Palmers Green

Palmers Green

Boasting numerous green spaces popular with joggers, dog walkers and families alike, Palmers Green is a serene, peaceful area only an hour away from London’s busy city centre.

Like most of the surrounding communities across North London, Palmers Green has transformed over the years from a quiet village to a vibrant neighbourhood often referred to as the ‘Jewel in the North’.

With the largest Cypriot community outside of Cyprus, Palmers Green has a distinctly Mediterranean ambience with a plethora of international and national supermarkets, cafes and restaurants peppered throughout the neighbourhood.

Did You Know?

  • Green Lanes, one of the longest streets in London, is Palmers Green high street and central belt. The road features in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, when Harry finds himself on the Knight Bus.
  • Foodies from all over London make the commute to Palmers Green for the ecliptic mix of international supermarkets, restaurants and cafes that populate the area, particularly to the South where you’ll find the best Turkish food in the city along North Circular Road and Green Lanes.
  • Palmers Green has a strong community spirit – local residents have planted a community orchard in Broomfield Park and previously campaigned to restore the historic Broomfield House.

Why Palmers Green?

Often referred to Little Cyprus or Palmers Greek as a result of its large Cypriot community, Palmers Green is a vibrant, community-centric area rich in history with a dazzling array of supermarkets, bars, restaurants, coffee houses and local stores. With tree-lined streets and a strong community spirit, the neighbourhood offers an abundance of schools, eateries, stunning traditional properties and open, green spaces including Broomfield Park where you’ll find the historic Broomfield House.

Palmers Green was first recorded as Palmers grene in 1608 and is said to have earned its name from the ‘village green associated with a family called Palmer’. With numerous schools dotted throughout the neighbourhood as well as a number of beautiful period properties oozing historic charm, Palmers Green is a popular area for families and working professionals alike. The village vibe is evident in the community markets held every Sunday as well as the summer fetes, parades and eclectic shops.

Architecture & Property

With a number of detached, semi-detached and terraced homes, there’s a little something for everyone in Palmers Green. The neighbourhood is characterised by tree-lined streets of gorgeous Edwardian and Victorian homes, which gives the area a distinctly historical feel.

Going Out

When it comes to delicious international cuisine, the residents of Palmers Green really are spoilt for choice.

As a result of the large Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities in Palmers Green, there are a number of restaurants, bakeries, cafes and grocers in the neighbourhood. To really get a feel for the area, stop off for lunch at Aksular, a local favourite opposite the triangle, or book a table at Nissi for a delicious meze overlooking Broomfield Park. Other notable restaurants in the area include Rimini Restaurant, Greens Kitchen and Babinondas.

For a night out of the town, Palmers Green has its own Wetherspoons called The Alfred Herring. The area is also flush with independent pubs offering traditional British fare and a dazzling array of cocktails, wines and beers. Local favourites include The Wishing Well, The Occasional Half and The Woodman, an 18th-century pub housed in two former residential cottages.

Local Amenities

  • There are a number of national and local supermarkets in the area, including Morrisons and Sainsbury’s. For an authentic Palmers Green experience, be sure to have a look at the authentic Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot grocers where you’ll find the freshest produce in all of North London.
  • Green Lanes is one of London’s longest roads, running from Newington Green all the way to Finsbury Park. Originally a drivers’ road used to transport cattle from Hertfordshire to London, today it boasts an ecliptic mix of restaurants, clothing shops, independent cafes and beauty salons. Also known as Palmers Green Shopping Centre, Green Lanes is just two minutes from Palmers Green Railway Station and is considered the area’s high street.
  • A market is held every Sunday in the train station carpark where visitors and residents alike can purchase fresh produce as well as arts and crafts from local vendors.
  • Located in a back alley near Aldermans Hill Road, Rag & Bone Bros is an antique store boasting ‘vintage curiosities and oddities’ from all over the UK and abroad.
  • Fireworks displays are put on every year for Bonfire Night at The Walker Ground, a multi-functional sporting ground with a bar.
  • Palmers Green Library on Broomfield Lane is located only a stone’s throw from Palmers Green Railway Station.
  • Since 2010, the annual Palmers Green Festival has been held in Broomfield Park. Thousands of Londoners from across the city flock to experience the festivities.

Green Spaces

At the heart of Palmers Green is Broomfield Park, an expansive 54 acres of lush, green space with a children’s play area, model boating pond, bandstand, tennis courts and a beautiful lake. To the north side of the park, you’ll also find Alderman’s Hill alongside a delightful array of tea shops, restaurants and cafes.

Education

There are a number of excellent schools in Palmers Green. Primary schools include Hazelwood Infant & Junior School, St Michael at Bowes CofE Junior School and St. Monica’s RC Primary School.

Secondary schools include St Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls, Palmers Green High School, Broomfield School and Winchmore School.

Transport Links

Trains

Although Palmers Green does not have a dedicated underground station, there are a number of nearby stations including Bounds Green, Arnos Grove, Wood Green and Southgate – all less than 15 minutes away by bus.

There’s also Palmers Green Railway Station (Zone 4), where residents can travel overground directly to Moorgate and Finsbury Park.

Buses

Palmers Green is well connected by bus, including the 34, 102, 121, 232, 329 and the night bus N29.

Reviews

Had a great experience with Abraham and his team in a recent house purchase. They were professional, courteous and very…

Crouch End Office

Uri Bahar

Professional, friendly and responsive service from Castles Estate Agent, Palmers Green Branch. A particular mention for Jay who made the…

Palmers Green Office

Emine Mustafa

Abraham and his team were absolutely fantastic throughout the sale of our property. They offered positive and supportive judgement all…

Crouch End Office

Bobby Aitken

Max was our point of contact at Castles he was excellent throughout the selling process and we cannot recommend him…

Hackney Office

Lynda Jackson

Thank you to Daniel for all his help and continued support throughout a very long process. We are entirely happy…

Waltham Abbey Office

Tiannah Love

Fantastic letting agency. Friendly team, positive attitude and quick on their feet. Their office administrator needs a promotion, she is…

Edmonton Office

Daisy Rollox

I have known Daniel and Tom for a long time and through this whole time they are by fair the…

Waltham Abbey Office

Ryan Clarke

Josh from Castles was super helpful and professional, responded quickly to our questions and helped us manage a nerve wracking…

Hackney Office

Polly Ashmore

Very professional and helpful service! Just moved into my dream flat thanks to these guys. Jay is very experienced and…

Palmers Green Office

Guven Kemal

Excellent service provide by the castles team, James and Jay in particular. Advised us and got our sale agreed within…

Palmers Green Office

Joe Vesayaporn

Daniel and Tom helped us immeasurably as we sold and bought properties, with Castles as our estate agents. They are…

Waltham Abbey Office

Tony Doyle

Great experience with Abraham, Sandro & the Castles team while purchasing a property in Crouch End. Incredibly responsive and always…

Crouch End Office

Danielle Lucchese

David was really helpful throughout our buying process. He was candid and straightforward, friendly and responsive. A pleasant surprise for…

Hackney Office

Andy Scott

I recently visited a lot of letting agents recently as i was searching for a property to rent and was…

Edmonton Office

Faisal Khan

We have used Castles twice to sell our Hackney properties, and we could not fault their services. Honest, transparent, timely…

Hackney Office

Candice Berzins