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.
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.