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The Kingdom of Essex: Principal Towns and Boundaries

The kingdom of Essex was established as an independent Saxon Kingdom in 527.

The principal towns in the kingdom were:

  • London
  • Colchester

The Kingdom covered the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. The kingdom was bounded by:

  • To the north, the River Stour and the Kingdom of East Anglia (Ost Angelnen).
  • To the south, the Kingdom of Kent and the River Thames.
  • To the east, the coast and the North Sea.
  • To the west, the Kingdom of Mercia (Mittlere Angelnen).

The original population was made up of Germanic Jutes and Celtic Britons in equal proportions. The first king of Essex was Aescwine 527 - 587. Essex remained a kingdom until 812, when it became subordinate to Wessex.

The Saxon peoples that were part of the Kingdom of Essex were:

  • The Middle Saxons - Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex.
  • Prior to the Roman invasion, the area was the territory of the Trinovantes in the east and the Catuvellauni in the west.

The Kingdom of Essex: A History

The establishment of the kingdom was by Aescwine in 527; the capital was London and the Royal palace was near what is now called Cripplegate.

King Saebert established the kingdom's first monastery in 606 in the area of St Paul's, the church (site) surviving the monastery. He was killed in a battle against the forces of King Cynegils of Wessex in 617, and is reported to have been buried in Westminster Abbey Church which was also founded by King Saebert.

This may not be the end of the story. In 2003 a Royal Saxon burial was discovered near Southend. It was in the village of Prittlewell, 39 miles south-east of London. Near the Saxon church of Saint Mary's there was a burial in a four-metre square, timber-lined chamber, originally covered with a barrow mound. Buried in a pagan style, the fact that the man was a Christian was shown by the two gold crosses on the body. It is speculated the grave could be that of King Saebert.

The first documentary evidence of the Kingdom of Essex is in the Venerable Bede's work the Ecclesiastical History of the English People written in 672. In this he noted the establishment of the Bishopric of London in 602, and the first Post-Augustinian Bishop Mellitus.


The Kingdom of Essex prospered until the reign of King Sigeric 758 - 798. He abdicated in 798, in favour of King Sigered. Shortly after this the Kingdom of Essex was annexed by the Mercian King Beornwulf. In 812, Sigered of Essex was demoted from a king to a duke by his Mercian overlords. The Mercian control of Essex was short and was ended when King Ecgbert of Wessex defeated the Mercian forces at the Battle of Ellendun in 825, and Beornwulf himself was killed while dealing with a rebellion in East Anglia.

In 870, King Alfred of Wessex entered into a treaty with the Danish King Guthrum. As part of the settlement of this (the Treaty of Wedmore), much of the territory that was the Kingdom of the Essex was given to the Danes as part of the Danelaw.

Offas You Cant RefuseThe Kings of Essex

  • Aescwine (527 - 587): He claimed descent from the God Saxnot; he reigned until his death in 587.
  • Sledda (587 - 604): He was persuaded to convert to Christianity by Aethelwald, king of East Anglia.
  • Saebert (604 - 616): Saebert was a convert to Christianity and reigned until his death in 616.
  • Sexred (616 - 617): He was a convert back to Saxon paganism; reigned until he was killed in a battle against the forces of Wessex in 617.
  • Sigeberht I the Little (617 - 653): Reigned until killed in a battle against the forces of Wessex in 653 AD.
  • Sigeberht II Sanctus 'the Good' (653 - 660): Saint Cedd was sent on a missionary errand to Essex to convert its people to Christianity. In 660, Sigeberht was murdered by his brothers Swithelm and Swithfrith.
  • Swithelm (660 - 664): He was persuaded to convert to Christianity by Aethelwald, king of East Anglia.
  • Sighere (664 - 683): He reigned until his death in 683.
  • Sebbi (664 - 694): Joint ruler with his brother until 683, after which time he ruled alone. He abdicated in 694 to enter a monastery in the area of St Paul's, London.
  • Sigeheard (694 - 709): He reigned until his death in 709 AD.
  • Swaebheard (695 - 709): Joint king with his brother Sigeheard; he abdicated and travelled with King Cenred of Mercia to Rome.
  • Offa (709): He also abdicated and travelled with Swaebheard and King Cenred of Mercia to Rome.
  • Swaefbert (709 - 746): He ruled along with Saelred of Essex (709 - 746) who appointed him provisional king in 715.
  • Svvithred (746 - 758): He reigned until his death.
  • Sigeric (758 - 798): He abdicated.
  • Sigered (798 - 825): In 812, Sigered was reduced from a king to a duke by his Mercian overlords. In 825, Mercia was defeated by King Egbert of Wessex and the kingdom of Essex became part of the Kingdom of Wessex.

Middlesex GuildhallThe ancient County of Middlesex was bounded by the River Thames in the south, the River Lea in the east, the River Colne in the west and by the northern heights bounding the Hertfordshire border in the north. It was the second smallest county and, prior to its demise, the most densely populated. Middlesex is an area in England, mostly covered by Greater London. It is one of the 39 historical counties of England. It includes the City of London, which was self-governing from the thirteenth century. London's northwestern suburbs steadily covered large parts of Middlesex, especially following the coming of the railways.

The administrative and historic boundaries around Middlesex diverged very early on, with the recognition of the City of London as an independent county borough.

In 1888 much of the area became part of the County of London - the present-day boroughs of Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Islington, Tower Hamlets and Westminster were removed.

During the next few decades the county became almost entirely urbanised by suburbs of London. Towards the end of the period, many of the boroughs in the area were demanding independence from Middlesex County Council as county boroughs, which if granted would have left Middlesex County Council controlling an area with three distinct and unconnected fragments - in the west, the south-east and the north of the county.

Instead, in 1965, nearly all the remainder of Middlesex was subsumed by the new Greater London except the Potters Bar district; which was ceded to Hertfordshire, and the district of Spelthorne, which were ceded to Surrey. The greater part went to form the new London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, and Hounslow.

Middlesex is still used as a placename, and exists in the name of such organisations as the Middlesex County Cricket Club or Middlesex University. Royal Mail guidelines now leave the use on letters of the historic county, administrative county, or no county at all up to the personal preference of the addresser, and Middlesex is consequently commonly found on addresses outside the London postal districts (and sometimes, even within). From an organisational point of view the Royal Mail does however recognise the existance of an area called Middlesex as one of the Postal counties of England but confusingly it is not identical to the historic county boundaries - not only have large sections formed part of the London postal district but elsewhere the borders occasionally follow a different course, such as the village of Denham which is in both the traditional and administrative county of Buckinghamshire but in the postal county of Middlesex.

In the area around Richmond upon Thames and Twickenham, one bank of the River Thames is often referred to as the "Middlesex Bank" , with "Surrey Bank" for the opposite side of the river - this identification is especially useful where the river flows in a north-westerly direction thus making the terms "north bank" and "south bank" somewhat confusing.

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Selwyn The MiddlesaxonAims & Objectives

1. To make people aware that the geographical County of Middlesex still exists and that only the County Council was abolished in 1965.

2. To explain that London is in Middlesex and that London should refer ONLY to the City itself.

3. To explain that Hertfordshire and Surrey County Councils only administer portions of the County of Middlesex but those portions are NOT part of the counties which administer them.

4. To correct the media whenever they refer to an area of Middlesex as a compass point of ‘London’ or as Hertfordshire or Surrey.

5. To enlist the support of Members of Parliament to assist with any legislation that will safeguard the continuing identity of the County of Middlesex.

6. To encourage local authorities which are now jointly responsible for administering the County to acknowledge their duty to safeguard the heritage of the County.

7. To promote the identity of the County of Middlesex by encouraging the use of the county name in addresses.

8. To promote awareness and interest in the history and geography of Middlesex, particularly amongst our schoolchildren.

9. To encourage the preservation of all historic buildings and other aspects of the history and heritage of the County.

10. To encourage a sense of pride in the County through sport and other activities and a sense of identity among all Middlesaxons.

 Historical Facts

Middlesex was first recorded in a Saxon Charter of 704 A.D. as the “Provincia Middleseaxon” (Providence of the Middle Saxons) making it the third oldest recorded county name after Kent and Essex.

Originally it was part of the Kingdom of Essex until the Danes overran Essex and captured London in the mid ninth century. In 886 A.D. Alfred the Great re-took London and established the boundary between the Saxons and Danelaw along the river Lea. Middlesex (including modern Hertfordshire) remained part of the Kingdom of Wessex until the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

In the late ninth century the shires as we know them today were created. They were parts of kingdoms or provinces which were shorn off to create smaller units, thus Hertfordshire was detached from the Middlesex Province and Middlesex was never a shire.

The Normans used the existing Saxon Divisions of the country calling them counties (units of account for the Domesday Survey and being under the control of a compte or count).
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Donald Strachan discovers how a rural county was swallowed up by London's suburbs.

Daily Telegraph 30 Nov 2004
Suburbia doesn't seem the obvious place for an architectural and historical walking tour. Yet north-west London, where the capital stretches its legs into unassuming suburbs such as Pinner and Neasden, is the unlikely venue for the Transport Museum's guided visits to Metro-land.

This densely populated area grew up around the Metropolitan Railway in the 1920s and '30s. The Met, as it was known to workers and passengers, wasn't built to serve communities, but to create them. When urban London spread into rural Middlesex the countryside vanished - almost overnight tithe barns and ancient copses made way for signal boxes and model high streets. The rail commuter was born.

I meet my guide, David Wadley, at Baker Street. He is a charming chartered mechanical engineer and Transport Museum guide, still enjoying his 65-year love affair with London's railways. After a talk and tour of the station - the former Met headquarters - we take the train and head west to Rayners Lane. "Originally, this station was nicknamed Pneumonia Junction," says Wadley, apparently after the winter wind that whistles down from the Chilterns. The station's design is typical of Piccadilly Line architect Charles Holden, a leading figure of London Underground design. Towering glass windows, now showing their age, bathe the ticket hall in light. At night, from its hill, the station beams like a lighthouse over a sea of Metro-land houses stretching northwards to Headstone and beyond.

Wadley points out a fine piece of radical suburban architecture across the road. The former Grosvenor Cinema, now a Zoroastrian Centre, has seen better days, but remains as evocative of a time and place as Tower Bridge or Tate Modern. Plain plaster surfaces and sweeping curves echo classic European modernity.

But the heart of Metro-land lies a short walk down the hill, at the end of a curious high street that looks like (and probably was) one developer's idea of "typical" suburbia. It is Metro-land's flagship development: E S Reid's Harrow Garden Village estate. When it was begun in 1929 next to Rayners Lane, annual traffic through the new station was 30,000 passengers. Within eight years it was four million.

Most of the estate's houses are classic Metro-land: angular, semi-detached, with inelegant bay windows and steep tiled roofs. Each differs minutely and obsessively from its neighbour, with no concession to architectural modernism.

But on a good day the area still glows with the Metro-land dream. Birds twitter and chirp in the hedges. Trees line every street. The Yeading Brook, marking the boundary of the estate, babbles along the roadside.

We linger at The Close, reminiscent of an idealised village green with its picture-perfect village hall, missing only a weeping willow and duck pond. Wadley points out the architectural delights of Tudorbethan semis and smarts at the incursion of a more recent suburban scourge: inappropriate (plastic!) double-glazing.

Standing here, I sense not only the history - the who, how, what and where of Metro-land - but also the why. Compared with the drudgery of the inter-war inner city, this was a place, said one early suburban settler, that "adds a thrill and a zest to life".

And those slightly awkward suburban semis? They look magnificent - sleepy, quintessential England. There's even something egalitarian at work; a sort of utopian communism with hanging baskets.
 From here, in the decade leading up to the war, Metro-land spread unchallenged. Eastcote and Ruislip, once a holiday resort for consumptive Londoners, were absorbed. Hillingdon, Ickenham and the nearby Swakeleys estate, later immortalised in the name of a roundabout on the A40, joined the sprawl.

Where no village name existed, the Met ran public competitions to create one: Northwood Hills and Queensbury were born by artificial urbanisation. How the old Harrovians, sitting on their hill, must have watched in horror as Metro-land swallowed old Middlesex whole. The rural peace of their Italianate villas and Doric porches breached forever by the electric hum of the Metropolitan Railway.

Cheap mortgages had made the impossible affordable. And the people kept coming, cannibalising the rural idyll they were chasing and replacing it with a voracious suburbia.

"The countryside was galloping backwards as fast as people could find it," Wadley observes.

On Park Drive, a typical off-the-peg street name, he shows me a secluded, now decrepit public tennis court. This was the brave new world that the 1930s family was chasing, and there was to be no halting progress. To the upwardly-mobile, says Wadley, the "suburban residence was many individual Englishman's idea of his home, except for the cosmopolitan rich, a minority of freaks and intellectuals and the very poor".

And this was the real Metro-land innovation. "You have to see it as one big advertising sales pitch, a package deal," says Wadley. "Ride our trains, live in our houses, enjoy our countryside."

But in the process the old country has gone. Riding the Met now, through Northwick Park and Neasden, it isn't hard to imagine these bus lanes and flyovers as meadows and beech trees - it's impossible.

Further information

London's Transport Museum (www.ltmuseum.co.uk) offers group tours of Baker Street station and Metro-land, run by the museum's Friends. Prices (based on a group of 10) are £8.50.

Times, dates and group sizes are flexible and by arrangement with the museum. Call or e-mail the Group Coordinator (020 7565 7265; email: group visits@ltmuseum.co.uk). People can also join a pre-arranged tour by contacting the Resource Desk (020 7379 6344).

For an unusual and eclectic take on Metro-land, including some excellent John Betjeman links, visit www.metroland.org. The 1924 edition of Metro-land, a dedicated guide published annually between 1915 and 1932, has been published by Southbank (£16.99) with a new introduction by Oliver Green, head curator of the Transport Museum.

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North Acton Park is positioned in the north of the suburb up the hill away from the busy streets of Acton High Street. Surrounded by largely residential buildings the park is a popular place for people to exercise and play sports. The park has a small pavilion and a tennis court and basketball court as well as a fine children’s playground in one corner. From the park one can see the magnificent arch of the new Wembley Stadium.
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This modern Methodist Church is situated close to the public park of The Green at the centre of the east Acton residential community. The church is simple in its design but still attracts a large and loyal congregation from across the area. The church likes to be part of community and charitable local affairs and takes an active role in both.
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St. Aidan's is a fine looking Catholic Church located on one of the main shopping streets of east Acton close to the Underground Station. The church has been one of the primary places of worship for Catholic's in the area for many generations and draws an interesting and eclectic congregation from across the social spectrum.
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This building was constructed in the late 1920s and is an interesting example of the neo-gothic revival that was taking place in ecclesiastical architecture at this time. The church is well crafted and a great deal of attention has been spent on the detail especially around the windows and doors. The building houses a friendly and lively Christian community in the North of Acton.
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The Green is a public park situated just off Old Oak Common Road close to the main shopping streets of the area. The park is well appointed with mature trees around the edge and well kept lawns within. It has been a place of rest, recreation and relaxation for the people of the suburb for many years and continues to attract visitors today.
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Was originally in Hertfordshire but is included as parts of the London Borough of Barnet were in Middlesex.
The town was the site of the Battle of Barnet in 1471 (more accurately, Hadley), where Yorkist troops led by King Edward IV killed the rebellious "Kingmaker" Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick and Warwick's brother, John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu.  It is the site of an ancient and well-known horse fair, hence the Cockney rhyming slang of Barnet Fair or barnet for "hair". The fair dates back to 1588 when Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter to the Lord of the Manor of Barnet the right to hold a twice yearly fair.
Chipping Barnet (chipping meaning market) was historically a civil parish of Hertfordshire and formed part of the Barnet Urban District from 1894. The parish was abolished in 1965 and the Chipping Barnet section of its former area was transferred to Greater London and the newly-created London Borough of Barnet.  In 1801 the parish had a population of 1,258 and covered an area of 1,440 acres  By 1901 the parish was reduced to 380 acres (1.5 km²) and had a population of 2,893. In 1951 the population was 7,062. In Saxon times the site was part of an extensive wood called Southaw, belonging to the Abbey of St Albans. The name of the town appears in early deeds as 'Bergnet' - the Saxon word 'Bergnet'  meant a little hill (monticulus). Barnet's elevated position is also indicated in one of its alternative names ('High Barnet'), which appears in many old books and maps, and which the railway company restored. According to local belief, though not verified, "Barnet stands on the highest ground betwixt London and York." The area was historically a common resting point on the traditional Great North Road between the City of London and York and Edinburgh. At the turn of the 21st century, a tongue-in-cheek movement calling for the name Barnet to be changed to "Barnét" began to gain the attention of the public and the national media, with many public road signs in the area regularly being altered to contain the accented character. . Despite some support from residents, Barnet Council has been treating any such alterations to public road signs as vandalism.

Barnet High Street
The Barnet Society
Barnet Symphony Orchestra
Barnet YHA local group

East Barnet & EN4 Kosher Food Click here for Kosher Eateries
La Boucherie Kosher Ltd,
  4 Cat Hill, East Barnet EN 8JB. Tel: 0208 449 9215
Grocers & Butchers
World Of Kosher 25 Station Road, Cockfosters, Herts, EN4 0DW. Tel: 0208 441 3621 Grocers & Butchers
The public archives are filled with records of this borough of London, and the many that have preceded it. As a visitor you can enjoy leafing through the many texts that are on display and learn more about the foundations of this area, how the people used to live, and how the development of Barnet has changed their lives. The helpful and well trained staff will assist you in finding what you're looking for and be able to answer any questions that you might have.

80 Daws Lane, Barnet, London NW7 4SL
E-mail Barnet Local Studies & Archive
Phone: +44 (0)20 8959 6657
This area of London has a long and interesting history, much of which has been recorded and kept on display in this museum. If you are keen to learn more about the way that Barnett has developed through the ages, this collection will certainly be the year. The displays include artefacts, documents, maps and pictures which helped to bring to life history of the area. A well organised collection, the whole family can enjoy an interesting and informative experience.

31 Wood Street, Barnet, London EN5 4BE

Bernie Grant was a member of parliament in North London and became well known as being one of the most outspoken and influential politicians on matters of race relations in British society. This fascinating collection is housed within the University of Middlesex and brings together many of his personal papers and artefacts from an illustrious career. It is designed so that visitors can learn more about the man and the causes that he supported.

Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet, London EN4 8HT
Phone: +44 (0)208 411 6686
This extensive archive houses over 200,000 pieces of press coverage that relate to lesbian, gay and bi-sexual news that has been reported since 1930. The archive has become one of the most important historical resources for those following the social development of gay people in society, and offers a fascinating insight into the way that attitudes have changed as times have gone on.

