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East Finchley

Commuter convenience and peaceful environs combined

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

Katy Brookes

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

Mumzad Soobhany

"I love popping out at lunch time to see what Muswell Hill has to offer!"

Mumzad Soobhany

What is your favourite place?

Where do East Finchley locals go?

Dacha

Quality Russian shop selling a wide array of products from authentic Russian meats, fish and cheese, to homemade cakes and pastries, which you can sit in and eat in their café. The ice-cream comes highly recommended.

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.

Kay's

A large kosher supermarket and delicatessen with a huge variety of kosher products for the community.

The Phoenix Cinema

The oldest purpose-built cinema in London, the Phoenix screens the latest films, as well as sports events and ballet.

Lyttelton Playing Fields

As well as plenty of space to walk the dog, there are six tennis courts that are all free to use on a turn up and play basis. In the summer, there is also a cricket pitch with a pavilion available for hire.

Chriskitch

A very cosy and cute little café in Muswell Hill. They make very tasty salads and freshly baked homemade cakes that everyone will fall in love with. It's definitely a great place to go for brunch or just a nice cup of tea!

Cheeses

From firm favourites to more unusual tastes, this cheese shop is a foodies dream!

The John Baird

Real ales, a beer garden and quiz nights on a Thursday and Sunday are why I love going to this local boozer!

Planet Organic

The most amazing shop that stocks literally every organic food you can imagine, as well as a huge range of beauty, health and baby products. The store is always immaculate, there are loads of helpful staff around and best of all, there is a juice bar and coffee shop too.

The Flower Seller

This local florist is the perfect place to pick up flowers for that special someone in your life...

Fasta

Serving tasty pick and mix pasta dishes, sandwiches and salads, I sometimes grab my lunch from here.

Feast on the Hill

From a full English breakfast to a ribeye steak in the evening, this restaurant keeps us locals smiling all through the day.

Toff's

Best chippy in North London, or even the whole of London! You can even sit in too.

Chooks

A delicious American-style restaurant serving mouth-watering chicken dishes. The buttermilk chicken made using their secret recipe is awesome!

Walter Purkis & Sons

This family-run fishmongers sells high-quality fish at a great price. I always pop down on a Saturday to pick up something fresh for dinner...

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Muswell Hill, Highgate, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Temple Fortune, Finchley, Crouch End, Golders Green, Archway, Hampstead and Dartmouth Park

What do you love about East Finchley?

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

Alex

"East Finchley is one of the few remaining areas of North London that retains a certain character and charm of its own. Its high street is populated by a high proportion of independents, including chic restaurants and bistros as well as London's oldest independent cinema, The Phoenix, which opened its doors back in 1911. East Finchley's properties were largely built during the Victorian and Edwardian eras, though the ar... more

February 2015

Azita

"I love that it has all the main things i need only a few minutes walking distance from my flat. Parks, nursery, bus stops, underground and doctors surgery."

January 2015

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"Hampstead Garden Suburb is a planned development founded by Dame Henrietta Barnett that was built by a co-operative in the early-1900s. It was designed to be aesthetically pleasing, with wide roads and plentiful gardens, providing an excellent quality of life for all social classes."

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  1. About East Finchley

    East Finchley is a suburb in the London Borough of Barnet, in north London, and situated 5.4 miles (8.7 km) north-west of Charing Cross. Geographically it is somewhat separate from the rest of Finchley, with North Finchley and West Finchley to the north, and Finchley Central to the west. Housing in East Finchley is diverse in its nature, encompassing most housing styles, from 19th Century terraced housing and 1960s council estates to multi-million pound mansions on The Bishop's Avenue. The three 10-storey tower blocks of Prospect Ring, near to the centre of East Finchley, are visible for miles around.

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