Wood Green District
This district of north London is just north of Muswell Hill and Tottenham. Originally the area was heavily wooded with a small hamlet in a clearing - hence the name of the district.
For many years the area remained rural and was thinly populated, the heart of the community being a manor house known as The Ducketts.
It was only in 1859, when a railway station was built in the district, that the area began to expand. Housing soon spread throughout the district and Wood Green retains a very suburban feel to this day.
The main attraction of the region is a huge shopping complex, which opened in 1981.
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