London Area Guides
Harringay Area Guide
Our area guide to Harringay gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include N4
Often confused with the borough Haringey, Harringay is a lively area based around its main strip, Green Lanes. It is known for its large Turkish population, and its wide variety of local food shops and kebab restaurants.
Property Types & Architecture
Running directly off Greens Lanes are the residential streets, collectively known as the 'Ladder', with predominantly Victorian terraced housing.
Shopping & Entertainment
Towards the south end of Harringay there is a retail park with a large supermarket and other big-name stores. Along the main strip of Greens Lanes there are predominantly locally-run shops. There is a wide range of inexpensive restaurants and take-aways, and good quality bakers and green grocers.
It is possible to park on all the streets of the 'ladder' with pay-and-display, although residents will need to apply for a permit.
Parks & Commons
The main green area for Harringay is Finsbury Park, which is located at its south end.
Who lives here?
While Harringay has a very prominent Turkish community, the area is becoming increasingly popular with young professionals. The quality of housing differs enormously, with some areas having seen more renovation than others, which makes for a diverse variety of residents.
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Schools in Harringay & Exam Results
Schools in Harringay fall under the Haringey Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Harringay by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Harringay
Harringay Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Harringay area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Harringay Local Authorities
Harringay is is represented by Hackney Council, Haringey Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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