How is life in Finchley? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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London from above

Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Finchley is a large district of north London, England, in the London Borough of Barnet. Finchley is on high ground, 11 km (6.8 mi) north of Charing Cross. “

The things you might need in Finchley

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

Tube & Train stations in and around 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 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
Finchley Central Regent’s Park Road, London 4.4 86

Post offices in the area of 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
Finchley Post Office 238 Regents Park Road, London 2.1 97

In Finchley, what schools are nearby?

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Finchley.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Poolside Manor Lyndhurst Gardens, London 4.1 34
The Rocking Horse Nursery 5 Victoria Avenue, London 4.3 28
The Avenue Tennis Club Finchley Central 4.5 13
Maeda Gakuen 6 Hendon Avenue, London 5 1
SMSTS courses UK 208 Regents Park Road, London 4.4 9
Kumon Maths & English Finchley Central St Mary’s Hall, 26 Hendon Lane, London 5 15
1on1 Swimming Lessons London Unit 4, Great North Leisure Park, North Finchley 5 1
Finchley School of English 1TR, 26 Hendon Lane, London 5 1
Pastors’ Academy 104 Hendon Lane, London N/A N/A
Marvel School within The Sternberg Centre 80 East End Road, London N/A N/A
Montessori 26 Lyndhurst Gardens, London N/A N/A
Nacel Educational Travel 53-55 Ballards Lane, London 4.8 43
Glute Training Classes PureGym, East End Road, London N/A N/A
Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool 224 Squires Lane, London 2.1 8
London Seminary 104 Hendon Lane, London 5 10
Nacel English School London Central, 53 Ballards Lane, London 4.9 171
Bright Horizons Finchley Central Day Nursery and Preschool 4 Shakespeare Road, London 3.3 7
St Theresa’s Primary School East End Road, London 4.2 5
Akiva School The Sternberg Centre for Judaism, 80 East End Road, London 3.8 4
Pardes House Primary School Hendon Lane, London 5 1

Health amenities that are in Finchley

Finchley has 3 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
The Therapy Partnership Regents Park Road, London N/A N/A
Transform Medical Group 7/Dancastle Court/14 Arcadia Av, London N/A N/A
The Medical Space Space 307, 307 Regents Park Road Health, London 5 14

How’s the local life around Finchley

There are always activities happening in lively Finchley. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Finchley page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Finchley snapshot.

Things we love about Finchley

Finchley has a distinct culture and atmosphere. At Cozee we looked at features that define the area’s vibe like food, nightlife, green space, and more. Whether you love to eat or you love to take part in the night life of a city, Finchley has something for your tastes. Explore spots below to get a feel for life here.

What supermarkets are there?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of 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.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
M&S Simply Food 215 Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon 3.4 19
Crossway Food & Wine Crossways Parade, 2, Park Road, South Croydon 4.3 99

What kind of restaurants are there?

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Finchley, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Catcher in the Rye 317 Regents Park Road, London 4.3 892
Vynam 371 Regents Park Road, London 4.3 362
The House Restaurant 24 Ballards Lane, London 4.3 359
Two Brothers Fish Restaurant Regents Park Road, London 4.3 539
FINCHLEY KITCHEN 323 Regents Park Road, London 4.3 320
Izgara Finchley 11 Hendon Lane, London 4.3 699
Taro – Finchley Central 356 Regents Park Road, London 4.3 232
Falafel Feast 377 Regents Park Road, London 4.3 182
Tintico 2-4 Station Road, London 4.3 501
Pepe’s 22 Ballards Lane, London 4.3 375
Quirinale 35 Ballards Lane, London 4.3 1
KFC Finchley – Ballards Lane 89A Ballards Lane, London 4.3 423
Ahir Lorenzos 298 Nether Street, London 4.3 256
Domino’s Pizza – London – Ballards Lane 3, CENTRAL HOUSE, Ballards Lane, London 4.3 151
Sun & Sand Lounge 16-18 Hendon Lane, London 4.3 394
Cochin 54 Ballards Lane, London 4.3 230
Soko burger and pizza 246a Regents Park Road, London 4.3 58
Tehran Lounge (Finchley) 289 Regents Park Road, London 4.3 277
Lavia 225-229 Regents Park Road, London 4.3 76
Inky’s Stables Café 17 East End Road, London 4.3 140

Galleries and Museums

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Finchley, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Stephens Collection 17 East End Road, London N/A N/A

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Finchley

Working from home means more gym time for many. With chains like EasyGym and PureGym, it’s easy to stay fit in Finchley.

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

Pubs in the area

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 Finchley. 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 Finchley.

Pub name Name Address Description
Catcher In The Rye 317 Regents Park Road Finchley N3 1DP Shop conversion which opened in 1994 by Regent Inns, acquired from Faucet Inns in 2017 by managed pub company Stonegate. It is now one of their ‘City Tavern’ pubs offering. Spacious interior in several connecting areas across the front, with a comfy snug on the right and more room behind on the left. Contemporary decor with exposed brickwork and grey panelling. Poker night Monday, quiz night Thursday, karaoke Friday once a month. Check for happy hour offers.
Finchley Manor Tennis Squash & Health Club Lyndhurst Gardens Finchley N3 1TD Established in 1881. The bar is for members only and regularly sells Bombardier cask ale.
Joiners 51 Ballards Lane Finchley N3 1XP Large pub with front conservatory and rear courtyard. Loud, vibrant and busy. Sports are screened throughout the pub as well as the outside. Next to Tesco. Refurbed in 2013, Now one cask ale available, normally Doom Bar. No cider on handpump but keg available..
King of Prussia 363 Regents Park Road Finchley N3 1DH A short walk from Finchley Central,located on the ground floor of Winston House. Mainly keg beer on offer, but check out the left side of the back bar; there is sometimes one or two ales on tap, not handpump.

Green spaces and parks of Finchley

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Finchley is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

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

Other nearby areas

If you need a comparison of other nearby neighbourhoods besides Finchley, Cozee Properties have provided you with guides with information on other areas too.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Golders Green See the guide here
Brent Cross See the guide here
Hampstead Garden Suburb See the guide here
West Hendon See the guide here
Erskine Village See the guide here
Hendon See the guide here
Fortis Green See the guide here
East Finchley See the guide here
Finchley Central See the guide here
North Finchley See the guide here
Woodside Park See the guide here
Golders Green See the guide here
Brent Cross See the guide here
Hampstead Garden Suburb See the guide here
West Hendon See the guide here
Erskine Village See the guide here
Hendon See the guide here
Fortis Green See the guide here
East Finchley See the guide here
Finchley Central See the guide here
North Finchley See the guide here
Woodside Park See the guide here

If you are looking to buy or sell a property and want to get an idea of how the market works there, have a look at our property prices guides below

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
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