Is New Barnet a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ New Barnet is a neighbourhood on the north east side of the London Borough of Barnet. It is a largely residential North London suburb located east of Chipping Barnet, west of Cockfosters, south of the village of Monken Hadley and north of Oakleigh Park. “

Things that make us love New Barnet

What makes the heart of New Barnet? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in New Barnet to help you decide to move in there.

The types of restaurants

New Barnet has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sunshine Garden Cafe 41 East Barnet Road, Barnet 4.3 43
Chutney’s 10 Lytton Road, New Barnet, Barnet 4.3 64
BIG PAPA’S 8 Station Road, New Barnet, Barnet 4.3 89
Deli Italiano Barnet 16 Station Road, Barnet 4.3 107
Naga Saag 5 Lytton Road, New Barnet, Barnet 4.3 70
The Wilds Cafe 27 East Barnet Road, London, Barnet 4.3 133
Shell 65 East Barnet Road, Barnet 4.3 68
Greenhill Bed & Breakfast 26-27 Greenhill Park, New Barnet, Barnet 4.3 2
Arati Tandoori 6 Lytton Road, Barnet 4.3 114
Everyman Barnet Great North Road, Barnet 4.3 1902
Wings Restaurant 6 Potters Road, Barnet 4.3 140
Pizza Hut Delivery 30 East Barnet Road, Barnet 4.3 127
Pizza Go Go East Barnet 6 East Barnet Road, Barnet 4.3 114
New Curry Centre 4, Greenhill Parade, Station Road, Barnet 4.3 142
Thai House 72 East Barnet Road, Barnet 4.3 117
Lord Kitchener 49 East Barnet Road, New Barnet, Barnet 4.3 106
Golden Palace 17 East Barnet Road, Barnet 4.3 111
Buon Gustaio Uno 22 Station Road, New Barnet, Barnet 4.3 101
King of Taste 2 East Barnet Road, New Barnet, Barnet 4.3 69
Shayan Restuarant/Izmir kebab (Persian) 10 Station Road, Barnet 4.3 223

Museums & Galleries nearby

The vitality of a community stems from 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 New Barnet, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

What supermarkets are there?

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 New 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

What kind of gyms are there in New Barnet?

In New Barnet, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

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

What type of green space is there in New Barnet?

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if New 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

Public houses of New 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 New Barnet – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in New Barnet.

Pub name Name Address Description
Cock Inn Chalk Lane Cockfosters EN4 9HU Set back from the main road,a short walk from Cockfosters station. London Loop passes close by and Trent Park is a few minutes walk away. Renamed Cock Inn when M&B reopened it after a refit in April 2015. Thanfully, due to local pressure, the owners did NOT reopen it as a Miller&Carter; food is an important feature, but we are pleased to see they have retained their real ale offerings!! Well done M&B!
Southgate Hockey Centre Trent Park, Snakes Lane Cockfosters EN4 0PS Southgate Hockey Centre was completed in early 1998 and is located in the grounds of Middlesex University.
Prince Of Wales 2 Church Hill Road East Barnet EN4 8TB REPORTED TO BE CLOSED ON 14 FEBRUARY 2024 AND THEN SOLD ON BY STONEGATE. FUTURE UNCERTAIN.
Builders Arms 3 Albert Road New Barnet EN4 9SH A popular real ale outlet since the 1970s,hidden away in a side street off the East Barnet Road. The quiet saloon bar is a contrast to the lively public bar which has pool table and TV . There is a garden at the back where you can watch the trains go by. Look out for the imitation blue plaque above the entrance. There is a garden at the rear that now houses a Garden room with eclectic furniture where regular live music events are held. This can also be booked for private functions. Some of the furniture outside is made from recycled pallets. A couple of chairs are made from a few spades, forks and hoes!! Home cooked pub fayre served.
Lord Kitchener 49 East Barnet Road, East New Barnet EN4 8RN Unchanging, ungentrified local pub, opposite Sainsbury’s. Not particularly spacious, entered up 5 steps. Old-fashioned decor including pictures of Kitchener. Still has real ale, eg McMullen’s AK. Thursday is Quiz night. Sky Tv for sports. Dart board. Small front terrace raised above the pavement to watch the buses go by. Internal and external repaint in November 2023 and external sign appears to read “Lord Kitch”.
Railway Bell 13 East Barnet Road New Barnet EN4 8RR A rarity for Wetherspoon in that this wasn’t previously a shop or showroom. It had a massive refit in 2013 and is a very bright pub where families are well catered for. The Manager is really keen on her beer and 10 ales are always available in tiptop condition. Local London brews often feature. The car park has gone, replaced by a larger garden area; now segregated to a “smoking” and a “no smoking” area; the latter having pretend grass.
Railway Tavern 3 East Barnet Road New Barnet EN4 8RR Live music Saturday, Quiz Sunday, Sports TV, Home cooked food, children welcome.

