Often misspelt as Harringey or Harringay, Haringey is a London Borough located in North London, classified as part of Inner or Outer London depending on perspective. It encompasses the Haringey district.
The name of Haringey varies in Old English-- Harringay and Hornsey. All of them refer to the names of a Saxon chief who is believed to have lived in the area near Hornsey
The amalgamation of three former boroughs created Haringey in 1965. The former boroughs include the Municipal Borough of Hornsey, the Municipal Borough of Tottenham, and the Municipal Borough of Wood Green.
Haringey currently shares borders with six London boroughs including Enfield, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Islington, Camden, and Barnet
The population of Haringey residents as of 2018 is 284,288 people--144,039 men and 140,248 women. There is a high density of the Turkish community and other boroughs in the North/North-East of London.
There is evidence of Stone Age and Bronze Age activity in Haringey, and the Romans’ presence is evidenced mainly by local roads in the area and other Roman finds in Haringey Borough.
The Haringey area is 11 square miles or 28.5 km.
The Haringey Borough has wide areas of green space that make up over 25 percent of its total space in the area.
Haringey was a rural area until the 18th century when large country houses that were close to London became popular. From the mid-19 century, the advent of railways led to a rapid development in the area.
Some notable landmarks in Haringey include Alexandra Palace, Jacksons Lane, Bruce Castle, and the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
West Haringey consists of extremely prosperous areas like Highgate, Crouch End, and Muswell Hill, contrasted with the eastern part of Haringey which contains some of the most deprived 10 percent people in the country. Haringey places as the sixth most deprived borough in London, and is also counted as the 30 most deprived local authority in England out of 326 others.
As of 2016, there were approximately 12,150 local businesses in Haringey, that employed 66,000 people, which accounts for 1.3 percent of all employment in London.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, which is currently in the FA Premier League, plays at White Hart Lane, which is located in Tottenham High Road, Haringey. The club was founded in 1882, and in 1901, it won the FA Cup for the first time, being the only non-league club to do this since the formation of the Football League in 1888.
In the 1970's to 1990's, the Haringey Athletic Club was home to several inner city athletes and produced many Olympians at the London Marathon Athletics Track in Finsbury Park in Haringey.
Haringey has a rugby league team, London Skolars, that compete in Kingstone Press League 1, playing at the New River Stadium in Wood Green, Haringey.
Located in Haringey is Bruce Castle, which was formerly called the Lordship House. Bruce Castle is one of the oldest surviving English brick houses and is currently used as a local museum. The castle is a Grade I listed 16 century manor house in Tottenham.
Some famous people from Haringey include Adele, Rebel MC, Skepta, Harry Champion, Dave Clark, William Edward Forster, Jack Hawkins, Mark Hollis, Lemar, Leslie Phillips, and Dennis Spooner.