Here before us

A heritage trail of everyday people: self-guided walk

How well do you know your local shops and businesses?

COME on a self-guided walking tour of our local High Streets.
LOOK for the historical blue plaque vinyls in the windows of nearby shops and businesses.
FIND out about the hidden histories of people and trades that were ‘here before us’ and the way we used to live and shop.
WONDER about the extraordinary occupants from decades ago.
DISCOVER the changing face of our High Streets.

We hope you enjoy our walking ‘time machine’ displayed in around 40 different windows. You will uncover unusual trades, past lives and, who knows, maybe even find a local connection to you! The stories of the real lives of local people and their businesses help us to focus on the changing face of our existing high streets and their importance to the social and economic well-being of the community.

If you are business in the area (our elsewhere in the Borough) and are interested in having a plaque, then please contact us.

The following business are currently taking part. See also the map below.

Church Street, Enfield Town (from the Library towards the Market Square)

Sophie’s Bakery and Café – 2 Sarnesfield Road
Town Barbers – 55 Church Street
Emma Claire Hair and Beauty Spa – 62 Church Street
Waterstones – 26 Church Street
Marcus Kitchen and Bar – 16 Burleigh Way
British Heart Foundation – 12/14 Church Street
Erbiller Jewellers – 8 The Town
The Old Enfield Charitable Trust – 22 The Town

Silver Street and Baker Street (heading towards Lancaster Road)

Aksular Restaurant – 8/10 Silver Street
The London Vape Company – 9 Silver Street
AW Home – 125 Baker Street
The Jolly Butchers – 168 Baker Street
The Wheatsheaf – 185 Baker Street
Gem Barbers – 191 Baker Street
Cadore Leathers – 198 Baker Street
Darts GB – 216 Baker Street
Enfield Funeral Directors – 317 Baker Street
The Hop Poles – 320 Baker Street

Lancaster Road (from the Hop Poles to Chase Side)

Atkinsons Residential Estate Agents – 57/59 Lancaster Road
Hello Beauty Clinic – 80 Lancaster Road
James Whitaker Hair – 82 Lancaster Road
Primitive Butchers – 69 Lancaster Road
Capital Lock & Safe Company – 91 Lancaster Road
Boho Flo – 144 Lancaster Road
Street Kidz – 151 Lancaster Road
The Laurels Beauty Centre – 174/176 Lancaster Road
Nisa Local – 200 Lancaster Road

Chase Side (from Lancaster Road towards Enfield Town)

Saathi Restaurant – 142 Chase Side
James Hayward Estate Agents – 181 Chase Side
171 Retro – 171 Chase Side
Hanging Around Gallery and Framing – 122 Chase Side
Collins Funeral Services – 159 Chase Side
Holtwhites Bakery and Deli – 119 Chase Side
The Moon Under Water – 115 Chase Side
Gallerie Veronique – 66 Chase Side
Ashley Cleaning Services – 1a/b Chase Green Avenue
Boulter & Co Solicitors – 90 Church Street

Kerry Bullen of Boho Flo and her notorious predecessor (in Lancaster Road)

Map of participating businesses

Map showing participating businesses. Correct as at April 2024

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