The Best Of Finchley In Photos

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 6 months ago
The Best Of Finchley In Photos
Hendon Cemetery & Crematorium. Photo: Fenris Oswin

Finchley, in the London Borough of Barnet, has three tube stations, which some might consider excessive, but we'll let it off. Previously part of the county of Middlesex, it became part of Greater London in 1965. Take a photographic tour around its offerings.

Finchley Lido. The original outdoor pool opened in 1931 and closed in 1992. Photo: John
Stained glass window at St Mary's at Finchley church near Finchley Central station. The church was founded on this site in around 675AD. Photo: John Mugford
East Finchley station. The Zone 3 Northern line station opened in 1867 as part of Great Northern Railway. The art deco station is a Grade II listed building. Photo: Lee
Memorial to comedian and writer Spike Milligan at Stephens House and Park. Milligan lived for several years in Woodside Park, Finchley, and at The Crescent, Barnet, and was a contributing founder and strong supporter of the Finchley Society. The Finchley Society raised funds to commission this statue of him cast in bronze by local sculptor John Somerville. Photo: John Mugford
The independent Phoenix Cinema on High Road in East Finchley is the second-oldest continuously running cinema in the UK. Photo: Matt Brown
Avenue House, a Grade II listed Victorian Mansion — now known as Stephens House and Gardens. Photo: John Mugford
The Archer at East Finchley station. The statue by Eric Aumonier is intended to commemorate Finchley's ancient association with hunting in the nearby Royal Forest of Enfield. Photo: Andrew Smith
Park House. Photo: John Mugford
Tube fact: Dollis Brook Viaduct (above) is the highest point above ground level on the London Underground. It carries Northern line trains between Mill Hill East and Finchley Central stations Photo: Roll The Dice
There's been a pub on the East Finchley site of The Bald Faced Stag since 1714. Today, the High Road boozer has a dining room too. Photo: Dayoff171
Finchley Parish marker in Church End. Photo: Terry Moran
Finchley Central station. Photo: Robin

Last Updated 23 August 2017

CadizMiranda

Finchley Lido ain't closed..

Fenris Oswin

Just a quick note... the cemetery isn't "East Finchley Cemetery", its "Hendon Cemetery & Crematorium" on the Holders Hill Road.

bullythelsb

Beautiful collection of photos! I never knew about the Spike Milligan bench -- I must make a trip there on my next holiday in London to pose with the Great Man!

Mark O'Brien

Lovely few photos,I'd love to see more,as would my Mum. Do you have many more pics like these? You should do a book.
I'd really be interested in any other stuff you have,specially around East Finchley,appx 1966 to 1975.I was at the old Holy Trinity before we got moved to the new one up by Clarkes bakery.We lived in Willow House then Prospect RIng.
Proud to be from round there.
Thanks again.
(Add me anytime.)