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East Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet.

It is suburban development situated 5.4 miles (8.7 km) north north-west of Charing Cross. Geographically it is somewhat separated from the rest of Finchley, with North Finchley (and indeed West Finchley) to the north, and Finchley Central and Finchley Church End to the west.



table of contents
1 History
2 Transport
3 Amenities
4 Housing
5 Schools

History


The land on which East Finchley now stands was once part of the Bishop of London’s hunting ground. More recently, it was home to some grand ’country’ estates of wealthy Londoners, from which several roads take their names (e.g. Summerlee Avenue, Park Hall Road).

At one time East Finchley was referred to as the "East End" but this name faded away and now only refers to the more famous "East End of London" to the east of Central London.

Transport

East Finchley Underground Station on the Northern Line is actually above ground.

It is topped by a famous statue of an archer, created in the Art Deco style, and pointing his arrow towards the other end of the tunnel which starts south of the station and runs all the way to the end of the Northern Line at Morden. This 27.8 km long tunnel was for many years the longest in the world. There was originally an arrow at Morden Station to match the archer at East Finchley, but this was stolen not long after the station was opened.

East Finchley station is the closest station to the northern Northern Line depot at Highgate, and as such is one of the bases for Northern Line train drivers and administrative staff.

Amenities

East Finchley is home to the UK headquarters of McDonalds, which is located next to the station. Plans to open a McDonalds restaurant in East Finchley were resisted by locals, although the High Road is now home to several continental-style cafes in addition to two supermarkets and dozens of other convenience shops.

There are several public houses in East Finchley, including The Bald Faced Stag, an historic inn on one of the main routes into London.

The independent Phoenix Cinema is located on the high road.

Housing

Housing in East Finchley is diverse in its nature, encompassing most housing styles, from 19th Century terraced housing and 1960s council estates (with inappropriately appealing names, for example The Grange, Strawberry Vale, the Thomas More Estate, etc.) to multi-million pound mansions on The Bishop’s Avenue. The three 11-storey tower blocks near to the centre of East Finchley are visible for miles around.

Schools

East Finchley has several state primary schools, including Martin Infant and Junior Schools, and Holy Trinity Primary School. There are two secondary schools in East Finchley itself - Bishop Douglass RC High School (Roman Catholic and mixed) and Christ’s College (boys only up to Year 11, mixed sixth form). Many local children attend schools elsewhere in the London Borough of Barnet, or for those living in the direction of Muswell Hill to the east of the High Road, Fortismere School (mixed comprehensive, falls under the London Borough of Haringey Local Education Authority). Local children also attend private schools as far away as Hertfordshire, generally meeting with other children in Hampstead Garden Suburb to ride private coaches to different schools.


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Southern Rail workers are taking further strike action next month, RMT Union has announced.

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Travellers from Alexander and Fairfield move out of the borough
The unauthorised traveller encampment in the Alexandra Recreation Ground in Tolworth, then the Fairfield in Kingston, has been moved out of the borough.

