By Aldo Cetrullo
At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking of Hendon as a periphal North London suburb with not a lot going on or going for it, but if you actually take your time and do a little bit of exploring, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised.
This Barnet suburb is a very culturally and ethnically diverse place, being home to various different communities from around the globe, and as with any other place that is filled with people of differing backgrounds, this means the choices for food are endless, from bagels to biryani.
The most famous Irish pub in the area is The Claddagh Ring, a place where you can have a pint and watch a football match on one of the many televions present in the establishment.
Hendon also has a large Jewish community, being considered a whole with the larger one in Golder’s Green, and this can be seen by the large number of kosher stores and jewish bakeries.
If you’re a student at Middlesex University, then you might want to check out some the events happening around campus, or in the newly constructed Mdx House, where you can relax between lectures, and have a bite to eat.
There are a number of ways to move to, from and around Hendon. It is reachable by train thanks to Hendon railway station, a National Rail station, served by Thameslink trains on the Thameslink route.
An underground stop is also present, Hendon central tube station. The station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line, and is situated at the boundary between zone 3 and 4. For a cheaper alternative, a number of buses also serve the area.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there, and discover Hendon!