Things to do

Visit High Barnet, a medieval town packed full of history, shops, entertainment, festivals, and parks & open space.

East Barnet Music Festival

Parkside Gardens East Barnet Barnet EN4 8JP

Jacks Lake

Northfield Road Barnet EN4 9DW Jacks Lake History

Healthy Heritage Walks

This walk through High Barnet and Hadley is filled with history; it has more than 10 heritage points of interest. Including how “Chipping Barnet” got its name, to the Battle of Barnet in Hadley Green. This walk really gives a sense of the boroughs past. It is mainly an urban trail. > healthy-heritage-walks Listen to Audio

Hadley Wood Golf Club

Beech Hill Barnet EN4 0JJ Phone: 020 8449 4328 Book Online

Chipping Barnet Library

3 Stapylton Road Barnet EN5 4QT Phone: 020 8359 4040 > chipping-barnet-library

Karen’s Diner

The Hadley Hotel 113 Hadley Road Barnet EN5 5QN

Karens is an interactive diner and an absurdly fun experience. At Karens you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters and forced to play a variety of games.

Book Online


140 Wood Street Barnet EN5 4DA

Note: This is a private home, so please don’t walk up the drive.

Londonist Article (2015) Wikipedia

Rambles Around Barnet & Local History Walks

Barnet Museum 31 Wood Street Barnet EN5 4BE

Self guided walks are available in the form of pamphlets and books.   Available from Barnet Museum, and their online shop. Review by Barnet Society (Nov 2015)

Dyrham Park Country Club

Galley Lane Barnet EN5 4RA Phone: 02084403361

Barnet from the Top of the Tower

St John the Baptist Church House, 2 Wood Street Barnet EN5 4BW

Each year Barnet Church, St John the Baptist, opens its tower to the public on Saturdays in July.

Website – Church Events High Living Review (July 2016)

Remembrance Sunday Parade & Service

St John the Baptist, Barnet Church Junction of High Street and Wood Street Barnet EN5 4BW

The annual Remembrance Sunday parade leaves the Reserve Army Centre and comes to the church along the High Street, arriving at the Chipping Barnet War Memorial by 10.40am. > Chipping Barnet War Memorial

Community Focus Trail: Wood Street

From an archive of the Wood Street trail on (archive)

Barnet Market

Barnet Market Stapylton Road Barnet EN5 4LN

“On 23rd August 1199 King John issued a charter for a market in Barnet to the Lord of the Manor, the Abbot of St. Albans, John de Cella.” – fobm. Friends of Barnet Market Wikipedia > Barnet Market & Fair 800 years of Barnet Market (Book at Library) High Living Review

Everyman Cinema

Great N Road Barnet EN5 1AB Phone: 0872 436 9060
Visit Website Book Online High Living Review

New Ground Co-housing

5b Union St Barnet EN5 4HY

Built in 2016, “New Ground Cohousing is the first senior cohousing community in the country based in High Barnet, north London, and it’s only for women.” Watch Video (2021)

Red Stairs Soft Play

101-107 High Street Barnet EN5 5UZ Phone: 07834 549764 Book Online

Queen Elizabeth’s School Founders Day

Queen Elizabeth’s School Queen’s Road Barnet EN5 4DQ

Every June, QE Boys’ School in Barnet, celebrate founders day – their biggest individual fundraiser for the year.  “… a splendid occasion of celebration and community” (source). Wikipedia > QE Boys > Founder’s Day Fete

Painted Pot

188 High Street Barnet EN5 5SZ Phone: 0208 364 9988

Barnet Elizabethans RFC

Byng Road Barnet EN5 4NR

Barnet FC

The Hive London Camrose Avenue London HA8 6AG Phone: 02083813800 Book Online Shop Online

Book Swap

High Barnet Tube Ticket Office (at the bottom of the pedestrian ramp) Barnet Hill Barnet EN5 5RP

Books on the Underground – Book exchange.

You just finished that amazing book you’ve been reading, and you want to share it with the world?

Why not share yours, pick up a new book and enjoy a new story.

These books are here to be read, shared, and most importantly, enjoyed. We’d love you to join us and keep the bookcase full and tidy for everyone to benefit – after all, a good read cheers us all up. > book swap map

Lewis of London’s Maize Maze

Lewis of London Galley Lane Barnet EN5 4AL Phone: 020 8447 1593

The Maize Maze at our local Ice Cream Farm usually opens during August and a few days in July and September. Book Online

High Barnet Chewing Gum Art

Anyone walking along the footpath at the junction of Alston Road and Carnarvon Road should make the effort to search out a fascinating trail of 21 illustrations by a celebrated pavement artist who was brought up in Barnet and whose miniature paintings on blobs of chewing gum have gained international recognition.

Barnet Society Article (Apr. 2022) Barnet Society Article (Dec. 2021) > Ben_Wilson

Elisana Florist

54a High Street Barnet EN5 5SZ

With a timber-frame dating from 1360, 54a High Street, Barnet, is currently considered to be the oldest shop in Barnet and the second oldest timber framed building in London. High Living Review (Feb 2023) History
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