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Friern Barnet

Sought-after residential environs with impressive commuter convenience

"Set in private grounds, Princess Park Manor is a highly sought-after residential development that's been known to house a number of celebs!"

Kylie Taylor

"You can be at King's Cross in less then 20 minutes from Arnos Grove Station..."

Ben Connolly

"I love exploring the wealth of parkland in Barnet and in particular, Brunswick Park!"

Ben Connolly

What is your favourite place?

Where do Friern Barnet locals go?

Boyden's Kitchen

This cafe serves amazing English and American breakfasts, homemade cakes, lunch and brunch. It has great staff and a picturesque location overlooking Princess Park Manor and there's late night opening on selected weekends, where they serve classic hot dogs.

The Walker Ground

A multi-functional sports ground with a bar. They also have an amazing fireworks display here on bonfire night!

La Vita

A family-run pizza restaurant that is amazing value for money!

Ye Olde Cherry Tree

This charming pub is a former coaching inn and it also has a pretty beer garden that is perfect on summer evenings.


This furniture shop in Southgate sells really unique and interesting pieces.


An amazing varied menu, an all you can eat buffet and takeaway options. Cool décor and nice staff, this place is highly recommended!

Tommy Flynn's

A sports bar with real ales and a nice atmosphere.

La Genoise Café

This quaint patisserie is a wonderful place to grab your morning coffee. Be warned, you might find it difficult to resist one of the wonderfully presented items in the dessert display.

The Bohemia

Re-opened last June and beautifully refurbished. It's a brewpub and a restaurant and they also have events happening there every week. It's always packed and has become a bit of a local destination.

Thai & Co

A warm and elegant Thai restaurant serving Polynesian cocktails. Amazing Pad Thai and highly recommended Panang Seafood from the Thai & Co specialities menu.

Peace and Plenty

A bakery selling homemade sweet treats, breads and made-to-order cakes for special occasions.


An Irish pub with a homely atmosphere, offering homemade food that you can enjoy whilst watching the current sporting events.

The Indian Orchid

Authentic speciality dishes from India and East Africa prepared with quality fresh ingredients. Their extensive menu consists of an excellent selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine, Chaat dishes and an Indo-Chinese selection.

Emporium Tea Room

A quaint tea room on the High Road - a great spot to celebrate birthdays and small get-togethers, with afternoon tea and cakes. Lovely vintage theme!


Genuine Turkish food cooked on a charcoal grill. The food is delicious every time, the staff are always accommodating and the portion sizes are more than generous. The mixed meze comes highly recommended. Pera is a favourite in the area.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Friern Barnet, Arnos Grove, Bounds Green, North Finchley, East Barnet, Southgate, Palmers Green, Whetstone, Muswell Hill and Finchley

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"Once known as Colney Hatch Asylum and housing 3,500 patients, Princess Park Manor is now a sought-after residential development home to a number of celebrities."

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Child-friendly activities near Friern Barnet


Clowntown Children Activity & Play Centre
Soft play areas are a wonderful entertainment option for families. These specifically designed areas offer the ideal environment for children of all ages to practice and improve their communication skills, play and interact in a safe environment with other children and simply have fun. Soft play areas are great fun and provide the perfect place for you to give your child a special treat. Children love to play and the fun toys and play equipment in soft play areas are ideal. A trip to the local soft play area is a great way to reward children when they have been well behaved or a simple break from the play at home with the added bonus of a large space. Website


Manor Drive Methodist Church
Arties is an art and music workshop for toddlers aged from around 18 mths - 4 yearseach 1 hour session at Arties is equally split between music & art. Arties has a full range of musical equipment props and dressing-up suits. Website

Parent and Toddler Group at St Peter le Poer

St Peter le Poer
The session starts with free play for the children and we come together at 10.45am for singing, birthday celebrations, fruit and juice. While the parents enjoy a hot drink the children sit down to do a simple craft activity, usually involving a lot of glue and glitter and sometimes some paint! We clear up together at 11.30am and then bring out the cars, trikes and scooters for a final charge around the spacious hall and to make sure everyone is really tired and ready for lunch by midday. Website

Baby read and rhyme time

South Friern Library
30 minute session of nursery rhymes and songs for non-walking babies and their carers. Sessions take place weekly on Mondays during term time Website

Baby Rhyme Time Toddler Read and Rhyme and Story Explorers

South Friern Library

Le Club Frere Jacques

Muswell Hill club
Le Club Frère Jacques specialises in teaching French to children aged from 3 - 11. Our aim is to encourage a positive attitude towards learning languages which will equip pupils to succeed in their future schools. Above all we make French fun and easy to learn. In order to make the child participate there are various activities such as games, songs, rhymes and role playing which cater for a relatively short attention span. Children are always actively involved 4:00-4:30pm for 3-7 year olds 4:35-5:05pm for 7-11 year olds Website

Happy Feet Toddler group

Wilton Community Church
All under 5's welcome with parents/carers to enjoy songs, stories, craft, toys & snacks. Website
  1. About Friern Barnet

    Friern Barnet is a place in the London Borough of Barnet. It is a suburban development situated 7.4 miles (11.9 km) north of Charing Cross. The housing in this area typically consists of late Victorian/early Edwardian properties as well as other large houses from later periods and many smaller semi-detached and terraced houses. Much of the property is owner-occupied, but in recent years many of the larger properties have been subdivided into flats and bedsits. There are also some areas of modern housing, notably Princess Park Manor, a luxury redevelopment of the once-famous Victorian institution the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum. England footballer Ashley Cole met his future wife, pop singer Cheryl Tweedy, when both owned apartments at this development.

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