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The Spires

The Spires

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

Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf

Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bel Gelato

Bel Gelato

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

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!

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

Hopscotch

Hopscotch

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

The Village Greek

The Village Greek

Amazing Greek food with huge portions as well!

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.

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!

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

"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.

Ben Connolly

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

Ben Connolly

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

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What locals say about EN5

  1. The many celebrities and footballers living in Arkley, Hadley Wood and Totteridge make sure the area has plenty of places to enjoy the high life. The prestigious Hadley Wood Golf Club is an impressive place for a day out, where you can improve your handicap whilst surrounded by stunning parkland.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. One of the benefits of not being in central London is that we have some fantastic commons and parkland to explore; my two favourites are Hadley Green and Monken Hadley Common. Oakhill Park is also a great place to stretch your legs and even hosts a free festival in the summer.

  5. The prestigious Hadley Wood Golf Club is an impressive place for a day out, where you can improve your handicap whilst surrounded by stunning parkland.

  6. Hadley Wood is a quiet green exclusive family based residential enclave with attractive large homes surrounded by parklands and green belt. Excellent transport links and schooling. Stong community spirit, friendly relaxed character and good local amenities. Train station provides direct access to Moorgate/Kings Cross in under 30 mins on regular reliable and comfortable services. 2 miles from High Barnet and Cockfosters for Underground alternatives both with car parking. Knightsbridge 40 minutes on Piccadilly line. Close to M25, A1(M), M1 and M11 with great access to airports and London. Variety of excellent schools both state and private for primary and secondary education, in fact some of the best in the country. Local primary is "Outstanding" and QE Boys in Barnet is arguably the best boys state secondary in the UK. Not to mention the wide variety excellent private schools who bus from the area. Local shopping includes Waitrose and M&S in Barnet and Cockfosters respectively. Nice quiet proper country pubs in 20 minutes drive and yet top London resturants at Kings Cross in 20 minutes on train. Fantastic value for money overall and a very good mix of characteristics which provide a very enjoyable family experience benefitting from both more rural aspects and close proximity to London

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About EN5

The EN postcode area, also known as the Enfield postcode area, is a group of eleven postcode districts covering parts of northern Greater London and south Hertfordshire, as well as a small part of Essex.

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