Wood Green is a suburban district in the borough of Haringey in London, England. Its postal district is N22, with parts in N8 or N15. The London Plan identifies it as one of the metropolitan centres in Greater London, and today it forms a major commercial district of North London. Formerly lying within the western part of Tottenham and within the county of Middlesex, it became part of both Haringey and Greater London in 1965. Wood Green lies directly to the east of Alexandra Palace. It is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) from Central London.
Wood Green is a busy urban activity centre with a sizeable shopping area with two cinemas, bars, night-clubs, numerous restaurants and cafes and a shopping area, The Mall, close to the tube station. The High Road, the main shopping spine, stretches from the Wood Green tube station to the next stop on the Piccadilly line, Turnpike Lane, and is lined with shops along its route. It joins with Green Lanes at both its northern and southern ends. Wood Green has over 120,000 square metres (1,300,000 sq ft) of total town centre floor-space.
The Chocolate Factory was set up by Haringey Arts Council to develop artists' studios and now has a second building. The project houses 200 local artists, music, film and multimedia studios, photographic studios, and several performing arts organisations.
Wood Green has a population of over 186,000 people. Wood Green also forms part of the Greater London metropolitan area which has a population of over 14,372,596 people.