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Finchley Area Guide

Introduction to
Finchley, London

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


Finchley offers leafy green suburbs and everything you would want from city living and we are pleased to be the leading estate agent in the area. With its smart period homes, independent shops, an Aladdin’s cave of local eateries and international cuisine, this vibrant area is remarkably diverse. It has attracted a wide range of people to its community from local artists to comedians who have called this dynamic area of North West London home.

Transport in Finchley

Local transport links are available at Finchley Tube Station (Northern Line) which is within Zone 4, with excellent road connections allowing easy access to the A1 (M), M25 and M11 Motorways.  Henlys Corner marks the junction between the A1 and North Circular (A406), and several bus routes run through the area to all London locations, including two-night buses; the N13 (to Aldwych) and N20 (to Trafalgar Square).

Property in Finchley

‘Finchley’s Favourite Local Park’ according to residents, isVictoria Park Finchley which is a key part of the local community to Finchley. Its ‘Friends of’ gatherings have evolved the park to include sensory gardens, organised litter picks and have contributed greatly to the development of the area.  It has a large green space with children’s play area and formal gardens.

Council Tax Bands for 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 Finchley

In the late 1820s, Finchley Road was built to connect Marylebone to the Great North Road for wealthy individuals to commute. When the Great Northern Railway was constructed to pass through the area, an influx of suburban housing followed. Finchley is thought to mean ‘Finch’s Clearing,’ an Anglo-Saxon name which was first referred to in the 11th century.