Finchley Central was originally, and sometimes still referred to as Church End, the oldest recorded medieval village in the Finchley woodlands.
Victorian and Edwardian shopping parade as well as a couple of pubs and modern shops including Sainsbury's and Tesco.
There is a public library in Regents Park Road in Gateway House.
Properties in Finchley Central are remarkably diverse, encompassing a huge range of architectural styles from the large double-fronted Victorian and Edwardian properties surrounding Victoria Park to the more modest 1930’s built terraces of Squires Lane.
A number of recently newly built apartments sit on Hendon Lane and Regents Park Road today that are highly sought after.
Finchley Central is a London Underground station in the Church End area of Finchley, north London. The station is located on the High Barnet branch of the Northern line, between West Finchley and East Finchley stations; it is the junction for the short branch to Mill Hill East.
The station is around 7 miles north-northwest of Charing Cross and is in Zone 4. The station was opened on 22 August 1867 as part of the Great Northern Railway's line between Finsbury Park and Edgware stations.
As part of London Underground's Northern Heights plan, Northern line trains started serving the station in 1940 and main line passenger services ended in 1941. London Bus routes 13, 125, 143, 326, 382 and 460, night route N20, and school routes 626 and 683 serve the station.
The wide choice of top-performing state schools, catering for long-standing Jewish and Catholic communities, makes Finchley a good choice for families.
There are a number of popular schools in and around Finchley Central such as Moss Hall Primary which located on the corner of Moss Hall Grove and Nether Street. Manorside Primary, Tudor Primary School, St Teresa Catholic Primary School and Akiva which are both located on East End Road.
For secondary schools Christ's College is a popular school with academy status and falls under the London Borough of Barnet Local Education Authority for admissions. Since September 2018, Christ’s College Finchley has offered outstanding education to both girls and boys joining Year 7.
There is a public library in Regents Park Road in Gateway House, a new building facing the junction with Hendon Lane.
The library was relocated in September 2017 from its former home in Hendon Lane, next to the church. To the north, along Regents Park Road and Ballards Lane, close to the station, is a retail district with a Victorian and Edwardi-an shopping parade as well as a couple of pubs and modern shops includ-ing Sainsbury's and Tesco.
Further north, Victoria Park which covers 7 hectares (17 acres) is the home of the Finchley Carnival, a large fun fair held every year in July, dating back to 1905. Victoria Park has a lawn bowls and croquet club with a modern clubhouse.