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A locals' guide to N12

"Mill Hill's green spaces lend a countryside feel."

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

"Set in private grounds, Princess Park Manor is a highly sought-after residential development that's been known to house a number of celebs!"

Kylie Taylor

What is your favourite place?

Where do N12 locals go?

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.

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!

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.

Il Funghetto

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


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.

Café Buzz

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

Tommy Flynn's

A sports bar with real ales and a nice atmosphere.

Ai Sushi

Ai Sushi does the most amazing chicken katsu curry!

Peace and Plenty

A bakery selling homemade sweet treats, breads and made-to-order cakes for special occasions.

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.

Bella Mia

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

Chix Chox

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


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

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!


Genuine Turkish food cooked on a charcoal grill. The food is delicious every time, the staff are always accommodating and the portion sizes are more than generous. The mixed meze comes highly recommended. Pera is a favourite in the area.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of North Finchley, Whetstone, West Finchley, Finchley, Friern Barnet, East Barnet, New Barnet, Arnos Grove, Muswell Hill and Bounds Green

What do you love about N12?

Why do you find N12 a great place to live?

Local resident

"Access to three tubes on the northern line within walking distance, a massively well connected bus station both for north and south commuting, multicultural environment meaning plenty of shisha, restaurants and cafes, safely policed streets and accessible shops: River Island, Waitrose, Sainsburys, access to A406 within 1 mile allowing driving out of London with ease and from home to Islington by bus or car in 15 minutes. It do... more

May 2011


What do you like about N12?

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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 N12

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

Visual Sensations: Musical Theatre And Performing Arts

Musical Theatre classes are geared towards an UKA entry Level professional grade. Our Musical Theatre class is highly popular and is fun-packed with acting, singing and dancing. Classes are highly educational and include various props to enhance the learning and performing experience. Website

Russian Ballet Classes (Ages 2-16)

An opportunity to learn Russian Ballet in a class that teaches and encourages discipline, commitment and great results. Website

Story Time

Creativity Crazy
Each week we will to listen to a story and then decorate a character from the book using our imaginations and lots of paint, glitter and jewels. All items can be taken home on the day. Please note that all our clubs run during term time only and do not run during the school holidays Website

Toddler Art

Creativity Crazy
A creative morning for toddlers, with a different project each week. Toddlers will have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials to include ceramics, terracotta, wood, canvas, paper mache. All items can be taken home on the day. Website


Arts Depot
Babies Class: The teacher will help you take your baby on a bonding sensory musical adventure with the focus on connecting senses to sound. Toddlers class: The children are encouraged to interact with the musicians and to contribute with words and actions. The focus is less on the interaction between Mother & Baby, shifting to Teacher & Pupil. The children develop musical confidence in this nurturing environment, which is excellent preparation for nursery and school. Website

Visual Sensations: Freestyle Street Dance and Catwalking with Confidence

Learn how to build your confidence, walk the runway, smile and dance. Children will have the opportunity to take part in fashion show. Website
  1. About N12

    N12 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of North Finchley, Woodside Park and is covered by the Barnet local authority.

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