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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?

Peace and Plenty

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

Tommy Flynn's

A sports bar with real ales and a nice atmosphere.

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.

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.

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.

Istanbul

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.

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.

Bella Mia

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

Il Funghetto

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

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.

Toolans

An Irish pub with a homely atmosphere, offering homemade food that you can enjoy whilst watching the current sporting events.

Pera

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.

Vero Caffé

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

Boyden's Kitchen

This cafe serves amazing English and American breakfasts, homemade cakes, lunch and brunch. It has great staff and a picturesque location overlooking Princess Park Manor and there's late night opening on selected weekends, where they serve classic hot dogs.

Størksen

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

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Why do you find North Finchley a great place to live?

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"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

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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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Visual Sensations: Girls and Boys Ballet

Artsdepot
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: Freestyle Street Dance and Catwalking with Confidence

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

Diddi Dance-Artsdepot

Artsdepot
At diddi dance we realise and encourage endless enthusiasm and energy in an action packed, full of fun 45 minute dance class. Classes are suitable for both boys and girls ideally between 2-4 years, however we have had lots of children as young as 16 months join in. Website

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

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

MiniMozart

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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