Published 01 Jun 2016
Area Guide for Barnet
Living in the London borough of Barnet gives you the perfect balance of London life and country tranquillity on your doorstep.
Dining in Barnet and beyond
Dining out is well catered for at nearby gastropub Adam & Eve on The Ridgeway. With a menu consisting of pub classics, seasonal dishes and an impressive line-up of starters and desserts, as well as 2 for 1 on Mondays, you’d be hard pressed not to be impressed. If you’re simply looking for tasty food and drink in an easy-going atmosphere, head on down to The Beaufort. This stunning pub in the heart of Beaufort Park is a terrific modern design Young’s bar bringing great food, award-winning cask beers and lagers, fine wines and excellent service. Enjoy days out on their stunning patio garden with a drink in hand, or try one of their Sunday roasts.
Nearby Finchley also has a wealth of choices for dining out, with cuisine from around the world that’s sure to suit all tastes and moods. Alternatively, treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea at the bar or a meal in the Garrick restaurant at the historic country house, Hendon Hall Hotel. For something different, Me Love Sushi restaurant located in Edgware, to the west of Barnet, boasts an extensive menu of Japanese delights. Their menu includes sushi that’s prepared after you place your order, not before. Along with traditional favourites such as sashimi and nigiri, you’ll also find gunkan, futomaki, uramaki and temaki rolls. Plus there are noodle dishes, skewers, tempura and some ‘exclusive’ plates such as black cod miso and sesame seared salmon.
At the end of Edgware’s High Street is B&K Salt Beef Bar, where delicious treats lie in wait for your taste buds to pay them a visit. With generous portions and a home-cooked flavour, the beef is pickled by B&K themselves. This has surely contributed to their winning a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor. Lunch specials, kids’ meals, as well as eat in and takeaway options comprise an enticing selection of meats, soups and desserts – not just beef.
With some of the best eating, drinking and shopping the area has to offer, Stanmore sits just outside Barnet and offers a wide variety of eating establishments, including Asian, Italian and Modern European cuisine. Add to this an array of cafés, bars, independent delis and fashion boutiques, and a great day or night out is guaranteed.
Nightlife and culture
In Finchley you’ll find Finchley Arts Depot – an artistic venue with two theatre spaces, studios, gallery, café and bar. With a jam-packed schedule of dance, theatre, children’s entertainment and art exhibitions, you’re sure to find something to entertain and delight. If live music is more your thing, The Dignity pub in Finchley holds regular live music nights on Sundays, as well as open mic on Thursdays. Just to the South is Camden Town centre which offers a whole host of nightlife venues, including bars, clubs, live music venues, as well as the famed Camden markets and the scenic waters of the Camden Lock. Perfect for enjoying a drink or meal on a fine evening, or simply walking around and enjoying the sights, there’s always something happening in this effortlessly hip part of town.
South of Edgware is the Royal Air Force Museum which Traces the history of aviation and the RAF through real aircraft and interactive exhibits. Not too far from Barnet is a wealth of culture and entertainment, hosted by the SSE Arena and Stadium at Wembley. Situated in Wembley Park, there are loads of events throughout the year, plus the fantastic London Designer Outlet, making this your one stop shop for entertainment. There is also a wealth of transport links nearby, making it easier than ever to get to your favourite events.
Shopping in Barnet
Brent Cross shopping centre is renowned for its wide array of shops. Meanwhile, everyday needs such as banking or grocery shopping are served by The Broadwalk shopping centre in nearby Edgware. Down the road, the O2 Centre at Finchley Road is an indoor shopping and entertainment centre with restaurants, cafés and a cinema.
Parks and open spaces
In Barnet, there are several beautifully-landscaped parks, including Edgwarebury Park, along with some wilder countryside a little further out. There are seven designated nature reserves in Barnet, giving the sense that an ‘escape to the countryside’ is right on your doorstep. If you’re after wide open spaces, pay a visit to the charming Belmont Farm. The farm is open seven days and has loads of adorable farm animals to visit, plus their Waffle Café serving breakfasts, lunches and their namesake waffles with a variety of toppings.
Keen golfers will also appreciate the proximity of a number of golf courses, including the highly-regarded Edgewarebury Golf Course. Barnet also has a number of private and local authority leisure centres and pools. Facilities include badminton courts and football pitches for hire, so there’s plenty in the borough to keep you active. Central to Barnet is the famed Allianz Park which features outside running track and leisure facilities. The stadium is home to the rugby union side Saracens who were crowned European and Domestic Champions for the 15/16 season.
Heading just down the Northern line from Mill Hill East gets you to the transport hub of Kings Cross. This area has been undergoing extensive redevelopment, and houses an abundance of restaurants and shops. Plus, with connections within and out of London along with the Eurostar terminal, this terminal opens up a range of travel opportunities within easy reach. Closer to home in East Barnet, Cockfosters is served by the Piccadilly line, which takes you straight into the heart of London via Covent Garden connecting you to West London.
Property market data in Barnet
Have a look at the latest property market data provided by Zoopla. Here you can find the latest average values by property types and value trends - http://www.zoopla.co.uk/market/barnet/.
Peabody Shared Ownership homes in Barnet
At Canons Row, Peabody has one, two and three bedroom apartments available through Shared Ownership located in the Edgware region of Barnet. All the properties come with a fully fitted kitchen and modern white bathroom suite, and all have their own parking space, a rare and valuable commodity in the capital. Prices start from £320,000 for a 1-bedroom apartment (£96,000 for a 30% share). Visit the Canons Row Shared Ownership property page for more information and to register your interest.