A local guide to move in High Barnet

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Typical London houses

Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The London Borough of Barnet is a local authority area on the northern outskirts of London. The borough was formed in 1965 from parts of the ceremonial counties of Middlesex and Hertfordshire. It is the second largest London borough by population with 389,344 inhabitants as of 2021, also making it the 17th largest district in England. The borough covers an area of 86.74 square kilometres (33 sq mi), the fourth highest of the 32 London boroughs, and has a population density of 45.8 people per hectare, which ranks it 25th. “

How’s the local life around High Barnet

High Barnet is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in High Barnet. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in High Barnet. Also having a clear view of what is available in High Barnet and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

In High Barnet, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in High Barnet name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Schools around High Barnet

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by High Barnet. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School High Street, Barnet 3.4 14
Mount House School Camlet Way, Barnet 3.9 24
Bright Learners Montessori School 3 Library Car Park, Stapylton Road, Barnet 5 1
TouchBase South East 12 Hyde Close, Barnet N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English Christ Church, Saint Albans Road, Barnet 5 2
Pre-School Learning Alliance 25 Tapster Street, Barnet N/A N/A
TALENT TIME PERFORMING ARTS The Bull Theatre, 68 ⛉ High Street, Barnet N/A N/A
Susi Earnshaw Theatre School 68 High Street, Barnet 4.7 12
First Class Learning 9 Stapylton Road, Barnet 5 4
Alban Pre-school Pennefather Hall, Saint Albans Road, Barnet N/A N/A
St Catherine’s RC Primary School, Barnet 22 Vale Drive, Barnet 3.3 3
Tiny Swimmers – Barnet SENSE 12 Hyde Close, Barnet N/A N/A
Match My School Highstone House, 165 High Street, Barnet N/A N/A
Pavilion Study Centre – Meadway Site The Pavilion Study Centre, 110 Meadway, Barnet 5 2
Patrick Duncan 35a High Street, Barnet N/A N/A
Yellow House 131 Meadway, Barnet N/A N/A
London Swim School Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School, High Street, Barnet N/A N/A
Monken Hadley C Of E Primary School Monken Hadley C of E Primary School, Camlet Way, Barnet 4.7 3
Pranasana Yoga Barnet Church House, Wood Street, Chipping Barnet, Barnet 5 21
Monkey Music – baby music group Wesley Hall, Stapylton Road, Barnet N/A N/A

Post offices of High Barnet

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox Hadley, Barnet 0 0
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox Domino’s Pizza, 42 High Street, Chipping Barnet, Barnet 0 0
Barnet Post office 63-65 High Street, Barnet 3.5 78

Health amenities that are in High Barnet

High Barnet has 4 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Life Line Screening Christ Church Vicarage, 46 Saint Albans Road, Barnet N/A N/A
Hadley Wood Hospital 52 Moxon Street, London, Barnet 4.3 55
Salutare Hadley Common, Barnet N/A N/A
Vale Drive Primary Care Centre 6 Vale Drive, Barnet 3.6 16

Tube & Train stations in and around High Barnet

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in High Barnet to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
High Barnet Underground Ltd, High Barnet Station, London, Barnet Hill, Barnet 4.4 98

Some great things about High Barnet

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, High Barnet has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in High Barnet.

Museums & Galleries in the area

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to High Barnet, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Barnet Museum 31 Wood Street, Barnet 4.6 76

Gyms to stay in shape in High Barnet

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, High Barnet could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Are there any good pubs in High Barnet?

As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in High Barnet – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in High Barnet.

