Things to do

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

Meadow Park Splash Park

Meadow Park Meadow Road Borehamwood WD6 1TL

12 minute drive from High Barnet.

parksherts.co.uk > meadow-park

High Barnet Chamber Music Festival

St John the Baptist Barnet Church : Junction of High Street & Wood Street Barnet EN5 4BW

Live chamber music concerts in the heart of High Barnet

https://www.hbcmf.co.uk/ Barnet Society Article (2021)

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)

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

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

Go Ape – Cockfosters

Trent Country Park (Main Entrance on Cockfosters Rd) Cockfosters EN4 0DZ

Our most challenging course in London, with our longest zip wire in the capital.  Perfect for large groups of mates who want to get their pulses racing.

10 minute drive.

https://goape.co.uk/locations/cockfosters

Treasure Trails – Chipping Barnet

A Treasure Hunt themed walking Treasure Trail around Chipping Barnet

www.treasuretrails.co.uk > Barnet

Saracens

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

Whalebones

140 Wood Street Barnet EN5 4DA

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

Londonist Article (2015) Wikipedia

Barnet Christmas Fayre

High Street High Barnet

Organised by Barnet Arts, The Bull Theatre and Barnet Southgate College, this annual event usually takes place on the first Sunday of December on High Barnet High Street.

https://barnetarts.uk/

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)

Normannis

The Historia Normannis, a group of 12th century reenactors, using the space behind the Museum to rehearse.

https://normannis.co.uk

Red Stairs Soft Play

101-107 High Street Barnet EN5 5UZ Phone: 07834 549764
https://redstairssoftplay.co.uk Book Online

Dyrham Park Country Club

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

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)

Barnet Elizabethans RFC

Byng Road Barnet EN5 4NR
https://www.berfc.co.uk

Monken Hadley Cricket Club

Hadley Common Camlet Way EN4 ONJ
http://monkenhadley.play-cricket.com 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.”

https://newgroundcohousing.uk/ Watch Video (2021)

London Footgolf Centre

Clifford Rd Barnet EN5 5NY Phone: 07584 325758
Visit Website Book Online

Hadley Green

Hadley Green Barnet EN5 4PT
High Living Review (July 2018)

Jacks Lake

Northfield Road Barnet EN4 9DW
https://www.haps.org.uk Jacks Lake History

Fog of War – The Battle of Barnet 1471

From the The Bull Players and Blue Door Theatre Company, Fog of War is an original play commissioned by the Barnet Museum for the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Barnet. Written by James P Godwin and directed by Siobhan Dunne both local residents, this play explores the tension of the civil war from the peasant’s perspective, heavily relying on the remnants and records of the War of the Roses for historical accuracy.

Watch Fog of War Act 1 Watch Fog of War Act 2

Hadley Green Drinking Fountain

Hadley Green Road EN5 5PP

Originally installed and opened in August 1885 by local benefactor Ann Pagent, it was restored and opened again in April 2023 campaigned for by local shopkeeper Peter Wanders in April 2023.

BBC London Article (March 2023) Barnet Society Article (Apr 2023) Watch BBC London Video (March 2023) Further Information & History

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)

Film: 23 Walks

Filmed in High Barnet: “A gentle, sweet, funny, romantic story of love in later life following a couple in their sixties, Dave and Fern, who get to know one another over the course of 23 dog walks.”

“The film, largely set in Barnet…”

 

Review by High Living (Sept 2020) Watch Film Watch Trailer

Whitings Hill Open Space

Greenland Road Barnet EN5
Whitings Hill Open Space on Wikipedia

Chipping Barnet Library

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

Battle of Barnet Banners

High Street Barnet EN5 5XP

Barnet Museum volunteers have created over 90 replica banners representing nobles who fought at the Battle of Barnet.   View the battle of Barnet Banners, along the High Street and in the Spires.  Download the list of Banners from the Barnet Museum website and see which ones you can spot (2023).  In 2024, a booklet “Battle of Barnet – Set forth on a Quest” was created and is available from the museum.

barnetmuseum.co.uk > banners
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High Living

Your online guide to life in and around Chipping Barnet www.highlivingbarnet.com