Manor House is a residential area in north east London that is located in the London Borough of Hackney. Manor House has Finsbury Park to the west and is bordered by Harringay and Stamford Hill. Manor House is becoming a popular neighbourhood to buy or rent property because it has affordable housing and good public transport links to central London.
Redevelopment of Manor House has seen it shake off its poor reputation from the 1980s. There are now areas of modern luxury flats for sale that have replaced social housing. This has lead to regeneration of the area and transformed it into a popular neighbourhood in north east London. Many of the properties in Manor House London are 3 or 4-storey Victorian houses that have been converted into flats.
Why has Manor House become a popular choice for people looking to buy a home or rent a flat in north east London? What is it like to live in Manor House? You will find out in this area guide.
A few interesting facts about Manor House
- The area used to be called Woodberry Down but became referred to as Manor House when the tube station of that name was built. However, people now refer to Manor House as its original name ‘Woodberry Down’.
- A block of flats in Manor House featured in the film Schindler’s List.
- The Rolling Stones used to play every week at the Harringay Jazz Club in the 1960s
Properties in Manor House
Most of the properties for sale in Manor House were built at the start of the 20th century. They comprise of large 3 or 4-storey buildings. Many of the converted flats are now modern, renovated dwellings with 2 to 4 bedrooms.
Some streets in Manor House also have detached and semi-detached homes with driveways at the front and gardens at the back. Because these properties tend to sell cheaper than similar ones in Finsbury Park and Harringay, they are very popular with families who want to live in north London.
Investment in the Manor House area has seen much improvement in the housing stock. There are now many contemporary flats and apartments for sale or rent in new-build properties. Extensive development at Woodberry Down has transformed Manor House.
The main mode of public transport from Manor House is the Underground station beside Finsbury Park. Here tube services run on the Piccadilly line and offer local city workers a 30-minute commute to the centre of London.
There are also many bus services that run along Seven Sisters Road with direct services to Trafalgar Square.
Thera are plenty of green, open spaces in Manor House (Woodberry Down) that allow locals to get away from busy city life.
Finsbury Park is on the border of Manor House and is a large public park with trees, pathways, and sports facilities. There are football pitches, bowling greens, tennis courts, and even field for playing American football. You can also spend time admiring the well-kept gardens.
Finsbury Park is also home to yearly music festivals.
Unlike many neighbourhoods in London, there is a large nature reserve in Mano House called the Woodberry Wetlands. Here are 2 large reservoirs and the area around one has been developed to have a visitors’ centre, café, and walks along the banks of the reservoir.
Many people who live in Manor House also enjoy peaceful strolls along the New River Path.
What’s to do in Manor House?
Because Manor House is largely a residential area, there are not many restaurants or pubs in the area. Nearby areas where you can find plenty of good places to eat and drink are in the Holloway Road area.
Schools in Manor House
There are a number of good primary and secondary schools in and around the Manor House area. Skinner’s Academy is the main education establishment offering secondary education to boys and girls. Ofsted has rated this academy as providing good education for 11 to 16-year olds.
The main primary school in Manor House is Woodberry Down Community Primary School. This has received a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted.
Local amenities in Manor House
Shopping in Manor House is mostly limited to small shops. There are, however, some shopping areas in the redeveloped Woodberry Down Estate.