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North Finchley

A North London hotspot: family houses, plenty of pubs and restaurants, easy access to tube links

"Set in private grounds, Princess Park Manor is a highly sought-after residential development that's been known to house a number of celebs!"

Kylie Taylor

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do North Finchley locals go?

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.

M's Place

A lovely café on the High Road. Great for lunch, nice selection of sandwiches, mini pastries and pasta dishes and they have their own juice bar, where you can design your own juices/smoothies!


Genuine Turkish food cooked on a charcoal grill. The food is delicious every time, the staff are always accommodating and the portion sizes are more than generous. The mixed meze comes highly recommended. Pera is a favourite in the area.

Chix Chox

A fantastic family-run restaurant offering a variety of cuisines, from Italian, to burgers, to Belgian waffles.


A large Turkish restaurant, accommodating small intimate gathering and large parties. A very tempting menu, from meze, to shish kebab, to fish and many many more options.

Café Buzz

A great breakfast and lunch menu, coffees, slushes and ice cream!

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.


An amazing varied menu, an all you can eat buffet and takeaway options. Cool décor and nice staff, this place is highly recommended!


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.

Il Funghetto

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

Ai Sushi

Ai Sushi does the most amazing chicken katsu curry!

Bella Mia

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

Peace and Plenty

A bakery selling homemade sweet treats, breads and made-to-order cakes for special occasions.

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.


An Irish pub with a homely atmosphere, offering homemade food that you can enjoy whilst watching the current sporting events.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of West Finchley, Finchley, Whetstone, Friern Barnet, East Barnet, Arnos Grove, Muswell Hill, Bounds Green, Southgate and Hampstead Garden Suburb

What do you love about North Finchley?

Why do you find North Finchley a great place to live?

Local resident

"Access to three tubes on the northern line within walking distance, a massively well connected bus station both for north and south commuting, multicultural environment meaning plenty of shisha, restaurants and cafes, safely policed streets and accessible shops: River Island, Waitrose, Sainsburys, access to A406 within 1 mile allowing driving out of London with ease and from home to Islington by bus or car in 15 minutes. It do... more

May 2011


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"Once known as Colney Hatch Asylum and housing 3,500 patients, Princess Park Manor is now a sought-after residential development home to a number of celebrities."

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Child-friendly activities near North Finchley

Toddler Art

Creativity Crazy
A creative morning for toddlers, with a different project each week. Toddlers will have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials to include ceramics, terracotta, wood, canvas, paper mache. All items can be taken home on the day. 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

Visual Sensations: Musical Theatre And Performing Arts

Musical Theatre classes are geared towards an UKA entry Level professional grade. Our Musical Theatre class is highly popular and is fun-packed with acting, singing and dancing. Classes are highly educational and include various props to enhance the learning and performing experience. Website

Story Time

Creativity Crazy
Each week we will to listen to a story and then decorate a character from the book using our imaginations and lots of paint, glitter and jewels. All items can be taken home on the day. Please note that all our clubs run during term time only and do not run during the school holidays Website

Tiny Swimmers

Moss Hall Junior School
They have baby classes toddler and advanced toddler. The lessons are based around nursery rhymes they have balls/floats etc for them to play with. Website

Diddi Dance-Artsdepot

At diddi dance we realise and encourage endless enthusiasm and energy in an action packed, full of fun 45 minute dance class. Classes are suitable for both boys and girls ideally between 2-4 years, however we have had lots of children as young as 16 months join in. Website

Monkey Music-Quaker Meeting House Finchley

Quaker Meeting House Finchley
At Monkey Music, we know that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child's development. Our progressive and educational four stage curricula are designed to nurture a lifetime of music: from rock 'n' roll to ding-dong, classes are a 'good fit' for each separate age group. By the time our little monkeys 'graduate', they have a sound base from which to build a musical future.... have a look! Website
  1. About North Finchley

    North Finchley is a suburb of London in the London Borough of Barnet, situated 7 miles (11.3 km) north-west of Charing Cross. North Finchley is centred on Tally Ho Corner, the junction of the roads to East Finchley, Finchley Central and Whetstone. It is primarily a residential and shopping area, with several supermarkets and many restaurants. The artsdepot, a local community arts centre including a gallery, a studio and a theatre, opened on October 23, 2004, in an attempt to revitalise the area and to fill a gap created by the demolition of the Gaumont cinema, and what had become an open air market. The area has mainly 19th century housing ranging from quaint Victorian cottages to substantially larger Victorian double-fronted houses. There is also a dominant Edwardian style toward Woodside Park and Nether Street but with some modern houses, probably built between 1930s and 1960s, towards Friern Barnet. On Friern Barnet Lane there are some mansion style properties and on Tally-Ho corner, a development of luxury flats, above the artsdepot with views over Mill Hill and Hertfordshire. There are few Local Authority estates in the area but the largest, and still pleasant, is in Woodside Park where ex-Spice Girl Emma Bunton grew up.

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