Things to do

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

Treasure Trails – Chipping Barnet

A Treasure Hunt themed walking Treasure Trail around Chipping Barnet

www.treasuretrails.co.uk > Barnet

Site of Hadley Stocks

Near Hadley Green West Barnet EN5 4PP
What 3 Words Location

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.

barnet-market.co.uk Friends of Barnet Market Wikipedia https://barnet.gov.uk > Barnet Market & Fair 800 years of Barnet Market (Book at Library) High Living Review

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.

https://www.barnet.gov.uk > healthy-heritage-walks Listen to Audio

Easter – Churches Together

Good Friday: Walk of Witness.   The cross is carried from St Mary the Virgin, Monken Hadley along the High Street to the churchyard at St John the Baptist’s, followed by a service on the green outside St John the Baptist. (Part of Churches Together Barnet.  See https://www.monkenhadley.church https://www.barnetparishchurch.org.uk for details)

Easter Day:  Sunrise Service on King George’s Field. (Part of Churches Together Barnet.  See https://www.monkenhadley.church https://www.barnetparishchurch.org.uk for details)

Easter Monday Pilgrimage from St John the Baptist to St Albans Cathederal.  (See https://www.barnetparishchurch.org.uk)

Photo: Theresa Villiers MP.

Churches Together for Chipping Barnet

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 https://thehadleyhotel.com/karensdiner https://thehadleyhotel.com/karenshotel

St John the Baptist Church

Church House 2 Wood Street Barnet EN5 4BW Phone: 02084470350

Church of England Church.

For a guided tour of the Church, please come on the 1st Saturday in any month, between 11am and 1pm.

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

https://www.barnetparishchurch.org.uk

The Shire London

St Albans Road Barnet EN5 4RE Phone: 020 8441 7649

The only golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros in the U.K.

https://theshirelondon.com Book Online

Tree Trail

Take a look at our map of London’s trees. See what’s growing on the streets and in the parks from Barnet to Croydon, and Bexley to Hounslow.  Enter your address and we will generate a local walk for you.

https://www.treetalk.co.uk

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.

http://www.lewisoflondon.co.uk/ Book Online

Herts Open Studio

Every September hundreds of artists around the county open their studio doors, exhibit their works and offer workshops.

https://www.hvaf.org.uk/open-studios High Living Review (2019)

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.

https://www.barnetmuseum.co.uk/shop.html Review by Barnet Society (Nov 2015)

Barnet Classic Car Show

An annual parade along the High Street, then cars are displayed on the top floor of The Spires’ car park.

https://barnetclassiccar.club/bccc-annual-show/ Barnet Society Review (2021)

Dyrham Park Country Club

Galley Lane Barnet EN5 4RA Phone: 02084403361
https://www.dyrhampark.com

Meadow Park Splash Park

Meadow Park Meadow Road Borehamwood WD6 1TL

12 minute drive from High Barnet.

parksherts.co.uk > meadow-park

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) https://en.wikipedia.org > Ben_Wilson https://benwilsonchewinggumman.com

Chipping Barnet Library

3 Stapylton Road Barnet EN5 4QT Phone: 020 8359 4040
https://barnet.gov.uk > chipping-barnet-library

Old Fold Manor Golf Club

Old Fold Lane Hadley Green Barnet EN5 4QN Phone: 020 8440 9185
https://www.oldfoldmanor.co.uk Book Online

Hadley Wood Golf Club

Beech Hill Barnet EN4 0JJ Phone: 020 8449 4328
https://www.hadleywoodgc.com Book Online

Everyman Cinema

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

Saracens

Allianz Park Greenlands Lane Hendon NW4 1RL Phone: 0203 675 7200
https://www.saracens.com/ Book Online Shop Online

East Barnet Music Festival

Parkside Gardens East Barnet Barnet EN4 8JP
http://www.eastbarnetfestival.co.uk

Barnet Environment Centre

Barnet Environment Centre Byng Road Barnet EN5 4NP

The Friends of Barnet Environment Centre is a registered charity which provides events for the local community and activities for schools in order to educate and inspire a lasting interest in and appreciation of the natural world.

Note: Only open to the public on specific days throughout the year.

https://www.fobec.org.uk https://fobec.org.uk > events

Paul Baker’s Guided Walks

Phone: 07506 761294

A series of historical and fun guided walks in Barnet. Barnet Ghosts; The Battle of Barnet; Charles Dickens in North London; Georgian Monken Hadley; Historical High Barnet; Mill Hill; Hampstead Garden Suburb; East Barnet Village; Barnet pubs, churches; Historical Finchley, Special ghost walks for Halloween. Walks are usually at the weekend. They meet at various points around the Borough of Barnet. Walks also in London.

http://www.barnet-walks.co.uk/ High Living Review (March 2016)

Barnet Medieval Festival

Byng Road Barnet EN5 4NP

London’s largest medieval weekend will take place at Barnet Elizabethans RFC. The Festival will be commemorating the Battle of Barnet with a special programme of battle re-enactments, gunnery and archery displays, living history encampments, music and dance, a medieval market and children’s activities.

http://www.barnetmedievalfestival.org wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Barnet High Living Review (June 2018)

The Stables Horse Activity Centre

The Stables Horse Activity Centre Barnet Lane Barnet EN5 2DN Phone: 07958 919437
http://thestableshorseactivitycentre.org.uk

Fairy Doors – Monken Hadley Common

Monken Hadley Common Bakers Hill Barnet EN4 0NQ

There’s a number of little fairy house doors on Monken Hadley Common.

To get you started, here are the locations of a couple of them.
https://w3w.co/tips.refers.left
https://w3w.co/guitar.moved.gown
https://w3w.co/assume.filer.early

Photo’s by London Matt.

Londonist Review (2022)

Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf

A1 Golf Driving Range Rowley Lane Barnet EN5 3HW Phone: 0208 44 94 397
Visit Website Book Online
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Your online guide to life in and around Chipping Barnet www.highlivingbarnet.com