Conveniently located within 0.1 miles away from Woodside park tube station and within walking distance to North Finchley high road's multiple shops and amenities is this well presented two double bedroom 2nd floor apartment that benefits from a recently installed passenger lift, double glazing, central heating, balcony, communal gardens and parking for residents.
The Compass Residential Guide to Life in
Finchley & Woodside Park
A melting pot of Victorian and Edwardian family residences mixed with contemporary commuter homes 7 miles north of Central London, Finchley and Woodside Park boast an abundance of commercial opportunities, shopping, excellent transport links, green spaces, high quality schools and leisure activities.
Finchley comprises four ‘villages’ in the shape of North Finchley, West Finchley, East Finchley and Finchley Central, each with its own distinctive character. Woodside Park is a mainly residential area, nestled just north of Finchley on the road to Barnet
Bisecting the area is Ballards Lane, which forks southwards into the Finchley Road in the direction of London’s West End, and south-west into Finchley Lane, heading to Hendon and all points west.
With a diverse mix of independent shops, retail chains and supermarkets close by, Finchley is packed with restaurants, street cafés pubs and bars, parks and office accommodation, and the borough is twinned with four partner towns:
• Jinja, Uganda, since 1963
• Le Raincy, France, since 1962
• Montclair, United States, since 1945
• Siegen-Wittgenstein, Germany, since 1951.
Finchley probably means "Finch's clearing" or "finches' clearing" in late Anglo-Saxon; the medieval Great North Road, which ran through the common, was notorious for highwaymen until the early 19th century.
Properties in Finchley & Woodside Park
Finchley is predominantly a residential suburb, with three town centres: North Finchley, East Finchley and Finchley Church End (Finchley Central). Made up of four wards, the population of Finchley counted 65,812 as of 2011.
According to Rightmove (March 2021), properties in Finchley had an overall average price of £656,751 over the last year. The majority of sales in Finchley during the last year were flats, selling for an average price of £422,415. Terraced properties sold for an average of £712,087, with semi-detached properties fetching £889,065.
Overall, sold prices in Finchley over the last year were 10% up on the previous year and 5% up on the 2017 peak of £622,539.
Finchley: Population Demographics
According to the 2011 UK Census in Finchley Church End ward, 67% of the population was White (47% British, 18% Other, 2% Irish), 8% Indian and 6% Other Asian. The largest religion was Judaism, claimed by 31% of the population, whereas Christians made up 28%. West Finchley ward was 61% White (40% British, 18% Other, 3% Irish), 13% Indian and 8% Other Asian.
Schools and Colleges in Finchley & Woodside Park
Finchley provides the catchment area for many excellent schools at every Keystage from primary to secondary to sixth form, and there are several further education and higher education colleges nearby.
There are 17 primary schools in the Finchley district, and seven secondary schools:
• The Archer Academy
• Bishop Douglass Catholic School
• Christ's College Finchley
• The Compton
• Finchley Catholic High School
• St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School
• Wren Academy
There is also a secondary special school, Oak Lodge Special School in East Finchley.
Woodhouse College in North Finchley, on the site of the old Woodhouse Grammar School, is one of two colleges in the borough.
Finchley’s Local Attractions
St Mary's at Finchley is the parish church, with parts dating from the 13th century.
College Farm is the last farm in Finchley; it was a model dairy farm, then a visitor attraction. The Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, with its 1930s art deco façade, is one of the oldest purpose-built cinemas in the UK.
The Sternberg Centre for Judaism in the old Manor House (formerly the convent and school of St Mary Auxiliatrice) at 80 East End Road in Finchley is a Jewish cultural centre. It was founded to facilitate Reform and Liberal Jewish institutions, attached to the Movement for Reform Judaism.
The Archer, on East Finchley tube station, is a 10 foot (3m) statue by Eric Aumonier of a kneeling archer having just released an arrow. The statue La Délivrance depicts a naked woman holding a sword (and is informally known as the Naked Lady); it stands at the approach to Finchley from the south, in a small garden beside Regent's Park Road, just north of Henlys Corner.
Shopping, sport and leisure facilities in Finchley & Woodside Park
The artsdepot, a community arts centre including a gallery, studio and theatre, opened in 2004, at Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley.
Finchley Film Makers was founded as the Finchley Amateur Cine Society in 1930, making it one of the oldest clubs in the country. It meets at the Quaker Meeting House in Alexandra Grove, North Finchley.
