A guide to living in North Finchley N12

North Finchley is a London district in the London Borough of Barnet. The area is mainly a residential and shopping area favoured by young working professionals. The area consists of 19th-century housing architecture which is a mix of Victorian and Edwardian. Many people love living North Finchley due to its village feel whilst being incredibly well to Central London.

There is a lot to do in Finchley. If you're into parks then you'll love Victoria Park and Highgate Woods which is only a 10-minute drive from Finchley Central. If you're into golf, Finchley Golf Club is a favourite loved by locals. And after all your hard work on the course, you can enjoy a cold one at The Catcher on Rye.

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What residents of North Finchley love to do

Interior of Bella Mia Italian restaurant in North Finchley.

Bella Mia

If you're moving home in North Finchley and love Italian food, Bella Mia could be your go-to. They are a family run restaurant that's committed to cooking the best Italian food in North Finchley. All of their dishes are homemade. You'll find a wide selection of pizzas, pastas, salads and mouth-watering desserts.

Bella Mia (North Finchley)
Indian food spread on a wooden table at The Indian Orchid in North Finchley.

The Indian Orchird

If you're planning to move home in North Finchley, you must dine at The Indian Orchid. They serve everything from classical Indian to modern infused dishes. Locals in North Finchley love this restaurant and the 160 raving reviews speak for themselves.

The Indian Orchid (North Finchley)
Customer ordering at the counter of Boulangerie Joie Se Vie in North Finchley.

Boulangerie Joie Se Vie

Boulangerie Joie Se Vie in North Finchley is loved by locals! It's the areas go-to classic French patisserie. They have a wide selection of baked goods, freshly juiced smoothies, coffee and much more. If you're moving home in North Finchley, this patisserie is worth checking out.

boulangerie joie de vie (North Finchley)

Moving home in North Finchley with children? Check out these top rated schools

Exterior of Northside Primary School in North Finchley.

Northside Primary School

If you're moving home in North Finchley with young children, you may want to check out Northside Primary School. The primary school is built on six core values: Respect, Pride, Inclusion, Challenge, Creativity and Resilience. They have a lovely family feel and parents love their fun, safe and secure environment.

Northside Primary (North Finchley)
Modern interior at Wren Academy in North Finchley.

Wren Academy

Are you moving home in North Finchley with children? Wren Academy is a mixed-gender school based in North Finchley, London. The school was initially founded as a secondary school in 2008. In 2015 they opened a primary school facility. The school is built on Church of England values and is proud of their Christian foundation.

Wren Academy (North Finchley)
Students sitting with the Headteacher at St Michaels Catholic School in North Fincley.

St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School

St Michael's in North Finchley is a Catholic school founded on Gospel values of community life. They are well-known for the quality of their education and positive impact on the wider community. Each pupil is treated as an individual and is provided the right education for their life. If you're moving home with children in North Finchley, St Michael's Grammar School is worth a visit.

St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School (North Finchley)

Local information for North Finchley Residents

Black and white council tax bill for North Finchley, London.

North Finchley Council Tax

North Finchley is a district in the London Borough of Barnet. North Finchley is currently governed by the Conservative party.

The band D council tax is £1605 per annum.

North Finchley Council Tax
Sign for Finchley Central tube station.

Finchley Central Tube Station

Finchley Central Underground Tube station is in zone 4.  It is served by the Northern Line. Trains generally operate every 2-5 minutes.

Finchley Central Tube Station
London bus 460 at a bus stop in North Finchley.

North Finchley Buses

The following buses can be taken from North Finchley: 13, 112, 125, 221, 460, N20. Buses run throughout the day and night and generally operate every 4-7 minutes.

North Finchley Buses

Top rated estate agents in North Finchley

Exterior of Foxtons Estate Agents in North Finchley, London.

Foxton (North Finchley)

Foxton (North Finchley)
Exterior of Barnard Marcus in North Finchley.

Barnard Marcus (North Finchley)

Barnard Marcus (North Finchley)
Martyn Gerrard estate agent shop front in North Finchley, London.

Martyn Gerrard (North Finchley)

Martyn Gerrard (North Finchley)

Explore North Finchley and surrounding areas

One of the perks of living in North Finchley N12 is that you’re spoilt for choice with great areas on your doorstep.

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