Is East Finchley a nice place to live in?

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ East Finchley is an area in North London, immediately north of Hampstead Heath. Like neighbouring Muswell Hill, it straddles the London Boroughs of Barnet and Haringey, with most of East Finchley falling into the London Borough of Barnet. It has the greenest high road in London. “

Some great things about East Finchley

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, East Finchley has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in East Finchley.

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of East Finchley

In East Finchley, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

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

In East Finchley, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if East Finchley offers room to roam.

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

Museums & Galleries in the region

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in East Finchley we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Wyllie Art Studio 407 Long Lane, London N/A N/A

Are the restaurants in East Finchley any good?

East Finchley 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
The Bald Faced Stag 69 High Road, London 4.3 1034
Papa Johns Pizza 152 East End Road, East Finchley 4.3 139
The Clissold Arms 105 Fortis Green, London 4.3 818
Domino’s Pizza – London – East Finchley 88 High Road, London 4.3 191
Home Cooking by Fabienne 240 High Road, London 4.3 2
Table Du Marche 111 High Road, London 4.3 382
Bangkok Lounge Finchley 138 High Road, London 4.3 222
Oasis 1 Church Lane, London 4.3 723
Subway 44 High Road, London 4.3 80
McDonald’s Offices 11-59 High Road, London 4.3 315
East End Tandoori 138 East End Road, London 4.3 75
Five Bells 165-167 East End Road, London 4.3 1227
Il Piccolo Villaggio 59 Church Lane, London 4.3 332
Indian Rasoi Restaurant 7 Fortis Green, London 4.3 302
Yama Yama Sushi & Japanese Grill Restaurant 152 High Road, London 4.3 129
Fish n Flame Restaurant 100-102, High Road, London 4.3 171
Nahling 106 High Road, London 4.3 115
Imperial Spice 470 Long Lane, London 4.3 88
Pellone London 4.3 N/A
GENZO 212 High Road, London 4.3 301


As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in East Finchley. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of East Finchley

Pub name Name Address Description
Bald Faced Stag 69 High Road East Finchley N2 8AB A short walk from East Finchley underground station, this large and busy open-plan pub has a three-sided bar affording a friendly welcome; a separate area is available for hire for functions or meetings. Greene King owed, but beers from small independents are often featured. Bar meals are served, with a large ,busy restaurant area at the rear. Popular with patrons from the nearby Phoenix cinema. Children not permitted after 8.30pm. Dont forget your CAMRA card; they offer 10% off real ales for those that show it!!.Cheers!!
Five Bells 165-167 East End Road East Finchley N2 0LZ Internally refurbished and re-opened as a ‘Flaming Grill’ steak house pub April 2011. Still owned by Spirit. Large beer garden. Car park.
Gertie Brownes 95 High Road, London East Finchley N2 8AG Shop conversion popular with Irish clientelle. Current name since 2002. Previously ‘Weavers’ and ‘Howards Way’. They also offer Abbot and Pedigree in bottles .
Maddens 130 High Road East Finchley N2 9ED French window frontage on shop conversion. Formerly ‘Welch’s Ale House’. Satellite TV sport screens. Thai food.
Old White Lion 121 Great North Road East Finchley N2 0NW Large pub with separate drinking areas and low level lighting. Outside patio. Turn right out of East Finchley tube station and it’s seconds away.
Windsor Castle The Walks, off Church Lane, London East Finchley N2 8DL Once a bakehouse and two cottages, became a brewhouse around 1800. Pleasant, well kept, one bar, hidden away in back street. Patio garden to the left rear. Quiz night is the second Tuesday of the month, Folk Session is the last Wednesday of the month.

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of East Finchley. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

The things you might need in East Finchley

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

What schools are nearby in East Finchley?

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

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bishop Douglass School Bishop Douglass R.C. High School, Hamilton Road, London 2.5 79
Sam Smith (Drum Tuition) 51 Edmunds Walk, London 1 1
Kumon Maths & English 207 High Road, London 5 22
Little Ladybirds London 1 King Street, London 5 2
Jon Hatton Guitar Tuition 13 Fortis Green, London N/A N/A
Tiddley Tots Nursery Grange Community Centre, Red Lion Hill, London 3.8 6
The Archer Academy Upper School (years 10-11) 3 Beaumont Close, London 5 1
Kidz Kabin Nursery at Fortismere Creighton Avenue, London 4.4 5
Rustam Persian School (Rustam Educational Foundation Ltd) North Wing, Fortismere, Creighton Avenue, London 4.8 6
Martin Primary School Plane Tree Walk, London 5 11
The Archer Academy Eagans Close, London 3.6 50
Monkey Puzzle East Finchley Day Nursery & Preschool Ground Floor, Park House, 16 High Road, London 4.3 6
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School School House, 39 Eagans Close, London 4.9 7
Little Garden The Finchley Day Nursery & Pre-School (Previously Scribbles) 2a Hertford Road, London 5 2
Fortis Green Nursery 70 Fortis Green, London 4.3 3
On That Note School Of Music 48 Bedford Road, London 5 1
SET Tuition East Finchley Library, 226 High Road, London 4.9 28
Barry’s Guitar Tuition 9 Market Place, London 5 1
Guitar Lessons East Finchley Flat 2, 132a, 132 High Road, London 5 2
Million Makers 120 High Road, London 3.7 3

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in East Finchley

East Finchley has 8 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
Banish Thread Veins 1A Leicester Road, London N/A N/A
Walkwell Clinic Ltd Cootes Pharmacy, High Road, London N/A N/A
Hearing First East Finchley: Ear Wax Removal Using Microsuction 166 High Road, London 4.9 98
Paediatric Audiology & AVM Children’s Health Centre, Oak Lane, London 1 1
Eyesight Health Ltd London N/A N/A
Dr Marco Aesthetics | North London | East Finchley 1A Leicester Road, London 5 13
Letsmedi | Medical Travel Assistance 120 High Road, London 5 3
Medicspot Clinic East Finchley 129 East End Road, London N/A N/A

Tube & Train stations in and around East Finchley

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 East Finchley entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
East Finchley Underground Ltd, High Road, London 4.3 77

Post offices of East Finchley

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail East Finchley 33 Market Place, London 2.3 22
UOE Store East Finchley 120 High Road, London 3.9 169

What to do in the area of East Finchley

It could be that East Finchley has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in East Finchley. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in East Finchley. Also, knowing what’s available in East Finchley and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

What areas are nearby?

Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about East Finchley.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Golders Green See the guide here
Sandy Lodge See the guide here
Hampstead Garden Suburb See the guide here
Crouch End See the guide here
Erskine Village See the guide here
Fortis Green See the guide here
Muswell Hill See the guide here
Finchley See the guide here
Finchley Central See the guide here
Bounds Green See the guide here
New Southgate See the guide here
North Finchley See the guide here
Friern Barnet See the guide here
Woodside Park See the guide here
Golders Green See the guide here
Sandy Lodge See the guide here
Hampstead Garden Suburb See the guide here
Crouch End See the guide here
Erskine Village See the guide here
Fortis Green See the guide here
Muswell Hill See the guide here
Finchley See the guide here
Finchley Central See the guide here
Bounds Green See the guide here
New Southgate See the guide here
North Finchley See the guide here
Friern Barnet See the guide here
Woodside Park See the guide here

Have you planned to buy or sell a property here? Make sure you check out our property prices guides and analysis before you decide to buy or sell.

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What do you think about East Finchley?

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