Leisure and lifestyle

Enfield is home to a diverse community of over 324,000 residents. People from all over the world choose to locate here. The borough is culturally diverse and as such has a lot to offer residents, businesses and visitors.

Boasting an abundance of open green spaces, a heritage rich in creativity and innovation and a diverse retail offer, Enfield has something to suit every taste and lifestyle choice.

There are more than 123 parks, open spaces and playgrounds in the borough as well as many leisure attractions. The Council has been at the forefront of increasing this offer and linking with many partners, from the private and third sector, has delivered for the last few years a vibrant and colourful festivals programme.

We have been committed to increasing the quality of services and the Council has taken the lead in redeveloping a number of our facilities. Working with partners and external funding agencies over recent years, we have spent many millions of pounds on leisure, sport and heritage attraction to improve Enfield as a place to live and work. This work has included a significant updating of Millfield Theatre and Arts Centre, Forty Hall and investment in our leisure centres.

Enfield is steeped in heritage and is home to stunning listed buildings with attractive parks and gardens. From Forty Hall, the former palace of both King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I to Myddelton House with its abundance of rare and unusual plants and the award winning Capel Manor’s show stopping gardens, there’s much to explore.

For those who like to lead an active life, Enfield’s six leisure centres have a range of activities and facilities including swimming, diving, fitness and dance studios, Astroturf pitches, squash courts and sports halls. There are seven golf courses in the borough as well as equestrian centres, outdoor basketball facilities and skateboard parks.

Additionally, Lee Valley Regional Park runs through the borough providing an idyllic outdoor setting for walking, running and cycling – having nature reserves, parklands, water ways and acres of green open space. They also run the UK’s premier athletics training facility which is based in Enfield.

Enfield is well connected to the rest of London with a short train trip getting you into one of Europe’s most exciting cities with its abundance of cultural and leisure activities. We are well connected to the motorway network meaning the rest of the UK is never far away.

The borough has excellent schools, many excellent libraries, great restaurants and cafes and an ever expanding music and creative arts scene.

Enfield is an exciting place to live, work and visit. The borough has plenty of exciting culture and sporting venues as well as an array of events and festivals throughout the year, truly London’s top borough.