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Barnet and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Barnet and surrounding areas

"Greenhill Gardens is a charming spot with a lake that is perfect for walking the dog..."

Ben Connolly

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

Ben Connolly

"Trent Park is ideal for all the family - visit the cafe or try out the activities at the Go Ape centre."

Ben Connolly

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Where do Barnet and surrounding areas locals go?

Anytime Fitness

Who is not busy 25 hours a day in London?! This fantastic gym located inside the Spires Centre is very clean, the trainers are very professional and it's opened 24 hours a day.

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!

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.

Hadley Green

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

The Spires

Benefiting from a facelift, The Spires has never looked better! Plenty of shops and eateries, all under one roof.

Taylor's Dry Cleaners

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

Victoria Bakery

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

Hopscotch

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

The Shire London

A famous golf course with a great view!

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!

Barnet Cafe

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

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.

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

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

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.

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