Pub name Name Address Description
Arkley (Village Inn & Dining) Barnet Road High Barnet EN5 3EP Former Ember Inns pub : Now a refurbished, up-market, contemporary decorated food orientated premises under the ownership of M&B’s Premium Country Dining Group. Pub currently alternates between London Pride and Doom Bar.
Arkley Golf Club Rowley Green Road High Barnet EN5 3HL Founded in 1909, the bar opens daily from 11.30am.
Black Horse 92, Wood Street High Barnet EN5 4BW Re-opened in November 2012 . Tastefully extended into an open-plan area: although now food orientated the drinker is always made most welcome.
Butchers Arms 148 High Street High Barnet EN5 5XP After major refurbishment , the pub reopened on Friday 29th January 2016 as The BUTCHERS ARMS. There has never been a pub of that name in Barnet, but many, many years ago the site was a butchers shop to the front, with an abattoir behind and below; hence the name change. It has now been tastefully improved with modern seating; a total change from its previous look….check out the sparkling West End style loos!!! Long, narrow, former Wetherspoon’s ‘Moon Under Water’. 1987 conversion but now a Free House offering an ever changing range of four ales; the Landlord is passionate about serving a great pint, which are often sourced from SIBA. It is popular with sport fans as all live football games are shown; they are able to show at least 4 different games in 6 separate areas. Open mic night Sundays and occasional live music on Saturday. May stay open until 1am Friday and Saturday nights, depending on how many are in! Currently not dog friendly.
Chipping Barnet Club 33 High Street High Barnet EN5 5UW The bar is open to members and their guests.
Gate Barnet Road High Barnet EN5 3LA White Gate sign suspended high over road is a long standing landmark-though not high enough to avoid a lorry a few years ago. Note the inscription underneath it. Still serves ales, but emphasis is more on quality meals. Ex-Punch Taverns (ex-Taylor Walker).
King’s Head 84 High Street High Barnet EN5 5SN One bar McMullen house in the shadow of Barnet Church. Live music Saturday. Quiz Thursday.
Lord Nelson 14 West End Lane High Barnet EN5 2SA Friendly one bar pub. Full of bric-a-brac with a fabulous collection of novelty salt and pepper pots. These have been donated by customers returning from holidays. Previous Landlord left behind a bath shower mixer tap which sits on the fireplace!
Olde Mitre Inne, Ye 58 High Street High Barnet EN5 5SJ The oldest coaching inn in Barnet, there has been a pub on this site since 1553. Beams, exposed brickwork, wood panelling and an open fire gives an authentic feel. In 2013 a corridor was opened to allow easy access to further rooms. There is also a well maintained outside courtyard drinking area, which now has a retractable roof and a brick-built chimenea. Several times winner of local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year. The previous Landlord, Gary was awarded membership of the exclusive Timothy Taylor’s Champion Club for loyalty and tireless dedication to excellent cellermanship. The certificate is no longer on the wall but a good pint of Landlord is still being pulled! He has now left and the pub and it is no longer free of tie. On April 1st 2022 the pub reverted to a Managed house. So expect more GK ales on tap as guest ales.
Olde Monken Holt, Ye 193 High Street High Barnet EN5 5SU Owners have seen sense; after a refit in September 2017, the Monk reclaimed its original name; YE OLDE MONKEN HOLT. Thank You!! They no longer serve food. Historical pub at northern end of the High Street, dating from 1863. Tuesday – quiz. Wednesday – open mic, Friday – DJ. Saturday – live music (blues, jazz, rock and roll). Sunday – Acoustic unplugged session (musicians welcome). Small rear part of pub has leather seats and widescreen TVs. Patio garden. The Battle of Barnet (1471) took place just to the north. GK transferred pub from Managed division to Tenanted@Leased Pub Partners on 4/5/17. Barnet Council granted ACV status in June 2017
Queens Arms Great North Road High Barnet EN5 1AB Next to Barnet Everyman. Large pub showing major sporting events. Darts and pool available. Karaoke last Friday of the Month. Quiz every second Monday of the Month.
Red Lion 31 High Street High Barnet EN5 5UW Re-opened late January 2017 as a Stonehouse Pizza&Carvery, having been a Toby since late 2007. They have 5 hand pumps, all offering Doom Bar. Past names include ‘Dandelion’, ‘The Avenue’, ‘The Dandy Lion’, ‘Felix & Firkin’, ‘Red Lion’, ‘Toby Pub and Carvery’.
Sebright Arms 9 Alston Road High Barnet EN5 4ET A genuine and popular backstreet community local which still retains separate and contrasting public and saloon bars. Recently refurbished throughout…..worth seeking out! The garden area is heated. LBBarnet granted ACV status on 9th March 2016, but McMullen objected, saying that CAMRA were not an eligible organisation, so status was removed from the register on 7th July 2016…..but the local Community group were later successful!! ACV status was granted om 16/1/17

Green space in the city of High Barnet

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if High Barnet offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In High Barnet, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

The types of restaurants

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In High Barnet, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Subway 7D High Street, Barnet 4.3 60
Papa Johns Pizza 24 High Street, Barnet 4.3 114
Domino’s Pizza – London – Barnet 42 High Street, Barnet 4.3 112
D & J Beauty & Thai Spa 178 High Street, Barnet 4.3 166
Fortune Cat – High Barnet, London 145a High Street, Barnet 4.3 236
The Old Courthouse Café Old Courthouse Recreation Grounds, Manor Close, Barnet 4.3 179
Pizza Express 242-248 High Street, Barnet 4.3 511
Shapla Indian Restaurant 37 High Street, Barnet 4.3 164
Ye Olde Mitre Barnet 58 High Street, Barnet 4.3 809
From China Barnet 7 High Street, Barnet 4.3 97
Dilber Kebab 43 High Street, Barnet 4.3 225
Mayhek 45 High Street, Barnet 4.3 153
McDonald’s 102 High Street, Barnet 4.3 1093
KFC Barnet – High Street 133-135 High Street, Barnet 4.3 377
Odos Restaurant 238-240 High Street, Barnet 4.3 281
The OLEA TURKISH MEZE & CHARCOAL-GRILL 192-194 High Street, Barnet 4.3 187
Hadley House Restaurant and Bar 149 High Street, Barnet 4.3 269
Rise and Shine Cafe 2, Exchange Buildings, Barnet 4.3 91
Chit Chaat 135 High Street, Barnet 4.3 47
Curry Leaf 7, Exchange Buildings, Saint Albans Road, Barnet 4.3 60

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