Tottenham

Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur, Tottenham Stadium, Populous
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What to see
You’ll find accounts of local tourist attractions in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from info@townsof2halves.co.uk). London’s tourist attractions are well covered in Visit London, Lonely Planet and Time Out.

Links to places nearer to Tottenham are:
Bruce Castle Museum & Park
Lee Valley Regional Park
Markfield Beam Engine & Museum

Lee Valley Park: 10,000 acres, so there’s plenty of variety

Towns of Two Halves extracts:
“Not all visiting supporters will be star-struck. They might want more out of a day in London than to feel privileged to be playing against Tottenham.”
“The Ghost of Bruce Castle, Constantia Lucy Hare, is said to have displeased her husband, Henry, who reacted by banishing her ‘to the top of the house’. Apparently that didn’t help the relationship, and Henry locked her into a small room beneath the clock. She killed herself and her child, by jumping either out of a window or off a balcony.”
“In the first eight minutes Spurs raced into a 3-0 lead. This came about largely because Oldham’s centre-backs repeatedly passed the ball back to the goalkeeper on his non-kicking foot. His scuffed and visibly panic-striken attempts to hoof the ball upfield sent it no further than the all-too nimble feet of the pack of forwards, whose baying was easily imagined.”

These are taken from the Tottenham chapter of Towns of Two Halves, published in 2018. To buy a copy, email info@townsof2halves.co.uk.