How is life in Potters Bar? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Potters Bar is a town in Hertfordshire, England, 13 miles (21 km) north of central London. In 2011, it had a population of 21,882. In the 2021 census, the four wards that make up Potters Bar – Bentley Heath & The Royds, Furzefield, Oakmere and Parkfield – had a combined population of 22,536. This includes several smaller outlying hamlets contained in the Bentley Heath & The Royds ward, such as Bentley Heath and Ganwick Corner. In 2022 the population was around 23,325. “

What to do in Potters Bar

It could be that Potters Bar has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Potters Bar. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Potters Bar. Also, knowing what’s available in Potters Bar and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

The things you might need in Potters Bar

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

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Potters Bar

We assembled the train and tube stations of Potters Bar in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.


Post offices in the area of Potters Bar

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Potters Bar provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Barnet Road Post Office 84 High Street, Potters Bar 3 16

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Potters Bar

Potters Bar has 2 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
Highview Medical Centre: Dr Anup Shah High Street, Potters Bar 5 1
Dr K Morganti – Highview Medical Centre High Street, Potters Bar N/A N/A

Schools around Potters Bar

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Potters Bar vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Ladbrooke JMI School Watkins Rise, Potters Bar 5 14
The Park Education Support Centre High Street, Potters Bar N/A N/A
Alpha Bears Day Care Nursery 1 The Causeway, Potters Bar 5 2
Rupert Hunt Guitar Tuition 14 Saint Francis Close, Potters Bar N/A N/A
London Guitar Shop – Beginners Guitar Online 33 Ashwood Road, Potters Bar 5 1
Mount Grace School Church Road, Potters Bar 3 26
Stormont School The Causeway, Potters Bar 4.6 9
Oakmere Primary School Chace Avenue, Potters Bar 3.5 4
Little Garden The Potters Bar Day Nursery & Pre-School (Previously Head Start Day Nursery) 86 High Street, Potters Bar 4.5 2
International Tattoo Academy 133 High Street, Potters Bar 5 9
First Class Learning Potters Bar St Mary the Virgin and All Saints, The Walk, Potters Bar 5 12
Lords Prestige Lantern House, 41 High Street, Potters Bar N/A N/A
Anya Prigojina-Kirby 34 The Walk, Potters Bar N/A N/A
Flute lessons in Potters Bar and Barnet 11 Torrington Drive, Potters Bar 5 1
57 (Potters Bar) Air Training Corporation 78 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar N/A N/A
Potters Bar Community Music School Mount Grace School, Church Road, Potters Bar 4.5 2
Tilbury Nursery School 245 Darkes Lane, Potters Bar 5 2
Little Heath Nursery Playgroup Parish Hall, Thornton Road, Potters Bar 5 4
Nicks Dance School Christ Church, Little Heath Parish Hall, Thornton Road, Potters Bar 4.9 12

Some great things about Potters Bar

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

The range of gyms in Potters Bar

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, Potters Bar 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

The types of restaurants

Potters Bar is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harvester Oakmere Potters Bar High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 1427
Pizza Go Go Potters Bar 75 High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 112
Oakmere Tea & Dining Room 102 High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 466
Wood Oven BBQ POTTERS BAR 27-29 High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 405
Pottys Diner & Pottys Shisha Garden 2 Barnet Road, Potters Bar 4.3 788
The Old Paparazzi 1 Barnet Road, Potters Bar 4.3 181
Tavernaki 5 Southgate Road, Potters Bar 4.3 413
Regency Chinese Restaurant 12-14 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar 4.3 358
Pubali Tandoori 90 High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 113
Buffett Palace 33 High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 224
Curry Garden 147 High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 47
China Style 18 Barnet Road, Potters Bar 4.3 54
Lions Kebab Potters Bar 159 High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 45
Hatche Bistro Grill & Bar 163 High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 142
George’s Fish Bar 165 High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 74
Potters Chippy 165 High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 6
Istanbul Kebab 73 High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 63
Seawise Street Seafood Bar town football club, Potters Bar 4.3 79
Cobb’s Bakery, Salad and Sandwich Bar 82 High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 128
Pizza Di Napoli 197a High Street, Potters Bar 4.3 200

Museums & Galleries

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Potters Bar we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

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 are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Potters Bar. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

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

In Potters Bar, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Potters Bar offers space for strolls or picnics.

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

Pubs in the area

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 Potters Bar – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in Potters Bar.

We have not found any great pubs in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local pub. We’ll amend this page. Would be a shame not to let people know what is your hidden gem!

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What do you think about Potters Bar?

It would be great to get your opinion on what you think about Potters Bar. It could help other people who are moving into the area of Potters Bar as well as help us understand you better too.

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