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

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Il Funghetto

Il Funghetto

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

Peace and Plenty

Peace and Plenty

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

Café Buzz

Café Buzz

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

La Genoise Café

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.

Thai & Co

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.

Emporium Tea Room

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!

Toolans

Toolans

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

Bella Mia

Bella Mia

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

The Indian Orchid

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.

Størksen

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.

Tommy Flynn's

Tommy Flynn's

A sports bar with real ales and a nice atmosphere.

Boyden's Kitchen

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.

Victoria Bowls & Croquet Club

Victoria Bowls & Croquet Club

So friendly and welcoming. Great to be able to play Bowls and Croquet. I'm hooked!

Ai Sushi

Ai Sushi

Ai Sushi does the most amazing chicken katsu curry!

Sushimania

Sushimania

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

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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."

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

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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.

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  1. 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 doesn't get better than that. North Finchley ROCKS!

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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