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A locals' guide to N3

"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

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

Katy Brookes

"Mill Hill's green spaces lend a countryside feel."

Ivan Ninkovic

What is your favourite place?

Where do N3 locals go?

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.


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


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!


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


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

Fierce Grace

Part of a small chain of alternative yoga centres.

Durum Ocakbasi

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

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.


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


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.

College Farm

Great to take the kids to for a few hours. If you have a pet, there is a pet shop on site and London's largest equestrian store.

Highlander Foods

A local organic butcher with a range of meats, from organic Halal chicken to a variety of exotic meats including crocodile, antelope, rattle snake and many many more.


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

Virgin Active Health Club

A large health club tucked away off the main road. With membership you'll have access to 80 different classes a week, indoor pool, steam and sauna room. After the workout you can grab a nutritious meal in the cafe.

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

What do you love about N3?

Why do you find N3 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

Local resident

"Classy, upmarket area, close to all the best schools in the country, large houses, great green space. It is rather expensive, but worth it if you can afford it. The people aren't snobby, just well educated, logical and open-minded. Hendon Avenue, Dollis Avenue and St Mary's Avenue in Church End are the best roads. Wait rose in Mill Hill is best for food shopping. Brent Cross can do with being demolished and a new Westf... more

November 2014


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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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New North London Synagogue
Baby babbles are the important beginnings of baby's developing language and full of music and rhythm, we celebrate these wonderful sounds as they are turned into songs, happy claps and puppet characters too. Happy House (toddlers to 4 years): Wednesday 10am Baby Beeps (babies sitting to toddling) Wednesday 11am Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) Wednesday 12pm Website

The Creation Station

St. Mary's Hall
Exploration sessions with The Creation Station are arts and crafts weekly term time fun for 1 to 5 year olds. A fifty minute session with a parent or carer and in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. We use a wide range of art and craft materials and tools every week with a magic ideas box to inspire your child's imagination Website

Cricket for Girls @ Finchley Cricket Club...!

LA Fitness Gym
Girls Cricket at Finchley Cricket Club! Come along and join our girls section at Finchley CC,

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.

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

Poolside Manor- Parent & Toddler Swim Lessons

Poolside Manor
One 30 minute lesson per week for 13 weeks. £169.00 - Pro-rated for late joiners. Website


LA Fitness Gym
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    N3 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of Finchley, Church End, Finchley and is covered by the Central Barnet local authority.

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