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Finchley is an important area of north London.

Finchley is on high ground, 11 km (6.8 mi) north of Charing Cross. It formed an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, becoming a municipal borough in 1933, and has been part of Greater London since 1965.

It is predominantly a residential suburb, with three town centres: North Finchley, East Finchley and Finchley Church End (Finchley Central).

Finchley probably means "Finch’s clearing" or "finches’ clearing" in late Anglo-Saxon; the name was first recorded in the early 13th century. It is not recorded in Domesday Book, but by the 11th century its lands were held by the Bishop of London. In the early medieval period the area was sparsely populated woodland, whose inhabitants supplied pigs and fuel to London.

Extensive cultivation began about the time of the Norman Conquest. By the 15th and 16th centuries the woods on the eastern side of the parish had been cleared to form Finchley Common. The medieval Great North Road, which ran through the common, was notorious for highwaymen until the early 19th century.

The Edgware, Highgate and London Railway (later the Great Northern Railway) reached Finchley in 1867. It ran from Finsbury Park via Finchley to Edgware. The branch from Finchley to High Barnet opened in 1872. In 1905 tram services were established in Finchley, and extended shortly afterwards to Barnet. They were eventually replaced by trolleybuses.

There are four main areas of Finchley:

Church End, often known as Finchley Central (particularly since the station was renamed), the area north and west of the North Circular Road, centred on Ballards Lane and Finchley Central tube station, and in postal area N3;

East Finchley, roughly between Highgate and the North Circular Road, and in postal area N2;

North Finchley, surrounding Tally-Ho corner, stretching west to the Northern line, in postcode district N12.

The residential areas of West Finchley, in postcode district N3, and Woodside Park, in postcode district N12, centre on their respective tube stations to the west of the area. Between East Finchley and Finchley Central is Long Lane, which runs parallel to the tube line and is dotted with small shopping parades.

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Lovebirds can now hold marriage ceremonies anywhere in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Registration Service offers the opportunity for couples to have their ceremony dreams come true.

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Man dies in fall from seventh floor of London Stock Exchange
A man has died after plunging from the seventh floor of the London Stock Exchange.

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Budding football stars take home the trophy in tournament
Young footballers were triumphant in a six-a-side tournament in Bushey.

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Morning weather, news and travel update
Congratulations!

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Jeremy Corbyn attacks Government's 'misguided' housing policy as hundreds turn out for rally
Jeremy Corbyn has attacked the Government's "misguided" housing policy as he continues his campaign on marginal parliamentary seats.

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Parties in the park for children this summer
Kids will be encouraged to get outside and make the most of the last weeks of the school holidays with a series of park events.

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Officers to wear head mounted cameras
Head mounted cameras are to be worn by armed officers as part of the Met Police’s body worn video (BWV) rollout.

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Antonio Conte rejects Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's sympathy over thin Chelsea squad
Antonio Conte says he doesn't want sympathy from his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger over the size of Chelsea's squad.

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Hero Grenfell fire dog Murphy hangs up his buster boots
This adorable fire dog deployed to Grenfell Tower in the aftermath of the inferno is hanging up his buster boots.

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Morning weather and travel round-up
Morning weather and travel round-up

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Revealed: These are the best and worst GP surgeries in Wandsworth
Wandsworth’s best and worst GP surgeries in 2017, as voted for by patients, have been revealed.

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Drivers found with drug traces on skin in random checks
Random breathalyser and drug checks took place on the weekend to highlight the dangers of driving under the influence.

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Photographer to royalty releases new collection from 70 year career
Reginald Davis MBE, of Totteridge Village, has travelled more than two million miles and taken thousands of photographs in his career, spanning more than 70 years.

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Police highlight transport safety issues for vulnerable people
Police have been reaching out to make sure the most vulnerable people are safe.

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Student succeeds in passing all A levels and GCSEs in three years
A pupil who had to take all of her GCSEs and A levels in three years has excelled in her results.