Cat Hill Campus, Barnet, London EN4 8HT
Gay Newsmedia Archive Web site
Phone: +44 (0)208 411 4933
Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture
MoDA is part of Middlesex University, but is also a public museum with free entry for everyone.  Their varied exhibitions give a vivid picture of domestic life in the first half of the 20th century, while also looking at contemporary design, art and issues related to the domestic environment.  MoDA's outstanding collections throw light on what homes were like and how people lived in them.  Workshops and events provide educational, informative and entertaining experiences for adults and children alike.  MoDA has truly become the museum where everyone can feel completely at home.

 Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet, Herts, EN4 8HT

Tel: +44 (0)20 8411 5244, fax: +44 (0)20 411 6639
The Runnymede Collection is based at the University of Middlesex and makes up a unique resource related to the study of race relations in Britain since the 1960s. It carries an extensive collection of pamphlets, books, magazines, journals and periodicals on the subject. The collection is managed by the Racial Equalities Studies Department at the university and is open to the public throughout the year.

Cat Hill, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN4 8HT
The Runnymede Collection Web site
Phone: +44 (0)208 411 6686
The settlement pre-dates the Roman occupation of Britain, and thus pre-dates the founding of London itself. Many pre-Roman artifacts have been excavated in and around the area in Brentford known as 'Old England'. Bronze Age pottery and burnt flints have been found in separate sites in Brentford. The quality and quantity of the artefacts suggests that Brentford was a meeting point for pre-Romanic tribes where part of tribal rituals included the ceremonial casting of weapons into the river. One well known Iron Age piece from about 100 BC - AD 50 is the Brentford horn-cap  - a ceremonial chariot fitting that formed part of local antiquarian Thomas Layton's collection  , now held by the Museum of London. The Celtic knot pattern (the 'Brentford Knot') on this item has been copied for use on modern jewellery.It has been suggested that Brentford was also a main fording point on the River Thames, and was the point where Julius Cæsar crossed the Thames during his invasion of Britain. It is asserted, without strong evidence, on the Brentford Monument, that a documented battle fought at this time between Cæsar's forces and Cassivellaunus took place at Brentford[1]. There are, however, two other historically accredited battles of Brentford in 1016 and 1642.New Brentford was first described as the county town of Middlesex in 1789, on the basis that it was the location of elections of knights for the shire (or Members of Parliament) from 1701.  In 1795 New Brentford (as it was then) was "considered as the county-town; but there is no town-hall or other public building" causing confusion that remains to this day.

Companies in Brentford

Allianz Cornhill Animal Health

Audi are currently building their European headquarters in Brentford on the site of the old Lucozade building.

Brompton Bicycle (Headquarters), manufacturer of folding bicycles
Carillion Datapoint (Headquarters) GlaxoSmithKline (Headquarters)
E.M.Tool Designs (Ltd) (Headquarters) Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Ltd. (subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG) Kraft Foods International (European Union)
MapMechanics - GIS Firm Sega Tie Rack Corporate Neckwear
Waterstone's Booksellers Ltd (A division of HMV Group plc) WorleyParsons (London offices)

Brentford Crest
Brentford Dock residents' website
Brentford, Chiswick & Isleworth Times online
Gunnersbury Park Museum
Museum of London page on the Brentford horn-cap showing the 'Brentford Knot' pattern
Thomas Layton & his Collection
GlaxoSmithKline's Global Headquarters at Brentford
The Gillette Building, Brentford
Fairly comprehensive amateur local history website on Brentford
Brentford High Street project: people and properties 1840 - 1940
Soul in Brentford
The Brentford Biopsy
The Brentford Pages - modelling the GWR Brentford Branch

Boston Manor Park
 is a large public green area in the west London suburb of Brentford. The park has for generations been designated by the local authorities as a place of rest and recreation for local people. Once associated with the ancient Boston Manor, today the park is mainly used by locals and tourists for picnicking, running, walking and games.
Boston Manor Park
Brentford, London TW8

Brentford Football Club
was founded in 1889 and since that time has been a significant part of the social life of the west London suburb. Although never really having tremendous success at the very highest level of football, the club has consistently performed in the English professional game and has had several notable cup runs. Games are played at the home ground around once every ten days in the football season. Chelsea FC reserves also play here.
Brentford Football Club
Braemar Way, Brentford, London TW8 0NT


Bees United The Supporters Trust that owns Brentford FC

Phone: +44 (0)8453 456 442
Brentford Free Church
 is a small community facility based at the heart of the west London suburb. The church has its roots in ancient non-conformism, but this particular building is relatively modern. It is home to a a large and friendly Christian community who take an active role in community and charitable affairs.
Brentford Free Church
Boston Manor Road, Brentford, London TW8 8DW 
Phone: +44 (0)20 8560 7495
Brentford Library
Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish American philanthropist and businessman funded this tremendous Victorian building in the heart of Brentford. The library has for well over a century served as one of the central focuses of community life in the suburb. It has a large collection of books and other media for loan as well as an extensive research section and some interesting pieces of local history.
Brentford Library
Boston Manor Road, Brentford, London TW8 8DW 

E-mail Brentford Library
Phone: +44 (0)20 8560 8801
The Brentford River Path
is part of the larger Thames Pathway system of walks that run along the banks of the Thames in central London and out along the suburban sections. Brentford River Path offers exceptional views and beautiful surroundings as visitors track the banks of the ancient river towards Kew Gardens and central London or out of town in the direction of Twickenham.

Brentford River Path
Riverside, Brentford, London TW8

Brentford War Memorial
stands solemnly outside the main library in the town in a small area of parkland that is sheltered by shady trees. The memorial commemorates those lost during both the First and Second World Wars from the area of Brentford. It also serves as a celebration of the courage of all those who fought for the basic rights that we take for granted in this country today.

Brentford War Memorial
Boston Manor Road, Brentford, London TW8 8DW

Ealing Road Baptist Church
is a small and understated place of worship housed in a modern low lying building on the edge of Brentford close to Ealing in west London. The church takes an active role in the life of the local community and enjoys a large and committed congregation of local people who enjoy worshipping and praying on the site.
Ealing Road Baptist Church
Ealing Road, Brentford, London TW8

Kew Bridge Steam Museum
can be spotted from many miles away thanks to the huge brick chimney that towers above the museum at its centre. The museum pays homage to the age of steam and contains a great many working examples of steam machines and vehicles that developed quickly during Victorian times and helped to carry us into the modern age.
Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Green Dragon lane, Brentford, London TW8 OEN 
Phone: +44 (0)20 8568 4757
Brentford Musical Museum
 is housed in a redundant church about seven miles to the west of the centre of London. The museum as its name suggests is a large collection of musical instruments and related artefacts from the very beginnings of automated noise to the present day. It is thought to be one of the finest collections of its type in he world.
Brentford Musical Museum
368 High Street, Brentford, London TW8 OBD
Phone: +44 (0)20 8560 8108
St. Paul's Church
is one of the largest and most impressive architecturally in the suburb of Brentford in west London. The church is situated close to the main shopping streets and towers above the surrounding residences. The church is home to a large and ethnically diverse Christian congregation who meet on a regular basis for prayer and to organise community events.
St Pauk's Church
St. Paul's Road, Brentford, London TW8

St. Paul's Park
is a large outdoor green area relatively close to the central shopping streets of Brentford in west London. The facility is well used by local people who for generations have enjoyed this area of greenery as a place of rest and relaxation, away from the busy roads of the central areas of town. The park has a children's playground within it.
St Pauls Park
Boston Manor Road, Brentford, London TW8

Syon House & Gardens
 has been home to the Duke of Northumberland and his family for over four hundred years. Just 10 miles from central London, the house is surrounded by its own parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, and Kew Gardens is just across the Thames. Originally the site of a late medieval abbey, Syon House has Tudor origins and contains some of Robert Adam’s finest interior work, which was commissioned by the first Duke of Northumberland in the 1760s. The venue is availble for private hire and weddings, as a film location, or simply for a family day out.
Syon House
Syon Park, Brentford, London TW8 8JF

Phone: +44 (0)20 8560 08823  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8568 0936
Syon Park
is one of the largest green areas in central Brentford and is situated in a beautiful location next to the River Thames. The park is a popular with locals and visitors alike and contains a wealth of facilities including a children's playground. The park is primarily used as a place of rest, relaxation and recreation by people wishing to experience some tranquillity without having to leave London.
Syon Park
Brentford High Street, Brentford, London TW8

Watermans Art Centre
is located at the heart of Brentford in west London, close to the river Thames. The centre is a multi purpose facility containing a range of open access facilities for the public. The centre has a cinema showing the best in world cinema, and art gallery which hosts shows from local artists and visiting exhibitions from across the globe as well as holding regular workshops and seminars.
Waterman's Art Centre
40 Brentford High Street, Brentford, London TW8 ODS
E-mail Watermans Art Centre  -  Watermans Art Centre Web site
Phone: +44 (0)20 8232 1010
Chiswick grew up as a fishing village around St. Nicholas church on Church Street, but the name Chiswick later became used for a wider area, formed originally by merging the four villages of Chiswick, Strand-on-the-Green, Little Sutton and Turnham Green. By 1815, Chiswick parish included all the area bounded by the loop of the Thames, the High Road west of Turnham Green, the north side of Chiswick Common and Bath Road to Goldhawk Road. In 1896, "Bedford Park, Chiswick" was advertised, which at that time was partly in Acton Urban District. For centuries fishermen and watermen have used the waterfront of old Chiswick to deliver goods to riverside businesses and the surrounding area. By the early nineteenth century the fishing industry in and around Chiswick was declining as the growth of industry and the invention of the flush toilet were causing pollution in the river. Fish began to die out and the river became unsuitable as a spawning ground. Locks upstream also made the river impassable by migratory fish such as salmon and shad. From the 18th century onwards the High Road became built up with inns and large houses. Today the High Road is a busy shopping street with many cafes, restaurants and several 19th century public houses. Chiswick is the birthplace of the modern domestic violence refuge movement, with the first shelter established by Erin Pizzey in 1971.Blue plaques have been erected for the following people: Jack Beresford, Olympic rowing champion, E. M. Forster, novelist, Joseph Michael Gandy, architect and painter, Private Frederick Hitch, (V.C.) hero of Rorke's Drift, John Lindley, botanist and pioneer rchidologist, Lucien Pissarro, painter, print-maker and wood engraver, Alexander Pope, poet and Johann Zoffany, painter
Brentford Crest

William Hogarth Statue
Chiswick's local community web site
Virtual Tour of Chiswick
A few Old Postcards of Chiswick
Chiswick history website
Chiswick: Growth, A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 7: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden, (1982)

Chiswick House
Set amid the hustle and bustle of west London lies Chiswick House and Gardens, a beautiful and inspiring oasis of tranquility that is uniquely important.The magnificent neo-Palladian villa is considered a design masterpiece, and the gardens are widely credited as the birthplace of the English landscape movement, creating a revolution in garden design that swept the world. Over the centuries celebrated figures have come to Chiswick House and Gardens seeking pleasure and inspiration. The villa was completed by Lord Burlington in 1729 and it was at Chiswick that he entertained notable visitors, such as Handel, Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. This tradition was upheld by the beautiful and controversial Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire who called Chiswick House 'my earthly paradise'. In more recent times, the Beatles used the gardens as the backdrop for 'Paperback Writer' and 'Rain'. Today, the property and grounds are enjoyed by 1 million people each year. Over the next two years, the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust is undertaking one of the country's biggest and most ambitious garden restoration projects, investing £12.1 million to restore the gardens to their full 18th century glory.
Chiswick House
Burlington Lane, London W4 2RP
Phone: +44 (0)20 8995 0508  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8742 3104
Chiswick Library
 is a good looking old building situated a few streets away from the High Street in Chiswick. The building, although old on the outside, is an ultra modern information hub for the people of the suburb. The facility offers lending of books, videos, DVDs and CDs as well as having a large reference and local history section. The space is also often used for exhibitions and seminars by visiting artists and experts.
Chiswick Library
Duke's Avenue, Chiswick, London W4 2AB 
Phone: +44 (0)20 8994 1008
Chiswick Methodist Church
is a modern facility on the edge of Chiswick. By no means as grand as the central Methodist church in Hammersmith which is only a few minutes away by car, the church is home to a small and friendly Christian congregation. The church and its parishioners enjoy being a central part of community life in Chiswick and invest a great deal of time in social and charitable activities.
Chiswick Methodist Church
Sutton Court Road, Chiswick, London W4 1TR

Chiswick Pier Canoe Club
Based in a superb setting on the Thames at Chiswick Pier, Chiswick Pier Canoe Club was formed in 1999 and has over 150 members. It is a friendly club and new members are always welcome. The club has a good spread of ages with many adult members and youngsters from the age of 8.The club is very active and a variety of disciplines are catered for including touring, white water (freestyle, river running and kayak surfing) and junior canoe polo - but we also welcome people who just want to enjoy being on the Thames .
Chiswick Pier Canoe Club
The Pier House
Corney Reach Way
London W4 2UG

Tel:   07933 276 792
Chiswick Rugby Football Club
 are based in Chiswick, Central London near Acton, Barnes and Hammersmith. As always we are recruiting new players of all levels.
Chiswick Rugby Football Club
Riverside Lands
Dukes Meadows
W4 2SH


     tel : 07973 268 392
Chiswick Town Hall
 is a popular location for antique and collectors fairs and is located in Heathfield Terrace just off Chiswick High Road. Bus routes 27, 237, 267, 391, E3, H40 and H91 stop within 1 or 2 minutes walk. Chiswick Park tube station is about 5 minutes walk away and Gunnesbury station is within a 10 minute walk. Car parking around the hall is on meters.
Chiswick Town Hall
Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, London W4 4JN
tel: 0208
Cygnet Rowing Club
Cygnet RC is affiliated to the Civil Service Sports Council. More information can be found at its Main and London sites.

Cygnet Rowing Club
Civil Service Boathouse
Dukes Meadows, Chiswick
London W4 2SH
tel :020 8994 0025
Dukes Meadows Trust
 is a community driven conservation charity working to restore a riverside park on the Thames at Chiswick. We aim to improve the leisure potential and bio diversity of the park by involving volunteers from across the community.
Dukes Meadow
Dukes Meadows Trust
Registered Office
The Pavilion
Market Drive
Chiswick London
W4 2RX
Phone +44 (0) 20 8742 2225
The Fullers Brewery
 has been part of life in Chiswick for well over a century. The UK's largest independent brewer of ales, Fullers has gained a great reputation around the world for its products. The brewery is open for public tours of the facility which offers a fascinating insight into the process of beer making and marketing from the hops arriving at the building to the designed bottles leaving at the other end.
Fullers Brewery
Griffin Brewery, Chiswick Lane South, Chiswick, London W4 2QB
tel:+44 (0)20 8996 2000
fax: +44 (0)20 8995 0230
Quinton Boat Club
Formed in 1907, Quintin Boat Club is open to all and seeks to encourage all levels of rowing ability from elite athletes to beginners. It is situated at the University of Westminster Boathouse, close to Chiswick Bridge in West London. New members are welcome. If you are interested, take a look at our joining information.
Quinton Boat Club
Quintin Boat Club
The University Boathouse
Ibis Lane
W4 3UJ
+ 44 (0)20 8994 3715
Turnham Green
is one of the central parks of the suburb of Chiswick in west London. For centuries the area has been used as a place of trading and a place of meeting for the local people. Today the facility is primarily used as a recreation ground, locals and visitors alike playing sports, walking dogs or simply sitting contemplating and watching the world go by.
Turnham Green
Chiswick, London W4 1LN

The Saxon name for Ealing was recorded c.700 as 'Gillingas', meaning 'place of the people associated with Gilla', from the personal name Gilla and the Old English suffix '-ingas', meaning 'people of'. Over the centuries, the name has changed, and has been known as Yealing, Zelling and Eling, until Ealing became the standard spelling in the 19th century.

Archaeological evidence shows that parts of Ealing have been occupied for at least 7,000 years. Iron Age pots have been discovered in the vicinity on Horsenden Hill. A settlement is recorded here in the 12th century amid a great forest that carpeted the area to the west of London. The earliest surviving English census is that for Ealing in 1599. This list was a tally of all 85 households in Ealing village giving the names of the inhabitants, together with their ages, relationships and occupations. It survives in manuscript form in the Public Record Office (PRO E 163/24/35), and has been transcribed and printed by K J Allison.

Settlements were scattered throughout the parish. Many of them were along what is now called St. Mary's Road, near to the church in the centre of the parish. There were also houses at Little Ealing, Ealing Dean, Haven Green, Drayton Green and Castlebar Hill.The Church of St. Mary's, the parish church, dates back to the early twelfth century. The parish of Ealing was divided into manors, such as those of Gunnersbury and Pitshanger. These were farmed; the crops being mostly wheat, but also barley and rye. There were also animals such as cows, sheep and chickens.

It was during the Victorian period that Ealing became a town. This meant that roads had to be built, drainage provided, and schools & public buildings erected. The man responsible for much of all this was Charles Jones, Borough Surveyor from 1863–1913. He planted the horse chestnut trees on Ealing Common and designed the Town Hall, both the present one and the older structure which is now a bank (on the Mall). Ealing Broadway became a major shopping centre. It was in 1901 that Ealing Urban District was incorporated as a municipal borough, Walpole Park was opened and the first electric trams ran along the Uxbridge Road — a mode of transport that Transport for London (TFL) tried to reintroduce some 110 years later in the form of the West London Tram scheme. This was abandoned in August 2007 in the face of fierce local opposition and a switch in priorities and funding to Crossrail.

The building of a new shopping centre, which opened in 1984, drastically altered the centre of Ealing.

