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.
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!