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Finchley and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Finchley and surrounding areas

"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

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

Ben Connolly

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Where do Finchley and surrounding areas locals go?


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


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


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.

Fierce Grace

Part of a small chain of alternative yoga centres.

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.

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.

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.


Modern Turkish cuisine prepared on a charcoal grill. Food is always delicious and the bright, modern décor makes for a lovely setting for a meal out in the heart of Finchley Central.


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


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

Il Funghetto

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

Durum Ocakbasi

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

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.

Ai Sushi

Ai Sushi does the most amazing chicken katsu curry!

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"The red and yellow card system used in football today was introduced by Ken Aston in 1947 at Finchley Football Club - the bright colours were easier to see than the brown flags used before."

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The Creation Station

St. Mary's Hall
Exploration sessions with The Creation Station are arts and crafts weekly term time fun for 1 to 5 year olds. A fifty minute session with a parent or carer and in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. We use a wide range of art and craft materials and tools every week with a magic ideas box to inspire your child's imagination Website

Visual Sensations: Girls and Boys Ballet

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

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

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

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


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

Baby Rhyme Time Toddler Read and Rhyme and Story Explorers

Church End Library
A first library activity for non-walking babies and their carers. Sessions take place weekly on Mondays during term time. Website
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