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A locals' guide to N2

"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 N2 locals go?

The Bald Faced Stag

With a rotating selection of guest ales and an excellent food menu, this is a great place to spend an afternoon, evening or both.

The Phoenix Cinema

The oldest purpose-built cinema in London, the Phoenix screens the latest films, as well as sports events and ballet.

Lyttelton Playing Fields

As well as plenty of space to walk the dog, there are six tennis courts that are all free to use on a turn up and play basis. In the summer, there is also a cricket pitch with a pavilion available for hire.

Dacha

Quality Russian shop selling a wide array of products from authentic Russian meats, fish and cheese, to homemade cakes and pastries, which you can sit in and eat in their café. The ice-cream comes highly recommended.

Kay's

A large kosher supermarket and delicatessen with a huge variety of kosher products for the community.

Chimichanga

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

Chriskitch

A very cosy and cute little café in Muswell Hill. They make very tasty salads and freshly baked homemade cakes that everyone will fall in love with. It's definitely a great place to go for brunch or just a nice cup of tea!

The John Baird

Real ales, a beer garden and quiz nights on a Thursday and Sunday are why I love going to this local boozer!

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.

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.

Durum Ocakbasi

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

Cheeses

From firm favourites to more unusual tastes, this cheese shop is a foodies dream!

Yijo

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

Fasta

Serving tasty pick and mix pasta dishes, sandwiches and salads, I sometimes grab my lunch from here.

Feast on the Hill

From a full English breakfast to a ribeye steak in the evening, this restaurant keeps us locals smiling all through the day.

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

What do you love about N2?

Why do you find N2 a great place to live?

Alex

"East Finchley is one of the few remaining areas of North London that retains a certain character and charm of its own. Its high street is populated by a high proportion of independents, including chic restaurants and bistros as well as London's oldest independent cinema, The Phoenix, which opened its doors back in 1911. East Finchley's properties were largely built during the Victorian and Edwardian eras, though the ar... more

February 2015

Azita

"I love that it has all the main things i need only a few minutes walking distance from my flat. Parks, nursery, bus stops, underground and doctors surgery."

January 2015

You

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"The Phoenix Cinema on East Finchley's High Road is one of the oldest in the country, running continuously since 1912. It is now Grade II listed, with the original vaulted still remaining intact."

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  1. About N2

    N2 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of East Finchley, Fortis Green, Hampstead Garden Suburb (part) and is covered by the Barnet, Haringey local authorities.

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