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 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!

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Review Date Jun 2022

I’d say the location of this development is its main selling point. Apart from that, its just decent and too expensive.

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I’m renting via L&Q and our building is in good condition. There are handymen on site weekly dealing with cleaning and rubbish disposal but there is no on site management team for all 3 buildings that L&Q owns and manages. Facilities are not available for private renters.

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Great location, expensive rent, mediocre management.

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I guess like any other development, property managers just could not be bothered to do their jobs properly.

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Would not recommend

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Review Date Jun 2022

Overall, based on my experience with L&Q, I would not recommend living in colindale gardens due to the shortcomings.

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The reasons I’m not recommending Colindale Gardens with L&Q is mainly that it simply does not cater for people with vehicles. You have to find your own contacts to rent from other people’s spaces at ridiculous prices. Secondly, L&Q simply cannot be bothered to address any problems you may have.

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parking is charged at £1.50 an hour 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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I don’t know if they are understaffed or simply unqualified but they do not know what they are doing

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Expensive but recommended

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Review Date Jun 2022

This development is in Colindale in Northwest London which is surrounded by shops everywhere and Bangbang oriental is just 5 minutes drive.

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Colindale gardens used to be part of the massive police academy before being redeveloped. Development is built by Redrow and is on the above average tier in terms of prices but it also makes up for the slightly better build compared to Barrett or Fairview

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Colindale station is set to be refurbished soon with limited access

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Me and my family have not communicated any issues to the landlord

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Nice location but rental landlord is appalling

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Review Date Jun 2022

The only plus things in this developments is its location and the neighbours but the way this building is managed is appalling.

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We are privately renting from L&Q and they have 3 buildings in this development but they do not have an on site staff handling defects or complaints. They only have a caretaker taking care of the rubbish whom is very good by the way but the L&Q is rubbish.

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I should have listened to my friend and not do my rental with L&Q.

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Management only logs your defect, someone comes to pretend and check but never actually fixes.

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