Comfort Hotel Enfield
52 Rowantree Road
Enfield, EN EN2 8PW
Phone: (44) 0208 3663511
Fax: (44) 0208 3662432
52 Rowantree Road, Enfield, EN, GB, EN2 8PW
- Phone: (44) 0208 3663511
- Fax: (44) 0208 3662432
Arts & Museums
The Royal Gunpowder Mills was the leading English producer of gunpowder during the 1800s. It now includes an interactive exhibition of the history and science of gunpowder, including mills, a collection of small arms and militaria, a transport and fire exhibition, a rockets exhibition, a 1940s wartime exhibition, and a gunpowder plot exhibition. There is also a narrow gauge railway, woodland, a nature trail and wildlife area with a train tour, a cafe and a shop. This attraction operates April through September. During school holidays, they have children's activities every week, and there are also many other activities throughout the year including a railway restoration project, VE Day Celebrations, Medieval Jousting Event, Legend of Robin Hood, Guy Fawkes Event and a Victorian Experience on Christmas.
The Bow House Gallery is one of the nicest art galleries in Barnet and welcomes visitors with its lighthearted and cheery ambiance. It possesses an impressive permanent collection of sculptures that are interesting and unusual. The gallery which is housed inside the cellar of an old house owned by John Brown is also a great place for artists to meet and network with fellow-artists.
The Political Cartoon Gallery displays a wonderful range of political cartoons and caricatures. It is the only place of its sort in the world. It covers the whole history of political cartooning from its onset till the present. It also has short term exhibitions concentrating on specific topics and hosts the political cartoon-of-the-year awards. They have plenty of original cartoons for sale and can search their database for specific cartoons. There are also books and coffee mugs on sale, alongside a small cafe. The low entrance fee is refundable on the purchase of an item on display.
SoundFjord as the name alludes is a venue dedicated to promote sound arts. This gallery, founded in 2009, is one of the few places in the city offering a research unit and a gallery committed to acoustics. The exhibitions held here are a musical delight; Duncan Whitley's Cante y Rezo (Song and Prayer) explores the Latin hymns and Song Ming Ang's You and I seeks to understand cultural differences and the influence of music on people. Visitors can also attend workshops that can offer deeper insight into the sound system. Check the website for further details.
arc Gallery is an art appreciation center that mainly displays African themed artworks, mostly created by artists of African origin. The gallery regularly hosts the works of artists such as Francis Uduh, Tam Joseph and Osito Nwankwo and has also featured the works of Lemi Ghariokwu, Uchay Joel Chima, Kainebi Osahenye and many other upcoming artists. Worth a visit if you're an art admirer, as the bold African prints here are sure to inspire you.
At the RAF Museum, you'll be treated to a dramatic retelling of the story of the Air Force - and the history of flight in Britain and around the world. You'll see real planes, jets and bombers, as well as engines, weapons and other vehicles integral to any serious war. You'll see uniforms, medals and other awards, photo galleries and informational archives. The museum also lets out its premises for private events. See website for complete visitor details.
Since its opening, both children and adults alike have been enjoying courses in dance, visual art and music at the Islington Arts Factory (IAF). The IAF has also been an important showcase for exhibitions, of emerging, professional and student artists over the years. Along with art studios, three art galleries and a dark room, the IAF also has its own cafe for hungry visitors and participants. Call for additional information.
You're at Hackney Down railway station and are bored waiting for your train? Jump over to platform No.1 and spend some time at Banner Repeater. Established in 2009 by Ami Clarke, this space houses a project space and a reading room with a vast collection of books. Visitors can select a book and enjoy it while perched on a comfortable couch at Reading Room or can peruse some exceptional works of contemporary art at the project space. Next time you are in Hackney, drop in at this gallery.
Just as interesting as its name is the description of Flaxon Ptootch; it is a unique blend of a hair salon and an art gallery. Walk in for a haircut during the day, and come back for the art exhibitions at night featuring some fantastic contemporary artworks. The second Thursday of the month is reserved for art shows, live music and cocktails. If you're in the vicinity of Kentish Town, you must give this rare mixture a try.
Annroy, located at Grafton Road, is an official exhibition center of Rankin, a famous photographer. The eye-catching building reflects the contemporary outlook of the exhibits quite well. A visit to the place will definitely be an enriching experience for photography enthusiasts. For details on the schedules of exhibition please visit their website.
Queens Crescent Arts Space is a contemporary arts space that displays the works of several emerging and established artists. The gallery has showcased the creations of Heather Blockey, a photographer who has captured billboards and other spaces and created a collection from these. The gallery hosts new exhibitions from time to time, and is a part of the Queens Crescent Practice, an art space.
Sutton House, built during the reign of Henry VIII, is the oldest house in East London. Bought and restored by the National Trust very recently, the house had been badly neglected up until the 1980s and was even home to squatters. The Tudor brickwork, linen fold paneling and stone fireplaces are the most visible original features to see. Additions made through the ages include a 17th-century painted staircase, a Victorian study and anarchist graffiti. There are also interactive computer programs and an art gallery to enjoy. The on-site Brick Place Cafe is licensed and offers a high standard of cuisine, and the shop sells a great range of local history books and gifts. Opening times vary seasonal, so check their website before visiting.