Seven Sisters is a neighbourhood in north London that is very popular with young professionals because it is cheaper than the nearby Hackney or Finsbury Park areas. Seven Sisters is in the South Tottenham area of London and is represented by Haringey Council and is in the N15 area postcode. Prime examples of Victorian homes dominate Seven Sisters and there are many options to buy or rent property.
It’s not just the attraction of affordable housing that makes Seven Sisters a desirable place in London to live in. Local residents in Seven Sisters enjoy fast transport links to Central London. There are Tube stations on the Victoria and Piccadilly lines as well as over ground train links. An extensive bus network means that there are plenty of options for a quick commute to the City.
Why do residents of Seven Sisters enjoy living here? In the area guide, you will find out why more and more people choosing to buy or rent homes in Seven Sisters.
A few interesting facts about Seven Sisters
- The name Seven Sisters is from seven elm trees that were planted around an ancient walnut tree. The name Seven Sisters originates from 1732.
- The Tube Station Turnpike Lane used to have a tollgate in the 18th century. Now the Tube barriers act as sort of tollgate.
- The River Lea that runs by Seven Sisters is also the title of an Adele song on her album 25.
Properties in Seven Sisters
Seven Sisters is dominated by Victorian terraced homes on quiet streets. Many of the townhouses have been converted into well-appointed flats. However, there are plenty of 2 and 3-bedroom conversions to choose from.
The most popular areas in Seven Sisters to live in are the Clyde Circus conservation area, Bedford Road, and Summerhill Road. Many of the best and most popular properties are situated around Seven Sisters Tube station.
One of the factors that attract many people to Seven Sisters is the great transport links. Seven Sisters Station is on the Victoria line and Turnpike Lane Station is on the Piccadilly line. The commute to central London is less than 30 minutes.
There is a number of bus routes that have direct links to Waterloo, London Bridge, and King’s Cross.
Seven Sisters is also on the A10 that joins to the A1 with direct routes to the north of England and Scotland. The A10 also goes directly to the City of London.
There are a few pleasant green open spaces in Seven Sisters that allow locals to get away from the stresses of city life. Markfield Park, Tottenham Green, and Downhills Park in South Tottenham are popular places for local residents to relax in.
Strolling along the banks of the River Lea is also very popular and there are many opportunities for boating on the river.
What’s to do in Seven Sisters?
There is certainly plenty to do in Seven Sisters and it seems that there is a “coffee culture” emerging in the neighbourhood.
Many of the cafes and restaurants are located on West Green Road. There are a number of restaurant chains and fast food places to pick up a quick bite or try exotic food from various parts of the world.
Turkish restaurants are very popular in Seven Sisters and the Selale is regarded as one of the best in North London.
Schools in Seven Sisters
For families moving into the area, there are a number of high-quality primary and secondary schools to choose from. All of the education facilities in Seven Sisters have received a rating of at least “good” by Ofsted and some have also been awarded “outstanding” ratings.
The Crowland Primary School and Gladesmore Community School in Crowland Road have been rated as outstanding. Also, outstanding are Springfield primary in Castlewood Road and Harris Academy Tottenham.
The College of Haringey Enfield and North London and the National College for Digital Skills both provide co-ed further education for students aged 16-18.
Local amenities in Seven Sisters
There are plenty of shops in Seven Sisters that range from large supermarkets to smaller independent shops. You can also find many unusual items in the Seven Sisters Market on the High Road.
For larger items, the Tottenham Hale Retail Park is situated between the A10 and the River Lea.