We're in Haringay in the warehouse district and I wanted to leave a recommendation for Andrew Palmer (Andy) who we found after searching this forum for recommendations!
He looked to have been working in the area for many years and after being royally conned by a spate of tradesmen in the past I was nervous going in - but Andrew couldn't have done a better job, been any cleaner, got on with the kids and dog any better, overlooked us forgetting to leave out permits for him (!) and came in on quote and on time.
He did both the exterior of the house and several inside rooms - working on bare woodwork sometimes, sanding and filling holes in the walls and so on (It's an old house) and caulking where needed.
I want to post this as much as a thank you to him as also a thank you to this forum (and the search function) for sharing recommendations for so long.
So hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you want to ask me about my experience I'm happy to answer questions (assuming I'll get an email about it if someone leaves a comment). :)