Ealing Crest
  1. LocalEaling.com 

  2. Ealing's local community web site

  3. Blogs from Ealing

  4. Ealing Times - local newspaper

  5. Ealing's Farmer's market

  6. Ealing Cycling Campaign

  7. Ealing Friends of the Earth

  8. Ealing-Web guide to Ealing

  9. Ealing Consortium provides supported housing and community care services for people with special needs

  10. Ealing Public Library

  11. Ealing London Farmers' Market

  12. Ealing Symphony Orchestra

  13. Ealing Youth Orchestra

  14. Pitshanger Manor Museum

  15. The West Ealing Home Zone

  16. Ealing-Life.co.uk is an online portal for anyone living or working in the Ealing area.

  17. Ealing Chess Club

  18. Ealing Cricket Club

  19. Ealing Rotaract

  20. Ealing Council

  21. Brentham Garden Suburb

  22. Ealing Broadway's Parish Church

  23. Save Ealing's Streets

  24. West Ealing Neighbours

  25. Ealing Amnesty International — 

  26. Ealing council tax bands and charges

  27. Pubs and Bars in Ealing

  28. Ealing Rugby Club

  29. Ealing Pollution

  30. Ealing Dating

Christ the Saviour Church
is one of the iconic symbols of Ealing Broadway in west London. The magnifies parish church towers above the rows of shopping streets below and acts as a perfect contrast to the modern developments that have taken place around it. The church is a friendly congregation with an eclectic mix of parishioners reflecting the diverse nature of the populous in Ealing and surrounding suburbs. The church spire is one of the highest in west London and is visible from miles around.
Christ The Saviour Church
Ealing Broadway, Ealing, London W5 5DX

E-mail Christ the Saviour Church  -  Christ the Saviour Church Web site
Phone: +44 (0)20 8567 1288
Ealing Common
is a large piece of grass and woodland on the edge of the leafy and affluent west London borough of Ealing. The common has been a place of recreation and retreat for the people of the area for centuries and today still attracts large numbers of visitors when the weather is fine. The common is use for sporting events, running, walking and cycling as well as several large open-air festivals at the height of summer.
Ealing Common
Ealing, London W5

EALING KOSHER FOOD  Click here for Kosher Eateries
M Lipowitz
9 Royal Parade, Ealing, London W5. Tel: 0208 997 1722
Ealing Local History Centre
Ealing is a large borough of West London and has a fascinating history that is inexorably connected to the people and events of the capital. This museum studies the heritage of the local people and attempts to chart the development and growth of the borough from the earliest signs of human settlement right through until today. The collection is open to the public throughout the year and is popular with school parties.

The Broadway, Ealing, LOndon W5 5JY

Phone: +44 (0)20 8825 8194
Haven Green Baptist Church
 stands proudly on the corner of the large parkland area of Haven Green. The church is magnificent in its design and although not ancient has certainly been spared no attention t detail during its construction in the 19th Century. The building within is even more spectacular than outside and is home to a great deal of wonderfully crafted artefacts. The congregation is eclectic and extremely welcoming to newcomers.
Haven Green Baptist Church
Castlebar Road, Ealing, London W5 2UP
E-mail Haven Green Baptist Church  -  Haven Green Baptist Church Web site
Phone: +44 (0)20 8998 2508  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8810 9847
Havers Green
 is a beautiful parkland area immediately behind Ealing Broadway on the edge of the leafy suburb. The green has facilities for playing sports, but is primarily used as a place for people to sit and relax on a summer’s day. It is a particularly popular spot with many of the shop workers who can escape from the busy streets of the Broadway for an hour during lunch. The green is intersected by a road but is still relatively tranquil compared to most of the surrounding area.
Havers Green
Ealing, London W5

PM Gallery
is one of the most important cultural venues in Ealing, and this charming house is the perfect location for such a prestigious place. The house was constructed by John Soane in 1800 and contains a contemporary arts venue and permanent gallery. The London Borough of Ealing holds the largest collection of Martinware in the country, donated by the Hull Grundy family in 1980, and is housed here.

Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing, London W5 5EQ 
E-mail PM Gallery & House  -  PM Gallery & House Web site
Phone: +44 (0)20 8567 1227  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8567 0595
Polish Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady Mother of the Church
This magnificent church stands just a few streets off Ealing Broadway in the west of London. It is one of very few Polish Catholic Churches in the United Kingdom but was built to accommodate the huge number of Polish immigrants who came to the west of London, particularly Ealing and Acton, during and immediately after the Second World War. The church is open to all nationalities and has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Polish Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady Mother of the Church
Windsor Road, London W5 5PD  
Phone: +44 (0)20 8567 1746  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8810 0185
St. Andrews United Reform Church
This magnificent church is located close to the centre of Ealing in west London. The building is a fine example of its type of neo-modern ecclesiastical architecture. The church has a great deal of interesting artefacts within including some lovely hand crafted wood pieces and interesting stained glass panels. The congregation is large and eclectic, always welcoming new members.
St. Andrews United Reform Church
Mount Park Road, Ealing, London W5 
E-mail St. Andrews United Reform  -  St. Andrews United Reform Web site

St. Matthew’s Church
This church was constructed in the early 20th century to accommodate the ever-growing need for a place of worship in the expanding residential districts around Ealing Common. Beautifully crafted, the church is built in a neo-gothic style and fits in well to the leafy streets that surround it. The church is home to a lively Christian congregation who come from many different backgrounds, classes and races to meet and worship on the site.
St. Matthew’s Church
North Common Road, Ealing Common, London W5 2QA

St. Stephen’s Church
is Ealing’s best-kept secret. Tucked away at the top of a hill in west Ealing, the church and centre are hidden from view by a great deal of residential housing from most angles. However when you do see the church you are awed by its magnificent architecture and wonderful attention to detail. The church is a lively and active Christian community that has special sessions for men, women and young people. The church centre across the road is used for many community events.
St. Stephen’s Church
St. Stephen’s Road, West Ealing, London W13 8HB 
E-mail St. Stephen’s Church  -  St. Stephen’s Church Web site
Phone: +44 (0)20 8991 0164  -  Fax: +44 (0)870 1374209
Walpole Park
This popular Park was originally the gardens of Pitzhanger Manor. Much of the original 1804 landscaping has been retained including a walled rose garden, tree lined avenues and several ornamental ponds, although the largest section of the park is a large, open space ideal for sports and games. More recently a children's playground and a refreshments booth have been added. In the Summer the park fills up with visitors for a series of music and comedy festivals.
Walpole Park
Mattock Lane, London W5 5EQ 
E-mail Walpole Park
Phone: +44 (0)20 8566 1929
Edgware was an ancient hamlet in the county of Middlesex. Edgware is a Saxon name meaning Ecgi's weir. Ecgi was a Saxon and the weir relates to a pond where Ecgi's people would catch fish. The Edgware parish formed part of Hendon Rural District from 1894.  It was abolished in 1931 and formed part of the Municipal Borough of Hendon until 1965.  The Romans made pottery at Brockley Hill, and is thought by some to be the site of Sulloniacis. Canons Park, to the north-west, was developed as an estate by James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos and was the site of his great palace Cannons. Most of Edgware is in the London Borough of Barnet, but the western part is in the London Borough of Harrow and the Queensbury area is in the London Borough of Brent. The three boroughs meet at the junction of Burnt Oak Broadway and Stag Lane.
It is principally a shopping and residential area and is known by those who regularly use the London Underground as being one of the northern termini of the Northern Line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Mall, a library, a large hospital, Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams, Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, which are tributaries of the Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent at the Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir). Edgware is outside the London postal district and instead forms a separate post town in the HA postcode area.  In the 2001 Census, 36.9% of Edgware residents give their religion as Jewish, 28% Christian, 9% Hindu and 5% Muslim.  The Jewish community in Edgware has constructed its own Eruv.
Edgware Station

Canon Sports Centre

North London Colelgiate School, Dalkeith Grove, Edgware, HA8 7RJ tel: 020 8951 5402

Edgware Kosher Food Click here for Kosher Eateries
Kosher King Grocery
 293 Hale Lane, Edgware. London HA8 7AX Tel: 0208 238 1656
Mendy's Kosher Superstore
17 Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware. Tel: 0208 958 3444.  
Groceries, Bakery
Pelters Stores
82 Edgware Way, Edgware. Tel: 0208 95 6910
Steve's Deli
5 Canons Corner, Stanmore, Middlesex. Tel: 0208 958 9446
Cake Gallery
306 Hale Lane, Edgware, Middlesex. Tel: 0208 958 6681
Sharon's Bakery
11 Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 8LH. Tel: 0208 958 4789
Taboon Bakery
226 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 1AU. Tel: 0208 958 5557
J. Grodzinski & Daughter
6 Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware, Middx. Tel: 0208 958 1205
Dino'z Bakery
11 Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware, Middlesex. Tel: 0208 958 1554
Louis Mann Butcher
21-23 Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware. Tel: 0208 958 5945
Premier Meats
13 The Promenade, Edgware. Tel: 0208 905 4676
Ivor Silverman
4 Canons Corner, Edgware,HA8 8AE. Tel: 0208 958 2692
Ronnie Wolff Butchers
84 Edgware Way, Edgware, Middlesex  HA8 8JS Tel: 0208 958 8454
9 Glengall Road, Edgware HA8 8TB.Tel: 0208 958 6910
Supermarket with a kosher section
J Sainsbury
Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Station Road, Edgware. Tel: 0208 905 6066
Supermarket with a kosher section

Edmonton was a local government district in south east Middlesex, England from 1850 to 1965.Edmonton local board was formed in 1850 for the parish of Edmonton All Saints. In 1881 Southgate was separated from the Edmonton local board's district, forming its own local board.[1] Edmonton became an urban district in 1894 under the Local Government Act of that year. In 1937 the urban district was granted a charter of incorporation as a municipal borough. In 1965 the municipal borough was abolished and its former area transferred to Greater London to be combined with that of other districts to form the London Borough of Enfield.
Edmonton Crest

Millfield Theatre
Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton, London, N18 1PJ

Enfield was recorded in the Domesday Book 1086 as Enefelde, Einefeld 1214, Enfeld 1293, Enfild 1564, that is 'open land of a man called Ēana, or where lambs are reared', from the Old English feld with an Old English personal name or with Old English ēan 'lamb'. The feld would have been a reference to an area cleared of trees within woodland later to become Enfield Chase. Enfield Town used to be a small market town on the edge of the forest about a day's travel north of London. As Greater London has grown, Enfield Town and its surrounds have become a residential suburb, with fast transport links into central London.The current borough was formed in 1965 from the former area of the Municipal Borough of Southgate, the Municipal Borough of Enfield and the Municipal Borough of Edmonton. The armorial bearings of these three boroughs were also merged.The creature on the shield of the Enfield coat of arms is known in heraldry as an "Enfield" (or colloquially as the Enfield beast), and is used extensively as a logo representing Enfield, particularly by the borough council.In Roman times, Enfield was connected to Londinium by Ermine Street, the great Roman road which stretched all the way up to York. Artefacts found in the early 1900s reveal that there were Roman settlements in the areas that are now Edmonton and Bush Hill Park. In 790 King Offa was recorded as giving the lands of Edmonton to St Albans Abbey. The area became strategically important as East Anglia was taken over by the Danes. In the 790s strongholds were built by men loyal to King Alfred the Great, in order to keep the Danes to the east of the River Lea.After the Norman Conquest, both Enfield and Edmonton were mentioned in the Domesday Book. Both have churches, and Enfield has 400 inhabitants, Edmonton 300. Enfield is also described as having a "parc". This parc—a heavily forested area for hunting—was key to Enfield's existence in the Middle Ages (see Enfield Old Park). Wealthy Londoners came to Enfield first to hunt, and then to build houses in the green, wooded surroundings. In 1303, Edward I of England granted Enfield a charter to hold a weekly market, which has continued up to this day.
Enfield Coat of Arms

Forty Hall Museum
is located at the heart of Enfield and is dedicated to the development and history of this community. Although to many in the modern age, Enfield may not look particularly historic, one would be surprised by the amount of fascinating history that lies beneath the streets. Much of this is explored in this celebrated collection, filled with artefacts and documents that bring the past to life.
Forty Hall Museum
Forty Hill, Enfield, London EN2 9HA
E-mail Forty Hall Museum  - 
Forty Hall Museum Web site
Phone: +44 (0)20 8363 8196  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8367 9098
Whitewebbs Museum Of Transport
  Come along on a Tuesday afternoon between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (last entry 3.30 p.m.). Our entry fee is £3.00 for adults and accompanied children under 12 are FREE. Enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or light refreshments while you relax in our meeting room.

We also cater for school groups and organised private groups by prior arrangement. Please contact the museum office for further details. Visit our “Contact Us” page for the relevant information.

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
Whitewebbs Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HW
tel: (020) 83671898
Feltham formed an ancient parish in the Spelthorne hundred of Middlesex.  In 1831 it occupied an area of 2,620 acres  and had a population of 924.  From 1894 to 1904 the Felham parish was included in the Staines Rural District.  In 1901 the parish had a population of 4,534  and in 1904 it was split from the rural district to form the Feltham Urban District. . In 1932 the parishes of Hanworth and East Bedfont were also transferred from the Staines district to the council of Feltham Urban District. The former area of Feltham Urban District became part of Greater London in 1965 as part of the London Borough of Hounslow. In 1784 General William Roy set out the baseline of what would become the Ordnance Survey across Hounslow Heath, passing through Feltham. General Roy is commemorated by a local pub. The MOD Defence Geographic Centre still has a base in Feltham.The main economic activity of the Feltham area was market gardening until well into the twentieth century. A popular variety of pea is known as "Feltham First" as it was first grown in the town. The market gardens were largely replaced with light industry and new housing from the 1930s onwards, but this is still one of the greenest areas in Greater London and includes three rivers, part of the once vast Hounslow Heath, a country park formed from converted gravel pits, and one of London's first airfields,London Air Park, which is now a large and popular public open space.
Feltham Crest

British History Online - Spelthorne Hundred - Feltham. (1911)

Feltham Evangelical Church
Feltham Evangelical Church is a small modern church facility on the edge of Feltham in west London. The church is home to a small but committed Christian congregation who meet there on a regular basis to take part in prayer and to organise activities for the community of a charitable and social nature. New members are always welcome.
Feltham Evangelical Church
Manor Lane, Feltham, London TW13

Feltham Park
is the largest green area of public land in the west London suburb of Feltham. The park has been an historic place of rest and relaxation for the people of the borough for many generations. The park has several well maintained sports pitches for organised and casual games as well as a set of tennis courts and a large children's playground.
Feltham Park
Feltham, London TW14

Feltham Shopping Centre
Come to Feltham Shopping Centre, often referred to as just "The Centre", and explore our large array of shops here in west London. We have a huge variety of popular shops all under one roof, and a good range of smaller local independent retailers. Ample eating and drinking facilities are on hand should you require a little refreshment whilst on your shopping spree!
Feltham Shopping Centre
Feltham, London TW13 4BH
Phone: +44 (0)20 88442468
Feltham War Memorial
Feltham War Memorial is an understated and simple monument to those men from the suburb who have given their lives in conflict to help defend the basic rights that we take for granted. Many hundreds of people from the borough died in the First and Second World wars and this monument not only commemorates their loss but celebrates their outstanding bravery.
Feltham War Memorial
The Green, Feltham, London TW13

Hounslow Urban Farm
is located just outside Hounslow in Feltham, a suburb of west London close to Heathrow Airport. The farm is the largest city farm in London covering 29 acres of land. It offers local people and city dwellers the chance to have close contact with a wide variety of wild animals that they would otherwise have no experience of in their urban lives.
Hounslow Urban Farm
Faggs Road, Feltham, London TW14 0LZ 
Phone: +44 (0)20 8751 0850
St. Catherine's Church
St. Catherine's is one of the finest looking churches in Feltham, a suburb of west London. The beautiful building positioned on the eastern edge of the town is close to the river and the railway tracks. The church has a long and interesting history associated with the area and is home to a large and friendly Christian congregation who regularly meet there for prayer.
St Catherine's Church
High Street, Feltham, London TW13

St. Lawrence's Church
St. Lawrence's Roman Catholic Church is situated in a delightful position on the edge of Feltham Green in the centre of the west London suburb. The church towers above most of the residential and commercial buildings around it and serves as a beautiful monument to Christianity. The church has a large and committed Christian congregation who come from across the world.
St. Lawrence's Church
9 The Green, Feltham, London TW13 4AF

The Green
The Green is an ancient piece of public land at the very heart of Feltham in west London. This area would have once been the town green before Feltham was swallowed up into the larger conurbation of Greater London. It features a duck pond and a series of beautifully landscaped gardens that attract locals and visitors alike all year round to sit, relax and watch the world go by.
The Green
High Street, Feltham, London TW13

  The Bishops Avenue, which connects Hampstead Heath to East Finchley, is one of the most exclusive addresses in the UK. Often called "Billionaires' Row", its houses are some of the most expensive in the world (some have sold for over £40 million!)
Finchley was twinned with the town of Jinja in Uganda in 1963, a year after Uganda won self-rule—the link was probably established to help the process.
 Harry Beck, the man who transformed the convoluted map of the London Underground into the vastly simplified version seen the world over today, lived near Finchley Central Tube station.
There's a galaxy of stars who hail from Finchley. David Jason, Spike Milligan, Eric Morecambe, George Michael, Peter Sellers and Spice Girl Emma Bunton, to name but a few, all have their roots here. Infamous chat show host Jerry Springer was born in East Finchley Tube station during World War II after his family fled the Holocaust. The Phoenix cinema in East Finchley is believed to be the oldest purpose-built, continuously running cinema in the country. It opened in 1910, although back then it was called "The East Finchley Picturedrome"
Finchley Manor, now called the Sternberg Centre, is the largest Jewish cultural centre in Europe. In 2007, East Finchley cemetery was named "Cemetery of the Year". People are dying to be buried there.
Finchley is first mentioned in the 13th century. The "ley" end to the word suggests an opening in woodland but whether the "Finch" refers to a bird or a person called Finch has been lost in the mists of time.

Finchley has an active local arts scene which is publicised by Barnet Borough Arts Council.   The Arts Depot at Tally Ho Corner North Finchley opened in Autumn 2004.

Finchley has two active orchestras and two choirs. The principal orchestra is the Finchley Chamber Orchestra FCO, conducted by David Lardi. The other community orchestra is the Tudor Orchestra; both orchestras rehearse at Trinity Church Centre N12 7NN, close to the Tally Ho bus terminus, the FCO on Thursday nights and the Tudor Orchestra on Monday nights. The two choirs are the Finchley Chamber Choir (FCC) FCC, again conducted by David Lardi, and the larger Finchley Choral Society conducted by Grace Rossiter. The FCC also rehearses at the Trinity Church Centre (Tuesday evenings) whilst The Finchley Choral Society FCS
rehearses at Moss Hall School, Nether Street, West Finchley, N3 1NR, on Monday nights.
Finchley Crest

MP Thatcher
Between 1959 and 1992, Finchley was the UK parliamentary constituency of one Margaret Thatcher.
The Ladies of Finchley
At the southern edge of Finchley is a 5 m (16 ft) high bronze statue of a naked woman holding a sword above her head. It was originally planned as one of 11 identical statues made in 1919 to be donated to Belgian or French cities occupied or destroyed during World War I. Daily Mail proprietor Lord Rothermere bought one of them and donated it to Finchley Council.
Naked Lady 

Council Address
London Borough of Barnet
North London Business Park (NLBP),
Oakleigh Road South,
N11 1NP


The Guild Players are Finchley's amateur drama group, based at Finchley Methodist Church in Ballards Lane.

