Just north of Golders Green you will find Temple Fortune, which is believed to have first been identified on a map in 1754, as a single farmhouse near a small green. It remained isolated until Finchley Road was established in the late 1820s, and the arrival of coaching inn The Royal Oak saw the creation of terraces of cottages, and by the end of the 19th century around 300 people lived in the area. Temple Fortune continued to develop, especially after the Golders Green Tube station was built in the early 1900s. Today, the area offers a collection of independent stores and a mix of big brands, as well as being just a short walk away from some of the best bakeries in North London.
This residential suburb benefits from having both Hampstead Heath and Golders Green within a short distance. It is blessed with sought-after bungalows, as well as a wealth of detached and semi-detached family homes, and contemporary apartment buildings too. If you would like to know more about the property available in Temple Fortune, contact a member of our team.
Baran Ocakbasi is a cosy Turkish charcoal grill restaurant specialising in serving freshly cooked dishes, including grilled fish, kebabs and a selection of vegetarian delights. That’s Amore is a wonderful Italian restaurant offering true Italian cuisine, including pizzas made with yeast brought from Italy; they also offer a takeaway service for those treat nights in.
Brent River Park has seen some improvements over recent years, with more planned for the future as part of the River Brent Project. It is a wonderful space to play, with its parks, sports grounds and golf courses, and you can walk your dog along the 7km curving strip.
Sat on the edge of Hampstead Heath you will find Kenwood House; surrounded by peaceful landscaped gardens, it is home to a world-class art collection. The house itself is known for its stunning interior, and is the masterpiece of Robert Adam, the famous 18th century Scottish architect.
The closest Tube stations to Temple Fortune are Golders Green and Brent Cross, both of which are on the Northern Line. The area is served by a number of bus routes, including the 13, 82, 113, 187, 268, C11, N13 and N113.
Not too far away you will find the RAF Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of aircraft, artefacts and uniforms. Opened in 1972, it is free to enter. You can enjoy the Milestones of Flight, a timeline of flying machines, and in the Bomber Hall you will find an impressive number of aircraft, including the legendary Avro Lancaster.
The area is surrounded by a number of good schools, including the following who achieved ‘Outstanding’ in their latest Ofsted report: The Henrietta Barnett School; Menorah Primary School; Brookland Junior School; Brookland Infant and Nursery School; Independent Jewish Day School; Hendon School; and Oak Lodge School.