Our area guide to Tufnell Park gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out. Postcodes covered by this area guide include, N19, N7
Tufnell Park Overview
Tufnell Park was renowned for its dairy farms which kept London to the south supplied with milk. It kept a rural air well into the 19th century in its important role as a base for a number of dairies supplying the capital. In 1753 the area became the property of William Tufnell who was granted the manor of Barnsbury by his father in law. The manor (now demolished) stood on the site of the Holloway Odeon. The manor's gateposts can still be seen however on Tufnell Park Road. Tufnell petitioned parliament for permission to develop his estate but the leases he was granted were left unused.
Tufnell Park was more fortunate than several of its neighbours. Whereas railway lines were sliced through Kentish Town and Camden in the 19th century, they mostly passed through Tufnell Park in tunnel, and Junction Road railway station provided a direct link with central London. Then as major roads were built in the 20th century, these too curved round rather than through the peaceful enclave.
Nowadays the area is a very desirable area to live. It has one of London's most highly rated primary schools in the form of Yerbury Primary School, and enjoys access to high-quality local amenities as well as good transport links to more central areas. The area is home to many people who work in the media, including many journalists, writers and professionals working in film and television.
Guide to Tufnell Park transport links:
- Drayton Park (National Rail)
- King's Cross
- King's Cross Thameslink
- London Kings Cross
- Upper Holloway
- Archway (Northern Line) (Zone 3, Zone 2)
- Caledonian Rd (Piccadilly Line) (Zone 2)
- Holloway Rd (Zone 2)
- Kings Cross St Pancras (Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line, National Rail) (Zone 1)
- Tufnell Park (Northern Line) (Zone 2)
Council Tax Rates
Tufnell Park is is represented by Camden Council, Islington Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.