About East Finchley

Welcome to East Finchley, with excellent schools, streets of smart period houses, independent shops and great transport links, it’s fast becoming a hot spot for those in know. Largely falling into the London Borough of Barnet in N2, this classic Victorian and Edwardian suburb sprang up with the building of the railways, so imagine tree-lined streets of neat semis and terraces, many now converted into flats. You’ll find everything from detached houses towards the boundary with Hampstead, to small boutique developments of upscale flats. It’s a real hidden gem for buyers who might be priced out of neighbouring Hampstead, Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End.

The independent Phoenix Cinema located on the High Road is the oldest purpose-built cinema in the UK (the only older ones having started life as theatres). Time Out describes the Phoenix as the best single-screen cinema in London and it is famous for showcasing indie films.

East Finchley Highlights

Property in East Finchley is incredibly diverse, but one standout street is that of The Bishop’s Avenue and its multimillion-pound mansions. The Bishops Avenue connects the north side of Hampstead Heath to East Finchley. It is considered to be one of the wealthiest streets in the world and is often referred to by its nickname of "Billionaires' Row".

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East Finchley Underground Station is in Zone 3 on the High Barnet branch of the Northern line which serves the city (via Bank) and the west end (via Charing Cross).


There are no local rail stations to East Finchley, however, Alexandra Palace Station is around 30 minutes away by bus.


East Finchley is well served by London Buses routes: 143, 234, 263, and the night bus N20.




Holy Trinity CofE Primary School
Martin Primary School
Tetherdown Primary School
Eden Primary
Coldfall Primary School


The Archer Academy
Oak Lodge School
Blanche Neville School
Fortismere School

Did you know?

Margaret Thatcher, the late former Conservative Prime Minister, was East Finchley’s longest-running MP.

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