Tottenham Hale: North London’s newest boomtown

View from Hale Works over Tottenham Hale

Living on the Victoria line is desirable yet usually expensive. Living in Tottenham Hale is a great way to square the circle, offering easy access to the Tube line but at much lower prices than the average. Explore one of North London’s biggest boomtown areas and see if it could be a good fit for you.

Which part of London is Tottenham Hale?

Tottenham Hale is a North London district in the London Borough of Haringey. Bounded by the River Lea, it is located to the south/south-east of Tottenham. Waltham Forest and the Walthamstow Reservoirs, including Walthamstow Wetlands, lie to the east.

Is Tottenham Hale a nice place to live?

Tottenham Hale is now a thriving area after undergoing massive, decades-long regeneration efforts. Today, it’s a highly desirable living option for renters and first-time buyers wanting to get on the property ladder.

Thanks to major investments, Tottenham Hale has shed its industrialised past, becoming an open, affordable residential area designed and built with eco-friendliness and enjoyable city living in mind. You can see this in everything from the expansive cycleways to the nature reserve projects across the area.

Adding to its appeal, Tottenham Hale has excellent local amenities and outstanding transport links. Its retail park and revamped town centre are at the heart of the community, and the rest of North London lies within easily reachable distance. Thanks to the Victoria line, you can be in Oxford Circus within just 15 minutes.

Is it good to buy in Tottenham Hale?

Tottenham Hale represents a very attractive prospect for buying property. Despite being directly on the Victoria line, the area’s property price average is almost exactly half that of homes in areas near the line – around £409,582 vs £808,000. Also, Tottenham Hale property is cheaper than 80% of all properties found in other Zone 3 areas.

Tottenham Hale is also part of the Crossrail 2 Project, connecting northeast and southwest London. Once complete, the project is likely to bring a significant property price rise to the area. This makes it a good place to invest in now.

What is Tottenham Hale famous for?

Historically, Tottenham Hale was a manufacturing hub for specialised timber products. The ‘Hale’ in the name comes from the word describing hoisting up heavy goods, like timber.

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Is Tottenham Hale London safe?

In January 2023, Tottenham Hale recorded 215 crimes. While Tottenham Hale does experience issues with crime, efforts to regenerate are steadily reducing the regularity and severity of crime here.

Is Tottenham Hale a good place to work?

As part of the area’s ongoing regeneration, the local council is supporting grass-roots schemes to create opportunities for businesses to invest or relocate here. In fact, research by Bilfinger GVA shows that the wider borough could see a 23% increase in jobs by 2036 – nearly double that expected in Central London.

Some big names already operating here include Redemption Brewery and Beavertown Brewery, Wildes Cheese, and Kashket & Partners. Independent business owners can join the Traders Partnership to support the local high streets, plus there are two major investment funds available to fast-track the rise to fortune.

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What is there to do in Tottenham Hale?

Great days out in Tottenham Hale include a trip to Tottenham Marshes, one of the many nature reserves in the area. Bruce Castle Museum is another favourite. This is a grand 16th Century manor house that originally belonged to the “Bruce” family of Scotland.

Of course, there’s always the 62,000-seater stadium that’s home to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. On a match day, the atmosphere and spectacle are unmissable.

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What do residents say about Tottenham Hale?

Residents in Tottenham Hale routinely praise the openness, greenness and ease of living here. The transport links are a major pull to the area, opening up nearby North London and the rest of the city via the Underground. Residents also have plenty of positive things to say about the affordability and quality of property in the area.

New homes to buy and rent in Tottenham Hale

If you’re hoping to take a closer look at what Tottenham Hale has to offer, why not start here? The following are a small handful of property developments that give a flavour of what you can expect when househunting in Tottenham Hale.

The Gessner, N17

Way of Life
4.76 (79 reviews) 4.76 (79 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Haringey
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The Gessner in Tottenham Hale offers 164 apartments to rent. These include a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. In addition, the development offers a range of amenities, including a gym, smart parcel lockers, free super-fast Wi-Fi and an 24-hour on-site team. Furthermore, residents can enjoy rooftop garden views, cosy lounges and an on-site café.

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Hale Works, N17

4.48 (43 reviews) 4.48 (43 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Haringey
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Anthology Hale Works is an exclusive development in the heart of one of North London’s most diverse communities. It includes selection of studios, one, two and three-bedroom homes as well as commercial spaces on the ground floor.

Hale Village already has a range of local amenities on site, including a café, gym, supermarket, and GP surgery. Tottenham Hale Retail Park is also within very easy reach of the development.

All homes are on a 250-year lease, have a 24-hour concierge, residents’ sky lounge on the 11th floor and cycle storage available.

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Grainger at Windlass Apartments, N17

4.24 (29 reviews) 4.24 (29 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Haringey
Image of Grainger at Windlass Apartments, N17

Windlass Apartments has a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments available to rent. Windlass Apartments offer great on-site amenities, including super fast Wi-Fi, residents’ lounge, spaces to work and 24/7 gym – all included in the rent.

Situated just 5 minutes’ walk from Tottenham Hale station, once complete the development will include approximately 500 new homes, modern retail space and new canal-side public areas.

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Lock 17 Windlass Apartments, N17

Muse Developments
4.45 (4 reviews) 4.45 (4 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Haringey
Image of Lock 17 Windlass Apartments, N17

Lock 17 Windlass Apartments is a joint venture by Muse Developments and the Canal & River Trust, situated just 5 minutes walk from Tottenham Hale stations. Once complete, the development will include approximately 500 new homes, modern retail space and new canal-side public areas.

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Hale Village, N17

Bellway Homes
3.95 (14 reviews) 3.95 (14 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Haringey
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Hale Village is an award-winning mixed-use development in the centre of Tottenham Hale. Developer Bellway Homes has created 1,226 residential units here (for sale and rent), with a number dedicated to social housing. The development is less than a five-minute walk from the nearest transport links at Tottenham Hale station, which is serviced by the Victoria line and National Rail.

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You can find out more about North London and its new homes with our dedicated area guide below. Be sure to check back on this article, which is likely to be regularly updated as Tottenham Hale quickly grows and evolves.

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