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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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THE STREETS OF EAST FINCHLEY
Abbots Gardens, N2 Abbots Gardens is a circular road with an entrance onto East End Road.
Alexandra Mews, N2 Alexandra Mews is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Annington Road, N2 Annington Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Ashburnham Close, N2 Ashburnham Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Aylmer Parade, N2 Aylmer Parade is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Aylmer Road, N2 Aylmer Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Aylmer Road, N6 Aylmer Road is a road in the N6 postcode area
Bancroft Avenue, N2 Bancroft Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Baronsmere Road, N2 Baronsmere Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Bedford Road, N2 Bedford Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Beech Drive, N2 Beech Drive is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Beechwood Close, N2 Beechwood Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Benedict Way, N2 Benedict Way is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Beresford Road, N2 Beresford Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Borrowdale Close, N2 Borrowdale Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Brackenbury Road, N2 Brackenbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Brendon Grove, N2 Brendon Grove is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Brighton Road, N2 Brighton Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Brompton Grove, N2 Brompton Grove is a road in the N2 postcode area
Brownswell Road, N2 Brownswell Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Cecilia Close, N2 Cecilia Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Central Avenue, N2 Central Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Challoner Close, N2 Challoner Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Chamberlain Road, N2 Chamberlain Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Chandos Road, N2 Chandos Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Chapel Court, N2 Chapel Court was originally built as Chapel Street and lead in those days to the Great North Road.
Cherry Tree Road, N2 Cherry Tree Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Church Lane, N2 Church Lane runs from East End Road to the Great North Road.
Church Vale, N2 Church Vale is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Claybrook Close, N2 Claybrook Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Creighton Avenue, N2 Creighton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Deanery Close, N2 Deanery Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Devon Rise, N2 Devon Rise is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Diploma Avenue, N2 Diploma Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Diploma Court, N2 Diploma Court is a road in the N2 postcode area
Durham Road, N2 Durham Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Eagans Close, N2 Eagans Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
East End Road, N2 East End Road, linking East End and the southern section of the Great North Road with Church End, was the main east-west road in Finchley.
Eastern Road, N2 Eastern Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Elm Gardens, N2 Elm Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
Elmhurst Avenue, N2 Elmhurst Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Elmshurst Crescent, N2 Elmshurst Crescent was built after the Second World War.
Fairlawn Avenue, N2 Fairlawn Avenue was built over the site of two adjacent large properties - Fairlawn House and Cranleigh House.
Fallows Close, N2 Fallows Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Fortis Green Avenue, N2 Fortis Green Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Fortis Green, N2 Fortis Green (Road) is one of the ancient east-west routes of this area of Middlesex.
Francis Road, N2 Francis Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Green Lane, N2 Green Lane is a lost road of Finchley.
Greenfield Drive, N2 Greenfield Drive is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Greenfield Drive, N6 Greenfield Drive is a road in the N6 postcode area
Hamilton Road, N2 Hamilton Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Hampstead Heights, N2 Hampstead Heights is a road in the N2 postcode area
Hampstead Lane, N2 Hampstead Lane is a road in the N2 postcode area
Heath View Close, N2 Heath View Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Heath View, N2 Heath View is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Helen Close, N2 Helen Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Hertford Road, N2 Hertford Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
High Road, N2 High Road East Finchley dates from the early Middle Ages.
Hobbs Green, N2 Hobbs Green is a road in the N2 postcode area
Homefield Gardens, N2 Homefield Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
Howard Walk, N2 Howard Walk is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Huntingdon Road, N2 Huntingdon Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Ingram Road, N2 Ingram Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Juliana Close, N2 Juliana Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Keynes Close, N2 Keynes Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
King Street, N2 King Street was named in 1920 but existed since Napoleonic times.
