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Barnet and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Barnet and surrounding areas

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

Ben Connolly

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

Ben Connolly

"Mill Hill's green spaces lend a countryside feel."

Ivan Ninkovic

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Where do Barnet and surrounding areas locals go?

Dudley's

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

Barnet Museum

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

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.

King George's Fields

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

Guns and Smoke

A lively American bar/grill with a rustic feel. They take a lot of pride in sourcing high quality food and offer a vast menu with something for everyone. Wonderfully located, just moments from High Barnet underground station.

Hadley Green

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

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

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.

Bel Gelato

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

Checkalow Tiles

This tile shop is always packed with customers! They hold fantastic stock at a range of prices.

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

Hopscotch

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

Ozzi's Burrito Shack

With fun and friendly staff, Ozzi's is one of the newer additions to Barnet High Street. Tasty, colourful and filling burritos with vibrant flavours and fresh ingredients. A great lunch option for those on the go.

Victoria Bakery

A 200 year old bakery featured on ITV's 'Britain's Best Bakery'. They make an awesome salmon and cream cheese bagel!

The Shire London

A famous golf course with a great view!

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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

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"Monken Hadley was the main battlefield of the Battle of Barnet in 1471 that occurred as part of the War of the Roses."

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Turtle Tots

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
Turtle Tots is our specialist baby swimming programme from birth to toddler/preschool classes. All teachers are trained to the highest standard with the STA. (Swimming Teachers Association. We were inspired by Turtle Tots and the thought of providing a lifelong skill, as well as being able to influence the beginnings of a healthy start to life, whilst instilling water and safety confidence for both parent and child. 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

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 Hall
Baby sensory offers a world full of exciting & stimulating sensory experiences which give everyone a wonderful sense of well being. The developmental play session is a perfect time to socialize and build up relationships with other parents and babies. Every week is different! £80 for the 10 week block of sessions Website
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