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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.

Hopscotch

Hopscotch

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

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!

Dudley's

Dudley's

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

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!

Checkalow Tiles

Checkalow Tiles

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

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.

Victoria Bakery

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 Spires

The Spires

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

King George's Fields

King George's Fields

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

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.

Guns and Smoke

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.

Everyman Cinema

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

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!

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

"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."

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

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

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

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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

Water Babies

Whitings Hill School
Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. We introduce swimming very gently and slowly; and we incorporate lots of fun, smiling and activities into our classes. 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

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

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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About Chipping Barnet

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. Its name is very often abbreviated to Barnet, which is also the name of the London Borough of which it forms a part. 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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