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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!

Fierce Grace

Fierce Grace

Part of a small chain of alternative yoga centres.

Victoria Bowls & Croquet Club

Victoria Bowls & Croquet Club

So friendly and welcoming. Great to be able to play Bowls and Croquet. I'm hooked!

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.

Durum Ocakbasi

Durum Ocakbasi

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

Il Funghetto

Il Funghetto

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

Chimichanga

Chimichanga

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

Ai Sushi

Ai Sushi

Ai Sushi does the most amazing chicken katsu curry!

Skyler

Skyler

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

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.

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.

Yijo

Yijo

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

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.

Tintico

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.

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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

"'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."

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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  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

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

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

Action Club (Ages 4months-4yrs)

Artsdepot
Encourage young children to explore the environment around them with this fitness class with an emphasis on fun fitness and music. Website

Baby Massage

In the Om
Infant massage offers a fun way to bond with you child in a relaxed, supportive setting. Using gentle touch and eye contact, discover how to understand and respond to your baby's cues in a way that helps your little one feel safe, respected, and loved. 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.

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

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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