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Why move to Barnet?

Thirty-five minutes from central London and with a massive 118 schools to offer, it's pretty easy to see why Barnet is popular. Its bustling high street and green open spaces, which can be seen from every hilltop, make it a very pleasant place to live.

Some things to love about living in Barnet

Bike ride round the 16.36 mile Hadley Wood, Potters Bar and Arkley Loop.

The Bull Theatre not only puts on fantastic productions all year, it also offers acting lessons for all ages, from 5 to fully-grown adults.

Summer Soulstice, Barnet's annual festival of soulful music, which is held every summer in aid of charity.

Visit Barnet Fair in September. It started in 1588 under a royal charter from Queen Elizabeth, a treat for all the family.

Take the family to Trent Park, a 413-acre park dating back to the 14th Century. It has an equestrian centre, golf club and adventure park.

A little bit of history

Barnet boasts a history dating back to 1199, when King John granted the area a charter for a weekly market. In 1471 the Battle of Barnet, the penultimate battle in The War of The Roses was fought here. And by 1588, Queen Elizabeth I had issued a second market charter, making Barnet the home of London's main meat market. The neighbouring town of New Barnet developed primarily following the 1850 arrival of the Great Northern Railway. High Barnet station followed in 1872, with the Northern Line arriving in 1940.

Need to know

Barnet is home to one of the best schools in the country. Established in 1573 after Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter for a free grammar school for Barnet, the Queen Elizabeth Boys School has a 100% record of all pupils achieving at least five GCSEs at a good grade.


Barnet's main shopping can be found in The Spires shopping centre, which has all your major high street stores including a large Waitrose. There's also a great market, which sells pretty much everything you could ever need at 'proper' market prices, from 7am till 3.30pm every Wednesday to Saturday.



By Tube:

High Barnet station (zone 5) is on the Northern Line, which takes just 35 minutes to get to Tottenham Court Road. Cockfosters (zone 5) is on the Piccadilly Line, 35 minutes away from Covent Garden.

By Train:

New Barnet overground station (zone 5) offers direct links to Liverpool Street taking just 35 minutes. Hadley Wood (zone 6) station takes you into Kings Cross in 30 minutes. And Potters Bar has connections to London and Welwyn Garden City.

By Bus:

Barnet is served by several bus routes including the 184, 234, 326, 384, 399 and the N20.

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