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Finchley

Perfect for motorists and with a remarkable residential feel

"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

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

Mumzad Soobhany

What is your favourite place?

Where do Finchley locals go?

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!

Durum Ocakbasi

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

Siaim

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

Tintico

Moments away from Finchley Central station, you can find this trendy coffee shop serving fresh cakes and croissants accompanied by a very enjoyable coffee.

Chimichanga

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

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.

Café Buzz

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

Skyler

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

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.

Fierce Grace

Part of a small chain of alternative yoga centres.

Bella Mia

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

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!

Tommy Flynn's

A sports bar with real ales and a nice atmosphere.

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.

Chix Chox

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

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

What do you love about Finchley?

Why do you find Finchley a great place to live?

Nayan

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

March 2015

Yoss

"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 Wa... more

February 2015

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"'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."

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  1. 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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