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Perfect for motorists and with a remarkable residential feel

"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

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

Katy Brookes

"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?

Durum Ocakbasi

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

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!


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


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

Fierce Grace

Part of a small chain of alternative yoga centres.


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

M's Place

A lovely café on the High Road. Great for lunch, nice selection of sandwiches, mini pastries and pasta dishes and they have their own juice bar, where you can design your own juices/smoothies!

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.


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.

La Genoise Café

This quaint patisserie is a wonderful place to grab your morning coffee. Be warned, you might find it difficult to resist one of the wonderfully presented items in the dessert display.

Vero Caffé

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

Tommy Flynn's

A sports bar with real ales and a nice atmosphere.


An amazing varied menu, an all you can eat buffet and takeaway options. Cool décor and nice staff, this place is highly recommended!


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

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!

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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?


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

March 2015


"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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"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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Child-friendly activities near Finchley

Mother & Baby Yoga

In the Om
To aid postnatal recovery, mums practice positions to strengthen the muscles of the abdomen and pelvic floor, release tension in the shoulders, upper back and neck, improve mood, and provide deep relaxation. Babies are actively engaged through movement, fun rhymes and songs, offering fantastic opportunities for bonding between mother and child. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to socialise with other mothers experiencing the ebb and flow of life with a new baby. Classes are relaxed and informal in nature to allow you to feed, change or cuddle your child as needed. Open to mums and babies 6 weeks to pre-crawling (around 9 months). Dates TBA. SPACE IS LIMITED! BOOK NOW! Visit www.intheom.com for more details and special offers. Please email info@intheom.com or call 020 8445 7276 with any enquiries. 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

Cricket for Girls @ Finchley Cricket Club...!

LA Fitness Gym
Girls Cricket at Finchley Cricket Club! Come along and join our girls section at Finchley CC,

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

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

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

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
  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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