Living in East Finchley area information and guide

East Finchley area overview

East Finchley in north London is a residential suburb with the full spectrum of housing, from Victorian and Edwardian terraced housing, large interwar family houses, 1960s council estates and multi-million pound mansions on The Bishop's Avenue.

There is also a smattering of high rise residential development including the three eleven-storey tower blocks of Prospect Ring, near to the centre. the area is well connected to the centre of London with a northern line station taking commuters into Leicester Square in just 20 minutes. East Finchley is the home of the UK's oldest purpose-built cinema called the Phoenix and has been described by Time Out magazine as the best single-screen cinema in London.

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Key statistics for
East Finchley N2

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Convivial Homeowners
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, India, South Africa
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in East Finchley?

East Finchley contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • East Finchley (N2 0)
  • Leslie Road (N2 8)
  • Fortis Green (N2 9)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in East Finchley

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
East Finchley
Leicester Square (23 min)
Leicester Square (20 min)
Alexandra Palace
First Capital Connect
King's Cross St Pancras (16 min)
Leicester Square (17 min)
Finchley Central
Leicester Square (27 min)
Bounds Green
Leicester Square (26 min)
New Southgate
First Capital Connect
King's Cross St Pancras (21 min)
First Capital Connect
King's Cross St Pancras (16 min)
Bowes Park
First Capital Connect
King's Cross St Pancras (21 min)
Crouch Hill
Charing Cross (34 min)
Upper Holloway
King's Cross St Pancras (33 min)
Golders Green
Leicester Square (21 min)
Wood Green
Leicester Square (23 min)
West Finchley
Leicester Square (30 min)
Arnos Grove
Leicester Square (28 min)
Turnpike Lane
Leicester Square (21 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

10% of non-UK born population


9% of non-UK born population

South Africa

6% of non-UK born population

Type: Convivial Homeowners

There are large numbers of well-paid professional couples here, often with children, choosing to live in diverse urban areas rather than the suburbs

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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