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Hadley Green

Hadley Green

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

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.

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!

Anytime Fitness

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.

King George's Fields

King George's Fields

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

Checkalow Tiles

Checkalow Tiles

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

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!

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.

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!

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.

The Spires

The Spires

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

Bel Gelato

Bel Gelato

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

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.

Barnet Museum

Barnet Museum

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

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

"In 1741 Sir Jeremy Sambrook erected an obelisk to the north of Hadley Green at the site where the Earl of Warwick fell in the Battle of Barnet. Cottages and inns formed in a group here and became known as Hadley Highstone."

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

Ben Connolly

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

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What locals say about Barnet

  1. The Black Horse is great but we're spoilt for choice with lots of pubs and bars in the area. To name a few, The Reks bar, The Arkley Village Inn and Dining and the fully refurbished The Gate are all fantastic too.

  2. The new Bar & Grill restaurant on Church Passage is exciting, and Bel Gelato, the delicious ice cream parlour in Spires shopping centre, opened just in time for the sunny weather.

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Child-friendly activities near Barnet

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

Baby Sensory

Barnet Christ Church
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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

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

Tuneful Tots

Oakleigh Park Discovery Hall
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

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

About Barnet

Barnet, also referred to as Chipping Barnet or High Barnet, is a suburban development built around a twelfth-century settlement and is located 10 miles (16 km) north-west of Charing Cross. Chipping Barnet is the name of the Parliamentary constituency covering the local area - the word "Chipping" denotes the presence of a market (one was established here in the thirteenth century and persists to this day). Since the opening of the railway, development has increased considerably, especially in the west of the area near Arkley.

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