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An advantageous setting for the M1 and the M25

"I really enjoy escaping the hustle and bustle of the capital in Barnet Gate Woods."

Ben Connolly

"It's the quiet, residential feel of north London that makes it perfect for families."

Ben Connolly

"With its wild flowers and tall trees, Totteridge Common reflects the countryside appeal of the surrounding area."

Ben Connolly

What is your favourite place?

Where do Borehamwood locals go?

Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf

Near the A1 in Barnet, they have water features, full-size dinosaurs and sound effects!

The Rising Sun

A quaint village pub with an appetising menu, including a choice of aperitifs, starters, mains and desserts. Can accommodate large groups in their separate dining room, or a more intimate feast. A short distance to Saracens rugby stadium.

The Shire London

A famous golf course with a great view!

Belmont Children's Farm

A Mill Hill institution and one of the loveliest urban farms in London. Kids love it, especially the animals, ranging from small chicks all the way up to alpacas and horses.

Victoria Bakery

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

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.

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

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

Bel Gelato

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

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.


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!

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!

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.

Barnet Museum

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

Taylor's Dry Cleaners

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

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"Charles Dickens was thought to have been inspired by the Barnet Union Workhouse when he wrote Oliver Twist, with Oliver meeting the Artful Dodger on Barnet's High Street."

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Child-friendly activities near Borehamwood

The Venue Soft Play

The Venue (Leisure Centre)
The Venue has two soft play areas that are available to the public. Customers can visit the existing underwater themed play area as well as the new area which features a twin lane bump slide, cargo nets, hanging snakes, an octopus rocker, interactive mirror, game board, ball pool and much more! An hour or two of soft play at The Venue is probably the most fun children can have while getting a really good "cardiovascular" workout. They will think of it as more like fun than exercise, but the effect is still the same - it raises the heart-rate, exercises the lungs and is good for their bodies. Children must be supervised by a parent or carer at all times. Babies under 9 months old will be admitted free, if accompanied by a paying sibling. Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Last admission to the Soft Play is one hour before closing.

Baby Sensory

The Simon Domb Scout & Guide Centre
Baby Sensory classes always start with our Say Hello song during which you will use simple sign language to communicate with baby. Parents enjoy learning new signs and babies just love expressive movement! This is followed by sensory activities which you can enjoy with your baby. These shared moments with baby are precious to you both and will give you a wealth of ideas to try at home with your baby. Website

Baby Rhyme Time Toddler Read and Rhyme and Story Explorers

Edgware Library

Aqua Style Swimming School

Meadow Wood School
When you introduce your baby to swimming early, it prepares them to be confident swimmers later in life. In a series of 30-minute classes we teach you how to teach your baby to swim. Help your children fall in love with the water. 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
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