Victoria Park is off Ballards Lane between North Finchley and Finchley Central. It was proposed in 1887 to mark Queen Victoria's golden jubilee and opened in 1902 to be Finchley's first public park.
It is home to tennis courts and Finchley Victoria Bowling and Croquet Club. There is also a small nature reserve adjacent to the North Circular Road known as Long Lane Pasture.
A recent attraction is a bronze statue of Spike Milligan sitting on a bench.
The local football team Old Finchleians formed in 1901 who play home games at The Old Finchleians Memorial Ground in Southover and are members of the Southern Amateur League. Nicknamed The of's, the club has had well-known players like Gordon Finnie, Wayne Gosling and Cliff Brooks on their books.
Wingate & Finchley plays in the premier division of the Isthmian league; they play their home games at Summers Lane, N12.
The local rugby team is Finchley rfc, and Finchley Cricket Club (founded in 1832), plays in the Middlesex premier league, at Arden Field, East End Road, N3. Finchley Golf Club on Frith Lane was designed by five-times Open Champion, James Braid. Ken Brown, Ryder Cup player and bbc presenter, described it as “The best presented golf course for club play that I have seen in years.”
Finchley Victoria Bowls and Croquet Club, with two greens and a modern clubhouse in Victoria Park, offers lawn bowls and croquet facilities in the summer and year-round social activities.
Restaurants and pubs in Finchley & Woodside Park
Finchley offers a wide range of restaurants, pubs and bars from a diverse range of cultures and nationalities.
According to TripAdvisor (March 2021), the top-rated restaurants include Taste of Nawab, Genko Greek, China Cottage, Piani Pizza, Durum Ocaskbasi, Falafel Feast, Olympus Fish Bar, Mangos Indian & Bangladeshi cuisine and The Haven.
According to the highest rated pubs include The Erris Tavern, The Elephant Inn, Purple Rain and The Finchley Tavern.
Transport links to and from Finchley & Woodside Park
The Northern Line of the London Underground system stops not once, not twice, but three times in Finchley, providing quick access (around 30 minutes) to the West End, the City and the entire London-wide network. Woodside Park has its own station just to the north.
West Finchley station, on the Northern Line, is in zone four, serves North Finchley and is 27 minutes from Charing Cross.
Overground trains also run close by, and numerous bus routes linking the area to surrounding neighbourhoods.
Two of London's major roads, the east–west A406 North Circular Road and the north–south A1 meet and briefly merge at Henlys Corner at the southern edge of Finchley.
North Finchley bus station is a hub with nine bus routes using bus stops around Tally Ho Corner.
A number of cycle lanes are being introduced throughout Finchley to encourage more cycling and less car use.
Notable people who lived in Finchley include:
• The novelist Charles Dickens (1812–1870) wrote Martin Chuzzlewit while staying at Cobley Farm near Bow Lane, North Finchley.
• Octavia Hill (1838–1912), a social reformer and a founder of the National Trust, Kyrle Society and the Army Cadet movement lived at Brownswell Cottages on the High Road in East Finchley just south of the junction with the North Circular Road today.
• Dora Boothby (1881–1970), Wimbledon-champion tennis player, was born in Finchley.
• Harry Beck (1902–1974), an engineering draftsman who created the present London Underground Tube map in 1931,  lived in Finchley. There is a plaque commemorating him along with a copy of his original map on the southbound platform at Finchley Central tube station.
• Terry Thomas (1911–1990), comedian and actor, was born in Finchley.
• Spike Milligan (1918–2002), the comedian who was chief creator and main writer of The Goon Show, lived in Woodside Park from 1955 to 1974. He was president and patron of the Finchley Society. His statue, sitting on a bench, occupies a prominent position at Stephens House and Gardens.
• Margaret Thatcher (1925–2013), UK Prime Minister 1979–1990, was Conservative mp for Finchley from 1959 to 1992, although she lived in Chelsea before her time in Downing Street.
• Jonathan Sacks (Lord Sacks) (1948-2020), former Chief Rabbi, grew up in Finchley.
• John Bercow (born 1963), former Speaker of the House of Commons, grew up in Finchley and was a member of Finchley Young Conservatives.
• George Michael (1963–2016), the singer, was born in East Finchley.
• Emma Bunton (born 1976), singer, member of the Spice Girls, was born in Finchley and grew up in Woodside Park.
All information in correct as at March 2021 but is subject to change without notice.
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