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Skyler

Skyler

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

Yijo

Yijo

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

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.

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!

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 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!

Ishtah

Ishtah

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.

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.

Vero Caffé

Vero Caffé

I always grab a quick cup of coffee from this friendly cafe in Woodside Park before taking a stroll along Dollis Brook.

Chimichanga

Chimichanga

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

Chix Chox

Chix Chox

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

Beheshte Barin

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.

College Farm

College Farm

Great to take the kids to for a few hours. If you have a pet, there is a pet shop on site and London's largest equestrian store.

Thai & Co

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.

Bella Mia

Bella Mia

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

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  1. Finchley,a desirable and pleasant for all,as its vibrant diversity,colour and atmosphere.

  2. I love Finchley Road because there is so much to do in my area and the amount of shops in my area are completely unbelievable. first of all, we have one of the best schools called UCR and the school is a stem school that has from year 7 to university which is amazing. the shops are ranged from KFC, Mcdonalds, Subway and chicken cottage to Robert Dyas, Waitrose, HSBC. i also have the O2 centre near me which has Sainsbury and Waterstones and VUE which means that i don't need to travel far to the shops to get something. That is why area is amazing

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Child-friendly activities near Finchley

Toddler Sense

Mini Mee's Nursery
Activities introduce toddlers and children to a magical, multi-sensory interactive experience that will keep them busy and stimulated. Great brain food! They will also have lots of fun on the way! The various Adventure Play activities and games aim to help children learn through play and, as with Baby Sensory, activities vary weekly. Carnival-style activities, creative dance, parachute, pom-poms and coloured ribbons give everyone, including parents and carers a great sense of wellbeing and achievement. 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

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

Water Babies

Moss Hall Junior School
Water Babies has an outstanding reputation as the world's biggest most professional baby- and toddler-swimming programme. We welcome around 30000 children (and their parents/carers) into warm water at over 560 local pools every week. Our sessions progressively develop children's water skills in line with their physical mental and emotional development phases. Learning to get to the side hold on or swim from a young age has saved several Water Babies' lives after they have fallen into water elsewhere. We also offer once-in-a-lifetime high-resolution underwater photography and an online shop featuring delightful practical swimming accessories. Courses start in Sept Nov Feb and May. For more information call or email us (Oak Lodge)7 days a week. (St John's)Tuesday Saturday and Sunday (Moss Hall)Saturdays and Sundays (Whitings Hill)Mondays Wednesdays and Sundays 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

Monkey Music

St Mary's Church Hall
Our classes are rich, nourishing and great fun! When carers write to us, they will often say how "their best friends have come from their days at Monkey Music" ... Read more about how Monkey Music began and why we believe that music can help your child reach their full potential. Toddlers from 12 months: Wednesday 10:50am-11:20am Babies from 3 months: Wednesday: 11:25am-11:55am 2 & 3 year olds: Wednesday: 10:15am-10:45am Website

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

About Finchley

Finchley is a district in Barnet in north London. Finchley is on high ground, about out 11 km (7 miles) north of Charing Cross. It formed an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, becoming a municipal borough in 1933, and has formed part of Greater London since 1965. It is predominantly a residential suburb, with three town centres. The artsdepot, a community arts centre including a gallery, studio and theatre, opened in 2004, at Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley. Victoria Park is located in Ballards Lane between North Finchley and Finchley Central. It was opened in 1902, to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and was Finchley's first public park.

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