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891 Finchley Road
Golders Green
Greater London
NW11 8RR

Why move to Golders Green?

Located in north London, Golders Green has long been thought of as a safe and friendly family suburb, and with good reason. With plenty of playgroups, parks and schools, the young are well catered for. And with its vibrant community, plethora of restaurants and large houses, parents do pretty well too.

Some things to love about living in Golders Green

Brent Cross Shopping Centre opened in 1976 and was the first stand-alone shopping mall in the UK. It was initially constructed in a dumbbell shape running east-west parallel to the North Circular Road, with the two largest stores John Lewis and Fenwicks at the ends. It was expanded and renovated beginning in 1995, with additional shops and restaurants on an arm running north from the middle. A multi-storey car park replaced the remainder of the open parking area to the north.

Transport links to the area are excellent via both road & rail. Finchley Road is one of the main transport routes in the area providing quick access to central London to the south and the North Circular (A406) and A1 to the north. Golders Green Underground Station (Northern Line) provides the area with rapid access to the City & West End. On the station's forecourt is the bus station, this is a major hub for London Buses in North West London. National Express coaches also stop at the station.

Hampstead Heath is a large, ancient London park, covering 790 acres. This grassy public space is one of the highest points in London, running from Hampstead to Highgate. The Heath has long been a popular place for Londoners to walk and take in the air. Running along its eastern perimeter are a chain of ponds - including three open-air public swimming pools. The Heath is a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation, and part of Kenwood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Kenwood House dates from the 17th century. The orangery was added in about 1700. Robert Adam remodeled it from 1764-1779. Adam added the library to balance the orangery and added the Ionic portico at the entrance. In 1793-6 George Saunders added two wings on the north side and the offices and kitchen buildings and brewery (now the restaurant) to the side. It was donated to the nation by Lord Iveagh, a member of the Guinness family, when he died in 1927, and opened to the public in 1928.

Golders Hill Park is managed by the City of London Corporation and is part of the Hampstead Heath Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation. The site of a large house which burned down in the 1930s, it has a walled garden, ponds, a water garden, caf, butterfly house and a small zoo. The zoo has been renovated and contains many varieties of birds and other animals. During the summer, children's activities are organised and there is often live music on the bandstand.

A little bit of history

Golders Green was a small hamlet north of the city until the 1907 arrival of the tube. The population quadrupled between 1911 and 1931, with primarily semi-detached homes springing up everywhere. By 1910 its reputation as a Jewish area was fully cemented, and in 1913 the area's first synagogue opened. Golders Green's famous residents have included Desmond Tutu and Evelyn Waugh, and the surrounding areas include Temple Fortune, Golders Hill and Hampstead Garden Suburbs.

Need to know

The Bull & Bush pub in Golders Hill first opened its doors in 1720.

Shopping

Essentially operating as a town in its own right, Golders Green is full of independent shops and businesses, as well as all the big names like Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco. With our large Jewish population, we have multiple Kosher grocers and butchers, including Kosher Kingdom, Golders Green Kosher Delicatessen & Butchers and Menachem's Glatt Kosher butcher. There are plenty of non-Kosher butchers too, plus Japanese, Korean, Turkish and Polish groceries are all on offer. And there's a French market, which often sets up on Finchley Road. Beyond food, our favourite shops are Caxton Fine Stationary, Jojo Maman Bebe for children's clothes and equipment, Bonny Interiors for homeware, and Crawford Antiques for antique furniture and ornaments. What's more, Brent Cross Shopping Centre is just a few minutes drive away.

GOLDERS GREEN'S FAMOUS RESIDENTS HAVE INCLUDED DESMOND TUTU AND EVELYN WAUGH.

Transport

By Tube:

Golders Green (zone 3), Brent Cross (zone 3), Hampstead (zone 2/3) and Hendon Central (zone 3/4) are all on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, which takes you directly into the city and the West End.

By Train:

Cricklewood (zone 3) has an overground station, which is serviced by both Thameslink and First Capital Connect trains.

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