About this office
Our established team of highly experienced estate agents in Totteridge & Whetstone offer a first-rate service to all clients, whether it is sales headed up by Nicola Phillips or lettings headed up by Michael Quinn. Our local Fine Homes Manager, Steven Schiller, supports the team with high value properties and his expertise is indispensable. In addition to Totteridge and Whetstone, the team cover Oakleigh Park, New Barnet, East Barnet, High Barnet, Hadley Wood, Cockfosters, North Finchley, Woodside Park, West Finchley, Finchley Central and parts of Friern Barnet.
Why move to Totteridge & Whetstone?
Located in North London, Totteridge & Whetstone is a popular residential suburb offering residents the best of both worlds, with an easy commute to all the amenities of central London as well as easy access to wonderful rolling green belt land. Families and commuters alike are drawn here by the affordable properties and excellent schools, as well as the lively shopping and dining scenes.
A little bit of history
Totteridge & Whetstone were originally medieval villages that became popular with wealthy Londoners in centuries past due to their rural position. Legend has it that Whetstone takes its name from the specific stone that sits outside the Griffin Pub to this day, which may have been used by soldiers to sharpen their swords before the Battle of Barnet and remains a source of community interest. As with many commuter areas, it was the arrival of the railway in 1872 that heralded its development.
The area has had some high-profile residents over the years, including Des O’Connor, Cliff Richard, Arsene Wenger and many top footballers.
Architecture and property
One of the most appealing features of the area is the charming mix of characterful period houses set in large green plots, ranging from Victorian to 1920s and 30s properties, and brand new developments of luxury town houses and apartments. This variety means there is something for everyone, from first-time buyers and growing families through to mature professionals and those wishing to downsize into retirement style living.
Shopping and amenities
Totteridge & Whetstone benefit from a raft of local amenities and good range of shops dotted down the High Road, from Boots to Halfords. For grocery shopping residents can take their pick from several general convenience stores and major supermarkets, including M&S and Waitrose.
Fitness fans benefit from several local leisure centres and sports facilities, including Fit Club gym and New Barnet Leisure Centre with its swimming pool, exercise studios and sports courts, as well as golfing at North Middlesex and South Herts golf clubs.
An array of diverse restaurants, cafes and bars line the Whetstone High Road, including the award-winning Indian restaurant Bayleaf, local favourite Al Fresco for authentic Italian and Izgara for Turkish cuisine. Traditional pubs include The Orange Tree, The Three Horseshoes and the historic Griffin Pub, which dates back to the 15th century. The Everyman Cinema in neighbouring Barnet offers the chance to enjoy the latest blockbuster from the comfort of a cosy armchair.
There is an abundance of green space for families to enjoy locally, from parks and gardens to playing fields and recreation grounds. The Whetstone Stray follows the meandering course of the Dollis Brook and Dollis Valley Greenwalk which connects Mill Hill and Hampstead Heath, leading to the open spaces of Brook Farm and Wyatt Farm to the north. The Stray houses a series of neighbourhood allotments, bringing together keen gardeners from all walks of life and creating a community atmosphere.
Totteridge & Whetstone and the surrounding areas offer a strong selection of schooling options for all ages. At primary level there are Alma Primary, St John’s Primary, All Saints CofE and Sacred Heart Catholic School to name a few, while St Michael’s Catholic Academy and Ashmole Academy are local secondary schools which also boast sixth forms.
Totteridge & Whetstone underground station is situated in Zone 4 and provides frequent Northern Line services to the centre of town, servicing Euston in around 20 minutes. Oakleigh Park has overground services to King’s Cross and Moorgate, while a plethora of bus services also keep the area connected. The M1 and A1 are nearby for access to the M25, Heathrow Airport and the wider motorway network.