Finchley Cinevideo Society
(FCS) is one of the country's oldest film making clubs - founded in 1930. It still meets weekly in North Finchley.

Finchley Games Club meets
every Thursday evening to play board games, role-playing, collectible card games, etc.

There is also a FinchleyFCMG
Children's Music Group (youth choir) .
tel:020 8359 2000
All Saints' Church
is an Anglican community where the Catholic Faith is taught and practised. The sacraments of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church are authentically celebrated to the glory of God by validly ordained priests and bishops. We praise God in the beauty of holiness and rejoice in the traditions of the Catholic Church. All Saints' Church is served by priests of the Society of the Holy Cross

All Saints Church
Twyford Avenue
N2 9NH
tel: 020 8883 9315
Arts Depot
North London's latest arts centre is a stylish and exciting venue offering a vibrant and dynamic programme of events in its unique, state-of-the-art performance and gallery spaces.artsdepot offers a broad range of theatre, comedy, dance, music, spoken word and visual art; so whether you're looking for children's shows, comedy gigs, West End success stories or a stint of Flamenco dance, knitting or acting from our extensive range of children's courses and classes, artsdepot definitely has something for you.artsdepot is based at the heart of North Finchley's town centre, sitting alongside health & leisure facilities, restaurants, bars and shops. There is also a cafe and bar within the new 4-storey building, providing a comfortable and relaxing place to enjoy a drink, a snack or an evening meal.  
Arts Depot

tel :
020 8369 5454
Bishops Avenue
An ultra-exclusive street running from the northern tip of Hampstead Heath to East Finchley. Neighbouring Winnington Road is almost as well-heeled. Highgate golf course lies to the east and Hampstead Garden Suburb to the west. The name derives from the bishops of London, who owned a large hunting park in the area in the late Middle Ages. This is probably the most ‘desirable’ address outside central London, if you like ostentatious displays of wealth. One house, the Towers, sold for around £10 million in 1992 – a phenomenal price at that time. Its features include an island with palm trees in the middle of its indoor swimming pool. Another, the twelve-bedroom, eleven-bathroom Summer Palace, was built in 1991. It has a brass and crystal glass lift, a comprehensive leisure complex and a central atrium. It is presently owned by the steel baron Lakshmi Mittal but is not his main place of residence in London. Prices on the avenue have continued to spiral and Toprak Mansion was sold in January 2008 to the Kazakhstani billionairess Horelma Peramam for £50 million. The house had been nicknamed Top Whack Mansion but, according to the Times, it will now be known as Royal Mansion. The council has taken exception to some of the most vulgar monstrosities that have been put up here in the last decade or two, but realistically the avenue is beyond redemption and should be allowed to continue as an object of amazement and amusement. However, London’s billionaires mostly prefer to live in Kensington or Belgravia, so some properties have lain empty in recent years and the latest trend is for their replacement by high-price, low-rise apartment blocks. 
Bishops Avenue

College Farm
The College Farm Trust purchased the Farm at the end of 2006 and their vision is to make College Farm a well recognised, consistently used and accessible educational and recreational resource for the people and local communities in the North London area.The Trust own the freehold and the Ower family have a controlled agricultural tenancy, which they have held since 1976, during which time they developed the site into a rare breeds farm for the public to enjoy, resulting in an annual attendance of over 30,000. However, this was brought to an end during the foot and mouth period in 2001, but the Trust, with close cooperation of the family hope to revive those active and exciting days once again.

The Ower family run a successful shop on site which is North London's largest equestrian and pet store and this will be kept entirely separate from the farm development. The main buildings which are 125 years old are Grade II listed and the whole 10 acre site is a Conservation Area. Much repair is required and a large area of derelict buildings will have to be re-developed. It is hoped to obtain grants from various sources but in the mean time we are starting a local fund raising project. So please visit The fund raising section of the website for any up and coming events and for donations.
Initially we intend to bring the main forecourt and the south facing elevation up to standard, improve the Tea House & the Toilets, build new poultry pens and buy chickens, ducks, rabbits, sheep and goats, with the intention of opening this area to the public by summer 2009, for the children to enjoy during their summer holiday.

College Farm
Fitzalan Road
London, N3 3PG
tel: 0208 349 0690
David Lloyd Finchley
Not only does David Lloyd Finchley offer first class gym facilities, our tennis, swimming and leisure facilities are also unbeatable in North London. David Lloyd is the premier health and racquet club in the UK and Finchley is a fantastic example of why that's true. I'm Tracy Gale, General Manager of David Lloyd Finchley and my friendly staff and I are here to make your visits to David Lloyd a valuable and enjoyable experience.
David Llloyd Finchley
Leisure Way
High Road
N12 0QZ

tel:  020 8492 2250
East Finchley Methodist Church
EFM is a vibrant church with much to offer the community in which it sits. It is part of the Barnet and Queensbury Circuit, which falls within the London District of the Methodist Church. We invite you to come and find out more about the people who call themselves Methodists. You can be assured of a warm welcome.  East Finchley Methodist church is a 10 minute walk from East Finchley Underground station (or take a 263 bus to save your legs!), at the junction of East Finchley High Road with Creighton Avenue  . The church has its own off-street parking and is fully accessible to people with disabilities. The Sanctuary is the heart of the church and is home to most of the Services. It is equipped with an induction loop (those using hearing aids should switch to the 'T' setting to benefit from an amplified reproduction of the services), and the sound system extends into the adjoining Fellowship Room and Middle Room. We have a small supply of large print Hymn Books. Seating in the sanctuary is movable, allowing occasional services to be held 'in the round' as well as in the more traditional 'aisle and row' arrangement.
East Finchley Methodist Church
197 High Road
East Finchley
N2 8AJ

email: info@eastfinchley

Finchley Central Station Plaque to Harry Beck
The first maps of the London Underground showed how the Tube lines would appear from above, if we could peel away the surface of the city and look beneath the streets. These were difficult to use, with interweaving lines resembling a plate of spaghetti. Then, in 1931, Harry Beck, a young draughtsman in the signalling department of London Transport, had a wonderful idea. Beck realised that when you're on a train travelling underground, your geographical location is not what matters to you. The important thing is knowing how to get to your final destination, and where to change from one line to another. On his own initiative, Beck used this idea to create a revolutionary new kind of map, After his death, Beck's work was finally recognised by London Underground, which placed a commemorative plaque on the southbound platform of his home station, Finchley Central: "In memory of Harry Beck, the originator of the distinctive London Underground map, who lived near here and used the station regularly. The map is used by millions daily, and has become recognised as a classic world-wide."
Harry Beck Plaque
Finchley Central

Finchley Central Synagogue

Finchleey Synagogue
Redbourne Avenue, Finchley, London, N3 2BS Tel: 020 8346 1892
Finchley Cricket Club
Finchley cricket club existed in 1832 and Finchley Amateurs and Whetstone or Woodside club, which had been founded by Joseph Baxendale in the grounds of his house, by 1869. The three clubs were merged in 1872 and had absorbed others, such as Torrington Park (1890), by 1894.   Said to be one of the best in north London by 1905,   Finchley cricket club played at Ballards Lane and Long Lane until it acquired its pitch at East End Road by 1908.
Finchley Cricket Club
Arden Field
East End Road
N3 2TA


Tel: 020 8346 1822
Finchley Foil Fencing Club

Pursall Road,  Mill Hill, Barnet,  London,  NW7 2BU
Finchley Manor Squash Club
Squash has been played at Finchley Manor since the late '60s. Since then all our courts and changing facilities have been upgraded and modernised. Today we have four first-class courts, modern changing rooms, regular club nights, active ladder leagues and a large and growing membership. Squash at Finchley Manor shares facilities with a large and vibrant Tennis section, and the club has a gymnasium as well as a fully licensed bar. The club has been in North London for a long time: it was founded as a tennis club in 1881 and then in the 1960's two squash courts were built, later increased to four as the squash boom took off. Since then the club has expanded further, converting nine grass tennis courts to all-weather surfaces in the 1980's, adding a gym section in the 1990's and increasing social activity generally over these years with bigger and better bar facilities. We also have a full-time manager, Lisa Smith, to oversee and cater for a growing membership.
Finchley Manor Squash Club

Lyndhurst Gardens,
Finchley, London, N3 1TD

tel: 0208
346 1327

Finchley Golf Club
Designed by five-times Open winner James Braid, this, 18-hole, 6,356 yard, par 72 picturesque parkland golf course is regarded as the finest challenge in North London.  Beautiful Victorian club house. Easy access to central London, by car and tube. Visitors welcome both during the week and at weekends.
Finchley Golf Club
Nether Court,
Frith Lane,
Mill Hill, London,


tel: 020 8346 2436
FINCHLEY KOSHER FOOD  Click here for Kosher Eateries
London N2
Greenspans Butcher
9-11 Littleton Rd, East Finchley, N2 ODW. Tel: 0208 455 9921
London N3
Parkway Patisserie
326/328 Regents Park Road, London N3. Tel: 0208 346 0344
H Schlagman & Sons
112 Regents Park Road, London, N3 3JG. Tel: 0208 3463598

Finchley Lido Leisure Centre
Finchley Lido is one of those lidos considered under threat but this summer the chilly outdoor pool will open for weekends from Saturday 14th June until the end of August (hopefully) - best to check with the Lido before going. At the leisure centre next door there is also a heated indoor pool, a modern fitness centre, exercise classes and fitness programmes. If you're after a more relaxed afternoon and the aim is to escape the summer heat, the outdoor pool is the place to be. The poolside terraces make an inviting spot to lay down your towel, lie flat out and soak up some glorious sunshine. The original 1930s outdoor pool which sadly no longer exists was enclosed by an elegant colonnade of Roman Doric columns, with fountains to either side and was used in the 1948 Olympic Games for men's water polo. Today, the outdoor pool is a much smaller affair but still, when the mercury rises, you'll be thankful you made the trip to this little oasis.
Finchley Lido Leisure Centre

Unit 4
Great North Leisure Park
Chaplin Square
North Finchley
N12 0GL
Tel: 020 8343 9830
Finchley Progressive Synagogue
Our community is an inclusive and welcoming Liberal synagogue.  We greet everyone who walks through our doors with the extended hand of friendship and the opportunity to experience real, living community. We welcome all people seeking to live Jewish lives, regardless of gender or sexual orientation and partners of whatever religion are made to feel at home. We value meaningful worship, inspiring educational opportunities and a commitment to social action.Liberal Judaism is the dynamic, cutting edge of modern Judaism. Liberal Judaism reverences Jewish tradition, and seeks to preserve the values of the Judaism of the past while giving them contemporary force.  It aspires to a Judaism that is always an active force for good in the lives of Jewish individuals, families and communities today, and equally makes its contribution to the betterment of society. Liberal Judaism is the Judaism of the past in the process of becoming the Judaism of the future.

54 Hutton Grove
N12 8DR

020 8446 4063
020 8446 9599

Finchley Reform Synagogue
, the "Tree of Life" congregation, is a lively, friendly and caring community. We are committed to celebrating Jewish traditions and beliefs in a way that is meaningful and relevant to modern life. Our ethos is based on:     * innovation,     * informality,     * inclusivity. We welcome all individuals, regardless of their Jewish background or circumstances, and encourage members to play a full role in the in the religious and communal life of the synagogue.  This includes anything from leading services, helping community members at times of difficulty, fundraising for charities to taking part in a wide range of social and educational events for all ages. There’s bound to be something you will find rewarding and fulfilling at FRS. FRS is a member of the Movement for Reform Judaism and participates in many of its activities. We are also active in the wider community, with strong links to other faith communities.
Finchley Reform Synagogue
  101 Fallowcourt Avenue
North Finchley
N12 0BE 
Tel: 020 8446 3244
Finchley Rugby Football Club
The club was founded in its present form on Monday 21 December 1925 under the chairmanship of AF Carris, who was elected President, with RA "Johnny" Johnson as Secretary. Although there are records showing that Finchley Rugby Club was originated in 1875, this cannot be confirmed as records are rather sketchy.The first game the club played in its present format was on 26 December 1925 against Barnet Grammar School which the club won 18pts-6pts. Since then this annual fixture was arranged with Barnet Rugby Club until 1996 playing for the Brown Bowler, which resides at Barnet RFC.The club's home ground in 1925 was Arden Field, now Finchley Cricket Club ground. In 1926-29 two pitches were obtained in Colindale.The clubs original colours were sky blue and thin black hoops, until 1930 when they changed to a broad Scarlet and Grey hoop, these remained until 1947 when the club adopted its present Scarlet and White hoops.In 1929 the club moved to its present ground in Summers Lane, in 1931 the 500 seat stand was completed and the changing rooms and clubhouse were housed underneath.
Finchley RFC

Summers Lane,
North Finchley
N12 0PD
  E-mail: webmaster@finchleyrfc.co.uk

Tel: 020 8445 3746
Finchley Synagogue
Affectionately known as Kinloss, we are a vibrant, warm and friendly Orthodox community, inclusive of all Jews and proud of the State of Israel. Our synagogue is a haven for inspiring and enjoyable Synagogue Services, a breathtaking range of creative educational, cultural and social programmes and personal support for the whole family.
Kinloss Synagogue
Kinloss Gardens,
London, N3 3DU
Tel: 020 8346 855l
Hollywood Bowl Finchley
Welcome to hollywood bowl the UK’s number one tenpin bowling experience.If you want to go tenpin bowling in the UK then look no further than your local hollywood bowl. Our aim is to give you and your party the perfect bowling experience whether you are looking for a kids party, an office event or to spend some time out with friends.Founded over 15 years ago and part of the Mitchells & Butlers portfolio of leisure venues, hollywood bowl has a great track record in providing top quality tenpin bowling. Our well trained and helpful staff work with state of the art facilities to ensure your visit is great fun and safe. Each of our 24 tenpin bowling centres has a minimum of 24 lanes, a licensed bar, a café and an up to date games arcade area. This combination of fun, facilities, staff and service makes hollywood bowl an important choice when it comes to choosing a leisure activity for a great time out.You can now book online (available at all bowls soon) or by calling your nearest hollywood bowl direct. We look forward to looking after you and your party soon and providing a striking and memorable time out!
Hollywood Bowl
Great North Leisure Park, Chaplin Square (Off Finchley High Road), Finchley, London , N12 0GL
Tel: 020 8446 6667
Jewish Museum

In 1995 the Jewish Museum relocated to an elegant, early Victorian listed building in the vibrant neighbourhood of Camden Town. In the same year it amalgamated, on a two-site basis, with the former London Museum of Jewish Life, in Finchley, North London (now The Jewish Museum - Finchley).The London Museum of Jewish Life was founded in 1983 as the Museum of the Jewish East End, with the aim of rescuing and preserving the disappearing heritage of London's East End - the heartland of Jewish settlement in Britain. While the East End has remained an important focus, the Museum expanded to reflect the diverse roots and social history of Jewish people across London. It also developed an acclaimed programme of Holocaust and anti-racist education.
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 10.30am-5pm, Sundays 10.30am-4.30pm
Closed Friday, Saturday, Jewish Festivals, Public Holidays, 24 December - 4 January. The Museum is also closed on Sundays in August and Bank Holiday weekends.

Jewish Museum
Sternberg Centre
80 East End Road
London N3 2SY

Email: enquiries@jewishmuseum.org.uk
Jewish Museum Web site
Tel: 020 8349 1143
Fax: 020 8343 2162

Middlesex County Cricket School
Come to The Indoor School at Finchley and experience top quality cricket coaching & practice Facilities. We cater for groups, individuals, clubs, schools and cricket parties. So, whether you are looking to hone your technique for reaching the top or simply after enjoyment, The Indoor School in Finchley is the place to come! Middlesex CCC practice at the Indoor School during the winter and when they are not playing in the summer. The Indoor School is also the base for the Middlesex Academy.
Middlesex CCC School
 East End Road
N3 2TA
Tel: 020 83468020 
Fax 020 8349 1241 
North Finchley Vue Cinema
With 8 state of the art auditoriums each with wall to ceiling screens, air conditioning and Dolby surround sound in each auditorium we offer an unforgettable visit to our guests.
With ample free parking spaces our guests have no parking troubles.

Finchley Vue Cinema
Great North Leisure Park, Chaplin Square
N12 0GL
Tel: 0871 224 0240
Phoenix Cinema
The Phoenix is one of London's leading independent cinemas and one of the oldest cinemas in the UK. Behind its modern foyer lies an historic auditorium with unique art deco features. The Phoenix has a renowned film programme of new releases, independent, foreign-language and specialist films, plus a repertoire of old and new classics. It offers a kids club, regular events, festivals, one-off talks and screenings, workshops for schools, film classes and a hugely popular membership scheme.
Phoenix Cinema
52 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9PJ
tel: (0)20 8444 6789
St Mary - at - Finchley.
St Mary's has a history of over 900 years service to the people as the Parish Church of this area of North London. Around 20 Minutes from central London by tube, we are situated on Hendon Lane, just off Regent's Park Road. Part of the Diocese of London within the Church of England, we aim to be a lively and generous community of faith, committed to the work of the Gospel of Jesus Christ within the Modern Liberal Catholic tradition of the Anglican Church. Our building near to Finchley central station is kept open each day during daylight hours, this reflects our theology of openness and service to the wider local community. If you should wish to visit us in person we hope that you will find a warm welcome and a stimulating home in this household of faith, St Mary-at-Finchley.  
St Mary - at - Finchley.
Hendon Lane,
Finchley, London, N3 1TS,

Tel / Fax: +44 (0) 20 8248 3818
Victoria Park Pentland Finchley Community Festival
10th, 11th and 12th July 2009
 A New Local Festival, Supporting Charities and Our Local Community  3 DAYS OF COMMUNITY EVENTS  Morris Dancers - Scarecrow Competition - Animal Farm - Vegetable & Flower Competitions - Country Dancing - Dog Show - Tug of War - Egg & Spoon Race  - Hoola Hoop Competition - Punch & Judy Shows - Face Painting - Family Entertainment
Victoria Park
Victoria Park, Ballards Lane, Finchley London N3
For all enquiries about the Festival
email: info@
Tel: 01923 289890
Wingate & Finchley Football Club
Wingate Football Club was founded in 1946 by four enthusiastic Jewish sportsmen who returned to the U.K. after the Second World War and wished to form a Jewish Football Club playing in senior amateur competition. They earnestly believed that one positive way of helping to combat the ignorance and social evil of anti-Semitism was on the field of play. Finchley were the six oldest (substantiated) club in the UK. They were founded in 1874 by NL “Pa” Jackson who also founded the famous Corinthians, the London Football Association, and who later became Secretary of the FA. Finchley joined the London League from the North London League in 1902.Early in 1991 it was announced that the club would merge with Wingate and a new club would participate in the South Midlands League the following season
Wingate & Finchley FC
The Harry Abrahams Stadium
Summers Lane
London N12 OPD
Webmaster email: paul@wingatefinchley.com
Tel : 020 8446 2217 or 0798 372 1449
Fax: 020 8343 8194
Friern Barnet
Friern Barnet was an ancient parish in the Finsbury division of Ossulstone hundred, in the county of Middlesex. The area was originally considered to be part of Barnet, most of which was in Hertfordshire. By the thirteenth century the Middlesex section of Barnet was known as "Little Barnet", before becoming "Frerenbarnet" and then "Friern Barnet". The "Friern" part of the parish's name, denotes "brotherhood", and referred to its ownership by the Priory of the Knights of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem Friern Barnet was mainly rural until the nineteenth century. The opening of Colney Hatch Hospital in 1851, and of railway stations on the Great Northern and Metropolitan Railways in the middle of the century began its development as an outer London suburb. This process was accelerated by the arrival of electric trams in 1909. Local affairs were administered by the parish vestry until 1875, when it was grouped with neighbouring parishes as part of Barnet Rural Sanitary District. In response to a petition by local ratepayers who wished the area to be removed from the Barnet RSD, the parish adopted the Local Government Act 1858 and formed a local board of health of nine members in 1884. Under the Local Government Act 1894 the local board's area became an urban district.  The urban district occupied an area of 1,304 acres (5.28 km2) in 1911 and had a population of 14,924. In 1961 it occupied an area of 1,342 acres (5.43 km2) and the population was 28,813. In 1965 it became part of the London Borough of Barnet.
Friern Barnet Crest

Coppetts Wood

Friary Park

North Middlesex Golf Club


London Motorcycle Museum
This is London’s only museum that is entirely dedicated to motorcycles. The collection starts with pieces that were manufactured at the very beginning of the 20th Century and works right through to the modern day. There are over eighty full-sized cycles on display as well as a range of associated memorabilia, artefacts and photographs that help to tell the story of the development of this machine in the capital.

