Situated approximately twelve miles north of London, Enfield is London 's most northern borough. A busy market town dating back to start of the 1300's. It offers the visitor an eclectic mix of countryside, parks, markets and shopping centres.
Working for the good of the community the London Borough of Enfield was recognized by the Audit Commission in 2009. Their efforts were recognised with a four star status for being one of the superlative local authorities in the country.
Surrounding Enfield is a number of areas some of which include: Edmonton , Bulls Cross, Arnos Grove, Hadley Woods and Winchmore Hill.
Interesting Facts About Enfield
The Rose & Crown Pub in Enfield dates back to the 15 th Century and was once owned by the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin's Grandfather Mr Mott. Dick Turpin is probably best known for highway robberies upon his trusty horse Black Bess. It is said that Dick would hide in the pub to avoid capture and that his ghost still haunts the pub today.
Trent Park previously owned by the monarchy during Tudor times was part of Enfield Chase a predominantly woodland area where royal deer were kept. The park surrounds a wonderfully built mansion dating back to 1914, which is now home to Middlesex University . However, during the Second World War the mansion was used to house high ranking captured German military personnel. With the use of concealed listening devices the British Army were able to understand the thinking of the Germans. The park itself was opened to the public in 1973 with many festivals and concerts appearing there in the summer months.
A great day out for all the family is a visit to Forty Hall. A Grade I listed Jacobean Hall it offers the visitor seasonal activities, exhibitions and a whole host more. The Hall has been lucky enough to receive monies from the Heritage Lottery Fund to renovate the estate so will be closed until the end of the Winter 2011.
Whitewebbs Park in Enfield is a stunning area made up of an 18 hole golf course, striking woodland and the Whitewebbs Museum of Transport. Situated in the notable pumping station the museum was built in 1898 to service part of the New River.
Famous people born in Enfield
With over 40 years as a producer of musical such as Les Miserables, Phantom, Miss Saigon, Oliver and Cats Sir Cameron Anthony Mackintosh was born in Enfield on the 17 October 1946. Eastenders star Kat Moon or otherwise known as Jessie Wallace was born in Enfield on the 25 th September 1971.