Popular with commuters as an attractive place to live, Enfield blends the convenience of suburbia with easy access to the surrounding Hertfordshire countryside.
Enfield is a town and borough in the northern part of Greater London and sits a comfortable distance within the great circle of the M25, a little over 10 miles to the north of London’s centre.
Business travellers coming to stay in Enfield serviced apartments will find an area very much on the border between town and country. It has a population of over 100,000, so is big enough to attract its own business, as well as being a pleasant commuter town for those working in London, Hertfordshire and Essex.
Despite the distance from London’s centre, visitors to Enfield aparthotels will find it well served for transport into the city. The four northernmost stations of the London Underground’s Piccadilly Line lie in Enfield. Whereas, Enfield Town’s railway station runs regular services into Liverpool Street. By road, the A10 runs on the eastern side of the town, running south into London and connecting to the M25 less than two miles northwards.
Investing in Enfield or relocating to the town means having access to a business climate that is already supportive of its community. The town and borough’s economy is centred mainly around the sectors of food & drink, construction, logistics, manufacturing and healthcare. Enfield tends to attract businesses across these sectors to the area due to its fantastic location and excellent transport connections, close to London’s strategic road network and near major airports. The proof is in the pudding, especially regarding the food and drink sector. Companies such as Coca-Cola, Warburtons and Greggs all opt to operate out of their distribution centres in Enfield.
What’s more, in 2006, the centre of Enfield finished a major regeneration project. Since then, the London Plan, a strategy published in 2016 which sets out the development of economic, environmental, transport and social frameworks in the capital, has listed Enfield as amongst the major centres in Greater London. After all, it is the second-largest industrial location and employment corridor in London. There are over 12,3000 businesses which provide around 130,000 jobs. It is also home to almost unparalleled infrastructure, green spaces, first-class transportation connections and superb quality of life rating, all significant advantages of an outer London borough and town. All of this makes Enfield corporate housing options an attractive option. Particularly, for anyone looking to conduct business, of any form, on the outskirts of a major capital.
Home of the world’s first cashpoint, the town and borough of Enfield have a long history which conveys national importance. It all began back in the Roman times with a settlement in what is now called Bush Hil Park. The area gathered more attention in the eleventh century, with the Domesday Book (1086) acknowledging ‘Enefelde’ as administratively and religiously important. This status was further reinstated by the town’s first market charter granted by Edward I in the 14th century. This meant that Enfield was given the right to hold a weekly market. It was this moment that has pathed the way for the existing marketplace to continue to be the modern-day heart of Enfield.
Another aspect that still exists, and has played a significant part in the town’s history, is the New River. Amidst a period where delivering fresh water to London’s growing population was becoming an essential task for the capital’s surrounding areas, a forty-mile canal was built which stretches right into central Enfield. It was recognised as an engineering masterclass and proved vital for reducing the clean-water issue across London. Even guests who have booked a few nights stay in Enfield short term accommodation should take the time to walk the length of such a historic river.
It was not until 1965 though that Enfield Town became part of the ‘London Borough of Enfield’. It was formerly part of the now-dissolved county of Middlesex. This was clear evidence of the area’s growth, with both the town itself and its surrounding locations enlarging. They finally merging to become the whole borough that it is today, with Enfield Town at its core. To see, first hand, how this growth has progressed and have the chance to visit the likes of the Enfield marketplace, the local museum and historic New River, be sure to book stays in Enfield furnished housing.
Enfield boasts a solid reputation as a town that benefits from being both bounded by rural setting and also inclusive of an urban, livelier environment. For instance, visitors to or locals of Enfield can appreciate the fact that whilst one minute they might be walking along the bustling high street, including many high-end shops, just down the road from this is the beautiful 9.5 hectare, Enfield Town Park. Intersected by the New River, the park provides a contrasting experience to the high street. Ultimately, both allow visitors to choose how they wish to spend their time in Enfield.
The idea that Enfield is a town that can accommodate for anyone’s interests is further emphasised when considering there are local cricket and football grounds for sports fanatics, the St. Andrew’s Church for history enthusiasts and an array of bars and restaurants for those looking for a social getaway.
Highly recommended either way though is the Enfield Market. As its representing website suggests, “there is something for everyone on this vibrant 800-year market” and its central role in the community makes the shopping experience here rather distinctive compared to any other London market. Visitors to the market can browse both homemade and household items, be on the look-out for specialist items and enjoy an active programme of events performed by entertainers and buskers. Corporates looking for a place to turn-off can book their Enfield corporate accommodation to be within walking distance of this brilliant town attraction.
All in all, to get the most out of what the London borough town has to offer, in regard to business potential, leisurely distinction and much more, anyone can book stays in fully furnished Enfield extended stay apartments. They allow guests to be not only within easy commuting distance of the capital but also in a comfortable ‘home away from ‘home’ over a length of stay that suits them.
Enfield benefits from a great location, sitting within an hour’s drive of five major airports. These are Heathrow (LHW), London City (LCY), London Southend (SEN), London Stansted (STN) and London Luton (LTN).
With airports such as these at close disposal, guests in SITU’s Enfield extended stay apartments can travel both globally and domestically with ease!
There are numerous railway stations in and around the Enfield. The Lea Valley Line runs through the centre and right of the town. The Hertford Loop Line, on the other hand, passes Enfield to the west.
At the heart of Enfield is Enfield Town station, one of the three northern termini stations of the Lea Valley Line. Bush Hill Park and Southbury are also London Overground and Lea Valley line rail stations in Enfield. Enfield Chase, Grange Park and Gordon Hill are, on the other hand, the nearest stations on the Hertford Loop Line operated by Great Northern.
The nearest underground stations to the town of Enfield are Oakwood and Southgate. Both of which are based in the London Borough of Enfield along the Piccadilly line. Each is around four miles west of Enfield’s centre.
The Piccadilly line acts as a great connection for stations in the heart of London and Heathrow airport, ideal for commuters staying in apart-hotels in Enfield.
As a location so popular amongst London commuters, Enfield’s bus network has to be, and is, very extensive. Many services run through the Borough of Enfield, and across the town, there are around thirteen routes that can enable bus passengers to travel to many surrounding destinations.
Click here for a Bus Map which outlines the routes of bus services in and out of the town so you can choose where best to book stays in Enfield furnished housing.