Borough of Barnet

London is a city of contrasts, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the boroughs. The borough of Barnet has a suburban feel with its leafy streets lined with houses and gardens. You’ll find many parks and green spaces in the area, along with plenty of shopping opportunities for those who like to browse high street stores or enjoy some retail therapy at their local mall. It’s also easy to get around on foot or by bus when you live in Barnet, it’s one of London’s most pedestrian-friendly areas!

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Best places to live in Borough of Barnet

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Beautiful old red brick Edwardian houses in Church End, Finchley Central, Barnet

Where is Barnet?

Barnet is located in the North-East of London, in the county of Hertfordshire. It’s bordered by Enfield and Whetstone to the west; Finchley to the north; Camden/Haringey to the south-east and Barnet Vale to the south-west.

What are the Transport links like in Barnet

Barnet is about 15 miles from Central London. The closest mainline station for those living in Barnet is High Barnet Station on the Northern Line.

This line goes into central London via Charing Cross or Bank tube stations. This makes it quick and easy for locals who want to commute or visit some of London’s sights like Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street or Covent Garden Market!

Where are the best places to live in Barnet?

There are a wide range of homes in Barnet, from brand new modern flats and houses to older properties. Barnet has a diverse mix of residents, with many different cultures and religions.

Some popular places to live in Barnet are:

Southgate – close to shops on Wood Green High Road, transport links into central London via Great Northern tube line or train service from Oakwood Station. This area is also very popular with families

Edgware – which has a range of amenities and is well connected to central London via buses and tube

Golders Green – this area offers a great selection of homes, has excellent transport links into the city centre and an abundance of amenities such as bars, restaurants and shops.

Borehamwood – is very popular with families and commuters. Many residents choose to commute into central London via the Overground network or catch an express train from Borehamwood station. The area also benefits from excellent local transport links, including buses along Elstree Way, Barnet Road and Shenley Park Drive which lead directly into Edgware Station.

Best Schools in Barnet

Some of the best schools in Barnet are; St Joseph’s Primary School, Christ Church CofE Infants and Junior Schools (both rated outstanding by Ofsted), Tetherdown Primary School which is also Good with Outstanding features, and Glendale Primary School which is Good with Outstanding features.

What is there to do in Barnet?

Barnet has a theatre called the Barnet Players which has regular shows throughout the year.

The Menorah Foundation runs activities for all ages, including workshops and classes in areas such as painting, pottery, jewellery making and dance. There are also various other cultural events taking place at venues across Barnet during any given month of the year.

View of St John the Baptist Church, in Barnet.

Barnes Pond is an area designated for model boating enthusiasts to use their own boats on one of three ponds within this man-made site located near Barnes Bridge Railway Station (Zone three). It was built between 1892–1894 by local businessman Thomas Williams Tealby after whom one of its ponds is named after him.

You can hire out rowing boats there too!

If you love sports then Barnes is the place for you as it has a number of sports clubs that welcome new members. The Barnes Club on Albert Road is home to an array of activities from football, cricket and rugby union teams who play at various levels within their leagues.

A green space near central London

Barnet also features several green spaces such as Queen’s Wood located near Chipping Barnet town centre – this ancient woodland covers approximately 40 acres/16 hectares with walking trails leading through its beautiful landscape.

There is also Hendon Park (roughly 25 acres/11 hectares), Colney Hatch Lane Recreational Ground (15 acres/six hectares) and East Finchley Cemetery.

Barnet has a lot to offer, especially for young professionals or families that are looking to get the most out of their money. There’s plenty of things you can do in your downtime and also great educational opportunities for children!

Reviews in Borough of Barnet

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much improvement needed .

Review Date Nov 2022

As tenants we are extremely disappointed from suffering thefts , anti social behaviour and more . The management company have failed us in providing cctv and claim no camera is working but we pay for working camera and 3 time my bike was stolen no help just some excuses and lies . Also some drug smell everywhere with dealings .

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Good gym to enjoy , some good restaurants we eat well . Pub is okay with some choice of foods some is traditional English with choice of some platters , now open some new American place , with expensive menu little over cook but some nice burgers stack

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Better management Needed , not good reputation so very disappointed

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Too much different staff always new face and different excuses. Lies

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Thank you for your feedback, which of course we are disappointed to read. Please can you contact me to discuss this matter in more detail on dilpreet.shallon@stgeorgeplc.com as we take this feedback very seriously and would like to see where improvements can be made in relation to safety and the managing agent. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, Dilpreet.

Maintenance team are very nice they do take some time to respond

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Review Date Sep 2022

The range of shops walking distance is amazing. Cannons park and Edgware are close by, never really hear much from inside or outside.

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Maintenance team are very nice they do take some time to respond. Lift hasn’t broken for a few months straight. However there was an issue with the bins not being taken. The design of the place is still very warm within the flat but I would rather that than to hear neighbours.

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Not all windows open and hobs are induction only. The noise really depends on the neighbours you have aswell

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When sorting out my maintenance issue 3/4 of the people were polite and professional.

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Great place to live with easy access to London

Review Date Aug 2022

Zenith house is 8 mins walk from the tube station so very easy to access underground.

Lots of super markets and new restaurants as well as a Oriental Food Hall within less than a 5 min walk.

Off street parking is available for those who don’t own a car park. Bins are stored in a dedicated store room and cleared once per week.

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NHG are the managing agent for Zenith house. While every management company has their own nuances, NHG do a good job addressing issues as they arise and keep residents well informed.

There is also a concierge and security available every day of the week who can be contacted to deal with any issues.

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That the area is under redevelopment and therefore likely to have significant growth (positive) in the next decade.

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Snaggings were tracked and cleared within a few months of moving in.

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Nice and pleasant living

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Review Date Aug 2022

Tesco express and Sainsbury nearby, quite a lot of supermarkets near Colindale Station, generally low traffic noise.

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Satisfied with St.George development from Berkeley Group, the whole purchase process is quite smooth, handover date is earlier than the expected month which is quite surprised for me. Dilpreet has done a great job on the aftersales follow up, such as arrange handyman to help hang my rails and curtain, assemble cabinet, etc. Will surely recommend this developer to my friends.

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Generally nice, however, the refrigerator size is quite small, barely enough for 3 adults.

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Build management is nice and helpful, but concierge sometimes missed my emails and forgot to respond and follow up, still have room for improvement.

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Thank you for your valued feedback. We are delighted to read that you’re enjoying living at Beaufort Park.
If you require any further assistance, please contact RMG on 0208 205 6555 or St George Customer Service on 0208 457 4242

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