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A locals' guide to EN5

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

Ben Connolly

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

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?

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

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.

Taylor's Dry Cleaners

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

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.

Dudley's

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

King George's Fields

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

Hadley Green

The floating duck house on Hadley Green pond is definitely its showpiece!

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!

Bel Gelato

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

Moore & Sons

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

Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf

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

Victoria Bakery

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

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.

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

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.

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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?

Andrew

"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

Adrian

"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

Andrew

"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

Andrew

"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

Resident

"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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"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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    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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