The Mayor of London has said Tottenham is going to be the next exciting place to live in the capital.

Boris Johnson made the prediction as he opened the refurbished 639 building, in High Road, which was badly damaged during the 2011 summer riots.

The building is now an enterprise hub, where anyone with a business idea or a new business in Tottenham will be able to go for advice, training and mentoring.

The capital’s mayor congratulated everyone involved.

He said: “Tottenham is going to be the next exciting place to be in London.

“We needed a space where people of all ages can come get the help and advice they need to succeed and this is going to be amazing.

“I congratulate everyone on the amazing job they’ve done and there is nothing more for me to do than to declare this new fantastic enterprise hub open.”

Mr Johnson added that area still needs good transport links, some 'Boris' bicycles and a regeneration scheme.

On a tour of the premises he was joined by the Tottenham MP, David Lammy, and the former Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King.

Mr Lammy said: “This is the phoenix out of the ashes.

“Tottenham needs enterprise training, volunteer opportunities for young people and support.

“We have the centre not just for Tottenham but for the whole of London and we had activity before the riots but now there is even more.

The building is part of a £41million regeneration programme by the Mayor of London and Haringey Council and is run by the charity London Youth Support Trust.

The trust's chief executive Rob Whitmore said demand was enormous.

He said: “We are here to serve as an incubator for people who have a business idea and want to grow.

“People of any age can come here if they have a business idea and we will give them advice and mentoring and try to develop their plan.

“We will never become a commercial space because we only exist to help people get started.”