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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

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

Ben Connolly

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

Ben Connolly

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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.

Barnet Museum

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

Hadley Green

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

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 Spires

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

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.

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.


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!


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

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!

Moore & Sons

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


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

Victoria Bakery

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

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 Cafe

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

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"In 1741 Sir Jeremy Sambrook erected an obelisk to the north of Hadley Green at the site where the Earl of Warwick fell in the Battle of Barnet. Cottages and inns formed in a group here and became known as Hadley Highstone."

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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

Turtle Tots

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
Turtle Tots is our specialist baby swimming programme from birth to toddler/preschool classes. All teachers are trained to the highest standard with the STA. (Swimming Teachers Association. We were inspired by Turtle Tots and the thought of providing a lifelong skill, as well as being able to influence the beginnings of a healthy start to life, whilst instilling water and safety confidence for both parent and child. 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

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

Tuneful Tots

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

Baby Sensory

Barnet Christ Church
  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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