Just east of Totteridge lies Whetstone, one of the more affluent parts of London. Whetstone gets its name from its role as a major stopping point for stagecoaches travelling north of London in medieval times, when stones were used as a mounting block for climbing onto horses. The area has a number of public attractions like Avenue House and the Alexandra Palace Ice Rink. Children can enjoy a visit to the nearby Painted Earth ceramic art gallery.
Whetstone has a lot of single-owner businesses with newsstands and grocers as well as a variety of retailers. There are also a number of other businesses that take up local office space. This includes doctors, dentists, internet companies, education agencies, and communications companies. Epos company, EMC Advertising Gifts, Online Business Consultant and Small Business Solutions Ltd are all businesses with offices in this area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
When it comes to entertainment, the Peacock Theatre is the perfect place to enjoy a live performance. Bars and pubs such as The Stone Marquee, The Griffin and The Orange Tree are favourites in the area and provide a fantastic social atmosphere. You can enjoy great choice when it comes to dining in and around Whetstone. The Pearl Restaurant & Bar offers a chic setting for modern British food while Pret A Manger is all about upmarket fast food. Seasonal Japanese food can be found at Wabi London and there are many other eateries offering cuisine from different parts of the world.
Whetstone is connected to the rest of London by the underground, mainline railway networks and road links. Totteridge & Whetstone and Woodside Park tube stations are perfectly positioned for commuters while New Southgate station offers easy access to mainline services. There are plenty of bus routes through Whetstone with taxis also readily available.