully covered outdoor drinking space – all designed to highlight Beavertown's iconic otherworldly aesthetics.
From the whole Beavertown range to specials on draft, the Taproom includes a total of 11 taps of drinks that are made in the brewery, which makes sure that the pints as fresh as they can be. A broad selection of delicious beverages will ensure that there’s always something new to keep you intrigued.
Open from 12pm. to 9pm. on Saturdays and Sundays, the Beavertown Taproom is the perfect destination for a great weekend with family and friends. No booking required.
Address: Beavertown Brewery, Unit 17, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Road, London N17 9QP
Telephone: +44 20 8525 9884
4. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
From £24 for an adult, the stadium tour takes you in the footsteps of your favourite players and lets you see what goes down behind the scenes. You’ll get to understand what it takes for the players to prepare on a matchday and navigate your way through different areas, be it the first team changing rooms, the dugouts or even the manager’s office.
The stadium also offers a 90-minute experience of scaling the height of 46.8 metres above the ground and around the iconic golden cockerel for £35 a person. If you’re brave enough, you’re welcome to upgrade the experience with a 42-metre controlled descent from the top of the Stadium for an additional £18.
The stadium is open Monday through Sunday and you can find available tour times when booking your tickets online.
Address: 782 High Rd, London N17 0BX
Telephone: +44 344 844 0102
5. Walthamstow Wetlands
Comprising ten reservoirs and 211 hectares in size, the Walthamstow Wetlands has been turned into Europe’s largest urban wetland reserve. Though the name might suggest it isn't located in Tottenham at all, it’s actually closer than one might think, with one of the four entrances only a ten-minute walk away from Tottenham Hale and Blackhorse Road stations.
The reserve locates a broad range of habitats and experiences – windswept views, dense scrub-lined banks, and a largest fishery in London, just to name a few. Home for a variety of species, such as bank voles, wood butterflies, cormorants, and so many more, the Walthamstow Wetlands creates a magnificent haven that you wouldn’t be able to experience in central London.
The reserve is open from 9:30am to 4pm every single day and a visit there doesn’t cost a single penny.
Address: 2 Forest Rd, London N17 9NH
Telephone: +44 20 3989 7448