Comfort Hotel Finchley
3 Leisure Way, High Road
London, EN N12 0QZ
Phone: (44) 208 446-6644
Fax: (44) 208 446-5444
As one drives towards Temple Fortune and the North Circular Road, College Farm reminds urban commuters of the pastoral idyll that was North London a few centuries ago. The small College Farm does not have any exotic animals, but instead has a collection of horses, cows, ducks, chickens and pigs. They specialize in rare breed cattle and shire horses. The open farm is a wonderful place to introduce young children to the animals they know as moo from their storybooks. They also have the opportunity to touch them. College Farm also has special open days the first weekend of each month and during the summer which are like small scale fairs minus the noisy rides.
Many markets are set against rather dreary backdrops, but this antique and craft market is set in the picturesque Hampstead Village. It was established in 1967, and comprises of 24 units, each specializing on their own area, be it furniture, jewelery, lighting, china, or even buttons. Even if you don't find something at one of the oldest markets of its kind, you can stroll around the village, have a quick bite in one of the many restaurants or just relax in the sun.
This secondhand book shop is well-renowned for its collectible children and illustrated books. Get a range of boys' and girls' school and adventure stories, annuals, out-of-print modern children's fiction, puffin picture books and a large number of British comics and football magazines. Do take advantage of their online catalog. Located in North London, the bookstore is just opposite Highgate underground station.
Exuding old-world Parisian charm is how Little Paris is best described. The two rooms that this shop occupies are filled with vintage and authentic furniture, liitle knickknacks with which to give your home a Parisian flavor and various accessories like scarves and hats. The store has new offerings for you every three weeks, so that you can keep decorating your home with items like French film posters from the '60s and cabinets from the '40s.
Specializing in bicycles, Two Wheels Good is the perfect store for biking enthusiasts. The store, with its top-quality goods and great services, has contributed greatly to the increased interest in the sport the area has seen. The brands you will come across include Trek, Look, Brompton and Pashley. Whether you want to fine-tune your existing model or want a brand new bike, this store has all the equipment to help you.
North Circular's largest shopping mall, The Mall Wood Green has more than 100 retail establishments, 45 market shops and seven anchor shops. The Mall Wood Green is an exciting place to visit if you are looking forward to buy designer stuff and not spend a bomb for it. At The Mall Wood Green, you can get some grear bargains on high-end products. Top Man, New Look, Game, H&M, Tk-Maxx ans Boots are some of the stores found here.
Brent Cross Shopping Centre is one of the most popular shopping destinations in North West London, and with good reason, too. Whether you're looking to buy clothing, accessories, homeware, electrical appliances or sports and outdoor gear, you will find it all. Banana Republic, Accessorize, French Connection and Sunglass Hut, all have outlets here. If you want to take a break from all that shopping you've been doing, you can grab a quick bite from Auntie Anne's Pretzels or Millie's Cookies; you could also enjoy a full meal at Carluccio's or Ed's Easy Diner. The mall also has a range of childcare facilities, so you need not leave the little ones at home.
This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to checkout the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
A bright, modern entertainment center, O2 rises above the ethnic food shops and general drabness of this part of Finchley Road. Along with a Warners Village an 8-screen multiplex cinema, and a free-to-view aquarium, O2 is home to restaurants and shops such as Books Etc, Pizza Hut, Babe Ruth's, Ed's Diner, Zuccato, and the Esporta Health Club.
The health conscious will feel comforted by the variety at Holland & Barrett. From vitamins to herbal teas, ready-made vegetarian meals to dried fruit, Holland & Barrett is one of the most ubiquitous health food shops in Britain today. This chain avoids the dusty look of the first health food stores but has not yet achieved the slick look of independent and trendy eco-lifestyle stores like Planet Organic - but it's still one of the best. Call number provided for store timings, and additional information.
JJB Sports is among the line-up of popular all-round retailers of sportswear and fitness equipment. Stocking treadmills, cross trainers and multi-gyms for home use; you can also buy bikes, golf clubs and basketball backboards to get you out and about. This large London store is particularly customer friendly and is well kitted out in terms of replica football strips from Umbro, Nike and Adidas, cricket whites, tracksuits, polo shirts, tees and an extensive selection of trainers. Featuring all well-known high street brands, JJB deals in competitive prices for competitive sportspeople.
Established in 1990, Aaron Nejad is a dealer in rare and unusual oriental antiques, specializing in antique tribal rugs and room-size decorative carpets. The antique rugs and carpets found here are Persian, Central Asian, Caucasian and Anatolian, with an emphasis on Persian antique woven art of tribal and village origin. Aaron Nejad also stocks some European tapestries, and looks for "rare and unusual designs that delight the eye."