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High Barnet

Beautiful and family-friendly area on the outskirts of London

"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

"Monken Hadley Common sits on the edge of London and is a fantastic open space with woodland and a lake."

Ben Connolly

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Where do High Barnet locals go?

The Spires

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

Barnet Museum

Celebrating the history of Barnet, with Charles Dickens once one of its more famous visitors.

Taylor's Dry Cleaners

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

King George's Fields

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

Checkalow Tiles

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

Barnet Cafe

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

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.

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!

Victoria Bakery

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

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!

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.

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.

Hopscotch

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

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.

Bel Gelato

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Barnet, New Barnet, Hadley Wood, Cockfosters, Whetstone, East Barnet, Mill Hill, Borehamwood, North Finchley and West Finchley

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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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  1. About High Barnet

    High Barnet (or Chipping Barnet) is a suburban development built around a twelfth-century settlement and is located 10 miles (16 km) north-west of Charing Cross. Its name is very often abbreviated to Barnet, which is also the name of the London Borough of which it forms a part. Chipping Barnet is the name of the Parliamentary constituency covering the local area - the word "Chipping" denotes the presence of a market (one was established here in the thirteenth century and persists to this day). Since the opening of the railway, development has increased considerably, especially in the west of the area near Arkley.

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