Hornsey rediscovers itself

Municipal reorganisation in 1965 meant Hornsey, an old London borough, was swallowed up by newly created Haringey Council. For 40 years the area has been under a veil, but it is becoming a place in its own right again - and a destination for homebuyers
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New River Village, on Hornsey High Street, is a former waterworks being transformed into 467 flats by St James Homes. A series of low-rise apartment blocks will be set in landscaped zones.

Architecture is crisp and contemporary, with facades of bright-coloured render and glazed sections. A handsome Victorian pumping station has been turned into a restaurant and art gallery, and there is an on-site gym and concierge service.

Houses and flats to rent in Hornsey
Houses and flats for sale in Hornsey

Two-bedroom apartments cost from £325,000. Show flats are open for viewing. Call 020 8347 4139.


The development runs alongside a canal and almost merges into the grounds of Alexandra Palace, a somewhat theatrical presence in the area. The park is now undergoing refurbishment.

Hornsey mainline station offers 20-minute travel to King’s Cross and Moorgate, while Turnpike Lane Tube station is a few minutes’ away.

Most homes in this leafy area are Victorian and Edwardian terraces, making New River Village a welcome addition to the local property market.

Young and upbeat, the scheme is mainly attracting singles and couples in their 20s and 30s.

Houses and flats to rent in Hornsey
Houses and flats for sale in Hornsey

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