Golders Green & Temple Fortune, Hampstead Garden Suburb,
NW11 Estate Agents Area Guide

Why buy or rent a property in Golders Green & Temple Fortune?

An estate agents local area information guide to living in Golders Green & Temple Fortune, London

Golders Green Clock Tower NW11
Golders Green Tube NW11
Golders Hill Park NW11
Bull and Bush Pub, Golders Green NW11
Golders Green is a cosmopolitan area to the north of Hampstead and south of Hendon with its' focus being the clock at the junction of Golders Green Road and Finchley Road. Temple Fortune runs from Golders Green to the North Circular Road. Both Golders Green and Temple Fortune are set in the London Borough of Barnet.

Golders Green & Temple Fortune comprise a diverse range of mainly suburban properties consisting of impressive detached houses, semi-detached and terraced houses, apartment blocks with some fine period architecture and modern new developments. Residents comprise a mix of families, professionals and sharers. There is a strong Jewish cultural influence and this is reflected in the vast selection of kosher food shops in both Golders Green and Temple Fortune.

Golders Green is bordered by some large open spaces including Golders Hill Park, which is close to the West Heath part of Hampstead Heath. There is a small zoo inside Golders Hill Park together with a popular cafe which serves snacks and light meals.

Brief history of Golders Green & Temple Fortune

Since the 13th century Golders Green was farmland with open fields set in the Manor of Hendon. The name Golders comes from a family named Godyere who lived in the area and Green from manorial waste the settlement was built on. The earliest references to the name of the adjacent district of Temple Fortune is on a map circa 1754. It is likely that the name Temple refers to the Knights of St John, who had landed here around 1240. Fortune may be derived from a small settlement on the route from Hampstead to Hendon.

The area began to grow fast in the early 20th century with vastly improved transport links due to the opening of Golders Green tube station. The Golders Green Hippodrome - home to the BBC Concert Orchestra for many years brought visitors and popularity to the area and there was a surge in residential property development.


Underground stations
Brent Cross Northern
Finchley Central Northern
Golders Green Northern
Hampstead Northern
Hendon Central Northern
Train stations
Finchley Road & Frognal London Overground
Hampstead Heath London Overground
Buses to Golders Green & Temple Fortune  


Brent Cross Shopping Centre
BBC Hippodrome
Clock Tower
Golders Hill Park
Jewish culture

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