Ravenor Farm, Oldfield Lane South, Greenford, London UB6 9LB
E-mail London Motorcycle Museum 
 London Motorcycle Museum Web site
Phone: +44 (0)208 575 6644
Harrow was formed in 1934 as an urban district of Middlesex by the Middlesex Review Order 1934, as a merger of the former area of Harrow on the Hill Urban District, Hendon Rural District and Wealdstone Urban District. The local authority was Harrow Urban District Council. The urban district gained the status of municipal borough on 4 May 1954 and the urban district council became Harrow Borough Council. The 50th anniversary of the incorporation as a borough was celebrated in April 2004, which included a visit by Queen Elizabeth II. In 1965 the municipal borough was abolished and its former area was transferred to Greater London from Middlesex under the London Government Act 1963 to form the London Borough of Harrow. It is uniquely the only London borough to replicate exactly the unchanged boundaries of a single former district. This was probably because its population was large enough. According to the 1961 census it had a population of 209 080, making it the largest local government district in Middlesex.Harrow is a diverse borough, having 55.2% of its population from the BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities, with the largest group being of Indian ethnicity.  Since 2005, Harrow Council has held an annual multicultural music and performance arts festival, Under One Sky. Harrow is the most religiously diverse local authority area in the UK, with a 62% chance that two random people are from different religions, according to Office of National Statistics, Oct 2006. It has the highest density of Gujarati Hindus in the UK  and growing number of settlers from the African continent, especially over 5000 households from Somalia. There are also a lot of Irish and polish people living in the borough. A large number of Jewish people live in Stanmore and Hatch End.

Harrow School

Arts Culture Harrow
A great venue with great entertainment all year round and something for all tastes and ages. The centre also manages a medieval heritage site at Harrow Museum. Both venues run workshops and courses and have a changing programme of exhibitions.
Arts Culture Harrow
Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middlesex HA5 4EA
E-mail Arts Culture Harrow 
Arts Culture Harrow Web site
Phone: +44 (0)10 8428 0124  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8428 0121
Harrow Civic Centre Library
Harrow Civic Centre Library is probably the most important cultural building in the borough, and offers a place where local people can come and exchange opinions as well as indulge themselves in a top quality collection of books and audiovisual material in the library. One cannot help but be intrigued by the local history section that holds a wealth of information on the development of the community.

Harrow Civic Centre Library
Station Road, Harrow,
 London HA1 2UU

Tel. (enquiries): 020 8424 1055 or 020 8424 1056
Harrow Museum
Harrow Museum was established in order to provide a permanent home for the artefacts and documents that have been collected with relation to the history of the area, offering a safe environment where they can be displayed and most importantly preserved for the future. The museum tells the story, with reference to these items, how the area has developed and become part of the capital.
Harrow Museum
Pinner View, Harrow,
London HA2 6PX 


Phone: +44 (0)20 8861 2626
Old Speech Room Gallery & Museum
This old speech room was built in 1821 as a chamber in which the boys of the school and visiting guests could partake in public speaking. It was converted into a gallery in 1976 by Alan Irvine, and quickly became the home of the schools significant art and history collection. There are pieces on display that range from the Roman and Egyptian times to artefacts belonging to Winston Churchill.
Old Speech Room Gallery & Museum
Harrow School
Harrow on the Hill
Middlesex HA1 3HP
E-mail Old Speech Room Gallery 
 Old Speech Room Gallery Web site
Phone: +44 (0)20 8872 8205  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8423 3112

Hayes & Harlington Crest



Hendon was historically a civil parish in the county of Middlesex. The manor is described in Domesday (1087), but the name, 'Hendun' meaning 'at the highest hill', is earlier. There is even evidence of Roman settlement discovered by the Hendon and District Archaeological Society and others; an urn burial of a headless child was found in nearby Sunny Gardens Park. The Midland Railway and the Great Northern Railways were built through Hendon in the 1860s .A socially graduated residential district situated three miles north-west of Hampstead. Excavations in 1974 revealed Roman remains from c.AD300 but Hendon’s name (which means ‘at the high down’) was first recorded in 959, when it was a hamlet on the brow of Greyhound Hill. The ancient manor and parish of Hendon covered over 8,000 acres, mainly woodland that thrived on the heavy soil, with small settlements in the clearings. The manor belonged to Westminster Abbey from the 10th to the 16th century and, as the forest was cut down, haymaking became the chief activity. The farmhouse at Church Farm was built around 1660 and is now a borough museum. During the 18th century, Brent Street acquired several grand houses, along with the Bell Inn and a cluster of shops around the junction with Bell Lane. Hendon railway station was originally called West Hendon when it opened in 1868. Modern Hendon took form during the late 19th century as the hamlets around the station, Brent Street and Church End began to coalesce. A distinct social polarity emerged between the wealthy villas in the Parson Street and Sunny Gardens area and the working-class terraced houses further down the hill. By the 1890s Brent Street had become Hendon’s main shopping centre. Hendon Central station opened when the London Underground extension to Edgware was completed in 1923. Shortly afterwards came the construction of the arterial roads that criss-cross the district, bringing industry and new housing, especially along the North Circular (A406). In 1931 Hendon was Britain’s most populous urban district. The Hendon Technical Institute was established in 1939 and is now part of Middlesex University. During the late 1950s and early 1960s the council pulled down and rebuilt much of the housing stock, preserving the social gradient that begins in the disadvantaged lowlands of West Hendon and rises to the comfortable undulations of Holders Hill. Thirty per cent of the residents of the Hendon ward are Jewish.
   Unfortunately, much of the area developed into a suburb of London and now the area is mostly town with some countryside in the Mill Hill area, such as the Copthall Playing fields. Hendon big industry was mostly centred on manufacturing, and included motor and aviation works, and developed from the 1880s. In 1931 the civil parish of Edgware was abolished and its area was added to the great civil parish of Hendon. Hendon became an urban district in 1894. In 1932 the urban district became the Municipal Borough of Hendon. The municipal borough was abolished in 1965 and the area became part of the London Borough of Barnet. Hendon’s claim to fame is in flying and Hendon Aerodrome is now the RAF Museum. The area is closely associated with the aviator Claude Grahame-White. Another part of the Aerodrome site is the Hendon Police College, the training centre for the Metropolitan Police. It is a former borough and ancient parish. The name means the high place or down, and Hendon's motto is Endeavour. The Burroughs is a civic centre for the London Borough of Barnet, and also the site of Middlesex University Business School.

Hendon Central Station
Hendon Crest
Hendon Town Hall
The former Ambassador Cinema

Brent Cross Shopping Centre
Brent Cross Shopping Centre brings the West End to North London, attracting shoppers for miles around.

Brent Cross Shopping Centre was the UK’s first large enclosed shopping centre to be built in the UK back in 1976 with the revolutionary idea of late night opening and has since been extended and refurbished. Brent Cross offers more than 100 high street stores and designer stores, cafes and restaurants including John Lewis, Marks and Spencers, Boots, WHSmth, Dixons and Mothercare, with parking for 8,000 cars.
Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 7pm
Sunday 12noon to 6pm


Brent Cross Shopping Centre
Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Hendon, London, NW4 3FP


tel: 020 8202 8095
     Church Farmhouse Museum
The Church Farmhouse Museum is filled with interesting artefacts that have been collected over a period of many years and relate to the Hendon area. The collection has mainly been assembled with the help of local enthusiasts and volunteers who have tirelessly worked together in order to help preserve the heritage of the buildings and the history of the community.
Churchfarmhouse Museum
Greyhound Hill, Hendon, London NW4 4JR 
E-mail Church Farmhouse Museum 
  Church Farmhouse Museum Web site
Phone: +44 (0)208 3593942
Hendon Adath Yisroel Synagogue
11 Brent Street, Hendon, London NW4 2EU
Hendon Beis Hamedrash
65 Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 3AQ
Hendon Football Club
This Season (2008/9) is the club's 100th, forty five of those seasons have been spent in the top division of the Isthmian (Ryman) League.Founded as Christ Church Hampstead in 1908, a year later the club dropped "Christ Church" in favour of becoming Hampstead Town FC. "Town" was then dropped from the title in 1926. Just six seasons later it was all change yet again when officials proposed to rename the club "Hendonian FC" although this was subsequently turned down as there was already an Old Hendonians club in the area. Other names that were submitted were: Hendon Borough, Cricklewood and Hendon Central. In the end all these were rejected in favour of "Golders Green FC". It was only at the commencement of season 1946/47 that the present name of Hendon was adopted due to the ground lying within the Borough of Hendon. The Borough has long since become the London Borough of Barnet, but as another local club already use that name, another change Even now the club is often mistakenly referred to as "Hendon Town", though it has never been called that. Before the advent of the FA Umbro Trophy competition, Hendon appeared five times in Amateur Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, winning on three occasions. The stadium, just five miles west of Claremont Road, was filled to its 100,000 capacity when Hendon met northern giants Bishop Auckland in the 1955 final. Hendon also became the first club to play under floodlights at the stadium when they were invited to try out the new system.  Denis Compton, born just two miles from Claremont Road, played for the club before leaving for Arsenal where he was to become one of England's most famous sportsmen, playing for his country at both football and cricket. Leslie Compton was also with the club before following his brother to Highbury.
Hendon FC

Claremont Road, Brent Cross, London, NW2 1AE, 
E-mail :  admin@hendonfc.net.
Phone : (020) 8908 3553 (10am-5pm)
Fax to (020) 8905 5966. 
Hendon Leisure Centre
      Fitness Centre     Group Exercise Classes      Women Only Sessions      Sports Hall
      Climbing Wall     Indoor Facilities       Toddlers' World       Birthday parties

Marble Drive, off Claremont Road
Brent Cross
Tel: 020 8455 0818
HENDON KOSHER FOOD   Click here for Kosher Eateries
BK Kosher Food Store
91 Bell Lane, Hendon, London NW4 2AS. Tel: 0208 202 1711
Amazing Grapes
94 Brent Street, Hendon, London NW4. Tel: 0208 2022631. (Kosher wines)
Manna Delicatessen
146 Brent Street, Hendon, London NW4 2DR. Tel: 0208 201 7575
Sharon's Bakery
106 Brent Street, Hendon, London, NW4 2HH. Tel: 0208 203 6623
Bon Jour
84 Brent Street, Hendon, London NW4 2ES. Tel:0208 203 8848
David Bagel Bakery
38 Vivien Avenue, Hendon, NW4. Tel: 0208 203 9995
The Cake Company
2 Sentinal Square, London NW4. Tel: 0208 202 2327
Woodberry Down Bakeries
47 Brent Street ,London NW4. Tel: 0208 202 9962
Dino'z Bakery
106 Brent Street, Hendon, London NW4. Tel: 0208 203-6623
Leslie Mann Fishmongers
35 Vivian Ave, Hendon NW4 3UX. Tel: 0208 202 8930
Leslie Mann Butchers Ltd
61 Brent Street, London, NW4 2EA. Tel: 0208 2025252
Leveyuson Fishmongers
47A Brent Street, London, NW4. Tel: 0208 2027834

Hendon Police College
Hendon Police College is the principal training centre for the Metropolitan Police of London, England.  The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is the Home Office police force responsible for Greater London, with the exception of the square mile of the City of London.  Today more properly called the Peel Centre, although frequently still referred to by its old name (or just called Hendon within the police), the centre is run by the Director and Co-ordinator of Training for the Metropolitan Police. Between 1,500 and 2,000 police recruits pass through the centre each year to undertake its 17-week residential basic training course. The centre runs courses on many aspects of police work, from forensic and crime scene analysis, to radio operations and driving skills. Police officers can expect to return to the centre at various times during their career. Part of the centre is dedicated to the investigations of serious crimes, including homicide. There are extensive sports facilities. Homicide (Latin homicidium, homo human being + caedere to cut, kill) refers to the act of killing another human being. Included in the centre is a mock court room, road system and a police station, Brixley (formerly Kingsgate) police station, used for training purposes only. The Metropolitan Police Book of Remembrance is displayed in the entrance of Simpson Hall at the centre, and there is also a memorial garden.
Hendon Police College
Aerodrome Road, Colindale, London NW4
Hendon Reform Synagogue
HRS is a Reform community, affiliated to the Movement for Reform Judaism. We draw our strength and direction from the Torah and from the rich Rabbinical interpretations of the Talmud and our continuing history thus keeping alive the living traditions of Judaism. A warm and welcoming community, we encourage the equal participation of men and women in our services where both Hebrew and English are used.We promote learning with regular classes for children on a Sunday morning, the Rabbi's Shabbat morning class for Bar and Bat Mitzvah children, regular Torah Breakfasts plus interesting Adult Education programmes.HRS is situated in the centre of Hendon although our members come from a wide area of North West London and surrounding districts including Hertfordshire and Middlesex.We have many social activities that take place during the week and events for all ages and interests throught the year.
Hendon RS Quiz Night

Danescroft Avenue,
London NW4 2NA

Tel: (020) 8203 4168

Fax: (020) 8203 9385

Hendon RFC
Hendon RFC was founded in 1932 and has since 1944 played rugby on Copthall Playing Fields in Hendon. During this time it has provided rugby for all standards of players and continues to provide a welcome for those individuals who enjoy a good game and the social side of rugby. Our 1st XV play in Herts Middlesex League 2 and our 2nd XV play in the Herts Middlesex Merit Table. New players are always welcome
Hendon RFC
 Greenlands Lane, Copthall, London, NW4 1RL

tel: 07957 294767
Hendon St. Mary Church
St Mary's has been a centre of Christian worship in Hendon for more than 1,000 years. It is now a thriving parish in this busy North London suburb. We hope that you find the information on this site a helpful introduction to the life of the church, and we look forward to welcoming you to St Mary's.
Hendon St Mary Church
Church End,
London NW4


tel: (020) 8203 2884
Hendon Synagogue

Hendon Synagogue
18 Raleigh Close, Wykeham Road, Hendon, London NW4 2TA

Jewish Military Museum
This museum is run by the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women and was established to commemorate the brave contribution that British Jews have made to the Armed Forces over two centuries. There are well over a thousand artefacts and documents on display consisting of memorabilia, books, personal artefacts of soldiers, uniforms and medals. The Jewish Book of Honour is housed in the museum that complies a role of honour of more than 60,000 names who have served since World War II.
Jewish Military Museum
Harmony Way, Hendon, London NW4 2BX 
E-mail Jewish Military Museum  -
 Jewish Military Museum Web site
Phone: +44 (0)20 8202 2323  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8202 9900
London School of Jewish Studies
Join over 500 people every week at the centre of modern orthodox Jewish learning in Britain. Book online for our  courses.
London School of Jewish Studies
Schaller House, 44a Albert Road, London, NW4 2SJ   
Phone: 020 8203 6427  Fax: 020 8203 6420

Royal Air Force Museum
Take off to the Royal Air Force Museum London and soar through the history of aviation. Gaze at a world-class collection of over 100 aircraft. The Aeronauts Interactive Centre offers hands-on entertainment and education for all. The on site museum shop, is packed with models and gift items. There is also a café and licensed restaurant or picnic area to take care of catering needs. Free entrance, free parking and full disabled access.
RAF Museum
Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL 
E-mail Royal Air Force Museum 
Phone: +44 (0)20 8205 2266  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8358 4981
Hornsey Crest


St. Giles’ Church
The pretty church of St. Giles in Ickenham stands on the corner of Swakeleys Road and the High Road, opposite the village pond and old water pump. The church is walking distance from Ickenham tube station (Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines). The oldest part of St. Giles’ Church dates back to 1335, with a North Isle added in the 16th Century. As the small hamlet of Ickenham grew, so did the church, with a further extension added in 1959, and a second storey above the choir vestry was built in1986.
St Giles Church
Swakeleys Road, Ickenham, Middlesex UB10
E-mail St. Giles’ Church
St. Giles’ Church Web site
Phone: +44 (0)1895 622971
Heston & Isleworth Crest

Osterley Park
In 1761 the founders of Child’s Bank commissioned Robert Adam to transform a crumbling Tudor mansion into an elegant neo-classical villa. This was their house in the country, created for entertainment and to impress friends and business associates. Today the spectacular interiors contain one of Britain’s most complete examples of Adam’s work. The magnificent 16th Century stables survive largely intact and are still in use. The house is set in extensive park and farmland, complete with pleasure grounds and garden buildings.
Osterley Park
Jersey Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4RB
Phone: +44 (0)20 8568 7714  -  Fax: +44(0)20 8568 7714
Redlees Studios
This gallery was set up by a group of artists who were looking for a place that they could express themselves. Since that time, the gallery has expanded and developed a great name in the local art world. Visitors can enjoy an eclectic range of exhibitions throughout the year that focus on many different disciplines and media form, including ceramics, painting, sculpture, glasswork and jewellery.

