Enfield Town is an alternative name for the town centre of Enfield.
Enfield was noted as a small agrarian market town in 1303 based around its village green, with further hamlets spread around the royal hunting grounds of Enfield Chase. By 1572 many of the longer roads in the area were in place.
The market was prosperous by the early eighteenth century, but fell into decline soon afterwards. Trading resumed in the 1870s and the market is still in existence, administered by the Old Enfield Charitable Trust.
The New River was built to supply water to London from Hertfordshire and runs immediately behind Enfield Town through the Town Park
. The park is the last remaining public open space of Enfield Old Park.
Enfield Town station was opened on 1 March 1849 by the Eastern Counties Railways as simply ’Enfield’. It was renamed Enfield Town in 1886. A
A house which had stood on the site of the later station since the late 17th century is said to have been the birthplace of Isaac D’Israeli, father of Benjamin Disraeli.
Enfield Town hosted the world’s first ATM, invented by John Shepherd-Barron and opened by the actor and Enfield resident Reg Varney.