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North Finchley

A North London hotspot: family houses, plenty of pubs and restaurants, easy access to tube links

"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

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do North Finchley locals go?

Café Buzz

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

Peace and Plenty

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

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!

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!

Thai & Co

A warm and elegant Thai restaurant serving Polynesian cocktails. Amazing Pad Thai and highly recommended Panang Seafood from the Thai & Co specialities menu.

Bella Mia

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


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


A large Turkish restaurant, accommodating small intimate gathering and large parties. A very tempting menu, from meze, to shish kebab, to fish and many many more options.

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.

Ai Sushi

Ai Sushi does the most amazing chicken katsu curry!

Chix Chox

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


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.

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.

Vero Caffé

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


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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of West Finchley, Finchley, Whetstone, Friern Barnet, East Barnet, Arnos Grove, Muswell Hill, Bounds Green, Southgate and Hampstead Garden Suburb

What do you love about North Finchley?

Why do you find North Finchley 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


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"Once known as Colney Hatch Asylum and housing 3,500 patients, Princess Park Manor is now a sought-after residential development home to a number of celebrities."

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Child-friendly activities near North Finchley

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

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

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

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

Baby Massage and Baby Yoga classes-The Quaker Meeting House - Finchley

Quaker Meeting House Finchley
BABY MASSAGE is an ideal way to relax and bond with your baby and help to relieve colic, reflux, trapped wind and constipation. Helps to settle and relax baby into better sleeping patterns and great for bonding experience. Lovely friendly classes. BABY YOGA is a gentle way to have fun with your baby helping to develop muscle tone, balance and co-ordination. All important for learning to sit, crawl and walk. Post natal yoga included for mummies too to help you get back into shape. Website

Messy Play

Creativity Crazy
The Messy Play sessions will cover a range of arts and craft to include painting/play dough/drawing/collage work/sticking and glueing/glitter. Please note that things will get messy! We will provide aprons, but please ensure that old clothes are worn. 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
  1. About North Finchley

    North Finchley is a suburb of London in the London Borough of Barnet, situated 7 miles (11.3 km) north-west of Charing Cross. North Finchley is centred on Tally Ho Corner, the junction of the roads to East Finchley, Finchley Central and Whetstone. It is primarily a residential and shopping area, with several supermarkets and many restaurants. The artsdepot, a local community arts centre including a gallery, a studio and a theatre, opened on October 23, 2004, in an attempt to revitalise the area and to fill a gap created by the demolition of the Gaumont cinema, and what had become an open air market. The area has mainly 19th century housing ranging from quaint Victorian cottages to substantially larger Victorian double-fronted houses. There is also a dominant Edwardian style toward Woodside Park and Nether Street but with some modern houses, probably built between 1930s and 1960s, towards Friern Barnet. On Friern Barnet Lane there are some mansion style properties and on Tally-Ho corner, a development of luxury flats, above the artsdepot with views over Mill Hill and Hertfordshire. There are few Local Authority estates in the area but the largest, and still pleasant, is in Woodside Park where ex-Spice Girl Emma Bunton grew up.

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