The amenities you might need in New Barnet

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of New Barnet. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in New Barnet?

New 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
East Barnet Health Centre East Barnet Health Centre, 149 East Barnet Road, New Barnet, Barnet 2.2 113
Chinese Medical Centre 8 Western Parade, New Barnet, Barnet 5 2
Ellern Mede Barnet 2 Warwick Road, Barnet N/A N/A
Hypnosis Healthcare LLP 2 Sycamore Close, Barnet N/A N/A

Tube & Train stations in and around New Barnet

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in New 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
New Barnet United Kingdom 3.8 32

Post offices in New Barnet

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in New Barnet can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail Barnet Delivery Office 55 Longmore Avenue, Barnet 2.4 53
New Barnet Post Office 59 East Barnet Road, Barnet 2.8 46

Schools in and around the area of New Barnet

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by New 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
Jewish Community Secondary School Castlewood Road, Barnet 3.5 23
Lyonsdown School 3 Richmond Road, New Barnet, Barnet 5 3
School Merit Stickers – School Stickers 32 Henry Road, Barnet 5 2
Starlings Nursery Scout Hut, York Road, New Barnet, Barnet 5 5
Forever Dance UK Subud Centre, The, 97E East Barnet Road, London, Barnet 5 29
Easy Beats Music Tutor – Barnet 3 Brownlow Close, Barnet N/A N/A
Cromer Road Primary School Cromer Road, New Barnet, Barnet 4.9 9
Piano Tuition 6 Woodville Road, Barnet N/A N/A
Little Garden The New Barnet Day Nursery & Pre-School (Previously Head Start Barnet) 54 Station Road, New Barnet, Barnet 5 2
St Margaret’s Nursery School Margaret Road, New Barnet, London 4.6 10
Al Pascal Music 35A Warwick Road, London 5 6
Twinkle Stars Montessori Nursery – Pre-school Holy Trinity Church, 18 Lyonsdown Road, New Barnet, Barnet 5 4
Stay & Play Nursery 33B Station Road, Barnet 5 19
Play and Learn Day Nursery 9 East Barnet Road, London, Barnet 3.7 6
Bright Sparks Nursery St Johns Church Rd/Mowbray Rd, Barnet 5 1
Paddy the Traveler 6, North Lodge, Somerset Road, Barnet N/A N/A
Forever Dance UK New Friends Meeting House, 55 Leicester Road, Barnet 5 3
BodyWorks sports and injury massage clinic 18 East Barnet Road, New Barnet, London, Barnet 5 4
Highview Montessori Day Nursery 71 East Barnet Road, Barnet 5 5
Kidz Choice Nursery 71 East Barnet Road, London, Barnet 4.7 12

What kind of things are there to do in the city of New Barnet?

There are always activities happening in lively New Barnet. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their New Barnet page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a New Barnet snapshot.

What else is close by?

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in New Barnet? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Oakleigh Park See the guide here
Totteridge See the guide here
Whetstone See the guide here
East Barnet See the guide here
Cockfosters See the guide here
Oakwood See the guide here
High Barnet See the guide here
Oakleigh Park See the guide here
Totteridge See the guide here
Whetstone See the guide here
East Barnet See the guide here
Cockfosters See the guide here
Oakwood See the guide here
High Barnet See the guide here

Looking for something more precise? Have a look at our analysis on the property market at the postcode level

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
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