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A locals' guide to EN5

"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."

Ben Connolly

What is your favourite place?

Where do EN5 locals go?

Bel Gelato

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

Taylor's Dry Cleaners

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

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.

Checkalow Tiles

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


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

King George's Fields

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

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.

Barnet Cafe

The best fry up in the whole of Barnet. Great if you've had too much fun on a Saturday night!

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

Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf

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

The Shire London

A famous golf course with a great view!

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!

The Spires

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

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 Village Greek

Amazing Greek food with huge portions as well!

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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

What do you love about EN5?

Why do you find EN5 a great place to live?


"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."

August 2014

Local resident

"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."

August 2014


"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."

August 2014


"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."

August 2014


"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."

August 2014


"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 Und... more

August 2013


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"The term 'barnet' when referring to hair owes itself to the Cockney rhyming slang for Barnet Fair."

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Child-friendly activities near EN5

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

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

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

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
  1. 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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