Local area guide

Living in North Finchley

Thinking about moving to North 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 North Finchley

Why North Finchley is a good place to live

North Finchley offers an exciting melting pot of vibrant local culture blended with peaceful suburban life. With a host of supermarkets and restaurants lining its streets, the conveniences are right at your doorstep. Its claim to fame is the artsdepot, a locally beloved community arts centre equipped with a gallery, studio, and theatre. The architecture is a delightful mix of quaint 19th-century Victorian and Edwardian housing along with modern flats, offering diverse living options. North Finchley is very convenient for commuting since it is dotted with tube stations on the Northern Line, while those who prefer travelling by car can get easy access to the A406 for driving out of London.

What's North Finchley famous for?

North Finchley is famous for various cultural and architectural landmarks. Home to the artsdepot, it provides a thriving hub of artistic life complete with a gallery, studio, and theatre. It's also crowned by the iconic Princess Park Manor, a sought-after residential complex with a rich history dating back to its time as Colney Hatch Asylum. Adding to its fame, North Finchley is known for its blend of architectural styles with its 19th-century Victorian and Edwardian buildings, serving as a testament to the area's layered history.

Things to do in North Finchley

North Finchley comes alive with things to do for both locals and visitors. Indulge in culinary adventures at local eateries offering a variety of cuisines, including Italian at Il Funghetto, Turkish fare, and Thai dishes with Polynesian cocktails. A treasure trove of activities awaits at the artsdepot, where you can immerse yourself in theatre, art exhibits, and community events. If you're a sports fan, local Irish pubs serve as a perfect haunt for watching sporting events. Scenic Victorian Park can be explored for a refreshing change, while local shops and cafés provide endless retail therapy and relaxation.

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Transport in North Finchley

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in North Finchley.

Local connections

Woodside Park
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
West Finchley
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Finchley Central
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
Totteridge & Whetstone
1.2 miles / 1.9 km
New Southgate
National Rail
1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Mill Hill East
1.5 miles / 2.4 km

Schools in North Finchley

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

Education in North Finchley

Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St Michael's Catholic Grammar School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2022)
Northside Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Imperial College London Mathematics School
Ages: 16 - 19 years old
Woodhouse College
Ages: 16 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2022)
Wren Academy Finchley
Ages: 4 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2018)

Local pubs in North Finchley

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  • 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.

  • Toolans

    London N12

    Great Irish friendly bar with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Watch all your favourite sports here on our many HD TV's, 13 different beers on tap to choose from plus a wide selection of spirits, wines, cocktails and minerals.