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Tottenham area guide

Keep busy in north London with Time Out's guide to Tottenham's restaurants, bars, pubs and things to do

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Everybody is after a slice of Tottenham these days. East London cool kids are drifting further north for decdent transport connections and more affordable rents. Artists are taking over the small amount of warehouse spaces that haven't been turned into flats for studios. Developers are erecting shiny blocks of one-bedroom apartments on every corner. It's been undergoing mass 'regeneration' since the 1980s. On the flip side, the changes have brought some interesting newcomers like Styx, Five Miles and Craving Coffee in the last few years. 

Tottenham is constantly in flux, but if you know where to look, it houses some of the most vibrant pockets of the city, with strong Ghanaian, Latin American and Turkish communities that keep it from becoming totally homogonised. 

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The best bits of Tottenham

13 surprising things to do on Seven Sisters Road
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13 surprising things to do on Seven Sisters Road

If you haven't been to Tottenham's Latin American Market yet, now is the time to go and support. 

Beavertown Brewery
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Beavertown Brewery

They make of some of the coolest looking beer around, but you haven't really tried it until you've tried it at the summery Beavertown brewery. 

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Things to do in Tottenham

Wildes Cheese
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Wildes Cheese

This micro-dairy is the home of Wildes Cheese, who've been conuring up delicious curds in an urban setting since 2012. 

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5 out of 5 stars
Downhills Park Café
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Downhills Park Café

A social enterprise café working to support adults with learning difficulties. It also sits in one of London's loveliest parks. 

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5 out of 5 stars
Tottenham Marshes
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Tottenham Marshes

Wave to the narrowboats dotted along the River Lee Navigation in the wild and rugged marshes. 

Seven Sisters Market
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Seven Sisters Market

Also known as El Pueblito Paisa, this indoor Latin American market is filled with empanadas and a buzzing mix of locals speaking Spanish and Portuguese. 

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Restaurants in Tottenham

San Marco
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San Marco

Family run Italian serving pizzas by the half-metre, plus a selection of pastas, salads and grills.

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5 out of 5 stars
Chicken Town
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Chicken Town

These London poultry purveyors serve up buttermilk fried chicken with a healthy twist. And the upmarket sides are on point too (especially the cans of Beavertown). 

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4 out of 5 stars
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El Botellon
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El Botellon

It doesn't look much from the outside, but this family-friendly Spanish haunt serves up decent tapas at decent prices (and the cocktails aren't bad either). 

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4 out of 5 stars
19 Numara Bos Cirrik IV
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19 Numara Bos Cirrik IV

Try the Tottenham branch of the original Dalston ocakbasi. Go for the kebabs, stay for the meze. 

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Hotels near Tottenham

Fountain Hotel

Fountain Hotel

The Fountain Hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Seven Sisters Tube Station. And, it's a pub!

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Pembury Hotel

Pembury Hotel

Less than 500 metres from Finsbury Park Station, this hotel may not be the best in town, but it is damn convenient. 

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1 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs in Tottenham

The Beehive
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The Beehive

The Beehive has one of the best beer gardens in the city. Not only is it lined with outdoor heaters, they put up a bouncy castle for kids at the weekend. Now that's a family day out. 

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5 out of 5 stars
Antwerp Arms
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Antwerp Arms

This community-run pub in Tottenham saved from redevelopment by locals. It's a place where you can genuinely make real friends over real ale. 

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5 out of 5 stars
Beavertown Brewery
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Beavertown Brewery

Ok, so it's not exactly a pub, but buying a six pack of Gamma Ray direct from this brewery is one of the best ways to spend a Saturday. Always check the website first, but the courtyard is open for boozing most weekends. 

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4 out of 5 stars
Styx Bar
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Styx Bar

Follow the signs from Tottenham Hale station to Styx, one of the coolest music venues around. International electro is their forte, and the space doubles up as a theatre too. 

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4 out of 5 stars
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The perfect weekend in Tottenham

Explore: Tottenham Marshes
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Explore: Tottenham Marshes

Go on a dander through a vast green open space intersected by the River Lea.  Image: Flickr

Eat: Craving Coffee
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Eat: Craving Coffee

Locals Matt and Rachel Ho run this independent café, offering a range of coffees, craft beers and top-end brunch dishes. 

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5 out of 5 stars
Visit: Bernie Grant Arts Centre
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Visit: Bernie Grant Arts Centre

See a film at Bernie Grant's micro-cinema, watch some contemporary dance or just have a drink at the cosy theatre bar. 

Drink: Styx Bar
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Drink: Styx Bar

Spend a lazy beer-filled Sunday listening to live music at Styx, and fill up on Caribbean food at the pop-up onsite Rotishop. 

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4 out of 5 stars