Redlees Park, Worton Road, Isleworth, London TW7 6DW
E-mail Redlees Studios 
  Redlees Studios Web site

Mill Hill Village is the ancient heart of the district, a ribbon development along an ancient route called The Ridgeway. It is thought that its name is derived from a mill that once occupied a site on the Ridgeway, on an area of open ground (now a park) now known as the Mill Field, although whether a mill did actually exist is still open to question. It is bounded both to the north and south by Green Belt land. Its proximity to London made it popular as a country retreat from the 17th century onwards. There are a number of large houses and quaint cottages.  There are a number of large institutions including Mill Hill School, The Missionary Insititute (which was present on the Ridgeway until 2007), Holcombe House (part of the Institute), The National Institute for Medical Research, the motherhouse of The Daughters of Charity and, until 2007, Saint Joseph’s College, a large seminary.   To the southwest is a small suburban district called Poets' Corner, and to the north an old estate, now a recreation ground, called Moat Mount  . Further north, on the Green Belt between The Ridgeway and Totteridge Common, one of the last remaining farms in the Greater London area is situated, Burtonhole Farm.   Mill Hill Broadway is a suburban district that developed from the 1900s onwards. The Broadway itself is an important local retail area. There is a railway station, Mill Hill Broadway, on the First Capital Connect line, together with a bus station. The area used to be served by another station,  University College London has an Observatory on the A41 Watford Way, south west of The Broadway.
The eastern part of Mill Hill has recently undergone redevelopment, a new Waitrose having been built on the site of the old gas works. There is a tube station, opened in 1867, servicing a spur on the High Barnet Branch of the Northern Line. It is the least-visited station on the Northern Line - only one in eight northbound trains goes there.The small local retail area is at “Kelly’s Corner” (officially Holders Hill Circus but only on maps) east of the station. Here was Inglis Barracks home of the Middlesex Regiment between 1905 and 1962. The army still has a smaller presence here but this is now just a postal depot. The United Kingdom / Carl Zeiss / Bausch & Lomb Optical Works was established here in 1912 and demolished in about 1987. The Jehovah's Witnesses have had a centre here since 1958, and they redeveloped the optical works to become the International Bible Students' Association in 1988. To the south of Mill Hill East are Copthall and Holders Hill.

MILL HILL KOSHER FOOD    Click here for Kosher Eateries
Deli Express
119 The Broadway, Mill Hill, London NW7 3TG. Tel: 020 8906 1132
Keene's Patisserie Unit 6, Mill Hill Industrial Estate, Flower Lane, London NW7 2HU. Tel: 0208 906 3729

Ruislip-Northwood was an urban district in Middlesex, England from 1904 to 1965.  The urban district was created in 1904, covering the parish of Ruislip, which had previously been part of Uxbridge Rural District. The parish and district also covered the Northwood area. The district experienced a sharp rise in population, from 6,217 in 1911 to 72,791 in 1961, caused by the Metroland railway expansion and suburban house building.It was abolished in 1965, and its area went to form part of the London Borough of Hillingdon in Greater London. The name survives in the Ruislip-Northwood parliamentary constituency.
Ruislip & Northwood Crest

The Great Barn
The Great Barn is a lovely 13th Century Grade II listed building, standing to the north of Ruislip High Street. The Barn is part of the twenty acre Manor Farm, which includes the Manor Farm House and the 16th Century Little Barn. The farm was owned and let by Kings College, Cambridge from the fifteen hundreds until half way through the twentieth Century. It was a working farm right up until the 1930s. Today the Great Barn is a venue for local events.
The Great Barn
Bury Street, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4

Manor Farm House
Manor Farm House in Ruislip is a Grade II listed building, attracting many visitors every year. The house dates back to the 16th Century, and has origins in the Doomsday Book. Recent excavations in 1997 uncovered the remains of the site of the Abbey of Bec’s Priory beneath the building. Opposite is a lovely 16th Century barn, which luckily for the local people is now home to Ruislip Library. There are other outbuildings on this historic farm site dating as far back as the 13th Century.
Manor Farm House
Middlesex HA4

St. Martin’s Church
St. Martin’s is a beautiful Anglican church, situated on the corner of the High Street and Eastcote Road and is easily reached by Ruislip tube station on the Metropolitan Line. This historic building is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and the oldest item of furniture in the church dates from the 14th Century. There has been a church on this site for nearly a thousand years. St. Martin’s is attractive both inside and out with eye catching wall paintings, pews and stained glass windows.
St Martins Church
High Street, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 7AU

St. Martin’s Church Web site

Southall Crest

was a local government district of Middlesex from 1881 to 1965. It was part of the London postal district and Metropolitan Police District.The area was historically part of the parish of Edmonton, which adopted the Public Health Act 1848 and formed a local board of health to govern the area in 1850. In 1879 the ratepayers of Southgate petitioned for their area to be separated from Edmonton, and in 1881 Southgate Local Board was established, with nine members.It was created an urban district in 1894, under the Local Government Act 1894. The urban district council was increased in size to 12 councillors in 1900. In 1933 Southgate was granted a charter of incorporation and became a municipal borough. The corporation of the borough consisted of a mayor, seven aldermen and twenty-one councillors. In 1965, the municipal borough was abolished and its former area transferred to Greater London under the London Government Act 1963. Its former area was combined with that of the Municipal Borough of Enfield and the Municipal Borough of Edmonton to form the present-day London Borough of Enfield. The borough included Southgate itself as well as neighbouring areas, including Palmers Green. The borough was administered from Southgate Town Hall, which is situated on Green Lanes in Palmers Green, close to the junction with Broomfield Lane.
Southgate Crest
Southgate Sign


The Chicken Shed
Chickenshed is a theatre company. We work using an inclusive creative process which means everyone is welcome, and everyone is valued. Not many places are for everyone and anyone - so a lot of people who find themselves unwelcome elsewhere in the world, come to us. Chickenshed runs Children's and Youth Theatre workshops for 600 people, education courses for over 100 students, community outreach projects and a network of satellite 'Sheds' across the country (and one in Russia) so even more can benefit. Every extraordinary piece of theatre created at Chickenshed shouts out the same thing: anyone can thrive in an environment where everyone is welcome.  Using our unique creative process, our theatre company has created and produced more than 1,000 performances of extraordinary theatre since Chickenshed started in 1974.
The Chicken Shed Theatre
Chase Side
N14 4PE


Box Office: 020 8292 9222
Christ Church
This church was built with a broached spire in 1861-3 and designed by Sir George G. Scott. It replaced the chapel built by Sir John Weld of Arnolds in 1615. Probably the main feature of this church is the fine collection of stained glass by Morris & Co. and there is work by William Morris, Philip Webb, Ford Madox Brown, and Burne-Jones. In addition the high altar has a reredos by Salviati.
Christ Church
Waterfall Road and The Green, Southgate, London N14.
Cockfosters & N Southgate Synagogue
is a long-established community, founded in 1948, and srving the Jewish population of Southgate, Cockfosters and Hadley Wood – with over 1100 members and covering an area almost 5 miles across.Our synagogue in Old Farm Avenue, Southgate, is backed up by Minyanim held regularly in Cockfosters and now also in Hadley Wood. Unlike most communities in London we have been successful in maintaining the membership numbers and this is very much due to the enthusiasm and hard work of all the numerous groups and committees that look after the varied needs and interests of the community.
Cockfosters & North Southgate Synagogue
Old Farm Avenue
N14 5QR
Phone: 020 8886 8225
Fax: 020 8886 8234
Southgate Cricket Club
Middlesex plays here and there's an annual cricket festival in August.New to North London? Fancy playing cricket for one of the oldest and most famous cricket clubs in Middlesex?  Southgate Cricket Club has opportunities for regular club players and match officials for the 2009 season. We will be commencing indoor net sessions in January on Wednesday nights and would welcome any prospective new members. We run 4 teams on Saturdays and 1 team on a Sunday, we also provide coaching sessions for Junior players and run teams from U10 upwards. If you'd like to know more about the club please get in touch.
Southgate Cricket Club
The Walker Cricket Ground, Waterfall Road, N14 
Nearest Tube Station: Southgate
Tel: +44 (0)20 8886 8381

SOUTHGATE KOSHER FOOD    Click here for Kosher Eateries
Hugo Bakery
123 Bramley Road, Southgate, London N14 4UT. Tel: 0208 886 7771
A Perlmutter & Son 1-2 Onslow Parade, Hampden Square, London N14 5JN. Tel: 0208 361 5441 Butchers
St. Andrews Church
 This church built in a red brick gothic style was designed by A.R. Barker, with a sanctuary and north chapel extension by Barker & Kirk in 1916. There is an ambulatory passage behind the high altar.
St Andrews
Chase Side, Southgate, London N14.
St. Thomas Church.
This church was built in 1938-41 and was designed by Romilly Craze. It has a copper spire. The stained glass window in the Lady Chapel is by Alfred Fisher.
St Thomas Church
Prince George Avenue, Oakwood, London N14
Southgate Station
Southgate Station

The area was recorded in the Domesday Book as Stanmere, the name deriving from the Old English stan, 'stony' and mere, 'a pool'. There are outcrops of gravel on the clay soil here and the mere may have been one of the ponds which still exist.By 1574 the area had become known as Stanmore the Great to distinguish it from Little Stanmore.
Stanmore Village railway station was open for train services between 1890 and 1952. Stanmore tube station opened in 1932. Stanmore had an outstation from the Bletchley Park codebreaking establishment, where some of the Bombes used to decode German Enigma messages in World War Two were housed. Stanmore is also home to RAF Bentley Priory from where the Battle of Britain was controlled, also formerly to RAF Stanmore Park, HQ of Balloon Command. The latter closed in 1997 and is now a housing estate.The suburb is characterised by numerous small restaurants and cafés, several public houses, and a handful of boutique-style clothing stores. The centre of Stanmore is dominated by the presence of a large Sainsbury's supermarket. Stanmore's extensive residential areas are leafy and predominantly affluent, with many residents commuting daily to jobs in central London and the City.Stanmore is home to Stanmore College (a government further education establishment) and a local library. The suburb also hosts the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - known as RNOH - which is famed for its spinal unit. Stanmore has affluent Indian, Jewish and Catholic communities, including its local synagogue on London Road and a mosque as well as new Hindu Temple on Wood Lane

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Steve's Deli
5 Canons Corner, Stanmore, Middlesex. Tel: 0208 958 9446
Ivor Silverman 4 Canons Corner, London Road, Stanmore, Middlesex. HA8 8AE Tel: 0208 958 8682 Butchers

There has been a settlement at Tottenham for over a thousand years. It grew up along the old Roman Road, Ermine Street (some of which is part of the present A10 road), and between High Cross and Tottenham Hale, the present Monument Way.Tottenham is believed to have been named after Tota, a farmer, whose hamlet was mentioned in the Domesday Book; hence Tota's hamlet became Tottenham. Toteham as it was then known was mentioned in the Domesday Book.[1] When it was compiled in 1086, about 70 families lived within the area of the manor, mostly labourers working for the Lord of the Manor.In 1894, Tottenham was made an urban district and on 27 September 1934 it became a municipal borough. As from 1 April 1965, the municipal borough formed part of the London Borough of Haringey. The River Lee (or Lea) was the eastern boundary of the Municipal Boroughs of Tottenham and Walthamstow. It is the ancient boundary between Middlesex and Essex and also formed the western boundary of the Viking controlled Danelaw. Today it is the boundary between the London Boroughs of Haringey and Waltham Forest. A major tributary of the Lee, the River Moselle, also crosses the borough from west to east, and often caused serious flooding until it was mostly covered in the 19th century.
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Euroart Studios 
Euroart Studios combines a gallery with a place of work for artists. Essentially operating as a collective, visitors are given the chance to see inside the artists’ studios and watch the creative minds at work, as well as browse through the first class gallery of completed work. The centre offers a new and exciting approach to art in the area and is committed to involving the community in the art world.

  784/788 High Road, Tottenham, London N17 0DA
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Phone: +44 (0)7802 502136
Markfield Beam Engine Museum
 Housed in a grade II listed building, the old engine house, this museum is on a six and half acre site. The principal exhibit in the museum is the Wood Brothers Beam Steam Pumping Engine, manufactured in 1886, and the principal water pump for the Tottenham area for decades. Visitors are invited to view the magnificent machine, the interesting structure in which it is housed, and a series of related explanatory exhibits.

 Markfield Road, Tottenham, London N15 4RB
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Phone: +44 (0)1707 873628
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur Football Club
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has a long and illustrious history in the top flight of the domestic game. Throughout the years the club has been home to some of the great players of the beautiful game including Blanchflower, Hoddle, Lineker, Klinsmann, Gascoigne and Ginola to name but a few. White Hart lane Stadium is the home of the team, who play fixtures on a regular basis here between August and May every year. With a reputation for playing entertaining football, this is a great place to see a game.
White Hart Lane Tottenham Hotspur - White Hart Lane
Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Road, London, Middlesex. N17 0AP
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Fixture List 2008/9
Main Telephone No: 0844 499 5000
Main Fax No: 020 8365 5005
Ticket Office:
0844 844 0102
TOTTENHAM KOSHER FOOD  Click here for Kosher Eateries
Woodberry Down Bakeries Ltd
2A Crowland Road, London N15 6UT, Tel: 0208 800 4230
Sharon's Bakery
3 Fountayne Road, Tottenham, London, N15 4QL. Tel: 0208 493 9944

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Marble Hill House
A magnificent Thames-side Palladian villa, Marble Hill House was built in the 1720s for Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk and mistress of King George II. See the extravagant gilded rooms in which she entertained famous poets and wits of the age including Pope, Gay and Swift. Explore the 66 acres of beautiful riverside grounds or enjoy a game of tennis or mini golf.
Marble Hill House
Richmond Road,
Twickenham TW1 2NL

Marble Hill House Web site
Phone: +44 (0)208 892 5115  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8607 9976
Museum of Rugby
Whether you are a rugby supporter or not, you will love Britain’s top sporting museum - The Museum of Rugby and Twickenham Stadium Tours offer a behind the scene look at the home of England rugby and the history of the game. Prepare to be inspired - spend a day in the life of rugby.
Museum Of Rugby
Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham TW1 1DZ
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Phone: +44 (0)20 8892 8877  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 88922817
Orleans House Gallery
 This gallery is responsible for looking after the prestigious Richmond Borough Art Collection, of which there are nearly three thousand separate artworks within. The fantastic gallery allows visitors to experience a wide variety of different styles of work that have been collected from a broad school of painters and sculptors based in Europe and across the globe.

  Riverside, Twickenham, London TW1 3D
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Phone: +44 (0)20 8831 6000  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8744 0501
Strawberry Hill House 
Strawberry Hill House is one of the finest examples of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture in the country. The coachman of the Earl of Bradford were responsible for the earliest building which was begun in 1698. Horace Walpole, son of the first Prime Minister, transformed the building into a ‘ little Gothic Castle’. Between 1747 and 1792, Walpole doubled the building in size and created the majority of what visitors can see today, a spectacular collection of interior and exterior beauty.

  Strawberry Hill Close, Twickenham,
London TW1 4PX

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Phone: +44 (0)870 626 0402

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Uxbridge Treasure Hunt
No prior knowledge of Uxbridge is required as all clues are solved by observation.  Both young and old will be fascinated whilst getting out for a couple of hours seeing the sites and solving the clues. Children will enjoy beating adults to solve the clues!  We even supply a map just in case you get lost.  The answers are at the back of the book so you can check any unsolved ones before you leave.The hunt starts at the Central Library and Information Centre , High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1HD. From Uxbridge or just visiting, you will be surprised at how much you walk past without even noticing. We so often walk around blinkered without appreciating the great features which make our towns and cities fabulous. By following our hunt these things will be highlighted rather than hidden away. Our Uxbridge treasure hunt packs contain all the necessary elements for you need including maps, clues, answer sheet, and tips on how to get things going.
Uxbridge Treasure Hunt

Local stockists of single hunts

Books etc


Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre
The Colne Valley provides the first significant area of countryside west of London – a mosaic of farmland, woodland and water, with fifty miles of river and canal and over forty lakes. It is a living, working environment providing employment and homes for many people. It is also a special place, regionally important for recreation and internationally important for wildlife. Large areas are open to the public or accessible through a network of paths.
Colne Valley Park
Denham Country Park, Denham Court Drive, Denham, Uxbridge UB9 5PG
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Phone: +44 (0)1895 833375  -  Fax: +44 (0)1895 833552
Like many of the great contemporary art galleries, this project started with the vision of a group of young artists who were desperate to find somewhere to show their own work. What followed was the establishment of one of the best respected galleries in this area of London, a place that has built a reputation for developing and nurturing young talent and taking it on to the next level.

The Green, West Drayton, Uxbridge, London UB8 3LD
Phone: +44 (0)7977 133093  -  Fax: +44 (0)79329 61389
Dominion Arts Education Centre
The Dominion Arts Education Centre is not only a place where you can see great art on display, it is also a place where you can learn more about the history of art, and learn more about the steps that can be taken to get involved in artistic projects. This excellent centre has been open for many years and has quickly become a well respected part of the cultural scene locally.

112 The Green, Southall, Uxbridge, Greater London UB2 4BQ
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Phone: +44 (0)20 8843 1227  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8813 8791
Ethnic Minority Studies Centre
Britain is a country that is one of the most ethnically diverse anywhere on earth. There are people from across the globe who have made their homes on these shores. This fascinating centre is concerned with the study of the people who come and start new lives in Britain, but remain minority groups. How do they cope? The exhibitions and displays help to tell the story of many ethnic groups in Britain and across the world.

Royal Holloway, University of London, Uxbridge, London TW20 0EX

Ethnic Minority Studies Centre Web site
Phone: +44 (0)1784 443816  -  Fax: +44 (0)1784 430680

Wembley is an area located in North-West London, England which forms the northern part of the London Borough of Brent. It is located 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Charing Cross. Forming the north-western part of Brent. Wembley has a large Indian population. When it was merged with the Borough of Willesden in 1965 as part of the re-organisation of London Local Government, Willesden was formerly an affluent borough with a large Jewish Population. Since the 1970s, it has undergone population movement and the influx of various immigrant groups. Wembley has two new areas of its own town, Wembley Central and Wembley City, Wembley Central is the Central area of Wembley, Wembley City is the Wembley Park part, Wembley City contains Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena and Wembley Market.Wembley was the centre of the municipal organisation of the area, with the Wembley Town Hall in Forty Lane, now serving as Brent Town Hall. The former Middlesex County Council, abolished in 1965 when the Greater London Council was created, had its Fire Brigade headquarters in Harrow Road, Wembley. The fire station there still operates as part of the London Fire Brigade. The large Wembley Police Station is next door.

