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Finchley Area Guide

What’s it all about:

Finchley is a very desirable part of London to live. You’ll find a relaxed atmosphere, fantastic shopping and eating out, plenty of attractive green space and as you would expect, a thriving property market.

Central London can be easily reached along the Northern Line, the M1 and North Circular are not far away, allowing for stress-free connections across the capital and further afield.

Situated in the London Borough of Barnet, Finchley Central is the liveliest part of Finchley. It’s tree lined roads make the area a magnet for families and professionals alike. There are a larger proportion of houses than flats in N3, ranging from starter homes to Victorian mansions.  

Ballards Lane stretches from Finchley Central station to Tally Ho corner and has a diverse range of shops and restaurants.

Culture & Development:

Along Ballards Lane and the High Road you’ll find a wide selection of locally-owned boutiques, as well as high street brands. Most locals will do their weekly food shops in this area, with several supermarkets nearby such as Waitrose and Aldi. There is no shortage of car parks in the area either if you’re planning to drive in. The huge Brent Cross Shopping Centre, with over 100 well-known brands under its roof, is also very close by.

The Phoenix on High Road is one of the country’s oldest purpose-built cinemas, serving up a mix of contemporary hits alongside screenings of classic films. You can also catch a range of enjoyable cultural events at the Artsdepot, which has a diverse schedule of theatre, dance, comedy and kids’ shows.

If you love your golf then you won’t be disappointed in Finchley, with several well-regarded clubs in the area including the notoriously challenging course at Finchley Golf Club. Get limber with a session at Fierce Grace, just one of many yoga studios in Finchley, or at the well-equipped Finchley Lido.

Family fun can be had at Belmont Farm in Mill Hill, where kids can meet the animals and gain some hands-on experience at caring for them. There’s soft play for younger children, and the Hollywood Bowl is as perfect for a rainy weekend afternoon as it is for kids’ birthday parties.


Tube –
Finchley Central (Northern Line) Zone 4.
West Finchley (Northern Line) Zone 4.

Bus –
82 Victoria Station to Tally Ho Corner North Finchley, N12
125 Finchley Central via Tally Ho Corner North Finchley N12 to Winchmore Hill
143 Brent Cross to Archway station via Long Lane
326 Brent Cross to Barnet via Nether Street N12
382 Mill Hill East station to Southgate Station via Dollis Road N3
460 Willesden to North Finchley bus station N12

Offices in or around Finchley

Douglas Martin Lettings
18 Central Circus, Hendon Central
London, NW4 3AS
Douglas Martin Sales
18 Central Circus, Hendon Central
London, NW4 3AS