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A locals' guide to HA8

"It's the quiet, residential feel of north London that makes it perfect for families."

Ben Connolly

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

Ben Connolly

"With its wild flowers and tall trees, Totteridge Common reflects the countryside appeal of the surrounding area."

Ben Connolly

What is your favourite place?

Where do HA8 locals go?

The Regency Club

Proper Indian food...truly authentic, bountiful and such amazing value! I defy anyone to actually get to the mains, when you can't help but order so many starters!

The Rising Sun

A quaint village pub with an appetising menu, including a choice of aperitifs, starters, mains and desserts. Can accommodate large groups in their separate dining room, or a more intimate feast. A short distance to Saracens rugby stadium.

Belmont Children's Farm

A Mill Hill institution and one of the loveliest urban farms in London. Kids love it, especially the animals, ranging from small chicks all the way up to alpacas and horses.

Blue Ginger

A great fusion restaurant serving a tasty combination of Indian and Chinese cuisines. They also have a cocktail bar, so you can have a drink or two before and after your meal.

Sunny Hill Café

A lovely dog friendly café with great food and ice cream. Perfect for just stopping by or having a spot of lunch with the family. Parking is super easy and free!

Allianz Park

A great day out for all the family watching rubgy at the Saracens home ground.

Finchley Nurseries

Offering a lovely countryside location, this friendly family-run business is the perfect place for the locals to get bedding plants, perennials, shrubs, garden furniture, pots etc.

Bombay Central

Fantastic decor, seating and centrally located bar. Food is amazing too!

The Chequers

One of the oldest pubs in the area. They do great cheap drinks, a dartboard and the owner's two cats really rule the place. Be nice or the moggys will ask you to leave!

Fryent Country Park

A beautiful area perfect for Sunday walks in the countryside!


Pricey, but worth every penny. The customer service is second to none and it's a very romantic atmosphere - not rowdy and the food is delicious. They even make the serving bowls out of noodles so you can eat them too!

Virgin Active Health Club

A large health club tucked away off the main road. With membership you'll have access to 80 different classes a week, indoor pool, steam and sauna room. After the workout you can grab a nutritious meal in the cafe.

Dave's Barbers

Quite possibly the nicest bloke in the area. He's very professional and takes enormous care and attention to please every client - not to mention his shop is clean and bright!

Z's Barbers

Excellent value for money. Even if there is a long queue, the 3-4 guys will have you in the chair in no time and they have TV screens and magazines to keep you occupied.

The Case is Altered

Great grub and a lovely beer garden for the summer!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Mill Hill, Harrow Weald, Preston, Hendon, Borehamwood, Harrow, Wembley Park, West Finchley, North Harrow and Harrow on the Hill

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"After straightening Hendon Lane in Finchley, Crookage Usage was laid out from leftover tarmac."

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Child-friendly activities near HA8

Baby Rhyme Time Toddler Read and Rhyme and Story Explorers

Edgware Library

Baby Sensory

The Simon Domb Scout & Guide Centre
Baby Sensory classes always start with our Say Hello song during which you will use simple sign language to communicate with baby. Parents enjoy learning new signs and babies just love expressive movement! This is followed by sensory activities which you can enjoy with your baby. These shared moments with baby are precious to you both and will give you a wealth of ideas to try at home with your baby. Website

Jyoti Gudka - Yoga

The session entails working with the babies in a fun, loving way, using chanting and familiar nursery rhymes.It becomes a loving inter-action between Mother and Baby, and other mothers and babies in the session, bringing a sense of joy and deep bonding. It helps Mums' to become more confident in handling their respective babies. Website


Watling Community Centre
Our bouncy, interactive baby development class that focuses on early language acquisition. Every class is a fun-filled adventure through Baby Land with wacky characters, lighting effects, cool props and parachutes that you won't see anywhere else. The class is set to a funky soundtrack of original baby songs, remixed nursery rhymes and lullabies. From the everyday to the truly spectacular, everything we do in Baby Beeps is magical. 10am - Baby Bells (10 Weeks - 7.5 Months) 11am - Baby Beeps (sitting and crawling) Website

Baby Rhyme Time Toddler Read and Rhyme and Story Explorers

Burnt Oak Library
Toddler read and rhyme combines physical activity with nursery rhymes and songs and is suitable for toddlers who have learnt to walk. Sessions take place weekly on Thursdays during term time. Website

Daisy Baby Positive touch and movement: Mill Hill, Edgware and Hendon

The Eversfield Centre
Classes are fantastic for bonding with baby and developing together. They are also a useful tool for parents struggling with colic, reflux, periods of inconsolable crying or problems getting baby to sleep alone or on their back. Website
  1. About HA8

    HA8 is the postcode district in North West London incorporating the areas of Edgware, Canons Park, Queensbury and is covered by the Barnet, Brent and Harrow local authorities.

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