London area of Golders Green guide
What to do and where to stay in London's Golders Green neighbourhood
Renowned for its large Jewish community, Golders Green has a great village feel to it and boasts a cosmopolitan mix of Turks, Koreans and Italians. The area's numerous cafes sell Kosher food such as salt beef sandwiches, while there are shops dedicated to everything to do with Judaism and Israel. The Shree Swaminarayan Temple, formerly a Presbyterian Church, is now one of London's most popular Hindu temples and attracts scores of worshippers with its annual Diwali Festival of Lights. The former house of famed ballerina Anna Pavlova has become the Jewish Cultural Centre. Attached to neighbouring Hampstead Heath, Golders Hill Park features a children's zoo, butterfly house, ponds, walled gardens and a golf driving and putting range.