Seven Sisters Road

Seven Sisters Road is an extension of Camden Road, running from Holloway Road (today's A1 road) at the Nags Head crossroads, uphill alongside Finsbury Park to Manor House, and from there downhill to the junction with Tottenham High Road (today's A10 road) at Seven Sisters Corner. The road was constructed in 1833. Seven Sisters Road is part of the A503.

The Seven Sisters of the name is reputed to have come from seven trees located opposite the junction of Seven Sisters Road with Tottenham High Road. Until the mid 1970's the junction was know as Wards Corner, reflecting the name of the large department store that stood on this corner. The Hetchins bicycle shop and frame factory was situated in Seven Sisters Road, on the site of what is now Apex House.

References in popular culture

The female singer Shirley Bassey was a resident of Seven Sisters Rd during the 1950s before she became famous. The street is the subject of the song "Seven Sisters Road" by UK heavy rock band Alien Stash Tin. The 1979 single "Saturday Night (Beneath the Plastic Palm Trees)" by the Leyton Buzzards features the line "I discovered heaven in the Seven Sisters Road". The main character in Nick Hornby's book, High Fidelity, Rob Fleming lives in Seven Sisters Road.

Seven Sisters Road Gallery

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