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King George's Fields

King George's Fields

A beautiful and peaceful spot right in the centre of Barnet with amazing views of London.

Barnet Cafe

Barnet Cafe

The best fry up in the whole of Barnet. Great if you've had too much fun on a Saturday night!

Barnet Museum

Barnet Museum

Celebrating the history of Barnet, with Charles Dickens once one of its more famous visitors.

Hadley Green

Hadley Green

The floating duck house on Hadley Green pond is definitely its showpiece!

Patisserie Joie De Vie

Patisserie Joie De Vie

Stylish and classic patisserie in a prime location on Barnet High Street. Authentic French pastries, sandwiches and savouries, as well as fresh smoothies and milkshakes.

Ye Olde Mitre Inne

Ye Olde Mitre Inne

A 17th century coaching inn with an amazing interior. It was here that Charles Dickens took inspiration for parts of Oliver Twist.

Bel Gelato

Bel Gelato

Here you can taste the best Italian ice cream and sweets, as well as a delicious lunch menu.

Taylor's Dry Cleaners

Taylor's Dry Cleaners

As well as efficient service, this place has a signed picture of Joanna Lumley on the wall!

Shoecare

Shoecare

Number one!!! This is the best cobblers in London! Very fast, the best customer service, really cheap but high quality and the guy that works here always a massive smile that makes you feel positive!

Room 89

Room 89

A hidden gem just off the main Barnet high street, it is a lifestyle boutique that has very unique vintage items for your home, unusual pieces of jewellery, natural beauty products and really adorable pieces of children's clothing. They also do craft workshops every month with local and very talented craftsmen.

Fantasy Nails

Fantasy Nails

I go here for my manicure and pedicure every two weeks, I love it because it's a family run salon very personal and the prices are very reasonable. They are very accommodating with appointments, which is great for busy lives. You also get endless amounts of tea and coffee - easily the best manicure in Barnet!

Hopscotch

Hopscotch

A traditional sweet shop selling anything and everything related to sweets - paradise!

Everyman Cinema

Everyman Cinema

Converted from the original Odeon cinema, taking the building back to its stunning Art Deco roots. Also beer and burger with your film. #winning

Dudley's

Dudley's

Biggest pancakes you have ever soon. Best. Thing. Ever.

Forever Bridal

Forever Bridal

My wife got her wedding dress from this lovely bridal shop - she looked beautiful!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Barnet, New Barnet, Hadley Wood, Whetstone, Cockfosters, East Barnet, North Finchley, Mill Hill, West Finchley and Southgate

"The first live televised football match was filmed at Barnet's Underhill Stadium in 1946."

Monken Hadley Common sits on the edge of London and is a fantastic open space with woodland and a lake.

Ben Connolly

Sit back and relax in the charming gardens at Old Court House Recreation Ground.

Ben Connolly

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

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Little Acorns Parent & Toddler Group

Little Oaks Pre-School
With full use of The Centre's spacious and airy main hall, a range of high quality toys and activities, a dedicated tea bar and café, an indoor and outdoor garden, and clean and accessible changing facilities, Little Acorns provides a refuge from the hectic day-to-day of life with a baby or toddler. Website

Baby Sensory

Barnet Christ Church
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Water Babies

Whitings Hill School
Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. We introduce swimming very gently and slowly; and we incorporate lots of fun, smiling and activities into our classes. Website

Monkey Music - The Wesley Hall

The Wesley Hall
At Monkey Music, we know that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child's development. Our progressive and educational four stage curricula are designed to nurture a lifetime of music: from rock 'n' roll to ding-dong, classes are a 'good fit' for each separate age group. Website

Monkey Music - Chipping Barnet Library

Chipping Barnet Library
At Monkey Music, we know that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child's development. Our progressive and educational four stage curricula are designed to nurture a lifetime of music: from rock 'n' roll to ding-dong, classes are a 'good fit' for each separate age group. Website

Baby Sensory in Barnet

Barnet Christ Church
Baby Sensory offers a world full of exciting & stimulating sensory experiences which give everyone a wonderful sense of well being. Activities and experiences vary weekly there is always something new. The developmental play session is a perfect time to socialise and build up relationships with other parents and babies. You can join at any point and the sessions are aimed at babies from birth to 13 months. Website

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