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Living in Seven Sisters: A Multicultural Hub - Essential Living

Living in Seven Sisters: A Multicultural Hub

Blog London Lifestyle
06.10.20

Weaving a route from South Tottenham all the way down to Holloway, Seven Sisters Road is flanked by multicultural cafés, delis and stores. Living in Seven Sisters, you’ll be at the heart of one of London’s busiest and most diverse thoroughfares.

Named after seven elm trees growing in a ring, believed to be planted by seven sisters choosing separate paths in life, the sub-district has been an important part of the Tottenham area since the eighteenth century.

Seven Sisters is less than an hour walk from the trendy North London neighbourhoods Stoke Newington and Archway, and also well connected to Central London by a 15-minute ride on the Victoria Tube line.

Here are the best places to visit on and around Seven Sisters Road and Station.

True Craft

Delivering the classic combination of authentic Italian pizza with great London pints, True Craft is a chilled hangout near Seven Sisters train station. Originally an old Victorian pub, today the venue mimics a stylish warehouse with exposed brick walls and bar tiles.

All of the pizzas have been crafted to perfection with a 48-hour proved sourdough base and ingredients from local suppliers. You can expect all of your favourite toppings, from various types of cheese and spicy meats to roasted vegetables and wild mushrooms. Gluten free options and vegan friendly cheese are available too.

You’ll be spoilt for choice by their beers in their tap house. Championing the best independent breweries in the capital and craft beers from across the UK, there’s something to suit all palates. Each pizza comes with the restaurant’s own beer pairing recommendation. You can even pop by to pick up beers to enjoy at home from the bottle shop.

Address: 68 West Green Road, South Tottenham, London N15 5NR
Phone: 020 83513 397
Email: info.truecraftlondon@gmail.com
Follow: @truecrafttottenham

Markfield Park

There are a few smaller green spaces dotted around Seven Sisters, but nearby Markfield Park is the prettiest place to unwind in, just a 15-minute walk from the station. Located along the river, overlooking East and West Warwick Reservoirs, the park’s vast open grasslands and track make it ideal for runners and dog walkers.

You’ll also find a small café and the Markfield Beam Engine and Museum within the park. The museum includes the original Grade II listed Engine House building and showcases a masterpiece of Victorian engineering. The site acted as an important sewage treatment works and pumping station in the 1800s and early 1900s.

Address: 43 Crowland Road, London N15 6UL
Phone: 020 8800 4134

Craving Coffee

For your morning coffee fix in the area, look no further than Craving Coffee. As the name says, the café serves delicious artisan espressos and coffees from beans by Hackney roastery Climpson & Sons. Located in the renovated Gauson House warehouse, the café is a relaxed open-plan space, perfect for freelancers, friendship groups and small families alike. There are a few tables outside too, letting you make the most of the sunnier weather.

If you want a snack to go with your coffee, take a look in the cake and pastries counter for freshly baked sweet treats every day. Or order one of their generously filled buns, toasted cheese melt sandwiches or salad bowls.

Address: The Mill Co Project, Unit 3, Gaunson House, Markfield Road, South Tottenham, London N15 4QQ
Phone: 020 8808 3178
Email: craving@cravingcoffee.co.uk
Follow: @cravingcoffeeuk

Seven Sisters Market

A unique community-focussed marketplace, Seven Sisters Market brings together a plethora of Latin American stalls. The marketplace is home to the largest Latino community in the UK but attracts locals and tourists alike. From street food vendors and canteens, to gift sellers and beauticians, you’ll always find something different here.

Pick up groceries from local suppliers, visit one of the hairdresser stalls for a new style, get your nails manicured, find a one-of-a-kind homeware ornament to decorate your apartment, or try an authentic Latino dish to go.

Address: 231-243 High Road, Tottenham, London N15 5BT
Phone: 012 0676 1000

Blighty

Celebrating British and international cuisine from independent, local and organic suppliers, Blighty is a ‘Commonwealth of Nations’ café. The breakfast menu boasts classic alternatives from multiple different countries – try breakfast the Indian way with curried scrambled tofu, the Pakistani way with turkey rashers, the Canadian way with maple syrup pancakes or the classic English way. All of the breakfasts come with the café’s own homemade sourdough bread and ‘seven spice’ baked beans.

Visit at lunchtime to enjoy the small plates menu of Indian dishes, the majority of which are vegan friendly. From onion bhajis and okra fries to samosas and chana masala, there are plenty of dishes to order and share with friends. You’ll also find a Blighty in nearby Finsbury Park.

Address: 266 High Road, Tottenham, London N15 4AJ
Phone: 020 7101 3253
Email: tottenham@blightygroup.com
Follow: @blightytottenham

JOKA Sushi

Bringing the best of Japanese dining to the streets of London, JOKA Sushi makes authentic hand-rolled sushi. The head sushi chef has spent many years training in various restaurants across Japan and the Philippines, so there’s no better place to sample Japanese delicacies in the Seven Sisters and Tottenham area.

Order from the takeaway menu to try multiple different varieties, including the maki rolls, futomaki, seaweed rolls, nigiri fish slices, and gyozas. As well as classic salmon and seafood flavours, there are a number of vegetarian-friendly pieces on the menu. The mixed sushi platters are a great choice for sharing with a group of friends – you’ll be treated to between 48 and 59 individual sushi pieces.

Address: 276 High Road, Tottenham, London N15 4AJ
Phone: 077 0258 9914
Email: joka_sushimix@yahoo.com
Follow: @joka_sushi

Café Lemon

Serving a hearty brunch menu, Café Lemon will help get your day off to a good start. Situated on West Green Road, the bistro is a prime resting spot when you live in the Seven Sisters or South Tottenham area. Choose from poached eggs and avocado on sourdough toast with the café’s famed Hollandaise sauce, fruit-topped French toast, or a full English breakfast plate. As well as teas and coffees, you can opt for one of the fresh smoothies or the signature Turkish-style homemade lemonade.

The café turns into a relaxed pub venue in the evening with a menu of burgers, fries, buffalo wings and fish fingers. Pair with a pint from local London breweries or one of the classic cocktails.

Address: 118 West Green Road, London N15 5AA
Phone: 020 8800 8558
Email: cem@cafelemon.co.uk
Follow: @cafelemon

Bernie Grant Arts Centre

 

Propelling the voices and work of black artists, Bernie Grant Arts Centre celebrates international creatives across multiple different mediums. Whether you’re a film or a theatre lover, interested in dance or art, the gallery houses an exhibition space, a cinema and a theatre stage with a rotation of live events throughout the year.

There’s also a bright glass-fronted café and bar if you want to stop for a drink or food before an event. Beers are provided by local Tottenham craft beer brewery Redemption Brewing and the dining menu is carefully curated with ingredients from Tottenham suppliers.

Address: Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, London, N15 4RX
Phone: 020 8365 5450
Email: generalenquiries@berniegrantcentre.co.uk
Follow: @bgartscentre

Living in Seven Sisters

When you live in Seven Sisters, you’ll be surrounded by multicultural cafés and independent delis, but also well-located to access other parts of North London and Central London.

If you’re thinking of living in North London, read our complete guide to this side of the capital.

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