Sought-after residential environs with impressive commuter convenience
"Set in private grounds, Princess Park Manor is a highly sought-after residential development that's been known to house a number of celebs!"Kylie Taylor
"You can be at King's Cross in less then 20 minutes from Arnos Grove Station..."Ben Connolly
"I love exploring the wealth of parkland in Barnet and in particular, Brunswick Park!"Ben Connolly
Where do Friern Barnet locals go?
This cafe serves amazing English and American breakfasts, homemade cakes, lunch and brunch. It has great staff and a picturesque location overlooking Princess Park Manor and there's late night opening on selected weekends, where they serve classic hot dogs.
Submitted by Adam
The Walker Ground
A multi-functional sports ground with a bar. They also have an amazing fireworks display here on bonfire night!
Submitted by Ben
Delicious fish and chips - eat in or takeaway. Always busy on a Friday night with locals.
Submitted by Rachel
Ye Olde Cherry Tree
This charming pub is a former coaching inn and it also has a pretty beer garden that is perfect on summer evenings.
Submitted by Ben
An amazing varied menu, an all you can eat buffet and takeaway options. Cool décor and nice staff, this place is highly recommended!
Submitted by Adam
La Genoise Café
This quaint patisserie is a wonderful place to grab your morning coffee. Be warned, you might find it difficult to resist one of the wonderfully presented items in the dessert display.
Submitted by Ivan
Re-opened last June and beautifully refurbished. It's a brewpub and a restaurant and they also have events happening there every week. It's always packed and has become a bit of a local destination.
Submitted by Katy
Great place for coffee, brunch, an after-work drink or light bite to eat. Live music nights, and part gallery. A very popular and award-winning venue for the local community.
Submitted by Kathryn
Thai & Co
A warm and elegant Thai restaurant serving Polynesian cocktails. Amazing Pad Thai and highly recommended Panang Seafood from the Thai & Co specialities menu.
Submitted by Anna
Peace and Plenty
A bakery selling homemade sweet treats, breads and made-to-order cakes for special occasions.
Submitted by Anna
An Irish pub with a homely atmosphere, offering homemade food that you can enjoy whilst watching the current sporting events.
Submitted by Anna
Why do you find Friern Barnet a great place to live?
Be the first to tell us what makes living in Friern Barnet great.
Did you know?
"The red and yellow card system used in football today was introduced by Ken Aston in 1947 at Finchley Football Club - the bright colours were easier to see than the brown flags used before."
Explore Friern Barnet
Child-friendly activities near Friern Barnet
ClownTownClowntown Children Activity & Play Centre
Soft play areas are a wonderful entertainment option for families. These specifically designed areas offer the ideal environment for children of all ages to practice and improve their communication skills, play and interact in a safe environment with other children and simply have fun. Soft play areas are great fun and provide the perfect place for you to give your child a special treat. Children love to play and the fun toys and play equipment in soft play areas are ideal. A trip to the local soft play area is a great way to reward children when they have been well behaved or a simple break from the play at home with the added bonus of a large space. Website
ArtiesManor Drive Methodist Church
Arties is an art and music workshop for toddlers aged from around 18 mths - 4 yearseach 1 hour session at Arties is equally split between music & art. Arties has a full range of musical equipment props and dressing-up suits. Website
Parent and Toddler Group at St Peter le PoerSt Peter le Poer
The session starts with free play for the children and we come together at 10.45am for singing, birthday celebrations, fruit and juice. While the parents enjoy a hot drink the children sit down to do a simple craft activity, usually involving a lot of glue and glitter and sometimes some paint! We clear up together at 11.30am and then bring out the cars, trikes and scooters for a final charge around the spacious hall and to make sure everyone is really tired and ready for lunch by midday. Website
Baby read and rhyme timeSouth Friern Library
30 minute session of nursery rhymes and songs for non-walking babies and their carers. Sessions take place weekly on Mondays during term time Website
Baby Rhyme Time Toddler Read and Rhyme and Story ExplorersSouth Friern Library
Le Club Frere JacquesMuswell Hill club
Le Club Frère Jacques specialises in teaching French to children aged from 3 - 11. Our aim is to encourage a positive attitude towards learning languages which will equip pupils to succeed in their future schools. Above all we make French fun and easy to learn. In order to make the child participate there are various activities such as games, songs, rhymes and role playing which cater for a relatively short attention span. Children are always actively involved 4:00-4:30pm for 3-7 year olds 4:35-5:05pm for 7-11 year olds Website
Happy Feet Toddler groupWilton Community Church
All under 5's welcome with parents/carers to enjoy songs, stories, craft, toys & snacks. Website
About Friern Barnet
Friern Barnet is a place in the London Borough of Barnet. It is a suburban development situated 7.4 miles (11.9 km) north of Charing Cross. The housing in this area typically consists of late Victorian/early Edwardian properties as well as other large houses from later periods and many smaller semi-detached and terraced houses. Much of the property is owner-occupied, but in recent years many of the larger properties have been subdivided into flats and bedsits. There are also some areas of modern housing, notably Princess Park Manor, a luxury redevelopment of the once-famous Victorian institution the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum. England footballer Ashley Cole met his future wife, pop singer Cheryl Tweedy, when both owned apartments at this development.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Friern Barnet
- Arnos Grove
- Bounds Green
- North Finchley
- East Barnet
- Palmers Green
- Muswell Hill
Feedback about living in Friern Barnet has been submitted directly by the public and may not neccessarily reflect the views of Foxtons. The description of Friern Barnet was modified from Wikipedia and is available under the Creative Commons licence. Land Registry data is Crown copyright.
All the views and contributions contained within Foxtons Local Life are those of the contributors. All content is assessed before publishing for taste, however free opinion is encouraged. Foxtons accept no payment or sponsorship for content that is posted about Friern Barnet.