Artangel Trust
Artangel is a project that has tried to bring together artists who are based in London and get their works on display across the country. The organisation has been very successful in getting large scale commissions in the streets and large public buildings. It also has its own gallery, theatre and cinema on site where a great deal takes place.

Engineers Way, Wembley,
London HA9 0PB
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Phone: +44 (0)20 7713 1402
Barham Park
Located in the northern extremities of Wembley, part of the London Borough of Brent, Barham Park is one of the principle areas of rest and relaxation in the region. The park has been well landscaped with trees, flower beds and water features to create as greener feel as is possible in the busy north London streets. There is a large children’s playground within, which is popular all year round.
Barham Park
Harrow Road, Wembley,
London HA0 2HB

Brent Central Library
This library is housed at the heart of the London Borough of Brent and serves as one of the cultural and social centres for this busy London area. The centre offers a large range of books, audio and visual materials available for loan and for reference. The library is host to a number of cultural events throughout the year including art exhibitions and historical archives on display.

Chesterfield House, Wembley, London HA9 7RW
Phone: +44 (0)20 8937 3144
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen’s is an impressive turn of the century Victorian style Catholic church  located at the heart of the Wembley Park area, close to the stadium and conference centre. The church is home to an extremely large and diverse Catholic congregation who are reflective of the mixed roots of the local area. They meet regularly on the site in prayer.
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Gardens, Wembley, London HA9 9HA

Wembley Arena
Wembley Arena is located opposite Wembley Stadium and is a world-famous venue for live entertainment. It’s London’s busiest music venue in terms of ticket sales, with a capacity of 12,300. It is widely regarded as the best London venue for sound quality and has staged many big name acts, including David Bowie, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Britney Spears, The Beatles, ABBA, Queen and the Spice Girls. A £35m refurbishment of the venue was completed in 2006.
Wembley Arena
Elvin House, Wembley,
 Middlesex HA9 0DW

Wembley Arena Web site
Phone: +44 (0)208 902 8833
Wembley Kosher Food    Click here for Kosher Eateries
Big D Kosher
202 Preston Road, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 8PA. Tel: 0208 904 3795
Kosher King
293 Hale Lane, Middlesex HA8. Tel: 0208 238 1656
Parkway Patisserie
204 Preston Road, Wembley, Middlesex. Tel: 0208 904 7736
Keene's Patisserie
192 Preston Road, Wembley, Middlesex. Tel: 0208 958-1205
Ivor Silverman
360 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middlesex. HA4 4HP Tel: 0208 428 6564
Kelmans Butchers
198 Preston Road, Wembley, Middlesex  HA9 9NQ. Tel: 0208 904 7625
Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium stands on the site of the famous old sporting venue of the same name. The twin towers have been replaced by a huge steel arch that can be seen from almost anywhere of elevation in the capital. Wembley Stadium is the home of English Football and is the place to see England matches, the FA Cup Final and numerous other sporting and musical events throughout the year.
Wembley Stadium
Empire Way, Wembley, London HA9 0WS

Wembley Stadium Web site
Phone: +44 (0)208 795 9000

The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon Willesdune, meaning The Hill of the Spring  and a settlement bearing this name dates back to 939 AD. The Doomsday Book of 1086 records it as Wellesdone[ . The town's motto is Laborare est orare.

Willesden Crest
Willesden Green Station

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK)
The National Coordinating Office for the UK wing of this international spiritual organisation lies just north of Willesden Fire Station in a large, brown building. The Hindu-based teachings on offer have their roots in visions received by founding father Baba Brahma, a wealthy philanthropist in what is now Pakistan in the 1930s. The venerable Baba passed on in 1969 at the grand old age of 93 but the university continues to scatter his seeds of wisdom through branches from Estonia to Equatorial Guinea. Raja Yoga Meditation techniques are promoted as a path to spiritual enlightenment.
Brahma Kumaria
Global Co-Operation House, 65-69 Pound Lane, Willesden, London NW10 2HH

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Phone: +44 (0)20 8727 3350  -  Mobile: +44 (0)20 8727 3351
Brent Museum
Brent Museum is housed in the centre of the London Borough and is dedicated to the long and interesting history of the community. There are a great many fine pieces on display, some of which have been discovered in archaeological digs, and other pieces that have been collected from houses and families that have been situated in the area. There are antiques, paintings, documents and maps for visitors to enjoy.
Brent Museum
95 High Road, Willesden Green, London NW10 2SF
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Phone: +44 (0)20 8937 3600
Brondesbury Park Open Space
While this tiny park and playground might seem like nothing to go out of your way for, the quiet leafy environs make park makes it a nice, safe spot for toddlers and a tranquil and relaxing environment for mummy and daddy to take a break. It’s also conveniently just a few minutes brisk walk from Willesden Green underground station and, in the other direction, Willesden Green Library Centre. Adoining the open space is the Brondesbury Park Synagogue.
Brondesbury Park
Brondesbury Park,
London NW2 5JN

Church Road Park
This beautiful park is an ancient place of rest and recreation for the people of the north west London borough. It is located close to the old parish church of St. Mary's and has always been closely linked with community activities and events. The park is used by locals and visitors as a place to play, walk, run and simply sit and watch the world go by.

Church Road Park
Church Road, Willesden,
London NW10

Church of Deeper Spiritual Faith
The Church of Deeper Spiritual Faith is an Apostolic Church on the border between Harlesden and Willesden in north west London. The church is located in a relatively simple and modern building on the main road. The facility is home to a committed and welcoming Christian congregation who meet on a regular basis.
Church of Deeper Faith Church Road, Willesden, London NW10

Church of God
The Church of God in Willesden is a Christian community based in a converted house that now serves as a place of worship. Located at the very heart of the community on the High Road, the church is home to an eclectic Christian congregation that reflects the diverse make-up of the area it serves.
 Church of God
High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2SD

Cricklewood Baptist Church
Cricklewood Baptist Church is located close to Cricklewood and Willesden in north west London. The church is a fine example of a city church and is well used by the significant Baptist community of the area. The church is home to a friendly congregation who like to take a leading role in community affairs and charitable works.
Cricklewood Baptist Church
2 Sneyd Road, Cricklewood, Willesden, London NW2 6AN

Elim Pentecostal Church
The Elim Pentecostal Church is better known as the 'Church on the High Road' and is located on the main shopping street at the heart of the busy north western suburb of Willesden in London. The church is thought to have been built in the mid 20th Century and has close links with the people of the community. It is home to a committed Christian congregation who meet there regularly.
Elim Pentecostal Church
High Road, Willesden,
London NW10

Gallery at Willesden Green
This artist-led gallery was founded in 1984 and since then has grown from strength to strength, serving the cultural needs of the people of Brent and the many visitors to the area. The gallery hosts a variety of contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year and attempts to encourage participation from members of the public in the art world. There is a range of workshops and lectures at the gallery as well as a regular programme of exhibitions.
Gallery at Willesden Green
95 High Road, Willesden Green, London NW10 2SF

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Phone: +44 (0)208 459 1421
Mosque of Brent
This Mosque of Brent is a large Islamic centre and place of worship on the edge of Cricklewood and Willesden in north west London. The beautiful building has some of the finest minarets in this area of London and is an extremely well used facility. It is home to a large community of Muslims that come from all over the community to worship here.
Mosque of Brent
33a Howard Road, Willesden, London NW2 6DS

Royal Majestic Suite
Housed in an attractive brown-brick building with a distinctive portico, these banqueting and function rooms are particularly popular with the Jewish community and recommended for Barmitzvahs. The fare ranges from burger and fries to Scottish salmon with lemon and dill. Chinese or American-style buffets are also an option. Naturally, everything is strictly Kosher, with the preparation supervised by the Jewish authority the London Beth Din. The function coordinators proudly promise the “celebration of your dreams”.
Royal Majestic Suite
196 Willesden Lane, Willesden Green, London NW6 7PR
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Phone: 020 8459 3276/0567  -  Mobile: +44 (0)20 8451 0920
Seventh Day Adventist Church
The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Willesden is housed in a modern building on the High Road in the very heart of the bust London suburb. The church draws a large congregation from across the socio-economic spectrum and enjoys an eclectic multi-cultural influence. It is proud to be a part of the community and the members regularly involve themselves in community events.
7th day Adventish Church
High Road, Willesden, London NW10

Shree Swaminarayan Temple
Members of the five-million strong Swaminarayan Sampradaya Hindu sect have worshipped here since 1975. Back then, the Willesden Temple, as it was known, was just a converted church, and it wasn’t until 1988 that the current eye-catching edifice was unveiled. The three storey complex melds British and Indian design and incorporates prayer and community rooms, audiovisual resources and even a picture framing service. Yoga, Gujarati and Tabla classes are also available. Catch the temple in autumn when it lights up the night during Diwali.
Shree Swaminarayan Temple
220/222 Willesden Lane, Willesden Green, London NW2 5RG
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Phone: +44 (0)20 8459 4506
St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Church
With its imposing tower, adorned with a large white crucifix, St Mary Magdalen's is the main Catholic church in Willesden. The church had its humble beginnings as a Mass centre in nearby St Paul's Avenue until Cardinal Bourne, the Archbishop of Westminster, conferred parish status on Willesden in 1903. These days, Mary Mags, as it’s affectionately known, pulls in a healthy congregation from around Brent. Mass is held daily at 9:30am, with an extra session at 6:30pm on Mondays and Fridays. On Sundays there are additional mass times of 10:30am and 12 noon.
St Mary Magdalene
Parish of St Mary Magdalen, Clergy House, Peter Avenue, Willesden, London NW10 2DD
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Phone: +44 (0)20 8451 4677  -  Mobile: +44 (0)20 8451 0288
St. Andrew the Apostle Church
St. Andrew's is the main parish church of Willesden and Willesden Green, a vibrant and busy area of north west London. The building is noted for having some fine stained glass within and also has the Good Shepherd Chapel. The church is well used by a broad section of the community and is one of the focal points of social life in the area.
St Andrew the Apostle Church
High Road, Willesden,
London NW10

St. Gabriel's Church
St. Gabriel's Church is a fine structure situated on the Cricklewood side of Willesden, not far from Willesden Green Underground Station. The church is built of grey stone and is particularly noted for its interesting tower with a small roof. The church is home to a large and friendly Christian community which is always looking to expand with new members.
St Gabriel's Church
St. Gabriel's Road, Willesden, London NW2

St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's is a beautiful old historic church at the end of Church Road where it become High Road in the older part of Willesden. The church is thought to be pre-Norman and date from the late 930s AD. It is still a functional place of worship and would look more in keeping with being in a countryside village than an inner city suburb.
St Mary's Church
High Road, Willesden,
 London NW10

True Buddha Temple
The True Buddha School was established in the 1980s by Taiwan-born "living Buddha" Lu Sheng-yen and now has chapters around the globe. Despite being essentially a Buddhist sect, the TBS is strongly influenced by Taoist strands of thought. The temple building was originally home to a Welsh boys school but was converted in the mid-90s, when Chinese-style renovations such as the colourful turrets on the roof, and the large incense burner and marble dragon out front were added.
True Buddha Temple
265 Willesden Lane, Willesden Green, London NW2 5JG
True Buddha Temple Web site
Phone: +44 (0)20 8451 9118  -  Mobile: +44 (0)20 8451 9677
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Help Centre
Nominally a Christian drop-in centre, this branch of the Brazilian-based UCKG is located on the site of the former Willesden Synagogue. The church was founded in 1979 by two Pentecostal preachers who split off from the more traditional mainstream doctrine. In Brazil the UCKG is not just the fastest-growing faith, it has also become a major political force. In the UK there are 20-odd branches. Services are 7am, 10am, 3pm and 7:30pm with other events and activities taking place on a regular basis.
17 Heathfield Park, Willesden Green, London NW2 5JE
UCKG Web site
Phone: +44 (0)20 8459 8181
Willeseden Green Baptist Church
Willesden Green Baptist Church is a large 'city' style Baptist place of worship at the very heart of the Willesden community. Located on the High Road, the church has for generations provided a place of quiet prayer and contemplation for Christians from across the suburb and nearby areas of London.
Willesden Green Baptist Church
94 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2PR

Willesden Green Library Centre
Willesden Green Library Centre is a multi-purpose local authority owned facility at the centre of Willesden in London. The centre provides all of the usual library lending and research facilities as well as being an information centre, a place of exhibitions, seminars, courses and public addresses. The library has state of the art computer facilities available to the use of the public.
Willesden Green Library Centre
95 High Road, Willesden Green, London NW10 2SF

Phone: +44 (0)20 8937 3400
Willesden Sports Centre and King Edward VII Park
This leisure centre has been serving the community since the 1960s. In 2004, it closed for a major facelift, reopening to the public in autumn 2006. The new centre boasts a 25-meter six-lane pool, ball courts, a gym, dance studios, a dojo and a 60-meter indoor running tube. The improvements extend to the exterior where you can jog by night on a floodlit 400-meter track. Changing rooms were also added for the adjoining King Edward VII park, where Sunday football is played.
Willesden Sports Centre
Donnington Road, Willesden, London NW10 3QX
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Phone: +44 (0)20 8955 1120  -  Mobile: +44 (0)20 8955 1124
Wood Green
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Alexandra Palace
Set in 196 acres of gorgeous parkland overlooking London, “Ally Pally” as it is affectionately known has a long and fascinating history. Built in 1873 to provide the Victorians with a great environment and recreation centre, it was destroyed by a fire just sixteen days after its opening. 2 years later, a new Palace opened. The BBC made the first public television transmissions from the eastern wing in 1936. Nowadays the Palace is an events and exhibition centre, and also houses an ice rink.
Alexandra Palace
 Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London N22 7AY
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Phone: +44 (0)20 8365 2121  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8883 3999
Alexandra Palace Ice Skating Rink
Ice Skating Club – Every Saturday  - Ice Skating Tuition – private lessons or classes for all ages  - Toddlers on Ice – every Tuesday during term time  - Birthday Parties - Includes meal & tuition  - Children's Skating Courses - After school course for 5-15 year olds   hildren's Crash Courses - Throughout most school holidays  - Ballet Classes  - Ice Dance Club  - Disabled Skating  -Adult Skating Courses .With a total capacity of 1,250 including a seating area for 741 plus one Cafe and a bar, the Ice Rink provides the perfect leisure day out.
Ally Pally Ice Rink
Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace Way
Wood Green
N22 7AY
Telephone: 020 8365 4386
Bruce Castle Museum
Bruce Castle is a 16th Century manor house which has been modified in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. It is set in 20 acres of parkland and houses Haringey’s local history collections include photographs, paintings, prints and drawings and a postal history collection commemorating Sir Rowland Hill who lived at Bruce Castle. Open Wednesday to Sunday 1pm to 5pm.
Bruce Castle Museum
 Lordship Lane,
London N17 8NU
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Phone: +44 (0)20 8808 8772  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8808 4118

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A vast development in the City of London. To some, it is a forest of tower blocks. For others, there are many exciting features including massed fountains, a cascade, roof gardens, trees growing on columns, great pools and a sitting area which is set below water level. However, many of the spaces are bleak and draughty. Extensive pedestrian decks cover the parking areas and access roads. The scheme was designed by Chamberlain Powell and Bon in the 1950s and is now almost complete. Visitors joke that it is almost impossible to find one's way about. This has been countered by painting lines on the brick paviors. One can follow them, as Theseus did his unwound string.Opening times - All year. Daily. Conservatory, on 3rd floor, Sundays 11am to 5pm. Check that the conservatory is not being used for a function.
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 London Wall,
Greater London,


Tel  0207 638 4141
Barham Park
Located in the northern extremities of Wembley, part of the London Borough of Brent, Barham Park is one of the principle areas of rest and relaxation in the region. The park has been well landscaped with trees, flower beds and water features to create as greener feel as is possible in the busy north London streets. There is a large children’s playground within, which is popular all year round.
Barham Park Harrow Road,

British Library Piazza
The library, designed by Collin St. John Wilson, was set back from Euston Road to create an enclosed courtyard between the turmoil of traffic on the main road and the doors to the building. There is a small amphitheatre for open-air performances a a bronze statue of Newton and Antony Gormley's Planets sculpture. The courtyard benefits from being south-facing, though the glare can be excessive. But the disadvantage of being on the south of the building is excessive road noise. Continuation of the gateway as a building would have ameliorated this problem. The design of the courtyard is OK but unremarkable. It should have been treated as a separate design commission, and detailed as a library garden with plants to admire and books to read.Opening times - Open all year, during library opening hours
British Library Piazza Gardenvisit.com British Library, Euston Road, London, Greater London, England, NW1


Buckingham Palace
The Queen will open part of her garden at Buckingham Palace to the public this summer. The garden will be open to visitors of the State Rooms who will be able to walk along the south of the gardens 500 yards to a new exit at Grosvenor Place. Visitors will be able to rest in a seated area before following a path from which they will see a 19th Century lake. They will also pass trees planted by monarchs and will be able to talk to Gardeners.Opening hours for 2010 - Summer Opening of the State Rooms. The Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will be 27 July - 29 September 2010.  Visit website for full details.
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Buckingham Palace,
E-mail bookinginfo@royalcollection.org.uk

Telephone (+44) (0)20 7766 7300
Fax (+44) (0)20 7930 9625
Bushy Park
Bushy Park is less well known than the other Royal Parks. It adjoins Hampton Court and owes its present grandeur to William III's gardeners, London and Wise. A wide and majestic avenue of triple rows of horse chestnut trees runs through the park. It encloses a large round pool designed by Christopher Wren with a statue of Diana by Francesco Fanelli. Fallow deer graze under the trees in the park.Opening times - All year, Daily, Open dawn to dusk

Bushy Park Loz Pycock Hampton Court Road,
TW12 2EJ


Chelsea Physic Garden

The Chelsea Physic Garden is the second oldest botanical garden in Britain founded in 1673.Covering 4 acres the gardens have more than 6000 plants. It also has one of the earliest rock gardens made with basaltic lava from Iceland.

