London Area Guides
Finchley Area Guide
Our area guide to 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 N3
Finchley feels more like London in character.
Property Types & Architecture
A mixture of property types, but a lot of Edwardian detached houses along with large family houses.
Shopping & Entertainment
The main area for shopping in Ballards Lane, though the Brent Cross Shopping Centre is very close.
A few restaurant and bars, but Camden and Hampstead are very close.
Who lives here?
Mainly middle class families.
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Schools in Finchley & Exam Results
Schools in Finchley fall under the Barnet Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Finchley by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Finchley
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 1 councils covering the 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
Finchley Local Authorities
Finchley is represented by Barnet Council 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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