Enfield town guide
Although now a London Borough, Enfield retains much of the charm of a country town. The cobbled market square, St Andrews church and the New River winding through the centre add charm to this old market town.
Enfield has more than 2,000 acres of parkland and open spaces, making it one of the greenest of all the London boroughs. Centuries ago, most of Enfield was covered by the wooded reaches of Enfield Chase, a Royal hunting ground of the Monarchs of England.
On the edge of Enfield and convenient for Cockfosters Underground station you can amble through majestic Trent Park. Here you will find rolling parkland with broad avenues of Oak and Sycamore. Other local attractions include the stately 17th Century Manor House, Forty Hall, the wonderful public gardens of Capel Manor and Myddelton House, full of exotic plants collected by well-known botanist E.A. Bowles.
Enfield also has a rich industrial heritage. For more than 200 years the east side was dominated by the bulk of the Royal Small Arms Factory that mass-produced the Lee Enfield Rifle.
A hire car will allow you to visit places outside of the Capital with ease, day visits as far afield as Cambridge are practical from this conveniently sited location.