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West Finchley

A locals' guide to West Finchley

"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

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

Ivan Ninkovic

What is your favourite place?

Where do West Finchley locals go?

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.


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

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.


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

Tommy Flynn's

A sports bar with real ales and a nice atmosphere.

Il Funghetto

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


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.

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.


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.

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!

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

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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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
  1. About West Finchley

    The residential areas West Finchley in postcode district N3 and Woodside Park in postcode district N12 are centred on their respective tube stations to the west of the area. West Finchley tube station in zone four, serves North Finchley and is under half an hour from from central London.

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