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Stephens House & Gardens

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House and Garden wonderful

A devoted staff team headed by "Malcolm" provide a home for the local community, be that for office... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bernd L
Lovely Local Spot

Lovely, "gardenesque" style garden in Finchley. What a fantastic place for the town and community... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
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A Grade ll listed house with extensive landscaped gardens, gifted to the people by Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens of the Stephens' Ink Company. The House Avenue House is a Grade II listed building in the he The Gardens provide a mixed landscape and...more
17 East End Road, London N3 3QE, England
+44 20 8346 7812
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A devoted staff team headed by "Malcolm" provide a home for the local community, be that for office or training space or as wedding venue. It even has its own cafe on site plus the outstanding gardens.Highly recommended and worth supporting

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bernd L
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Lovely, "gardenesque" style garden in Finchley. What a fantastic place for the town and community. There's a spot for tea/snack and very good toilet facilities. The garden isn't large but it is filled with very old specimen trees. The Bothey Garden was closed - a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MeandHeTravel
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Unfortunately, I can only echo and confirm Telall’s experience below of a very rude manager, which is a terrible shame considering the beauty of the gardens and grounds, as well as its historical and community value. It worries me that such a rude and unfriendly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gavin M
Malcolm G, Public Relations Manager at Stephens House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. It would be useful for us to know under what circumstances you encountered the manager to enable us to respond more fully to your concerns. Thank you

Reviewed 20 July 2018

We were staying in The Travelodge in Finchley so took the opportunity to visit the gardens. The House is a venue and as far as we could see is not open to the public. Nice Victorian gardens which would have been the private garden to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 29 June 2018

I love small quirky museums and I love fountain pens, so I made a special trip to Finchley (about an hour away) to visit the Stephens Collection, after checking the opening hours before I left. When I got there, it wasn't clear where to go...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank farwriter
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Stephen's House management and staff have to be commended for their dedication to their tasks: it is an all-year-open venue for all sorts of events both for the local community such as weddings, and other users. In our case we have used SH for several...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bernd2906
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Used this venue for funeral reception on two separate occasions. The building and grounds are stunning and it is lovely setting for any kind of reception or party. The buffet was excellent and the staff were just amazing. I would highly recommend this venue.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Lolly S
Reviewed 19 February 2018

I hired the Salon event room for refreshments after a funeral. The staff were very attentive and the selection of buffet was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and it made a stressful morning a much welcomed relaxing afternoon. The grounds are breath taking and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank loumcd
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We recently held our Golden Wedding celebration in the Grade II listed building at Stephens House and Gardens. This was an evening event for 60 people. A few months beforehand we went for a food tasting to ensure we selected the right menu choices for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank pmartin374
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This house, now maintained by the borough of Finchley was once home to Henry Charles Stephens, the ink magnate. Interesting architecture and exhibits . The gardens and park make for lovely walks . If you happen to be in Finchley or nearby, it’s an interesting...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Shankar R
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Response from Telall | Reviewed this property |
Hello The Stephens House website has excellent instructions about public transport: Finchley Central Northern Line Station is some distance but buses run nearby. Very limited parking (maybe 12 spaces) but controlled parking... More