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Finchley and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Finchley and surrounding areas

"Vale Farm Allotments is a charming little spot to escape city life and pretend as if you're actually in the countryside..."

Katy Brookes

"Now belonging to the people, Avenue House is a Grade II listed mansion that was once home to Henry Charles Stephens, the son of indelible ink inventor Dr Henry Stephens."

Ivan Ninkovic

"With its wild flowers and tall trees, Totteridge Common reflects the countryside appeal of the surrounding area."

Ben Connolly

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Modern Turkish cuisine prepared on a charcoal grill. Food is always delicious and the bright, modern décor makes for a lovely setting for a meal out in the heart of Finchley Central.

Tommy Flynn's

A sports bar with real ales and a nice atmosphere.


A Korean restaurant with charcoal grills in the tables for traditional BBQ dishes.


Moments away from Finchley Central station, you can find this trendy coffee shop serving fresh cakes and croissants accompanied by a very enjoyable coffee.

Vero Caffé

I always grab a quick cup of coffee from this friendly cafe in Woodside Park before taking a stroll along Dollis Brook.


Really nice and stylish Italian restaurant and bar, which is open 'til late on weekends.


Exceptional Persian food, flavourful and generous portions. The staff are always friendly and hospitable.

Fierce Grace

Part of a small chain of alternative yoga centres.

Beheshte Barin

Authentic Persian cuisine and charming hospitality. Freshly prepared food, including baked bread prepared in a specially made oven at the front of the restaurant.

Ai Sushi

Ai Sushi does the most amazing chicken katsu curry!


Amazing for a bit of pampering - really friendly staff and you don't feel rushed. You can really relax here and they have nice bits and pieces for sale too.

La Genoise Café

This quaint patisserie is a wonderful place to grab your morning coffee. Be warned, you might find it difficult to resist one of the wonderfully presented items in the dessert display.

Veronica Lancaster Interiors

Paints, wallpaper and fabrics, this interior design store in Woodside Park is the place to go if you're redesigning your home.

Boulangerie Joie De Vie

Lovely little coffee shop/restaurant. The type of place you want to work your way through everything on the menu over the course of multiple visits! Hands down the tastiest brioche this side of France.

Thai & Co

A warm and elegant Thai restaurant serving Polynesian cocktails. Amazing Pad Thai and highly recommended Panang Seafood from the Thai & Co specialities menu.

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"'Inky' Stephens was the son of Dr Henry Stephens - the man who invented indelible ink - and lived in Avenue House on East End Road. Gifted to the local community in his will, the property is now used to display the Stephens' collection and host events."

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Baby Massage and Baby Yoga classes-The Quaker Meeting House - Finchley

Quaker Meeting House Finchley
BABY MASSAGE is an ideal way to relax and bond with your baby and help to relieve colic, reflux, trapped wind and constipation. Helps to settle and relax baby into better sleeping patterns and great for bonding experience. Lovely friendly classes. BABY YOGA is a gentle way to have fun with your baby helping to develop muscle tone, balance and co-ordination. All important for learning to sit, crawl and walk. Post natal yoga included for mummies too to help you get back into shape. Website

Hartbeeps (Finchley)

St Mary’s Hall
Hartbeeps is a highly innovative and extremely interactive music based classes for babies and young children. We are unlike traditional music groups as our expectation is not for little ones to sit on parents laps, but to explore their environment. We build a magical setting, evoked by our original soundtracks, soundscapes and songs (loved as much by grown-ups as the children) and create a make believe space where the children are free to explore and learn through play.

Tiny Swimmers

Moss Hall Junior School,
Babies can start once they are over 12lbs/5.5kg in weight. This is the best age to start swimming as babies have a natural affinity to water with no acquired fear. At Tiny Swimmers our instructors help develop the babies natural reflexes and responses to gain water skills and confidence. Website

Russian Ballet Classes (Ages 2-16)

An opportunity to learn Russian Ballet in a class that teaches and encourages discipline, commitment and great results. Website

Baby Massage

In the Om
Infant massage offers a fun way to bond with you child in a relaxed, supportive setting. Using gentle touch and eye contact, discover how to understand and respond to your baby's cues in a way that helps your little one feel safe, respected, and loved. Website

Monkey Music

St Mary's Church Hall
Our classes are rich, nourishing and great fun! When carers write to us, they will often say how "their best friends have come from their days at Monkey Music" ... Read more about how Monkey Music began and why we believe that music can help your child reach their full potential. Toddlers from 12 months: Wednesday 10:50am-11:20am Babies from 3 months: Wednesday: 11:25am-11:55am 2 & 3 year olds: Wednesday: 10:15am-10:45am Website

Action Club (Ages 4months-4yrs)

Encourage young children to explore the environment around them with this fitness class with an emphasis on fun fitness and music. Website
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