Living in Totteridge:
Shops and restaurants
Totteridge Village has no shops, if you don't count the small parade on Totteridge Lane and the nearby Cissbury Ring in Woodside Park, but it does have The Orange Tree, a popular pub and restaurant in a picturesque setting by a duck pond. The Rising Sun is another popular pub in Marsh Lane on the Mill Hill side of Totteridge. Nearby Whetstone has a wide, pleasant and tree-lined shopping street along the High Road, with large branches of Waitrose and M&S Simply Food as well as independent cafés and restaurants.
The Griffin is the landmark pub which describes itself as the heart of Whetstone while estate agent Mark Newton of Compass Residential recommends The Haven Bistro and Bar.
There are plenty of independent cafes in the area such as Oak Caffe, Carpe Diem, Ems Coffee and Coffee Culture to name a few. Tootoomoo, part of a small north London chain, serves pan Asian food and there is a . Chain restaurants are Sushimania and Ask Italian.
The Dollis Valley Green Walk is a 10-mile country circuit around the edge of Totteridge. Starting at Moat Mount Open Space and ending at the Hampstead Heath Extension, it runs through Totteridge Park Open Space and Brook Farm Open Space.
Leisure and the arts
Totteridge is a sporty, outdoorsy place. The South Herts Golf Club has a historic 18-hole course, as well as a nine-hole course, in Links Drive.
Totteridge Tennis Club is in Great Bushey Drive and Totteridge Millhillians Cricket Club is in Totteridge Green. The All Saints Arts Centre in Oakleigh Road North has an events programme ranging from wrestling to organ recitals, and hosts community classes from dance and Tai Chi to flower arranging and sculpture.
Schools in the area:
St Andrews CofE, Totteridges local state primary school, is judged good by Ofsted and gets excellent results at Key Stage 2, at age 11. The other local primary schools are also all judged good by the education watchdog.
There are two Catholic comprehensive schools in Finchley St Michaels (girls, ages 11 to 18) in Nether Street, and Finchley Catholic High (boys, ages 11 to 18) in Woodside Lane. Both get excellent results at GCSE and the girls school is judged outstanding while the boys school is judged good.
There are two local Jewish comprehensive schools: Hasmonean High (co-ed, ages 11 to 18) in Holders Hill Road, Finchley, and JCoSS (co-ed, ages 11 to 18) in Castlewood Road, New Barnet. They also get good results at GCSE. Hasmonean is rated outstanding and JCoSS is rated good.
Barnet council has two grammar schools: Queen Elizabeths (boys, ages 11 to 18) in Queens Road, Barnet, and Henrietta Barnett (girls, ages 11 to 18) in Hampstead Garden Suburb, both judged outstanding.
Many Totteridge children are bussed out to private schools, the nearest being Mill Hill (co-ed, ages three to 18) in The Ridgeway, Mill Hill. Also popular are Aldenham School and Haberdashers Askes Girls School, both in Elstree, and Haberdashers Askes Boys School in Borehamwood.
Transport in Totteridge:
Transport for London bus route 251 towards Edgware bus/tube station (westbound), or towards Arnos Grove tube station (eastbound), passes through Totteridge Village along the A5109.
Route 326 towards Barnet (the Spires), or towards Brent Cross Shopping Centre, skirts the eastern fringe of the area, operating a service along the eastern section of Totteridge Lane, and a Hail and Ride service along Longland Drive.
The nearest tube station is Totteridge and Whetstone - Northern line on Totteridge Lane, Both bus routes 251 and 326 stop outside the station, on either side of Totteridge Lane. Woodside Park tube station is also situated at the Southern edge, bordering North Finchley.
Oakleigh Park - Govia Thameslink Railway (383 bus)
Based on a sale price of £950,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:
Last updated: The calculators have been updated following the introduction of a stamp duty holiday until 31st March 2021.
* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.
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