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Bounds Green is an area in the north of Londonmarker, in the London Borough of Haringeymarker. Parts of Bounds Green are also known as New Southgatemarker, but most of New Southgate lies in London Borough of Enfieldmarker to the north west.

It was originally formed as a popular overnight stop-over for travellers, located on the then outskirts of London, just short of the tollgate at Turnpike Lanemarker. Today it is a residential suburb just north of Wood Greenmarker.

Education

For details of education in Bounds Green see the London Borough of Haringey article.


The Tube Station at Bounds Green

Transport Links

Bounds Green has good transport links, with its own tube stationmarker on the Piccadilly Line. Also Bowes Parkmarker mainline station, on the line into Kings Crossmarker and Moorgatemarker is a short distance away. There are also a number of bus services connecting Bounds Green to the surrounding areas. Bounds green is bordered by the A406marker North Circular to the north which has blighted nearby roads due to ongoing uncertainty over its widening to six lanes.

In popular culture

Mike Skinner of The Streets mentions Bounds Green in the track "Has It Come To This", from the album Original Pirate Material. In the line "my underground train runs from Mile End to Ealing from Brixton to Bounds Green".

Cylob has a 2007 album called Bounds Green.

Sidewise based his 2006 short film Life? in and around Bounds Green, as well as producing his own soundtrack to the film which he recorded in Wood Greenmarker.

Notable people associated with Bounds Green

The eminent surgeon, Henry Cline (1750-1827) bought Bounds Green House in 1808 together with surrounding farm land. The house was located to the south of the present Cline Road. Cline was Surgeon at St Thomas's Hospital and later became President of the Royal College of Surgeons (1823).

The lead singer of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, grew up here and some of the band still live in the area. The title of the Feeling's first album Twelve Stops and Home refers to the journey Dan used to make home to Bounds Green from Leicester Square. The title comes from lyrics in the album track "Blue Piccadilly".

The heavy rock group UFO was formed in Bounds Green in 1969. Bassist Pete Way is a local.

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