A Grade ll listed house with extensive landscaped gardens, gifted for the use and enjoyment of the people by Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens of the Stephens' Ink Company.


Half Term at Stephens House & Gardens

We have lots to keep the children busy next week on half term. Bring them for a run around in all our beautiful open space and of course there is the fantastic playground to enjoy.

We have a Victorian Valentine Card making workshop on Sunday 11 December where you can make a lovely card for your friends, family or special someone! There is a FREE Secret Agent activity on Thursday 15 February, which involves making your own invisible ink and then following clues around the grounds to crack a secret code! Please check our events page for times and location of these two events.

When they need a drink or snack, our cafe has plenty of child-friendly options and a good cup of coffee for you too!

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Memories of Stephens House & Gardens for 2018

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We are collecting your memories and photos of Stephens House & Gardens! 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Henry Inky Stephens bequest of the house and gardens and we would like to commemorate it using your memories of special events, celebrations, happy times and any kind of memory you might have of Stephens House & Gardens. 

Please send us your photos and/or written memories via email to: vlo@stephenshouseandgardens.com or come and see us in the Visitor Centre or House. We look forward to hearing from you!

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New Year, New Events

We have an exciting programme of events to kick off 2018! From a 3-week yoga course to a new monthly Gin Club, as well as regular popular fixtures such as Lunch in the House and Quiz night, there is something for everyone. For children and families, we have a Victorian Valentine card making workshop, a Secret Agent drop-in activity during half term and seasonal events to look forward to such as Mother's Day Lunch and an Easter egg hunt and craft session. To encourage play and exploration in the outdoors, we have Pond Dipping, Spring Seedlings Forest Fun and Forest School taster sessions, making the most of our easy access to nature here in the gardens.

Keep an eye on our Events Page where you can find booking links to those events which require advance booking. Ensure you don't miss out on any future events at Stephens House & Gardens by signing up to our monthly events newsletter here.

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Inky’s Stables Cafe


Our cafe, Inky's Stables is open 7 days a week and is a lovely spot to get a drink, snack or meal. The menu changes seasonally, we have regular special deals available and a selection of childrens' meals and snacks. Combine a visit with a walk around the gardens, bringing the children to the playground or if you are very local, just pop in to get something to take away. Whether it's your morning coffee and breakfast, tea and cake in the afternoon, a healthy salad or soup for lunch or family brunch on the weekends, there is plenty of choice! 

Winter opening times: 09:00 until 16:00 Monday to Friday, 10:00 until 16:00 Saturday & Sunday.

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17 East End Road,
Finchley, London N3 3QE
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