July 2017 / Area Guides / by Sophie Hampton

Golders Green

The pleasant, affluent and sought-after district has a substantial Jewish population. The area is also home to a large Hindu Temple, a Greek Orthodox cathedral and a considerable Japanese community. Wedged between Finchley Road and Golders Green Road, the area attracts a large numbers of professionals.

Architectural highlights
In residential areas, semi-detached and large detached properties predominate, mostly Edwardian and post-war in age and style. The area also offers a good choice of flats and modern apartment blocks.

Smartest streets
Golders Green Crescent is tucked away nicely for peace and quiet. The streets immediately around Golders Hill Park are some of the smartest in the area, with the most expensive houses.

Who’s there
The 2009 X Factor finalists were based on West Heath Avenue, one of the area’s smartest streets, and you may find Jude Law popping into the local newsagent.

The Jewish influence is not far away when it comes to dining out, but you can also tuck into Korean, Chinese, Middle Eastern and Italian cuisine. One of the focal points of Golders Green is Golders Hill Park, which hosts a wide range of attractions such as a children’s zoo, ponds and walled gardens. If shopping takes your fancy, Brent Cross shopping centre is close enough to fulfil your every retail need.

One of the most highly rated schools is Golders Hill School, founded in 1908. The King Alfred School also maintains its good reputation. The Torah Vodaas is one of the schools that cater for the extensive Jewish population in the area.

Golders Green Underground station is the obvious choice for convenience. Other stations nearby include Finchley Central, Brent Cross, Mill Hill East and Hendon Central.

The name Golders is considered to have come from a family named Godyere who lived in the area and Green alludes to the manorial waste the settlement was built on.

What the agents say
“With green open spaces, a good selection of shops, and a great situation only 20 minutes by underground to the West End, Golders Green is a sought-after family suburb,” Graham Gold, franchisee of Winkworth Golders Green