Local area guide

Living in Finchley

Thinking about moving to 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 Finchley

Why Finchley is a good place to live

Finchley, located close to central London, appeals especially to those commuting regularly to the city. The area brims with a variety of international cuisine and services that cater to every modern necessity. Whether you prefer Victorian terraces, Edwardian family homes, modern flats or spacious period conversions, Finchley has them all. Its remarkable transport links, including the Northern line underground stations and an extensive bus network, make moving to Finchley an attractive option. Finchley's blend of impressive parks and highly-rated schools further accentuates its suitability as a residential area.

What's Finchley famous for?

Finchley is famous for its architectural gems such as 'La Délivrance', a monumental bronze statue, and its longstanding association with the late comedian Spike Milligan, whose life-size bronze statue adorns Avenue House public gardens. It also holds significant historical value; Ken Aston's introduction of the football red and yellow card system occurred here in 1947. Plus, there's Finchley's mock Tudor Tally Ho pub, named in the 1830s, which adds to Finchley's unique characteristics.

Things to do in Finchley

There are numerous things to do in Finchley for the outbound and culturally enthusiastic. Nature lovers can revel in the verdant spaces such as Victoria Park, Stephens House and Gardens, and the Great North Leisure Park. If you have an artistic eye, Finchley has a thriving arts scene. A visit to the Artsdepot, an award-winning arts centre, will surely be a feast for the senses. Film enthusiasts can make their way to Finchley Film Makers club, and sports lovers can visit clubs such as Avenue Tennis Club and Finchley Golf Club.

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Properties currently for sale in Finchley

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Transport in Finchley

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Local connections

Finchley Central
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
West Finchley
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
East Finchley
1 miles / 1.6 km
Woodside Park
1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Mill Hill East
1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Golders Green
1.8 miles / 2.9 km

Schools in Finchley

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Education in Finchley

Manorside Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2013)
Tudor Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2023)
Bishop Douglass School Finchley
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
St Theresa's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Akiva School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Our Lady of Lourdes RC School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Finchley

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  • Windsor Castle

    London N2

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

  • Catcher In The Rye

    London N3

    We are passionate about great British food, our rich heritage of cask ales and newer craft beers, our extensive gin selection and our wine range.

  • 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.

  • Elephant Inn

    London N12

    One of the best local pubs in North London, The Elephant Inn guarantees a warm welcome for regulars and visitors alike. Enjoy great beer and super Thai food in a friendly atmosphere that makes you feel instantly right at home.