How is life in Childs Hill? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Childs Hill is one of two areas at the south end of the London Borough of Barnet along with Cricklewood which straddles three boroughs. It took its name from Richard le Child, who in 1312 held a customary house and “30 acres” of its area. It is a mainly late-19th-century suburban large neighbourhood centred 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Charing Cross bordered by the arterial road Hendon Way in the west and south-west, Dunstan Road in the north, West Heath and Golders Hill Park which form an arm of Hampstead Heath to the east and the borough boundary as to the short south-east border. “

What to do in the area of Childs Hill

Childs Hill is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Childs Hill. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Childs Hill. Also having a clear view of what is available in Childs Hill and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

In Childs Hill, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Childs Hill? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Childs Hill to help you decide to move in there.

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Childs Hill would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Childs Hill and what company operates here.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Express Chingford, 175 New Road, London 4.4 21
Londis Hatch Lane, London 4.8 4
EUFOODSHOP 107-111, Old Church Road, London 4.6 25
Sun Supermarket 73 Old Church Road, London 5 2

Pubs

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Childs Hill. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Childs Hill.

Pub name Name Address Description
Flask 14 Flask Walk Hampstead NW3 1HE One of north London’s best known pubs, rebuilt in 1874 and bought by Young’s in 1904. A veritable Hampstead institution, originally the Lower Flask, which, after its acquisition by Young’s, underwent a sympathetic refurbishment, albeit one that was somewhat controversial with locals. The old public bar, with its separate entrance, darts board and TV screen, is very much as it was and, incidentally, this is the only part of the pub open from 11.00, the lounge opens at noon. As you enter the lounge, your eyes are immediately drawn to the fine tinted sepia photographs which adorn a full-height timber-and-glass screen separating this room from the public bar. This small, intimate area then leads into a larger back bar. Finally you are led into a conservatory, very much for eating. A CAMRA London Heritage Pub listed for its historic interior. Tuesday quiz nights. Third of a pint taster paddles available and are good value. Various board games including dominoes. Children permitted until 20.00.
Freemasons Arms 32 Downshire Hill Hampstead NW3 1NT Roomy gastro-pub, offering starters, salads, pizzas, pastas, mains and desserts, along with extensive wine list. Very popular with young professionals, it seems. interior still retains some nice features, such as fireplaces, but mainly dominated by track lighting, soft music, upholstered banquettes, wooden tables and chairs, along with recent extension to dining area (which sacrificed garden space in a less than aesthetic manner).
George 250 Haverstock Hill Hampstead NW3 2AE There has been a pub here since 1666, when this was the main road out of London, the present building dating from the 1920’s built as a hotel featuring modern gas lamps for lighting. The large lamps outside may well have been for such purpose. Originally the George, it had a spell as the Great Tree from 1700 until later in the 18th century. Used to be a Rat & Parrot (S&N Retail) for a few years until 2004. The exterior is quite impressive in “Brewer’s Tudor” style with leaded windows in the upper story. There is a large single, open plan L-shaped bar which has undergone recent refurbishment to brighten the place up and create a very comfortable environment. Using plenty of light wood, soft colours, lighting and gas coal-effect fires, there’s a stripped wooden bar with stools around it and a mix of sofas and standard tables. The floor is alternatively tiled or wooden and the back area seems to be reserved for eating in the evenings. There is a small patio to the rear, largely given over to smokers. Hot and cold meals are available daily. All NHS staff get a 10% discount.
King William IV 77 Hampstead High Street Hampstead NW3 1RE This old coaching inn with a large central bar has been a stalwart of the gay scene for many years which has earned it the local nick-name of the Pink Willie. The entertainment is geared to the target audience and there is seating in a very pleasant back garden and outside on the street by a crepe stall (separately operated so don’t bring crepes into the pub).
Old Oak 1 Mansfield Road Hampstead NW3 2JD June 2022 – Handpumps still in place, Doom Bar clip turned round.
Spaniards Inn Spaniards Road Hampstead NW3 7JJ The building dates back to about 1585, though possibly not originally a pub, it is soaked in history, housed in a charming grade II listed, white weatherboard clad exterior. The pub’s interior is divided into separate rooms with areas featuring wooden beams and low ceilings, lending the place a cosy atmosphere. There is a large garden out back alongside the car park. The inn is mentioned in Dickens’ ‘Pickwick Papers’ and Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, Keats is said to have written ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ in the garden. But references to the highwayman Dick Turpin being born here are false since he was born in Essex. Good selection of imported beers and close to the Heath and Kenwood House. It can get very busy at the weekends so don’t be surprised with a long queue just to get a drink on a busy, sunny, Sunday afternoon. Drinkers may be relegated to the heated garden if tables inside are booked for food.
