The Area

On Winchmore Hill Green you will find a good selection of restaurants, including Samdan Turkish Restaurant, Buckle and Vaughan (excellent value for lunches), and Winchmore Tandoori. The Kings Head pub has an excellent restaurant, open for lunch and dinner.  In nearby Green Lanes, there are Italian, Chinese and Thai restaurants.

Also on the Green, there are several coffee shops – The Larder, The Deli and Aroma. These cafes are excellent places to enjoy breakfasts and light lunches, or afternoon tea.  The Larder also serves and sells wine.

If you prefer to eat at home, just over the road from the Old Bakery there is the excellent ‘Deli-on-the-Green’, which sells, fruit and vegetables, bread, cheeses and cold meats, as well as a good selection of groceries.  In addition, there is a small supermarket on the Green and a large Sainsbury supermarket within five minutes’ walk.

Farmers’ Market:  Winchmore Hill has its very own Farmers’ Market every Sunday.  Stall-holders bring fresh produce from farms in the Counties around the Capital.  Local bakeries supply wonderful bread, pastries and pies.  Breakfast is also served.  A French cheese specialist has recently joined the market.

The Green has a number of shops where you can buy gifts, most notably the wonderful Agha Home. There are several hairdressers and a Wellness Centre, ‘The Green Room’, where you can enjoy a relaxing aromatherapy massage.

‘Winchmore Hill has a beautiful park, Grovelands (designed by renowned landscape artist, Repton) with children’s playgrounds, lake, and a cafe (Summer only).

The Community

Winchmore Hill is a thriving community. In June 2012, The N21 Festival marked the centenary of the publication of “Winchmore Hill: Memories of a Lost Village” with a revival of the 19th century Fancy Fair; an Edwardian Tea in the garden of the Old Bakery formed part of the celebrations. This has since led to a revival of community festivals on the Green both in the Summer and at Christmas.  The St Nicholas Festivals brings a lively Christmas market to The Green, with stalls selling decorations and presents and events for children, including rides on a horse-drawn omnibus and a surprise appearance by St Nicholas himself.   In July 2017, there was the third N21 “Fancy Fair”  - see www.N21.net. A record number of people thronged the Green and rides on the Big Wheel offered a unique view over London.   There was music, dancing, a petting zoo and face-painting for the children, an art and photography exhibition, excellent street food and numerous stalls.  It was a stunning day out for everyone.