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Abingdon Road, N3 · Albert Place, N3 · Allandale Avenue, N3 · Amberden Avenue, N3 · Arcadia Avenue, N3 · Arden Road, N3 · Avondale Road, N3 · Ballards Lane, N3 · Basing Way, N3 · Beechwood Avenue, N3 · Berkeley Court, N3 · Bibsworth Lodge, N3 · Bibsworth Road, N3 · Bow Lane, N3 · Brent Way, N3 · Briar Close, N2 · Briar Close, N3 · Briarfield Avenue, N3 · Broughton Avenue, N3 · Brownlow Road, N3 · Carters Road, N2 · Cavendish Avenue, N3 · Chalgrove Gardens, N3 · Charter Way, N3 · Chaville Way, N3 · Chessington Avenue, N3 · Chesterfield Road, N3 · Church Crescent, N3 · Church Cresent, N3 · Church End, N3 · Claigmar Gardens, N3 · Clandon Gardens, N3 · Claremont Park, N3 · Claverley Grove, N3 · Claverley Villas, N3 · Clifton Avenue, N3 · Clifton Road, N3 · College Terrace, N3 · Cornwall Avenue, N3 · Crescent Rise, N3 · Crescent Road, N3 · Crooked Usage, N3 · Cyprus Avenue, N3 · Cyprus Gardens, N3 · Cyprus Road, N3 · Dancastle Court, N3 · Dickens Avenue, N3 · Dollis Avenue, N3 · Dollis Mews, N3 · Dollis Park, N3 · Dollis Road, N3 · Dollis Valley Green Walk, N3 · Dolman Close, N3 · Dorset Mews, N3 · Dudley Road, N3 · East End Road, N3 · Edge Hill Avenue, N3 · Elm Court, N3 · Elm Park Road, N3 · Essex Park, N3 · Etchingham Court, N3 · Etchingham Park Road, N3 · Eversleigh Road, N3 · Fairholme Close, N3 · Fairholme Gardens, N3 · Falkland Avenue, N3 · Finchley Court, N12 · Finchley Court, N3 · Finchley Way, N3 · Fitzalan Road, N3 · Font Hills, N2 · Freston Park, N3 · Fursby Avenue, N3 · Glenhill Close, N3 · Gordon Road, N3 · Grass Park, N3 · Gravel Hill, N3 · Great North Way, N3 · Greenacres, N3 · Grenville Close, N3 · Grosvenor Road, N3 · Grove Avenue, N3 · Gruneisen Road, N3 · Hamilton Way, N3 · Haslemere Avenue, NW11 · Haslemere Gardens, N3 · Hendon Avenue, N3 · Hendon Lane, N3 · Hervey Close, N3 · Highview Gardens, N3 · Hillcrest Gardens, N3 · Hillcrest Gardens, NW2 · Holders Hill Drive, N3 · Holly Park Gardens, N3 · Holly Park, N3 · Holmwood Gardens, N3 · Howcroft Crescent, N3 · Howes Close, N3 · Huntly Drive, N3 · Kingsgate Avenue, N3 · Kingswood Park, N3 · Kinloss Gardens, N3 · Lansdowne Road, N3 · Latymer Gardens, N3 · Lawford House, N3 · Lichfield Grove, N3 · Links View, N3 · Linksview, N3 · Long Lane, N3 · Lovers Walk, N12 · Lovers Walk, N3 · Lyndhurst Gardens, N3 · Manor View, N3 · Millers Yard, N3 · Moat Crescent, N3 · Montpelier Road, N3 · Mountfield Road, N3 · Nether Close, N3 · Nether Street, N3 · Nethercourt Avenue, N3 · North Circular Road, N2 · North Circular Road, N3 · North Crescent, N3 · Nursery Avenue, N3 · Oakdene Park, N3 · Oakfield Road, N3 · Orchard Avenue, N3 · Park Avenue, N3 · Park Close, N12 · Park Cottages, N3 · Park Crescent, N12 · Park Crescent, N3 · Park Cresent, N3 · Park View Road, N3 · Parklands Drive, N3 · Parkside, N3 · Pavilion Mews, N3 · Priests House Gravel Hill, N3 · Primrose Close, N3 · Princes Avenue, N3 · Priory Close, N3 · Queens Avenue, N3 · Queens Road, N3 · Queenswood Park, N3 · Rathgar Close, N3 · Rawlins Close, N3 · Rectory Close, N3 · Redbourne Avenue, N3 · Regents Park Road, N3 · Riverside Gardens, N3 · Riverside Walk, N12 · Rosemary Avenue, N3 · Saint Paul’s Way, N3 · Salisbury Avenue, N3 · Sellers Hall Close, N3 · Seymour Road, N3 · Shakespeare Road, N3 · Spencer Close, N3 · Spencer Court, N3 · Squires Court, N3 · Squires Lane, N3 · St Marys Avenue, N3 · St Michael’s Close, N3 · St Pauls Way, N3 · Stanhope Avenue, N3 · Station Close, N3 · Station Road, N3 · Strathmore Gardens, N3 · Stuart Court, N3 · Sylvan Avenue, N3 · Tangle Tree Close, N3 · Templars Crescent, N3 · Templars Cresent, N3 · The Avenue, N3 · The Grove, N3 · The Ridgeway, N3 · Tillingbourne Gardens, N3 · Tillingbourne Way, N3 · Upper Cavendish Avenue, N3 · Victoria Avenue, N3 · Village Road, N3 · Vines Avenue, N3 · Vineyard Grove, N3 · Walmington Fold, N12 · Walmington Fold, N3 · Waverley Grove, N3 · Wentworth Avenue, N3 · Wentworth Close, N3 · Wentworth Park, N3 · West Avenue, N3 · Western Court, N3 · Wickliffe Avenue, N3 · Willow Way, N3 · Windermere Avenue, N3 · Windsor Close, N3 · Windsor Road, N3 · Woodlands Avenue, N3 · Wootton Grove, N3 ·


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