About North Finchley
North Finchley lies 7 miles north-west of Charing Cross, its streets are made up of late 19th century artisan terraces, with a smattering of larger Victorian houses and some Edwardian architecture towards Woodside Park.
A short history
Until the early 19th century, records show that the area was largely farmland which was occasionally used for troop encampments. Development began when a London to Birmingham stagecoach called the Tally Ho stopped to change horses, giving its name to the junction. Middle-class residential streets began to branch off the High Road from the late 19th century onwards.
Green spaces and going out
Friary Park is a large green area with a playground, skateboard park and a cafe. The artsdepot is a local community arts centre which incorporates a 395-seat there, 148-seat studio theatre, a research lab, gallery, drama, dance and art studios as well as a children's playspace, cafe and bar.
West Finchley and Woodside Park Underground stations (Zone 4) are both on the Barnet branch of the Northern Line with journeys to central London taking 20 minutes.
Did you know?
North Finchley has been home to a number of leading names including Eric Morecambe and David Jason.