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East Finchley N2 was known as Finchley Common and it was incorporated into the Bishop of London’s hunting grounds. The area is first mentioned in the 14th century.
The Bishops Avenue passes through East Finchley N2. It is also called Billionaire’s Row. Some of the world’s richest people own properties here.
Notable people who were born or have lived in this area include English actor and comedian Peter Sellers, singer George Michael, TV host Jerry Springer, singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse, professional footballer Hugo Lloris, and poet/playwright Clive Sansom.
The area is relatively…godless. In 2011, for example, 27% of the adult population admitted that they don’t assign themselves to any existing religion.
East Finchley is a district within Barnet in the Greater London area. It is located northwest of Charing Cross, approximately 8.7 km (5.4 miles), with Finchley Central (Church End) to the west and West Finchley and North Finchley to the north.
Popular local sites in East Finchley include Phoenix Cinema (used to be called the Coliseum and later on Rex), UK’s oldest purpose-built theater; Cherry Tree Wood, a 5.3-hectare grassland and woodland park; Hampstead Heath, another municipal green space; and St. Pancras and Islington Cemetery, London’s oldest and largest public cemetery.