Find out about the area of Bowes Park, the history of the area and why we love it here!
What area do we cover?
The Bowes Park area, as shown on the map below, runs along Bounds Green Road, Green Lanes, the A406 and the train line by Whittington Road. Within our area we have the unique challenge of representing the views of the community to both Haringey and Enfield Councils! We welcome any members whether you live in this defined area or not, or requests to get involved in our events and groups.
Why this is a good area to live
At the BPCA one of our goals is to celebrate and promote the useful and interesting things in this area, below are just a handful of the reasons why we think it is great to live here!
Bowes Park rail station – a pretty little station that offers reliable and fast connections to the city and Kings Cross.
Bounds Green tube – just around the corner from the station is the tube station with access to the Piccadilly line. What more could you want than a tube and a train station so close by?
Myddleton Road – has undergone something of a resurgence in recent years, with a number of independent shops, businesses and restaurants and a regular market on the first Sunday of the month. It’s great to have this thriving street so close to our homes and we’re delighted it won the Great British High Street Awards 2016 in the London category. Do continue to support our local high street so it can flourish.
The green spaces – we have the community garden in Myddleton Road, across the road is the wonderful New River and round the corner there is Finsbury Gardens. If you want to really stretch your legs then a few minutes walk away is Alexandra Palace and Park.
The A406 – Despite its issues, and for Bowes Park there are many, this road is fantastic (when it is clear!) for getting out of town and to other sides of London or the country.
Green Lanes – bordering Bowes Park this stretch to A406 has some great shops, our favourites are the bread shop, the Sirwan grocers and the Green Lanes Fishmongers, one of the best in London.