Many medicinal plants are grown as the Gardens are still involved with research work with herbal medicine.Many colourful borders, see also the Garden of World medicine including  plants used by tribal people. The Chelsea Physic Garden is well worth a visit. Opening times - April to October, 12pm - 5pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. ( late night openings every Wednesday in July and August. 12pm -8.30pm. Sundays, Bank Holidays and Good Friday, 12-6pm..Also Chelsea Flower Show Week. Click through to website for details. Refreshments, disabled access.

Chelsea Physic Garden by Constant - London©   66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS


  Tel 020 7352 5646
Chiswick House
Set amid the hustle and bustle of west London lies Chiswick House and Gardens, a beautiful and inspiring oasis of tranquility that is uniquely important.The magnificent neo-Palladian villa is considered a design masterpiece, and the gardens are widely credited as the birthplace of the English landscape movement, creating a revolution in garden design that swept the world. Over the centuries celebrated figures have come to Chiswick House and Gardens seeking pleasure and inspiration. The villa was completed by Lord Burlington in 1729 and it was at Chiswick that he entertained notable visitors, such as Handel, Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. This tradition was upheld by the beautiful and controversial Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire who called Chiswick House 'my earthly paradise'. In more recent times, the Beatles used the gardens as the backdrop for 'Paperback Writer' and 'Rain'. Today, the property and grounds are enjoyed by 1 million people each year. Over the next two years, the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust is undertaking one of the country's biggest and most ambitious garden restoration projects, investing £12.1 million to restore the gardens to their full 18th century glory.Opening times - April to October., Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays., Open 10am to 5pm
Chiswick House Temple by Mr Scroobs© Chiswick House,
Burlington Lane,
Chiswick ,

 0208 9950508
Culpepper Community Gardens
Culpeper Community Garden is a beautiful public open space in the heart of Islington, London, which serves both as a city park and as an environmental community project. Managed by and for local people, it is a unique project where people from all walks of life come together to appreciate and enhance their environment.2010 - Culpeper Community Garden Open during daylight hours.  Disabled Access
1 Cloudesley Road

Tel: 020 7833 3951
Fenton House
Fenton House which originates from the 17th century has a delightful walled and terraced garden. There are spring bulbs including bluebells amongst the fruit trees in the orchard. Later there are colourful herbaceous borders edged with box and a sunken rose garden. Scented herbs include lavender, rosemary and dianthus.Interesting Kitchen Garden with a wide range of vegetables make Fenton House a good visit. 2010 20 March - 31 October Saturdays & Sundays 11 - 5. Weds - Sundays 2 -5, Also open BH. Mondays and Good Friday
Fenton House by M L Fuller© Hampstead Grove,
 NW3 6RT

Tel 020 7435 3471
Ferry House
The lovely Ferry House garden is set on the River Thames and covers 3 acres. Lady Caroline Gilmour has managed to create a spot of Paradise close to the centre of London. Fabulous plantings in urns and containers, many paths with hidden corners and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the atmosphere. Old fashioned roses with fragrant scents and colourful borders, areas of wild flowers. Shrubs and fine trees. House flanked with climbers.
Ferry House Gardens, 
26 Ferry Street,
Old Isleworth,

Holland Park
The Holland Park gardens were created in  the early 1800s by Lord Holland and cover some 50 acres. Holland Park is a lovely place to relax with formal borders and wilder areas. Many different trees make it hard to imagine you are in London, with much wildlife. Good for children with playgrounds. Also see the immaculately kept Kyoto Garden which was opened in 1991 to celebrate the Japanese festival. This has a delightful pond with waterfall and is best seen in Spring and Autumn. Holland Park Gardens open 7.30AM - dusk. disabled access, restaurant.
Waterfall at Kyoto Japanese Garden in Holland Park by Rex Mottram Holland Park, 
Kensington, London, W8.

Hyde Park
The great Hyde Park covers 275 acres. It once belonged to Westminster Abbey until Henry Vlll made it into a deer park. About a century later it was used as a racecourse. The Serpentine, a beautiful lake was made from the Westbourne Stream and six small ponds. Today you can still boat on the lake. There is a new Rose Garden, herbaceous borders, a pergola with climbing shrubs. This is one of the Royal Parks and links directly to Kensington Gardens. Do not go to London without visiting Hyde Park. The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain opened in July 2004, is a brilliant water feature with fast flowing torrents in one direction followed by gentle inclines where the water rocks and rolls. The final design, by American architect Kathryn Gustafson, is said to reflect the introspective and reflective side of Diana and also the turbulence in her life.Hyde Park Garden open daily, all year. Restaurants, disabled access.
Hyde Park by  R J Shephard 2008© Hyde Park, SW1
Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens is a glorious park covering over 270 acres and adjoins Hyde Park. The present structure dates back to the early 18th century on a design from Charles Bridgman.  Much to see including the Orangery with beautiful decorations, and statues including that of Peter Pan by Sir George Frampton, a children's favourite. There is the sunken water garden surrounded by colourful borders and many other lovely displays. The Italian Garden has recently been refurbished. If you have children why not sail a model boat on the Round Pond.Kensington Gardens open daily. Disabled Access, restaurant.

Kensington Gardens image by Martin James © Kensington Gardens
Central London

Marble Hill House
A magnificent Thames-side Palladian villa, Marble Hill House was built in the 1720s for Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk and mistress of King George II. See the extravagant gilded rooms in which she entertained famous poets and wits of the age including Pope, Gay and Swift. Explore the 66 acres of beautiful riverside grounds or enjoy a game of tennis or mini golf.
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Twickenham TW1 2NL

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Tel: 0844 824 6792
Osterley Park
Osterley Park House, originally a Tudor mansion, was transformed into an elegant neo-classical villa by the founders of Child's Bank.  It is set in extensive park and farmland complete with 18th-century gardens and neo-classical garden buildings. 2007 saw the first phase of the garden and park restoration beginning with the recreation of Mrs Child's Flower Garden.2010 Park open all year, Garden and House from 4 March   Tea Room, Partial disabled access. Free entrance for National Trust members.
Georgian style flower garden at Osterley Park by James Long© Jersey Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4RB
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Telephone: 01494 755566
Regents Park

Royal Parks - Regents Park commissioned by the Prince Regent and opened to the public in 1838. His Royal Highness also wished to build a palace but this was not built. Today the at Regents Park gardens are enjoyed by thousands. See Queen Mary's Rose Garden with 1000s of beautiful roses, many with fine scents. Also lovely herbaceous borders, avenues and fountains.

Lovely ornamental lake with ducks and other waterfowl. London Zoo with its famous collection of animals also adjoins this park. Open all year dawn to dusk. Disabled access, restaurant.
Regents Park by Paul Leitch Regents Park Gardens


St James Park
 A Royal Park and one of the most romantic urban landscapes in Europe. The area was originally a swamp, subject to flooding from the Tyburn stream which still flows through the lake. Its 23 hectares were first made into a park with a rigidly formal design in 1660. Charles II had a long canal excavated from the watery land and introduced the geese, pelicans and waterfowl which are still there today. The park was completely re-designed by John Nash (1828) in the English landscape style which he had learned through his association with the Reptons. The subtlety of the contouring is notable and the view from the new bridge (1956) across the lake to the Horse Guards and Whitehall is justly famous. The park is now cared for with advice from Colvin and Moggridge, landscape architects. It is the editor's choice as the most beautiful and interesting park in London. Access from The Mall or Birdcage Walk.Opening times - All year. Daily. Open 5am to midnight.
St James Park by Javier© St James Park,


Syon Park
is one of the largest green areas in central Brentford and is situated in a beautiful location next to the River Thames. The park is a popular with locals and visitors alike and contains a wealth of facilities including a children's playground. The park is primarily used as a place of rest, relaxation and recreation by people wishing to experience some tranquillity without having to leave London. Opening times - Garden open all year. March to October Daily. November to February open weekends and New Year's Day only. Open 10:30am to 5pm or dusk (closes at 4pm in Winter)
Syon Park Brentford High Street, Brentford, London TW8
By car: 2 miles west of Kew Bridge. By rail to Kew Bridge, then bus. By underground to Gunnersbury, then bus. By bus 237 or 267 to Brentlea Gate bus stop.

Phone: +44 (0)20 8560 08823  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8568 0936

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Park Lane Stables
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TW11 0HY
Tel: 0208 977 4951

 Gillian's Riding School
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Bray Side Farm
Beggars Hollow
Clay Hill
EN2 9JL(Map).

Tel: 020 8366 5445
At Gillian's Riding School we aim to provide you with a relaxing, friendly family environment for you to enjoy horses. We cater for a wide range of riders; you can develop your dressage techniques, enjoy a relaxing ride around Whitewebbs woodland, or learn how to show jump and much more! We have a range of instructors with different teaching styles and experience, as well as a large selection of horses. We have many breeds form show jumpers to Shetlands! Our Riding School is a family run business and we have over 40 years of experience.We have a pony club for children on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and we also do pony rides for our under fives!

Goulds Green Riding School
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Goulds Green
Tel:-  01895 44625    
Fax :- 01895 447561
Email:- Sales

Goulds Green Riding School is proud to announce the occasion of it’s 51st anniversary. Although running in a small way a few years earlier we generally consider 1959 to be the year it became firmly established and the year of our first show. Now being run by the third generation of the Jupp family we still try to maintain a friendly atmosphere, as although health and safety issues are important we consider learning to ride should be an enjoyable and fun experience.
Littlebourne Equestrian Centre Littlebourne stable yard Littlebourne Farm
Northwood Road
Tel  : 01895 824350
Email : jonhdent@btinternet.com
Littlebourne Equestrian Centre is one of the few BHS Approved Horse Riding Schools and Livery Yards on the doorstep of London. Only a few minutes from Harefield, surrounded by hundreds of acres of greenbelt countryside, Littlebourne offers an excellent range of riding activities for beginners and experienced riders alike.
Moor Stud Riding Stables

Hithermoor Road
Stanwell Moor Village
TW19 6BH
Tel : 01753682967

The Edge Livery Stables,
  Edgwarebury Lane,
HA8 8QS.
Tel : 020 89584343

S E Lloyd,
 Edgwarebury Lane,
, HA8 8QS
Tel : 020 89586781

Brayside Farm DIY Livery,
  Clay Hill,
 Middlesex, EN2 9JL
Tel : 020 83637064

Kings Oak Equestrian Centre
 Kings Oak Riding School/Theobalds Park Road, Crews Hill, Enfield,  Middlesex, EN2 9BL
020 83637868

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30 Lonsdale Drive
Tel: 020 83670605

Woodhurst Farm Livery

Cattlegate Road
Tel : 01707 873123

Old Farm Stables

Oak Avenue
TW12 3QD
Tel : 020 89799470

139 Charville Lane
Tel : 020 88413362
Email  : info@abbeyfields.info
We offer horse riding lessons to children (5 yrs and up) and adults of all abilities. We are situated in 100 acres of green belt in Hayes, Middlesex and adjacent to a bridleway network. We hold pony mornings for children during school holidays. DIY livery is available and we sometimes have horses and ponies for sale.
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Fore Street
Tel : 01895 676051

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Warren Lane
Tel: 020 84206562

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Clamp Hill
Tel :020 89541864

Sunbury Riding School
Fordbridge Road
Sunbury on Thames
TW16 6AS
Tel : 01932 789792

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St. Peters Road
Tel : 01895 442737

Belmont Riding Centre Ltd
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The Ridgeway
 NW7 1QT
Tel : 020 89061255
 I have been riding at a riding school called Belmont Riding Center. Its near Mill Hill in London. I had been riding there for about 3 months, when a new horse arrived from somewhere. The instructor gave him to me for one of the the class lessons, and I was one of the first to ride him. In fact only about three of the schools clients rode Bert in his time there. Bertie was highly strung. The first time I got on him I daren't put my feet in the stirups for fear that the contact of the stirrups on his side would send him into gallop. By the end of the lesson, I had come to the conclusion, that Bertie resembled a polo pony, and on those grounds I had an affectionate spot for him. I later found out that he was a reject from the polo school and had been sent to the riding school to see if he was good for anything. I rode him in lessons for about five months ... I often thought that if I were to have a horse again I might like something like Bert. Then one day I turned up at the yard to be told that Bert was being got rid of ... this was the last ride I would ever have on him ... and then the ultimatum ... buy him or say good bye !!!
The descision was frought with panic ... I was unprepared for such a dilema ... but another five months on and I am the happiest I have been for a long time.
Frith Manor Equestrian Centre
Lullington Garth
 N12 7BP
Tel : 020 83466703
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This is a livery yard where atmosphere is paramount. Everybody just loves it here. Located on the Mill Hill / Totteridge borders in North London, we have two outdoor floodlit ménage's and an indoor school. We can also provide all year turn out, weather permitting in 30 acres of Totteridge countryside. The main aim of the yard is to enjoy the equine experience, in the company of other knowledgeable people, who share the same passion.Options for DIY, or Full/Part Livery if you wish.  The choice is yours.
Hyde Park Riding Stables Riding in London - Hyde Park Stables 63 Bathurst Mews
 W2 2SB
Tel : 020 77063806

Rotten Row, in London's Hyde Park, has been the most famous equestrian venue in England for 300 years. Hyde Park Stables offer horse riding and horse riding lessons all year round in Central London on horses and ponies chosen for their safe temperament. There are five miles of bridleways for horse riding in London's Hyde Park beside the Serpentine Lake, in the most beautiful setting for horse riding in a Capital City anywhere in the world. There are also two outdoor riding arenas, for more formal horse riding lessons and dressage. Our riding stables in Hyde Park, London, cater for riders of all abilities, previous experience is not necessary. Hyde Park Stables London take adults and children for both group and private horse rides and horse riding lessons. So if you are looking for horse riding in London, or pony riding in London for a fun day out, or you are interested in a course of horse riding lessons in central London then contact us today at the Hyde Park Riding Stables, London's premier horse riding school.
Knightsbridge Riding Club 'Appalling decision': The conversion of Elvaston Mews into a residential property leaves the capital with only two mews stables for horse owners to keep their animals 11 Elvaston Mews
 SW7 5HY
Tel : 020 75842211
Horses have been stabled at Elvaston Mews in Knightsbridge for more than 170 years but a combination of spiralling insurance costs and the effects of the credit crunch have forced the owners out of business, and the property is to be converted into a home complete with basement extension and "Juliet" balconies.
London Equestrian Centre
Lullington Garth
N12 7BP
Tel : 020 83491345
 The London Equestrian Centre

Set in thirty four acres of its own green belt land overlooking Totteridge Valley you would be hard pressed not to think you were in the heart of the country when, in fact, you are only minutes away from the centres of Mill Hill, Finchley, Hendon and just eight miles from Oxford Street! Over the last twenty years, the LEC has taught thousands of adults and children to ride, for fun, to compete or for formal training for BHS examinations. The LEC is fully approved by The British Horse Society as a riding school. The LEC trains student instructors and is both a livery and competition centre.
At the LEC our instructors are fully qualified so you can rest assured that adult or child, novice or experienced rider you will be taught competently and to the highest standard.
Ross Nye Riding Stables
Ross Nye Stables
8 Bathurst Mews
 W2 2SB
Tel : 020 72623791
Set in the historic Bathurst Mews in London, W2,  Ross Nye Stables is ideally situated for riding in London, along the famous 'Rotten Row' in Hyde Park. The Stables reflect the philosophy of their founder, Ross Nye, and offer a unique and rare experience for adults and children alike. This remains one of the main reasons the stables have been so popular since their foundation in 1965. As well as riding in Hyde Park, the Ross Nye Stables is able to offer instruction in the outdoor arena, lessons in stable management, a membership scheme, regular newsletters, outings to famous horsey events, and social activities.We welcome all,  whether adults or children, beginners or experienced, for a gentle hack in the Park or for a course of lessons. Unfortunately we cannot cater for children under the age of six.  We operate a weight limit of 14 stone
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Bramley Road
 N14 4UW
Tel : 020 83638630
Here at Trent Park, we have something to suit everyone, from group and individual riding lessons and equestrian courses to our horse riding parties and horse hacking.There are lots of fun horse riding activities at Trent Park, including:
    * Jumping clinics
    * Pony camps
    * Blazing saddles riding club
    * Client shows
    * Dressage competitions

 Ealing Riding School 17-19 Gunnersbury Avenue.  Ealing.  London.  W5 3XD
 Tel: 020 8992 3808.
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We are a B.H.S.  and A.B.R.S. approved establishment.  We cater for children (5yrs + ) and adults from complete beginners to advanced.All teaching is conducted in our outdoor schools by Qualified Instructors, using a variety of well schooled horses and ponies. In times of severe weather conditions, theory of horsemanship is conducted in our lecture room, which also houses our course work studies, our lecture room is fully equipped with TV & Video etc. Full shower, washroom and nappy changing facilities are available.We welcome all visitors to come in and have a look around and watch a lesson being taught.
  Kentish Town City Farm A pony Ride at Kentish Town City Farm 1 Cressfield Close,
off Grafton Road,
Tel:020 7916 5421
The Riding Programme aims to provide access to horses and riding for young people and those with special needs living in Camden at affordable rates. It relies heavily on young, committed volunteers. Pony Club is open to Camden Residents aged 8 to 16. Pony club currently has a three year waiting list. The list is now closed but opens for one month in September. Children must be aged 7+ and proof of Camden Residence is required. Pony Club membership lasts for two years only.  Pony Rides for children over the age of four. Every Saturday (Weather permitting) at 1:30pm and cost £1 a ride. From March to September please make sure you call beforehand as often the horses are taken out to shows. 020 7916 5421  Adult Riding - THE WAITING LIST IS NOW CLOSED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND. Adult riding runs during the week/daytime only. The Farm offers lessons for those wishing to refresh their skills or complete novices - bookings are for a block of four sessions (once a week) and include basic stable management. Costs £60 for the four sessions.
 The Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre Stable yard and clock 30 Sunningdale Avenue
W3 7NS
The Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre is situated at the south east corner of Wormwood Scrubs, off Scrubs Lane.
Tel : 020 8740 0573
or by e-mail

The Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre was founded as a registered charity in 1989 to provide riding lessons, equine assisted therapy and horse care lessons to children and young people. It is situated on the edge of Wormwood Scrubs, an oasis of green in the inner city London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and serves a diverse community from a range of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds, including people with disabilities. By working and caring for the animals, children learn how to work and integrate with each other within a broad, supportive educational experience and in a safe, structured environment.The ethos of the Centre demonstrates a high level of committment to the therapeutic value of riding and being with horses and provides a valuable resource for people who may, through financial, social or ethnic disadvantage, not otherwise have access to such opportunities.Instructors are qualified and experienced and the school is approved under the BHS approved riding school scheme to ensue the highest levels of care and safety.

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