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Finchley and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Finchley and surrounding areas

"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 Finchley and surrounding areas locals go?

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.

Café Buzz

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

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!

Skyler

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

Yijo

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

Durum Ocakbasi

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

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!

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.

Peace and Plenty

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

Siaim

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

Bella Mia

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

Pera

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.

Istanbul

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.

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.

Iranzamin

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

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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

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.

Visual Sensations: Girls and Boys Ballet

Artsdepot
Our ballet classes are designed to give girls the ability to perform with confidence. We work with your child and prepare them for shows and exams. We asses your child and inform you when they are ready for examination. We require parents to support the academy by helping children to practice as much as they can. Website

MiniMozart

Arts Depot
Babies Class: The teacher will help you take your baby on a bonding sensory musical adventure with the focus on connecting senses to sound. Toddlers class: The children are encouraged to interact with the musicians and to contribute with words and actions. The focus is less on the interaction between Mother & Baby, shifting to Teacher & Pupil. The children develop musical confidence in this nurturing environment, which is excellent preparation for nursery and school. Website

Babybeeps

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

Diddi Dance-Artsdepot

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

North London Baby Massage & Yoga class

Avenue House
Our baby massage and baby yoga courses will ensure your baby has the very best start in life - mentally, physically and emotionally. Come and join the fun and nurture your baby at the same time as making new friends. Website
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