Hendon Area Guide
Hendon is a cosmopolitan, multicultural area that benefits from a relaxed pace of life and a wide range of attractive amenities. Hendon’s transport connections are excellent, with the M1 nearby and easy access to central London along the Northern Line.
Thanks to its diverse population, Hendon has some of the best restaurants in northern London, while its popularity with families ensures there is a good selection of schools.
While Hendon property prices have done well over the last few years, the area still represents a good-value option for renting or buying when compared against other parts of London.
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Hendon Shops and Amenities
Hendon’s many attractions include Allianz Park, home of the mighty Saracens Rugby Union side, and the superb RAF Museum on the site of the former aerodrome, where you’ll find a vast collection of vintage and modern aircraft as well as many other exhibits.
Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre has a fantastic Tom Daley Diving Academy, while the nearby Brent Reservoir (also known as the Welsh Harp) has a sailing centre, cycling and walking paths, and is an important breeding site for many water birds. Not far from Hendon is the scenic Dollis Valley Greenwalk, 10 miles long and suitable for everyone from runners to young families.
The huge Brent Cross Shopping Centre in Hendon features over 100 big name high-street and boutique brands including All Saints, John Lewis, Apple, GAP, Foot Locker, H&M , Levis, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Zara. For families with younger children there’s also Topsy Turvy World, a fun soft play facility.
Schools in Hendon
Hendon has an excellent range of educational establishments on offer for families. We’ve put together a short list covering many of them below. When you view properties on our site, you can quickly see the distance between them and the nearest schools.
Danescroft Nursery, NW4 2NA
Hendon Campus Nursery, NW4 4BT
Hasmonean Pre-Nursery, NW4 2PD
Hendon Preparatory School Nursery, NW4 1TD
St. Joseph's RC Infants School, NW4 4TY
Parkfield Primary, NW4 3UB - OFSTED rating Good
Bell Lane Primary, NW4 2AS - OFSTED rating Good
Sunnyfields Primary School, NW4 4JH - OFSTED rating Good
Hasmonean Primary School, NW4 2PD - OFSTED rating Good
St Mary's Primary School, NW4 3SL - OFSTED rating Good
St Joseph’s RC Junior School, NW4 4TY - OFSTED rating Outstanding
St Mary's COFE High School, NW4 1AB - OFSTED rating Good
Independent Day Academy, NW4 2AH - OFSTED rating Outstanding
Hendon School, NW4 2HP - OFSTED rating Outstanding
Hasmonean High School, NW4 1NA - OFSTED rating Outstanding
Food & Drink in Hendon
With such a diverse population, it’s no surprise that Hendon has a fantastic offering of restaurants, cafes and pubs.
We highly recommend spending your weekend mornings along Brent Street, where the fresh aromas originating from various bagel bakeries are impossible to resist.
Hendon has a large Jewish population so of course you will find many kosher cafes and restaurants here, but there is also superb Chinese, African, Polish, Indian Japanese, Italian and Middle Eastern cuisine on offer. The foodie scene in Hendon is always changing and it sometimes seems there’s a new place opening every month that has to be tried. Both White House Express (Kosher takeaways) and White Fish are favourites among the Roundtree team!
There are also many great pubs in Hendon whether you want to let your hair down, or a couple of quiet drinks with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. The Claddagh Ring is popular with students from Middlesex University, while the Hendon is probably the best sports pub in the area. The Beaufort is a contemporary place, great for celebrations and informal dining.
House Prices in Hendon
About 8% below the London average, Hendon property prices range from around £250,000 to around £3 million, with the average house price in Hendon nearing £515,000.
Rents in Hendon average at around £560 per week, which again is significantly below the London average of £647.
Buying property in Hendon can be a seriously good investment. Property prices in Hendon have increased close to 30% since 2014 and with improved transport connections and proposed regeneration plans of West Hendon, we expect to see this become even more of a desirable place to live in future.