Whether you are heading out to catch up with friends over a coffee or commuting to work, Totteridge Place has been designed to make everyday life easier.
Living here, you will have plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from and the underground station is just 450m away, which offers direct links to King’s Cross and Waterloo.
Totteridge & Whetstone is a vibrant place to live, with quirky cafés and fine eateries lining the High Road, and an Everyman Cinema just over a mile away which offers luxury cinematic experiences.
There are plenty of places to grab a drink in Whetstone including The Griffin Pub, which sits at the heart of the community and dates back to 1928. Have a bite to eat with friends in the pub’s lost garden or sit back in the lounge and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple. There is also The Orange Tree, which enjoys an enviable location next to Totteridge Green. This modern country pub benefits from beautiful surroundings, and has a selection of beers and ales to choose from as well as an exclusive wine club and extensive cocktail list.
When it comes to dining out, there are well-known chains, such as Pizza Express and ASK, and a number of independent eateries including El-Vaquero, which specialises in authentic South American dishes, and Izgara, which serves traditional Turkish cuisine.
The vibrant pubs and restaurants can be enjoyed all-year round but they are even more full of life during the summer months. The wide pavements provide lots of room to
socialise outside and many of the venues throw open their doors and encourage al fresco dining, so there is a wonderful atmosphere in the air.
If you are a lover of the great outdoors, you will enjoy living here. The surrounding area has every terrain you could wish for including luscious green parks and wild woodland trails.
Whetstone Stray is ideal for families, with open space and walking routes that can be enjoyed all-year-round. The most popular place for a stroll is Brook Farm and Wyatts Farm, which forms part of the Dollis Valley Greenwalk.
This winding footpath runs through the ancient woods at Moat Mount Nature Reserve in Mill Hill all the way to picturesque Hampstead Heath. The park covers over 700 acres and has ponds, woodlands, playgrounds, a training track and open-air swimming pools, perfect for fun-filled summer days.
With so much green open space nearby, there are plenty of opportunities to hop on your bike too. There are a number of cycling routes to explore including one that starts at Mays Lane. The route takes you along the Dollis Valley via Brook Farm Open Space, through Totteridge Lane and to Brent Cross.
There are a number of private golf clubs within easy reach including Mill Hill Golf Club, South Herts Golf Club and North Middlesex Golf Club. Whetstone is also home to a lawn tennis club and Blueprint Fitness Gym, which has its own pilates and yoga studio.
Your everyday needs are well catered for at Totteridge Place, with a Marks and Spencer and a Waitrose supermarket on the doorstep, so you will never have to wander far for the weekly shop.
A short stroll along the High Road will also take you to some wellknown stores and boutiques. There are high street retailers like Boots within easy reach, but to really embrace the community, try some of the smaller independents.
You can pick fresh flowers from Floral and Hardy, discover a new apéritif from Stone Wines or socialise with your neighbours at the bustling farmers market.
There are excellent schools to choose from including Alma Primary School, which is less than a five-minute walk from Totteridge Place. Woodridge Primary School is just over a mile away and has a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted while the nearby secondary school, Wren Academy, has an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating. Magic Daycare Nursery is also less than a 10-minute walk.
Further afield, you will find a variety of education establishments. From leading research centres to arts colleges and medical universities, London is a thriving hub of top-class education. The University of London is less than 10 miles away from Whetstone and is the second largest university in the country. With over 170,000 students, the university consists of 18 colleges and nine specialist research institutes, which include the famous King’s College.
There is also a strong creative scene, with a number of renowned music conservatories, including Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music.
Totteridge & Whetstone is well connected so you will find travelling easy, whether it is in the UK or abroad, for business or pleasure.
Totteridge & Whetstone Underground, in Zone 4, is just a short walk away and offers regular connections into London.
Travelling on the Northern Line, you can reach King’s Cross in just 25 minutes, which also offers routes to Paris and Brussels via the Eurostar at St Pancras Station. Alternatively, you could head to Oakleigh Park Rail Station and catch a direct train into Moorgate, which takes less than half an hour.
The M1 motorway is less than a 20-minute drive away. There are a number of bus services along the High Road, so you can easily visit neighbouring areas such as Finchley and Highgate.