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"Greenhill Gardens is a charming spot with a lake that is perfect for walking the dog..."

Ben Connolly

"I love exploring the wealth of parkland in Barnet and in particular, Brunswick Park!"

Ben Connolly

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Whetstone locals go?


A warm and welcoming American brasserie. The atmosphere is always buzzing, beautifully presented inside and absolutely divine food accompanied by a large wine selection.

Al Fresco

A famous local Italian restaurant with huge portions!

Bella Mia

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


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.

The Griffin

A traditional pub with great food and drink, six screens for sports, outside bars, beautiful garden and a covered terrace.

Ai Sushi

Ai Sushi does the most amazing chicken katsu curry!


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.


We have great office nights out here and they serve brilliant steaks!

Peace and Plenty

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


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

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.

Emporium Tea Room

A quaint tea room on the High Road - a great spot to celebrate birthdays and small get-togethers, with afternoon tea and cakes. Lovely vintage theme!

The Indian Orchid

Authentic speciality dishes from India and East Africa prepared with quality fresh ingredients. Their extensive menu consists of an excellent selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine, Chaat dishes and an Indo-Chinese selection.

Boyden's Kitchen

This cafe serves amazing English and American breakfasts, homemade cakes, lunch and brunch. It has great staff and a picturesque location overlooking Princess Park Manor and there's late night opening on selected weekends, where they serve classic hot dogs.

Chix Chox

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of North Finchley, East Barnet, West Finchley, New Barnet, Friern Barnet, Finchley, Cockfosters, Barnet, Southgate and Arnos Grove

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Why do you find Whetstone a great place to live?


"The thing I love most about Whetstone is the people I share it with; great neighbours and such a friendly atmosphere. You are thirty minutes from the city but could be three hours. Wide tree lined pavements, independent coffee shops, gorgeous boutiques and an amazing selection of restaurants across all cuisines. A perfect feeling of being in the middle of everything but at the same time in the middle of nowhere. A perfect plac... more

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"The first live televised football match was filmed at Barnet's Underhill Stadium in 1946."

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Monkey Music-Christ Church at Whetstone

Christ Church at Whetstone
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! Toddlers from 12 months: Thursday 09.40am-10.10 am and 10.50am 1120 2 & 3 year olds: Thursday 10.15am 10.45am Babies from 3 months: Thursday 11.25am 11.55 am Website

Oakleigh Park School of Swimming

All Saints C Of E Primary School


Manor Drive Methodist Church
Arties is an art and music workshop for toddlers aged from around 18 mths - 4 yearseach 1 hour session at Arties is equally split between music & art. Arties has a full range of musical equipment props and dressing-up suits. Website

Monkey Music - Christ Church

Christ Church
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. Website

Toddler Sense

All Saints Church Hall
Toddler Sense introduces a whole new world of adventure for toddlers and children. Great music, great equipment and great new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs? Every week introduces a whole new adventure. The main emphasis is on mobility, excitement and adventure. It is a fast-moving, action-packed programme. Toddler Sense is very different to Baby Sensory, but equally addictive. Website

Bouncing Beans

St John's Church Hall
Bouncing Beans: Music & movement group for little ones! A variety of different ways to explore music and physical development: action songs and nursery rhymes, movement and dancing, playing percussion instruments, puppets, props, hoops, balls, musical games and lots more including 'Instrument Of The Week'! No joining fee! No payment in advance! No need to book - just come along! Website

Messy Play

Creativity Crazy
The Messy Play sessions will cover a range of arts and craft to include painting/play dough/drawing/collage work/sticking and glueing/glitter. Please note that things will get messy! We will provide aprons, but please ensure that old clothes are worn. Website
  1. About Whetstone

    Whetstone is a place in the London Borough of Barnet, bearing the postcode N20. It is to the east of Totteridge, and these areas are often lumped together as Totteridge & Whetstone. This combined area is the 63rd richest area in the UK - an acclamation which can be credited to Totteridge Lane, a long road home to many multi-millionaires. The High Road, the main road in the area, is the A1000 and part of the traditional Great North Road from London to Edinburgh.

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