London Borough of Haringey

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Haringey is an outer London Borough, in north London. It was formed in 1965 by amalgamating the former boroughs of Hornsey, Wood Green, and Tottenham. "Haringey" is a variant form of "Harringay" which is the name of a locality within the borough.

LGBT history

There was a Haringey CHE Group in the 1970s.

The Rainbow Room, Manor House, 316 Green Lanes (junction with Seven Sisters Road) (just in the Borough of Haringey) had a gay disco in the 1970s [1] [2]. Bolts at 6-9 Salisbury Promenade, Green Lanes, N8 was opened in May 1981.

Lynne Featherstone (named as a "Non-LGBT Friend" in the Pink List 2011) was MP for Hornsey and Wood Green 2005-2015.

Haringey LGBT Network (also referred to as "Haringey LGBT Forum") is managed by Wise Thoughts.[3][4]


  1. Gay News issue 125 in August 1977 reported on a murder case after a 32 year old man was killed after leaving the disco in the early hours of 23 July 1977
  2. The “Rainbow” was hired by a guy called Bill Wallis and the DJ was called Nicky Price who went on to run Bolts in Green Lanes, after being forced out of the Manor House pub. Bill Wallis moved the disco to a pub called The Fox in Green Lanes. The Rainbow was the first club I went to in early 1977. The assistant manager was called Gordon (comments by Michael 2019)