62,000. That’s the capacity of the new stadium that Tottenham Hotspur will move in to later this year – built on the existing site of the former 36,000 White Hart Lane – and the attendant upsurge of activity in N17 that has been ticking along over the past year is no coincidence: no doubt about it, the new home for Spurs is the main thrust for everything happening in the area. The first flickerings of a Tottenham uplift began a couple of years ago, and once it was confirmed that the club would indeed be staying in the area rather than gallivanting across to another postcode, it felt like someone, somewhere, pressed a button labelled GO for all things food and booze related.
Now it seems like a further gear-shift has kicked in, with impending openings including The Bluecoats pub (with Lucky Chip burgers) and the West Green Tavern (reopening with ‘craft beer and pizza’). Eater London has also caught wind of the news that Bistrotheque have secured the site of the former Chicken Town in the old fire station (a Mexican influenced opening, as yet unnamed). Spending all day in Tottenham, on a non-match day, is now a go-er.Read More