East Finchley Area Guide

UK Area Guides

East Finchley, North London


Living in

East Finchley is a quiet and unassuming suburban North London area. More affordable than nearby Highgate, East Finchley nonetheless has a lot going for it. The area is known for its tree-lined and architecturally diverse streets, the Phoenix Cinema (London's oldest purpose-built cinema), and independent shops. There is a notable Jewish population in the area, with a Kosher supermarket and sunagogue nearby. Schools are generally good, and there is a lot of green space and recreational facilities for children in the area, which attracts many families to East Finchley. 




A prosperous family area with several thriving communities, including a large Jewish community, East Finchley is somewhere you are likely to feel a sense of belonging. It is a neighbourhood that is blessed with small, local shops, and exceptional leisure facilities, including nearby golf courses and The Phoenix - one of the oldest cinemas in the UK. 


East Finchley is a quiet area, where residents feel safe. Barnet has low crime rates as compared to London as a whole. 


Many Barnet residents own a car and drive to work. East Finchley is the most urban Finchley locality, and parking here is about average for London. 


East Finchley is a quiet family area. It has good transport links to nearby places with more entertainment options, including Hampstead, but is also about a half hour's journey from Central London. 

Family Friendly

East Finchley has more of an urban feel than Finchley Central and Finchley North, but it still not far from acres of green space. The area's schools are generally good, and the neighbourhood is safe. 

Pet Friendly

Acres and acres of green space, and loads of other dogs in the neighbourhood - East Finchley is a great place to own a pet. 


East Finchley is in Zone 3, and has good local transport links as well as connections into Central London. It is on the Northern Line (High Barnet branch), and Leicester Square can be reached via the Piccadilly Line from Wood Green in under half an hour.