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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.

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.

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!

Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf

Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf

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

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.

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.

Hopscotch

Hopscotch

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

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

Moore & Sons

Moore & Sons

A great local butchers with owners that are always willing to help.

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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.

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

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

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  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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Child-friendly activities near EN5

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

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

Turtle Tots

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
Turtle Tots is our specialist baby swimming programme from birth to toddler/preschool classes. All teachers are trained to the highest standard with the STA. (Swimming Teachers Association. We were inspired by Turtle Tots and the thought of providing a lifelong skill, as well as being able to influence the beginnings of a healthy start to life, whilst instilling water and safety confidence for both parent and child. 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

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

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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