Overview   Living

With its graceful Edwardian architecture, wide streets buzzing with an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and restaurants and access to some of London’s loveliest open green spaces, Golders Green offers a relaxed environment within easy travelling distance of central London.

Situated in the borough of Barnet, Golders Green has a charming, slightly old-world feel.  The area has been home to a thriving Jewish community since Edwardian times but more recently it has seen the arrival of prosperous Southeast Asian and Japanese families, attracted by its top performing schools and well-proportioned houses.

The name ‘Golders Green’ has existed in parish records since the 13th century but the area remained largely undeveloped until the Northern Line tube station opened in 1907. The area is mainly characterised by large semi-detached houses with spacious rooms and generously sized gardens, most of which were constructed in the first three decades of the 20th century.

Located within a short walk of the main shopping centre, Golders Hill Park is a well-kept green outdoor space that leads on to the wider (and wilder) expanse of Hampstead Heath.  This lovely park has a children’s play area, a café, tennis courts and even a small zoo: the perfect place to relax and have fun with the family at weekends.

Golders Green Property Profile

Golders Green began to develop into a fully-fledged London suburb with the development of the Northern Line, and the architecture reflects its rapid expansion over the following thirty or forty years.

With the exception of Hampstead Garden Suburb, properties in the NW11 postcode tend to be slightly cheaper than those in Hampstead, West Hampstead and Highgate.

Golders Green Schools

Parents can choose from a wide range of private or state run schools in the Golders Green area, many of which are rated as top-performing schools.

Nursery and primary Schools

Hoop Lane Montessori, Annemount and Golders Hill School are independent nursery and primary schools. Garden Suburb, Menorah and Brookland are all top-performing state primary schools.

Secondary schools

Dame Henrietta Barnet is a selective grammar school for girls.  King Alfred is a private school offering a liberal education for boys & girls aged 4 to 18.  In nearby Highgate you’ll find two top-performing private schools, Highgate School for boys & girls and Channing School for girls.


Why live in Golders Green?

  • Efficient transportation links to Central London, particularly the West End and City.
  • Access to green, open spaces with good leisure facilities – Golders Hill Park and Hampstead Heath.
  • Excellent choice of top-performing schools.
  • Good choice of cafes and restaurants, plus one of the best bagel shops in London!

Golders Green Attractions

  • Golders Hill Park with its tennis courts and children’s play centre.
  • Close to Hampstead Village, Highgate and the heath.
  • Short travelling distance to Brent Cross Shopping Centre.
  • Good selection of local shops and restaurants.
  • Local gym with swimming pool.
  • Diverse religious centres, including synagogues, churches and temples.

 Getting around in Golders Green

There is a Northern Line tube station in the centre of Golders Green which has a bus terminus right outside.  You can reach Oxford Circus in less than 20 minutes by tube or catch the 13 bus to the West End, the 82 to Victoria or the 28 to Kensington.  Major road routes include the A502, the A598 and A41.

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