Wells Tavern 30 Well Walk Hampstead NW3 1BX Aug 2022 – the freehold was sold by The Hampstead Wells & Campden Trust to Simon Bridbury Developments Ltd. This saw the end of the 300 year history of property ownership in the area for the charity. Beth Coventry (landlord since 2003) was quoted in the Camden New Journal, “I’ve got 4 years left on my lease and it should basically automatiucally renew”. We shall see.
Duke Of Hamilton 23 New End London NW3 1JD In May 2023 the sole cask beer was Doom Bar – said to be due to contractual reasons – but in Oct 2023 Purity Gold was back on tap. The Jazz Club referred to below continues – see their wesbite for details of events https://hampsteadjazzclub.com/
Garden Gate 14 South End Road London NW3 2QE Close to Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill this is a large, comfortable, multi-roomed venue, furnished with wooden and upholstered tables and chairs, soft lighting, soft music, stained glass, non-working fireplace. Plenty of room around front bar, with another smaller room at the back, to the left.
Haverstock Tavern 94 Haverstock Hill London NW3 2BD 24/05/23 – pub now offers a 10% discount to CAMRA Members. Handy for a pre-gig event if visiting the Roundhouse. At the end of 2019 it reopened as the Haverstock Tavern. Confirmed three cask beers on. Suspect a beer from Leeds might be a regular and perhaps the Pride but we shall see.
Holly Bush 22 Holly Mount London NW3 6SG 20/04/23 – The left hand bar tables were all laid up with white table clothes and for meals. It seems it is now essentailly a dining area. The menu has also been moved up a notch or two, with the cheapest main around £16.00, and wines from around £26/£27.
Horseshoe 28 Heath Street London NW3 6TE The ultimate owner is AB INBEV. Urban Pubs & Bars are running the pub. A former Wetherspoon’s pub which moved distinctly up-market with the introduction of an extensive gastro menu, open kitchen and all, and the installation of its own micro-brewery down in the basement. This subsequently metamorphosed into the Camden Town Brewery and the kit was removed while the brewery grew and grew.
Magdala 2a South Hill Park London NW3 2SB From the 8th Jan 2024 for the rest of January they will be serving CASK ales at £3.50 a pint …. Yum !
North Star Tavern 104 Finchley Road London NW3 5JJ 30/11/22 – St Austell Tribute plus New River Twin Spring. It is possible that (for example) the Pride may be alternated with St Austell TRibute, Doom Bar or Sharp’s Atlantic.
Old Bull & Bush North End Way London NW3 7HE Considered by some wags the most agreeable pub in Golders Green, this is up the road from the now sadly closed Jack Straw’s Castle (converted to luxury flats). Handy if you are visiting the less well-known northern extension of Hampstead Heath or the West Heath and Golders Hill Park. Made famous by Florie Ford’s music hall song, “Down at the Old Bull and Bush” where people were invited to come and make eyes at her and perhaps no doubt they did. It’s an old coaching inn set back from the road with seating out front. The interior has been much modernised and we are informed by the pub’s manager (Nov 2019) that that “we offer two beers regularly with both on most of the time at least one at all times”. Food served, for details and serving times click on their website. Bus: 210, 268.
Old White Bear 1 Well Road London NW3 1LJ Reopened on 15th Dec 2021 – see https://www.oldwhitebear.com/. Four cask beers were available on a visit in Jan 2022 and these are shown. It is possible that the beer from Leeds Brewery may change. The pub is run by Northern Union Pubs which is owned by the team who set up the Leeds Brewery (now closed and beer brewed at Kirkstall). This is their third pub in north London, all follow the theme of having been taken on after being closed.
Roebuck 15 Pond Street London NW3 2PN Cosy pub, opposite The Royal Free Hospital, acquired by Young’s in 2008, dating from 1860 as the Roebuck Hotel – which is still evident from the upper fascia. Furnished internally with wooden tables and chairs, some upholstered, and sofas, low lighting, soft music. Conservatory and garden at the back, lower room available to let. Tables outside in front allow you to watch the comings and goings but need to be vacated by 9.45pm.
Stag 67 Fleet Road London NW3 2QU This roomy Victorian pub (ca. 1874) was a reliable back street boozer. In 2008, new owners (two brothers who started with the Regent in Kensal Green) painted the entire vast Victorian frontage black, pared down the interior to minimalist, with wooden tables and chairs, punctuated by candlelight, and re-vamped the huge garden behind with bookable cabanas, summer BBQs and events such as acoustic music.
Washington 50 Englands Lane London NW3 4UE Popular and imposing Victorian corner pub. Extensively retained period woodwork together with lots of cut and etched glass complimenting the stucco ceiling and island bar. Listed on CAMRA’s National Inventory of historic pub interiors for its surviving interesting Victorian fittings.

