Golders Green Area Guide
Golders Green is one of the most desirable parts of London to live, especially for families looking to settle down. Golders Green has many different types of property available both to rent and buy, a tranquil ambience, fantastic schools and excellent transport connections. What’s more, when you move here you’ll quickly find that there’s a wealth of cultural and natural attractions on your doorstep.
Roundtree Real Estate have been helping people find a home in Golders Green since 2009, and we’d love to help you too. In Golders Green you might see handsome Victorian terraced houses, fabulous Art Deco mansions, stylish modern apartment blocks and rustic cottages all intermingled. Plus, in our experience, most property here although above London averages for purchase, does tend to be generously proportioned - perfect for those needing a little more space.
If you’re looking for a base from which to commute into central London then Golders Green will be very handy - it sits on the Northern line, while several bus routes going into and around the city depart from right next to the tube station. The North Circular is also very close, perfect for car drivers.
The Golders Green community is famously diverse. Though predominantly Jewish, there is also a sizeable Asian population, and in general it’s a great melting-pot of cultures - that leads to another thing that we love about Golders Green - an incredible foodie scene.
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There’s always a lot going on at nearby Hampstead Heath, covering 800 acres of which Golders Hill Park forms a part. There’s a walled garden, a bandstand for concerts, tennis courts and a croquet lawn, and even a little zoo with a colourful butterfly house attached. You’ll also find the famous steel dinosaurs created by artists Jake and Dinos Chapman here. Walk the dog here, or in either Big Wood or Little Wood.
The area has a lot of history - London’s first crematorium opened here in the early 1900s. ‘Dracula’ author Bram Stoker, singer Amy Winehouse and Sigmund Freud are some of those who have been cremated here over the years. There’s also the well-known Hampstead Garden Suburb, one of the most successful planned communities in the country, which was founded by philanthropist Henrietta Barnett. The Henrietta Barnett School in Golders Green is regarded as one of the best state schools in Britain.
Kenwood House, a beautiful neo-classical villa at the northern end of Hampstead Heath has a superb collection of art by the likes of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough and Turner on display. Tie it in with a woodland walk in the grounds, and don’t miss the very popular outdoor concerts held here in the summer.
If you’ve always wanted to tread the boards then there’s also a lively amateur dramatics scene in Golders Green, with regular performances in an open-air theatre.
Schools in Golders Green
Golders Green is particularly popular with families. A safe, relaxed area with plenty of open green space, it also has a number of excellent schools. Here are just a few of them...
All Saints’ CofE Primary School, NW2 2TH - OFSTED rating Good
Brookland Infant and Nursery School, NW11 6EJ - OFSTED rating Outstanding
Brookland Junior School, NW11 6EJ - OFSTED rating Outstanding
Garden Suburb Junior School, NW11 6XU - OFSTED rating Good
Rimon Jewish Primary School, NW11 8AE - OFSTED rating Good
Wessex Gardens Primary School, NW11 9RR - OFSTED rating Good
Henrietta Barnett School, NW11 7BN - OFSTED rating Outstanding
Food & Drink in Golders Green
Most eateries in Golders Green are centred around Golders Green Road, and you will also discover many good independent places to try around Temple Fortune, with bagels and falafel a speciality - Florentin is particularly good and a favourite among the Roundtree team. We also recommend the mouthwatering breakfasts and sandwiches that can be had at Delisserie, while Carmelli and 19th century Grodzinski are famed for their baked goods. You’ll also frequently find Roundtree staff at Novellino on Golders Green Road, an excellent trattoria-style place known for its fish and dairy dishes.
An excellent cafe is attached to Joseph’s Bookstore, an independent bookshop with a notable collection of Jewish interest books. It’s also worth pointing out that if you like your Asian food, some of the best Korean food in London is to be found in Golders Green.
It has to be said that Golders Green doesn’t have a very wide selection of pubs - it’s very much a cafe culture here - but two that are definitely worth checking out if you enjoy a tipple are the 16th century Spaniards Inn (among the oldest pubs in London and once a haunt of Keats and Dickens) and the cosy Old Bull and Bush.
House Prices in Golders Green
Homes in Golders Green are very in-demand, with an average property price of slightly over £1 million, some 70% more than the London average. Prices have risen around 3% since 2013. The average price of a flat tends to be around £580,000 and for a house it’s is £1.7 million. Most Golders Green properties, certainly those that we see, have between one and three bedrooms, though there are always plenty of larger homes available too. If you’re looking for a 4-bedroomed house in Golders Green for instance then you’d be looking at around £1.3 million as a starting point.
However, if you’re looking for rental properties in Golders Green then you’re in luck, as average rental prices are substantially below the London average, at around £580 a week.
Hampstead Garden Suburb is of course one of the most sought-after areas in Golders Green to live. Some very characterful early 20th century architecture has been built here, and it’s varied - cottages, large detached homes and beautiful properties with attention-grabbing art deco style. In fact many local residents enjoy just walking around the area on a weekend to get inspiration - especially along ‘Billionaire’s Row’!
Are you thinking of either buying or renting property in Golders Green? Why not get in touch with the team here at Roundtree Real Estate and we’ll be pleased to show you our current list and provide more details as needed.