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Perfect for motorists and with a remarkable residential feel

"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

"When you work in Muswell Hill, sometime's it's easy to take views like these for granted..."

Mumzad Soobhany

What is your favourite place?

Where do Finchley locals go?


The best BBQ ribs and spicy chicken wings and a convenient position in a retail park, so there's plenty of parking!


This Mediterranean seafood and grill restaurant serves lots of delicious dishes, from pastas, to tapas-style starters, to healthy salads.

Durum Ocakbasi

This Turkish restaurant is one of the best in London. The kebabs are out of this world!


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

The Catcher in the Rye

I really like this traditional pub - the classic food menu is very reasonably priced compared to other pubs in London and the food is great!


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.

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.


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

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.

Flower Collection

Highly qualified, experienced florists providing beautiful hand selected flowers. Supplying flowers for each individual occasion from corporate clients, large events such as weddings, to small individual selections for loved ones.

Il Funghetto

Il Funghetto promises the best in traditional and modern Italian dishes. Highly recommended!

Fierce Grace

Part of a small chain of alternative yoga centres.

The Bald Faced Stag

With a rotating selection of guest ales and an excellent food menu, this is a great place to spend an afternoon, evening or both.

Bella Mia

Finchley's very own authentic classic pizzeria with great indoor and outdoor dining.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of West Finchley, North Finchley, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Whetstone, Temple Fortune, Friern Barnet, Muswell Hill, Hendon, Golders Green and Bounds Green

What do you love about Finchley?

Why do you find Finchley a great place to live?


"Finchley,a desirable and pleasant for all,as its vibrant diversity,colour and atmosphere."

March 2015


"I love Finchley Road because there is so much to do in my area and the amount of shops in my area are completely unbelievable. first of all, we have one of the best schools called UCR and the school is a stem school that has from year 7 to university which is amazing. the shops are ranged from KFC, Mcdonalds, Subway and chicken cottage to Robert Dyas, Waitrose, HSBC. i also have the O2 centre near me which has Sainsbury and Wa... more

February 2015


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"The red and yellow card system used in football today was introduced by Ken Aston in 1947 at Finchley Football Club - the bright colours were easier to see than the brown flags used before."

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Child-friendly activities near Finchley

Toddler Sense

Mini Mee's Nursery
Activities introduce toddlers and children to a magical, multi-sensory interactive experience that will keep them busy and stimulated. Great brain food! They will also have lots of fun on the way! The various Adventure Play activities and games aim to help children learn through play and, as with Baby Sensory, activities vary weekly. Carnival-style activities, creative dance, parachute, pom-poms and coloured ribbons give everyone, including parents and carers a great sense of wellbeing and achievement. Website

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

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

Jiggle Gym

St Mary’s Church
Jiggle Gym is a new physical play class for children between the ages of 6 months to 3 years old. Each week children will be challenged by a different set of obstacle courses to climb, balance, crawl, walk, and jump through - including slides, steps, balance beams, tunnels and a ball pond. Our classes also combine a variety of songs, musical movement activities, sensory developmental activities, parachute play and bubbles for the children to explore and jiggle along too. Website

Baby Rhyme Time Toddler Read and Rhyme and Story Explorers

Church End Library
A first library activity for non-walking babies and their carers. Sessions take place weekly on Mondays during term time. Website

Water Babies

Moss Hall Junior School
Water Babies has an outstanding reputation as the world's biggest most professional baby- and toddler-swimming programme. We welcome around 30000 children (and their parents/carers) into warm water at over 560 local pools every week. Our sessions progressively develop children's water skills in line with their physical mental and emotional development phases. Learning to get to the side hold on or swim from a young age has saved several Water Babies' lives after they have fallen into water elsewhere. We also offer once-in-a-lifetime high-resolution underwater photography and an online shop featuring delightful practical swimming accessories. Courses start in Sept Nov Feb and May. For more information call or email us (Oak Lodge)7 days a week. (St John's)Tuesday Saturday and Sunday (Moss Hall)Saturdays and Sundays (Whitings Hill)Mondays Wednesdays and Sundays Website

Crawler's Baby yoga

Avenue House
Our baby yoga classe are a fun and interactive class set in a friendly environment for both mums and babies to enjoy. Website
  1. About Finchley

    Finchley is a district in Barnet in north London. Finchley is on high ground, about out 11 km (7 miles) north of Charing Cross. It formed an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, becoming a municipal borough in 1933, and has formed part of Greater London since 1965. It is predominantly a residential suburb, with three town centres. The artsdepot, a community arts centre including a gallery, studio and theatre, opened in 2004, at Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley. Victoria Park is located in Ballards Lane between North Finchley and Finchley Central. It was opened in 1902, to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and was Finchley's first public park.

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