Tottenham sits in the London borough of Haringey, with Barnet to the west, Enfield to the north, Waltham Forest to the east, and Islington and Hackney to the south. It is believed to have been named after Tota, a farmer, whose hamlet was mentioned in the Domesday Book – the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 – where it was recorded as Toteham and later became Tottenham.
The area is celebrated for its rich cultural diversity and international character and benefits from some of London’s most affordable properties, with excellent transport links to and from the centre of the city, which is just over 8 miles away.
It is true that the area has previously been associated with some social and economic difficulties; however, over £1 billion of redevelopment funds have been secured as part of Haringey council’s plans for the Tottenham Regeneration Programme. This provides a promise of future gentrification and buying into its property could prove a very astute investment.
Tottenham is, of course, home to the famous Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur, which has been at White Hart Lane since 1899; the ground being named after the White Hart Inn that it was built behind.
Additionally, the area is also the residence of Lee Valley, the largest indoor and outdoor athletics facility serving London and the south-east of England, which is open to the general public. The centre has been host to the Invictus Games, the prestigious international Paralympic multi-sport event, and boasts cutting edge sports science and physiotherapy suites. The site also borders a huge reservoir and, with the Tottenham marshes to the south, provides sanctuary to an immensely varied array of wildlife.
By bordering some of north London’s most sought after boroughs; undergoing huge investment dedicated to redevelopment; offering a great variety of schools; featuring some of the most inexpensive property; and possessing excellent road, rail and bus links to the rest of the city, Tottenham certainly is an attractive choice for any buyer.