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Harringay (pronounced HARR-ing-gay) is a district of north London, England, within the London Borough of Haringey. It is centred on the section of Green Lanes running between the New River, where it crosses Green Lanes by Finsbury Park, and Duckett’s Common, near Turnpike Lane.
The boundaries of Harringay form a rough boot shape in the extreme southern centre of the borough of Haringey. The western boundary of Harringay is formed by the East Coast Main Line. The northern boundary is to the south of Turnpike Lane, running parallel to it, somewhere between Sydney Road and Fairfax Road. In the northeast, the boundary roughly corresponds with a line drawn between the south of Duckett’s Common and the north end of Warwick Gardens. A line due south of this point, as far as Eade Road, forms the eastern boundary. Southeast of here a line to Finsbury Park completes the southeastern limits. Finsbury Park is officially part of Harringay and forms the south western boundary.
From north to south, between the tip of Finsbury Park and the top of Ducketts Common, Harringay measures about 1+3⁄4 miles (2.8 km). At its widest point, from east to west, it measures about 1⁄2 mile (0.80 km).
Harringay’s main shopping street, Green Lanes, is a busy, cosmopolitan high street. Some shops have a long-established presence. Others reflect the more cosmopolitan nature of Green Lanes and include a large number of Turkish bakeries, grocers, cafes and a growing cluster of restaurants. There are several pubs including the Grade II listed and Pevsner-noted ‘Salisbury’. Parts of the 1980 film The Long Good Friday and the 1992 film Chaplin were shot there.
Towards the southern end stands the well-preserved, Victoriana-laden ‘Beaconsfield’ public house. Opposite is the Arena Shopping Park which contains a handful of national multiples outlets, a Sainsbury’s supermarket, and one of Britain’s first “drive-thru” McDonald’s restaurants.
A large section of the eastern side of Green Lanes is called Grand Parade. Interrupted only by the gaps introduced by the residential roads running eastwards, Grand Parade runs for nearly half a kilometre from just north of Harringay Green Lanes railway station to St Ann’s Road.
The streets to the west of Green Lanes are known as the ‘Harringay Ladder’ (due to their similarity to a ladder when seen on a map). The streets to the east behind Grand Parade are known as ‘The Gardens’. To the south of ‘The Gardens’ and Sainsbury’s is Harringay’s ‘Warehouse District’; to the north is ‘Woodlands Park’.
Harringay is just under 5+1⁄2 miles (9 km) from the centre of London sitting on a chalk bed covered by a thick layer of London Clay. The western part of the district is hilly, rising to 138 feet (42 m) at its highest. Further to the west, beyond Harringay, the ground rises steadily to one of the highest points in London at Hampstead Heath, about 3+1⁄2 miles (6 km) away. The eastern part of Harringay is low-lying, at between 60 and 90 feet, as the land descends towards the Lea Valley, 2 miles (3 km) to the east.
Harringay covers an area of approximately 3⁄4 square mile (2 km). The land use for the area is shown in the table below.