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Dudley's

Dudley's

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

Hadley Green

Hadley Green

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

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.

King George's Fields

King George's Fields

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

Bel Gelato

Bel Gelato

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

Hopscotch

Hopscotch

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

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.

Old Ford Manor Golf Club

Old Ford Manor Golf Club

A lovely golf course in the heart of Barnet. Great course designed by Harry Colt - Augusta National based. The course is famous and known for its greens.

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!

Barnet Museum

Barnet Museum

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

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.

The Spires

The Spires

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

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!

Ozzi's Burrito Shack

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.

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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

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

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

Ben Connolly

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

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Kylie Taylor

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

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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

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

Tuneful Tots

Chipping Barnet Library
Classes are packed with action songs and percussion instruments which the children will learn how to play by using the reading different rhythms, dynamics and pulse. The combination of lots of music, movement, dancing and toys ensures there are always a lot of laughs along the way! ₤4/class Website

Tiny Swimmers

Whitings Hill School
They have baby, toddler, pre-school & 1:1 classes. The lessons are based around nursery rhymes, they have balls/floats etc for them to play with too. 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

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