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Fierce Grace

Fierce Grace

Part of a small chain of alternative yoga centres.

Sushimania

Sushimania

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

Tommy Flynn's

A sports bar with real ales and a nice atmosphere.

Yijo

Yijo

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

Siaim

Siaim

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

Il Funghetto

Il Funghetto

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

Størksen

Størksen

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.

Boulangerie Joie De Vie

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.

Chimichanga

Chimichanga

The best BBQ ribs and spicy chicken wings and a convenient position in a retail park, so there's plenty of parking!

The Catcher in the Rye

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!

Flower Collection

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.

The Bohemia

The Bohemia

Re-opened last June and beautifully refurbished. It's a brewpub and a restaurant and they also have events happening there every week. It's always packed and has become a bit of a local destination.

The Indian Orchid

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.

Skyler

Skyler

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

Highlander Foods

Highlander Foods

A local organic butcher with a range of meats, from organic Halal chicken to a variety of exotic meats including crocodile, antelope, rattle snake and many many more.

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

"'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."

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

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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.

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You can be at King's Cross in less then 20 minutes from Arnos Grove Station...

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Russian Ballet Classes (Ages 2-16)

Artsdepot
An opportunity to learn Russian Ballet in a class that teaches and encourages discipline, commitment and great results. Website

David Lloyd Finchley with creche

Leisure Way
Little ones (ages 0 - 5) will be well cared for by the qualified Club Crèche staff in a happy, stimulating environment, enabling busy parents to take time to enjoy a class or game of tennis. 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.

Jiggle Gym

St Mary’s Church
Jiggle Gym is a new physical play class for children between the ages of 6 months to 3 years old. Each week children will be challenged by a different set of obstacle courses to climb, balance, crawl, walk, and jump through - including slides, steps, balance beams, tunnels and a ball pond. Our classes also combine a variety of songs, musical movement activities, sensory developmental activities, parachute play and bubbles for the children to explore and jiggle along too. 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

Visual Sensations: Freestyle Street Dance and Catwalking with Confidence

Artsdepot
Learn how to build your confidence, walk the runway, smile and dance. Children will have the opportunity to take part in fashion show. 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

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