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East Finchley Area Guide

Introduction to
East Finchley, London

East Finchley, North London area guide by Goldschmidt and Howland East Finchley. East Finchley's leading estate agent and letting agent since 1888. New Homes, Luxury Apartments, Luxury Properties for sale and rent in East Finchley.


East Finchley, located in the London Borough of Barnet, provides residents with a village atmosphere, whilst still allowing convenient access to Central London. The area is attractive to those looking for a community feel which is reflected in the East Finchley local newspaper, written and distributed totally by volunteers who are residents in the area. With a variety of entertainment, independent shops and restaurants, East Finchley is also home to one of the oldest cinemas in the UK, The Phoenix Cinema.

The area is a fantastic choice for families and couples, comprising of quiet, leafy streets and plenty of green spaces. There is also an excellent choice of schools and the area is well connected by East Finchley Underground, which is serviced by the Northern Line and can get you to Central London in under 20 minutes!

Transport in East Finchley

East FInchley Tube station is serviced by the Northern Line and is within Zone 3

Property in East Finchley

East Finchley is ideal for those who want a quiet, peaceful and relaxed setting, whilst also having easy access to Central London. Boasting a wide variety of desirable properties, including large Edwardian period homes,  small cottage-style houses and a choice of new and recently built contemporary developments. For families, the Ringwood Estate is well positioned between East Finchley and Muswell Hill and offers large 4-5 bedroom homes, which are highly sought after. South of Fortis Green you will find charming 3-4 character homes built in the 1920s and 30s.

Council Tax Bands for East Finchley

Council Tax Annual Rates for Barnet 2021/2022

A £1,133.99
B £1,323.00
C £1,511.99
D £1,700.99
E £2,078.98
F £2,456.99
G £2,834.98
H £3,401.98

(Source London Borough of Barnet)


And now for a bit of History on East Finchley

Once part of the Bishop of London’s hunting ground and with early records of the area dating back to the 1400s, the biggest emergence of residential properties within East Finchley was predominantly between 1870 and 1930. The Bishop built a road through the area which is now known as Market Walk. Subsequently, a number of pubs followed such as The White Lion, The Bald Faced Stag and The Five Bells which still stand in their original locations today and are known for famous residents such as George Michael who was born on Church Lane, and Peter Sellers whose mother lived on the High Road.