Gyms to stay in shape in Childs Hill

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Childs Hill might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Museums & Galleries

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Childs Hill through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Advertising Archives 45 Lyndale Avenue, London 5 3
Boxing Museum 50 Lyndale Avenue, London 5 1

Restaurants in the area

Childs Hill has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Café Japan 626 Finchley Road, London 4.3 330
Eat Tokyo 14 North End Road, London 4.3 1297
Happy Villa 432 Finchley Road, London 4.3 74
Basilico Hampstead 515 Finchley Road, London 4.3 241
EMPARO PIZZA WINGS BURGERS (Cricklewood) 358 Cricklewood Lane, London 4.3 100
Coral Bay Fish Bar & Kebab 362 Cricklewood Lane, London 4.3 66
Ela Kitchen 38 North End Road, London 4.3 229
Giacomo’s 428 Finchley Road, London 4.3 202
Cafe Persia 2 North End Road, London 4.3 341
Bengal Spice Fortune Green Road, London 4.3 94
Narsaranbuuz 448 Finchley Road, London 4.3 N/A
Taste Of Hampstead 448 Finchley Road, London 4.3 6
Etles Uyghur Restaurant 424 Finchley Road, London 4.3 169
Gerald Restaurent 741 Finchley Road, London 4.3 N/A
Bonoo Indian Tapas 675 Finchley Road, London 4.3 2451
The Buka Food Finchley Road, London 4.3 N/A
Hampstead Grill 667 Finchley Road, London 4.3 14
Wellness Cuisine London Granville Road, London 4.3 19
rea’s place 33 Hodford Road, London 4.3 114
SACRO DOUGH PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA 559 Finchley Road, London 4.3 298

Green space in the city of Childs Hill

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Childs Hill in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

The things you might need in Childs Hill

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Childs Hill name before moving in the neighbourhood.

What schools are in the area of Childs Hill?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Childs Hill vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St Margaret’s School 18 Kidderpore Gardens, London 4 8
Love Language London Flat 3 Ridgemount, Ridge Road, London N/A N/A
West London Music Tutors Tudor Court, 2 Crewys Road, London N/A N/A
St Luke’s Church of England School Saint Lukes Church Hall, Kidderpore Avenue, London 4.8 17
Rimon 41a Dunstan Road, London N/A N/A
Modern Montessori International West Heath Drive, London N/A N/A
Peter Noone 47 Caddington Road, London N/A N/A
Brondesbury Coaching 5A Harman Drive, London N/A N/A
PACE – Fortune Green Playcentre Fortune Green Play Centre, London 5 8
The Little Learners Montessori/Day Nursery (Cricklewood) St Vitus Hall, St Agnes Centre, Gillingham Road, London 5 178
Little Lamps Nursery 25 Cricklewood Lane, London 4.5 18
All Saints C of E Primary School Cricklewood Lane, London 4.4 5
Childs Hill Primary School Dersingham Road, London 4.9 13
Rob Young Piano & Violin Teacher 42 Crewys Road, London N/A N/A
Mobile Guitar Tuition Moreland Court, Finchley Road, London N/A N/A
Jack & Jill All Saints Church Hall, London N/A N/A
Hampstead Piano Teacher 7 Rosecroft Avenue, London 5 9
Школа Fortune Green Road, London N/A N/A
CIM – Corrective Integrated Movement 54 Greenfield Gardens, London N/A N/A
Academia Gratis Finchley Road, London N/A N/A

Tube & Train stations in and around Childs Hill

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Childs Hill entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

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Post offices in Childs Hill

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Childs Hill can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Golders Green Post Office 879 Finchley Road, London 2.2 160
Royal mail customer service point 12c North End Road, London 1.7 6

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in Childs Hill?

Childs Hill has 4 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Greenfield Medical Centre 143, 145 Cricklewood Lane, London 2.9 85
Amara Clinic 665 Finchley Road, London 4.7 46
The Brook Surgery 767 Finchley Road, London 4.9 22
Pulse Health & Beauty 592 Finchley Road, London N/A N/A

What else is close by?

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