The Compass Residential Guide to Life in Barnet
Comprising the areas of High Barnet (Chipping Barnet), New Barnet and East Barnet, the district is an affluent and diverse residential and commercial location 10 miles due north of Central London with an abundance of excellent transport links, parks, schools and leisure activities.
Barnet is the perfect mix of traditional and modern, a focal point for families, commuters, home workers and businesses alike.
Barnet has a rich history and a vibrant local culture, whilst being accessible to Central London and the major arterial routes out of the capital. Barnet Hospital is located close to Chipping Barnet town centre.
Schools and Colleges in Barnet:
Barnet boasts a disproportionately high number of schools at every keystage from primary to secondary to sixth form, and there are several further education and higher education colleges in the area. Barnet is renowned for its excellent schools, some of which are the leading learning centres in the UK in their categories.
The schools include:
• Henrietta Barnett School
• Queen Elizabeths School
• Queen Elizabeth's School for Girls
• St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School
• Mill Hill School
• North London Grammar School
• Hasmonean High School (Jewish)
There are also several special and alternative schools, faith-based schools and theatre schools.
The main campus of Barnet & Southgate College is located in High Barnet.
For a more complete list of schools and colleges in Barnet, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_schools_in_the_London_Borough_of_Barnet
Barnets local attractions, shopping, sport and leisure facilities:
The area is well served for parks and open spaces, as well as the multi-screen Everyman cinema and The Bull Theatre, many golf courses, and stage & dance schools.
High Barnet, East Barnet and New Barnet each has its own local shopping areas with a mix of recognised chains and independent stores.
Restaurants and pubs in Barnet:
Finchley offers a wide range of restaurants, pubs and bars from a diverse range of cultures and nationalities.
According to TripAdvisor (March 2021), the top-rated restaurants include The Green Dragon, Melange, Savoro, Odos and Topps Fish Bar.
According to BeerInTheEvening.com the highest rated pubs include Ye Olde Mitre Inne and The Lord Nelson, The Railway Tavern, The Gate, and The Chicken Shed Theatre Bar.
Transport links to and from Barnet:
High Barnet tube station is one of the northern termini on the Northern Line of the London Underground, providing quick access (around 30 minutes) to the West End, the City and the entire London-wide network.
Overground trains also run close by, through New Barnet and Oakleigh Park stations on the Great Northern line, into Kings Cross and Moorgate, and numerous bus routes link the area to surrounding neighbourhoods.
A number of cycle lanes are being introduced throughout Barnet to encourage more cycling and less car use.
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