Why You Should Go To… Enfield
None more north
For those nervously relocating from the north of England to London, may we introduce you to Enfield. It is the most northerly-reaching of London’s boroughs; cross the M25 just past Crews Hill Golf Club, and you hit the heady heights of Potter Bar (essentially, Tyneside). While many balk at its here-be-dragons geography, Enfield Town is nicely-connected — as of 2015, it’s been comfortingly coloured-in orange, as part of the London Overground. This means many Londoners have now been forced to admit Enfield exists. Before too many cotton on, snap up one of London’s cheapest houses. You can stock up on chairs/beds/jars at the nearby Ikea in Edmonton. If you’re not quite ready to move in, at least acquaint yourselfover the course of a day.
Before we take you around the town, we’d like you to meet Enfield’s mascot. The enfield looks like a cross between a dragon and a kangaroo. It is utterly ridiculous, and therefore makes us smile a lot to think it’s printed on the side of tens of thousands of bins.
A priceless bit of history
On the outskirts of the Town is Trent Park, “413 acres of rolling meadows, enchanting brooks, exquisite lakes, ancient woodland, and imposing historical sites” (it also allegedly has a moat haunted by an earl). Or, stretch your legs along the New River at Gentleman’s Row.
The other transport museum
A sequel to the beer mile?
“But I don’t like beer!” you scream. Nae bother. Enfield is one of the few places in London that makes its own sparkling brut. Let’s charge our glasses then, and raise a toast… to Enefeld… sorry, Enfield.