Local area guide

Living in East Finchley

Thinking about moving to East Finchley? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to East Finchley

Why East Finchley is a good place to live

Living in East Finchley means enjoying a blend of suburban peace with the convenience of city living. This leafy north-west London neighbourhood is known for its excellent schools and smart period houses. Here, you'll find yourself within walking distance of chic restaurants, bistros, and independent shops. Green space is abundant with the likes of Cherry Tree Woods and Highgate Woods nearby. East Finchley offers good transport links, with the East Finchley Tube station on the Northern Line offering a 30-minute commute to London Bridge.

What's East Finchley famous for?

East Finchley is famous for the Phoenix Cinema, London’s oldest continually-operated picture house, offering a charming throwback to classic cinema experiences. The area is also home to The Bishop's Avenue, often called 'Billionaires' Row', which houses some of the most expensive properties in the world. Furthermore, East Finchley Underground station is another point of interest, known for its Art Deco style and a well-known statue of an archer by Eric Aumonier.

Things to do in East Finchley

There are plenty of things to do in East Finchley. Cinema enthusiasts must visit the Phoenix Cinema for a touch of classic movie magic. For food lovers, trying authentic Neapolitan pizzas at Bufi Pizzeria or visiting the local fishmonger and well-known supermarkets is a must-do. If you're a nature enthusiast, Cherry Tree Wood provides a leafy sanctuary for dog walking, reading, or picnicking. Finally, finish off your day with a pint at The Old White Lion or a glass of wine at The Bald Faced Stag, both venues providing the true British pub experience.

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Properties currently for sale in East Finchley

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Transport in East Finchley

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Local connections

East Finchley
0 miles / 0.0 km
1 miles / 1.6 km
Finchley Central
1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Golders Green
1.6 miles / 2.6 km
West Finchley
1.8 miles / 2.9 km
2 miles / 3.2 km

Schools in East Finchley

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in East Finchley.

Education in East Finchley

Holy Trinity CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2015)
The Archer Academy
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2019)
Kerem School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Martin Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Tetherdown Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Oak Lodge School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2019)

Local pubs in East Finchley

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  • Bald Faced Stag

    London N2

    Newly renovated gastro pub in the very heart of East Finchley. Great food, real ales & a warm welcome on offer every day of the year.

  • Windsor Castle

    London N2

    East Finchley’s award winning hidden gem! Quality booze served Tues to Sun. Food served Wed-Sun.

  • Village Green

    London N10

    your busy, dog friendly local. Serving up food and drinks from 12:00 daily! Craft beer, Fresh seasonal food, Cocktails & more

  • Everyman

    London N10

    Everyman Muswell Hill welcomes all movie lovers with the latest releases, comfy seats and a variety of food and snacks.

  • Highgate Inn

    London N6

    Classic Victorian features combine with modern design touches in this convivial party pub.