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A1, N19 · A1, NW7 · A504, N10 · Abbots Gardens, N2 · Abbotts Gardens, N2 · Addison Way, NW11 · Alexandra Mews, N2 · Annington Road, N2 · Arden Court Gardens, N2 · Ashburnham Close, N2 · Asmuns Hill, NW11 · Aylmer Parade, N2 · Aylmer Road, N2 · Aylmer Road, N6 · Bancroft Avenue, N2 · Baronsmere Road, N2 · Bedford Road, N2 · Beech Drive, N2 · Beechwood Close, N2 · Belvedere Court, N2 · Benedict Way, N2 · Beresford Road, N2 · Bigwood Road, NW11 · Bishop’s Grove, N2 · Bishops Park, N2 · Blandford Close, N2 · Borrowdale Close, N2 · Boundary Road, N2 · Brackenbury Road, N2 · Brendon Grove, N2 · Brighton Road, N2 · Brim Hill, N2 · Brompton Grove, N2 · Brook Road, N12 · Brook Road, N2 · Brookland Close, NW11 · Brookland Hill, NW11 · Brookland Rise, NW11 · Brownswell Road, N2 · Bunkers Hill, NW11 · Byron Drive, N2 · Canons Close, N2 · Carlyle Close, N2 · Cecilia Close, N2 · Cedar Drive, N2 · Central Avenue, N2 · Centre Avenue, N2 · Centre Road, N2 · Challoner Close, N2 · Chalton Drive, N2 · Chamberlain Road, N2 · Chandos Road, N2 · Chapel Court, N2 · Chapel Hill, N2 · Cherry Tree Road, N2 · Childs Way, NW11 · Church Avenue, N2 · Church Lane, N2 · Church Mount, N2 · Church Road North, N2 · Church Road South, N2 · Church Vale, N2 · Cinderella Path, NW11 · Circular Road, N2 · Claybrook Close, N2 · Coleridge Walk, NW11 · Connaught Drive, NW11 · Constable Close, NW11 · Cornwood Close, N2 · Cotman Close, NW11 · Creighton Avenue, N2 · Creswick Walk, NW11 · Crispin Mews, NW11 · Crosby Court, N2 · Cross Road, N2 · Deacons Rise, N2 · Deanery Close, N2 · Deansway, N2 · Denison Close, N2 · Denman Drive North, NW11 · Denman Drive South, NW11 · Denman Drive, NW11 · Devon Rise, N2 · Diploma Avenue, N2 · Diploma Court, N2 · Dorchester Gardens, NW11 · Durham Road, N2 · Eagans Close, N2 · East Ed Road, N2 · East End Road, N2 · East Road, N2 · Eastern Road, N2 · Eastholm, NW11 · Edmunds Walk, N2 · Elm Gardens, N2 · Elmhurst Avenue, N2 · Elmshurst Crescent, N2 · Elmshurst Cresent, N2 · Emmott Close, NW11 · Erskine Hill, NW11 · Fairlawn Avenue, N2 · Fairway Close, NW11 · Faldon Way, NW11 · Falloden Way, NW11 · Fallows Close, N2 · Fortis Green Avenue, N2 · Fortis Green, N2 · Francis Road, N2 · Gloucester Drive, NW11 · Great North Road, N2 · Great North Road, N6 · Green Close, NW11 · Greenfield Drive, N2 · Greenfield Drive, N6 · Greenhalgh Walk, N2 · Grey Close, NW11 · Gurney Drive, N2 · Hamilton Road, N2 · Hampstead Heights, N2 · Hampstead Lane, N2 · Harford Walk, N2 · Heath View Close, N2 · Heath View, N2 · Helen Close, N2 · Hertford Road, N2 · High Road East Finchley, N2 · High Road, N2 · Hill Close, NW11 · Hill Rise, NW11 · Hill Top, N2 · Hill Top, NW11 · Hobbs Green, N2 · Hogarth Hill, NW11 · Holne Chase, N2 · Holyoake Walk, N2 · Homefield Gardens, N2 · Homesfield, NW11 · Howard Walk, N2 · Huntingdon Road, N2 · Hutchings Walk, NW11 · Ingram Avenue, N2 · Ingram Avenue, NW11 · Ingram Road, N2 · Juliana Close, N2 · Kew Road, N2 · Keynes Close, N2 · King Street, N2 · Kingsley Close, NW11 · Kingsley Way, N2 · Kingsley Way, NW11 · Kitchener Road, N2 · Lankaster Gardens, N2 · Lauradale Road, N2 · Leicester Road, N2 · Leopold Road, N2 · Leslie Road, N2 · Lewis Gardens, N2 · Lincoln Road, N2 · Linden Lea, N2 · Litchfield Way, NW11 · Long Lane, N2 · Lower Road, N2 · Ludlow Way, N2 · Lygoe Road, N2 · Lynmouth Road, N2 · Lyttelton Road, N2 · Lytton Close, N2 · Manor Cottages Approach, N2 · Manor Park Road, N2 · Mansfield Heights, N2 · Market Place, N2 · Market Place, NW11 · Maurice Walk, NW11 · Mausoleum Road, N2 · Maya Road, N2 · Meadway Court, NW11 · Meadway, NW11 · Middleway, NW11 · Midholm Close, N2 · Midholm Close, NW11 · Midholm, NW11 · Montrose Court, NW11 · Neale Close, N2 · Neville Drive, N2 · Neville Drive, NW11 · New Ash Close, N2 · New Oak Road, N2 · New Trinity Road, N2 · Norfolk Close, N17 · Norrice Lea, N2 · North Road, N2 · Northway, NW11 · Nursery Road, N2 · Oak Lane, N2 · Oakridge Drive, N2 · Oakview Gardens, N2 · Oakwood Road, NW11 · Old Farm Road, N2 · Ossulton Way, N2 · Ossulton Way, NW11 · Park Farm Close, N2 · Park Gate, N2 · Park Hall Road, N2 · Park Road, N2 · Plane Tree Walk, N2 · Ploughmans Walk, N2 · Prospect Place, N2 · Prospect Ring, N2 · Pulham Avenue, N2 · Pumphandle Path, N2 · Raeburn Close, NW11 · Red Lion Hill, N2 · Richmond Road, N2 · Ringwood Avenue, N2 · Rowan Walk, N2 · Saint Pancras Court, N2 · Sargents Hill, N2 · Sedgemere Avenue, N2 · Shakespeare Gardens, N2 · Sheldon Avenue, N2 · Simms Gardens, N2 · Southern Road, N2 · Southgate Way, N2 · Southway, NW11 · Spaniards Close, NW11 · Spencer Drive, N2 · Springcroft Avenue, N2 · St Martin’s Road, N2 · St Mary’s Green, N2 · Stable Walk, N2 · Stanley Road, N2 · Strawberry Vale, N2 · Summerlee Avenue, N2 · Summerlee Gardens, N2 · Sutcliffe Close, NW11 · Sylvester Road, N2 · Talbot Avenue, N2 · Tarling Road, N2 · Taunton Drive, N2 · The Bishops Avenue, N2 · The Causeway, N2 · The Leys, N2 · The Market Place, NW11 · The Mead, N2 · The Walks, N2 · Thornton Way, NW11 · Totnes Walk, N2 · Trinity Avenue, N2 · Trinity Road, N2 · Turner Drive, NW11 · Turners Wood, NW11 · Upper Road, N2 · Vale Close, N2 · Viaduct Road, N2 · Viceroy Parade, N2 · Vivian Way, N2 · Wesley Road, N2 · West Road, N2 · Western Road, N2 · Westholm, NW11 · White Lodge Close, N2 · Whittington Court, N2 · Whittington Court, N6 · Widecombe Way, N2 · Wildwood Rise, NW11 · Wildwood Road, NW11 · Wildwood Road, NW3 · William Close, N2 · Willifield Way, NW11 · Wilmot Close, N2 · Winnington Close, N2 · Winnington Road, N2 · Winnington Road, NW11 · Withington Road, N2 · Woodside, NW11 · Wordsworth Walk, NW11 ·


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