Kitchener Road, N2 Kitchener Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Lankaster Gardens, N2 Lankaster Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Lauradale Road, N10 Lauradale Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Lauradale Road, N2 Lauradale Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Leicester Road, N2 Leicester Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Leopold Road, N2 Leopold Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Leslie Road, N2 Leslie Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Lewis Gardens, N2 Lewis Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Lincoln Road, N2 Lincoln Road is one of the streets built on the Park Hall Estate.
Long Lane, N2 Long Lane, named in 1719, ran from Ballards Lane to Bulls Lane at East End and was probably the medieval ’Ferrours Lane’.
Lynmouth Road, N2 Lynmouth Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Manor Cottages Approach, N2 Manor Cottages Approach is a road in the N2 postcode area
Manor Park Road, N2 Manor Park Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Mansfield Heights, N2 Mansfield Heights is a road in the N2 postcode area
Market Place, N2 Market Place developed from Finchley’s Hogmarket - so named by 1897.
Maya Road, N2 Maya Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Neale Close, N2 Neale Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
New Ash Close, N2 New Ash Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
New Oak Road, N2 New Oak Road connects Oak Lane with Long Lane.
New Trinity Road, N2 New Trinity Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Norfolk Close, N17 Norfolk Close is a road in the N17 postcode area
Nursery Road, N2 Nursery Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Oak Lane, N2 Oak Lane was one of the roads of a settlement called Cuckolds Haven - so-named by 1678.
Oakridge Drive, N2 Oakridge Drive is a road in the N2 postcode area
Oakview Gardens, N2 Oakview Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Old Farm Road, N2 Old Farm Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Ossulton Way, N2 Ossulton Way is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Ossulton Way, NW11 Ossulton Way is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Park Farm Close, N2 Park Farm Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Park Gate, N2 Park Gate is a road in the N2 postcode area
Park Hall Road, N2 Park Hall Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Park Road, N2 Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Plane Tree Walk, N2 Plane Tree Walk is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Ploughmans Walk, N2 Ploughmans Walk is a road in the N2 postcode area
Prospect Place, N2 Prospect Place was built in 1825 to link Cuckolds Haven with East End Road.
Prospect Ring, N2 Prospect Ring is a road in the N2 postcode area
Pulham Avenue, N2 Pulham Avenue was built in the grounds of a house called Elmshurst.
Pumphandle Path, N2 Pumphandle Path is a road in the N2 postcode area
Red Lion Hill, N2 The contemporary Red Lion Hill connects Oak Lane and Central Avenue.
Richmond Road, N2 Richmond Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Ringwood Avenue, N2 Ringwood Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Saint Pancras Court, N2 Saint Pancras Court is a road in the N2 postcode area
Sedgemere Avenue, N2 Sedgemere Avenue is named after Sedgemere House which stood on the site.
Shakespeare Gardens, N2 Shakespeare Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Sheldon Avenue, N2 Sheldon Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Simms Gardens, N2 Simms Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
Southern Road, N2 Southern Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Springcroft Avenue, N2 Springcroft Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
St Mary’s Green, N2 St Mary’s Green is a road in the N2 postcode area
Stanley Road, N2 Stanley Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Strawberry Vale, N2 Strawberry Vale is now simply a road - it was once an estate.
Summerlee Avenue, N2 Summerlee Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Summerlee Gardens, N2 Summerlee Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Sylvester Road, N2 Sylvester Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Talbot Avenue, N2 Talbot Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Tarling Road, N2 Tarling Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Taunton Drive, N2 Taunton Drive is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Mead, N2 The Mead is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Walks, N2 The Walks is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Trinity Avenue, N2 Trinity Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Trinity Road, N2 Trinity Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Vale Close, N2 Vale Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Viceroy Parade, N2 Viceroy Parade is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Western Road, N2 Western Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Whittington Court, N2 Whittington Court is a road in the N2 postcode area
Whittington Court, N6 Whittington Court is a road in the N6 postcode area
William Close, N2 William Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Wilmot Close, N2 Wilmot Close is a road in the N2 postcode area



 

East Finchley



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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