London Area Guides
East Finchley Area Guide
Our area guide to East Finchley gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include N2
East Finchley is not as close to London as its postcode might suggest.
Property Types & Architecture
A very mixed area for property. It has the normal mix of Victorian terraces and small council estates, but included in N2 is also millionaires row, The Bishops Avenue.
Shopping & Entertainment
The main area for shopping is along the East Finchley High Road. This are also includes bars and cafes.
There is also a cinema, but for other options Hampstead is very close.
Parks & Commons
A few options within easy reach include: Cherry Tree Wood, Lyttleton Playing Fields, Hampstead Heath and Highgate Woods.
Who lives here?
Essentially the area is prosperous and houses mainly middle class and wealthy families.
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Guide to East Finchley transport links
East Finchley (Zone 3)
Totteridge and Whetstone (Zone 4)
Wood Green (Zone 3)
Schools in East Finchley & Exam Results
Schools in East Finchley fall under the Barnet Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in East Finchley by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within East Finchley
East Finchley Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the East Finchley area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
East Finchley Local Authorities
East Finchley is is represented by Barnet Council, Haringey Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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