East Finchley is a surburban area in the London Borough of Barnet, in north London, and situated 5.4 miles (8.7 km) north-west of Charing Cross. Geographically it is somewhat separate from the rest of Finchley, with North Finchley and West Finchley to the north, and Finchley Central to the west.


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). The suburb began to be developed in the 1890s.


Neighbouring areas include:

Woodside Park                         North Finchley

Brunswick Park                       Finchley Central

Friern Barnet                          North Finchley

Church End                              Whetstone

Colney Hatch                            Mill Hill

Stations in the area are:

East finchley (Northern Line)


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