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

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M's Place

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!

Bella Mia

Bella Mia

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

Chix Chox

Chix Chox

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

The Bohemia

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.

Tommy Flynn's

Tommy Flynn's

A sports bar with real ales and a nice atmosphere.

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.

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.

Café Buzz

Café Buzz

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

Toolans

Toolans

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

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!

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!

Peace and Plenty

Peace and Plenty

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

Il Funghetto

Il Funghetto

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

Ai Sushi

Ai Sushi

Ai Sushi does the most amazing chicken katsu curry!

Istanbul

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.

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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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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

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

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

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

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

Monkey Music-Quaker Meeting House Finchley

Quaker Meeting House Finchley
At Monkey Music, we know that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child's development. Our progressive and educational four stage curricula are designed to nurture a lifetime of music: from rock 'n' roll to ding-dong, classes are a 'good fit' for each separate age group. By the time our little monkeys 'graduate', they have a sound base from which to build a musical future.... have a look! Website

Visual Sensations: Musical Theatre And Performing Arts

Artsdepot
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

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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