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Ye Olde Mitre Inne

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.

The Spires

The Spires

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

Old Ford Manor Golf Club

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.

The Shire London

The Shire London

A famous golf course with a great view!

Dudley's

Dudley's

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

Shoecare

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!

Ozzi's Burrito Shack

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.

Room 89

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.

Checkalow Tiles

Checkalow Tiles

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

Bel Gelato

Bel Gelato

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

Anytime Fitness

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.

Hadley Green

Hadley Green

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

Guns and Smoke

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.

Barnet Museum

Barnet Museum

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

Hopscotch

Hopscotch

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

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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

"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."

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

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Ben Connolly

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

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Ben Connolly

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

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Chipping Barnet Library
Classes are packed with action songs and percussion instruments which the children will learn how to play by using the reading different rhythms, dynamics and pulse. The combination of lots of music, movement, dancing and toys ensures there are always a lot of laughs along the way! ₤4/class Website

Monkey Music - The Wesley Hall

The Wesley Hall
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

Baby Sensory in Barnet

Barnet Christ Church
Baby Sensory offers a world full of exciting & stimulating sensory experiences which give everyone a wonderful sense of well being. Activities and experiences vary weekly there is always something new. The developmental play session is a perfect time to socialise and build up relationships with other parents and babies. You can join at any point and the sessions are aimed at babies from birth to 13 months. 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

Little Acorns Parent & Toddler Group

Little Oaks Pre-School
With full use of The Centre's spacious and airy main hall, a range of high quality toys and activities, a dedicated tea bar and café, an indoor and outdoor garden, and clean and accessible changing facilities, Little Acorns provides a refuge from the hectic day-to-day of life with a baby or toddler. Website

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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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