Barnet Area Guide
The London Borough of Barnet lies at the top of north London and incorporates a very large area with wide and exciting differences. It is in fact the second largest of the London boroughs, bordering Hertfordshire to the north and no less than five other London boroughs: Harrow and Brent to the west, Camden and Haringey to the south-east and Enfield to the east. Barnet boasts a history dating all the way back to 1199, when King John granted the area a charter for a weekly market, and in 1471 the Battle of Barnet – the penultimate battle in The War of The Roses – was fought here.
It is not surprising that Barnet attracts so many families, young professionals, and others who are looking to escape the bustle of central London. They choose to settle here because there is simply more space and room for relaxation, very good schools and amenities, and it is still close to the capital and its attractions.
The area ticks all of these boxes and more, being situated on the edge of the green belt with open countryside close by, having a mix of suburbia and leafy village appeal, a wide choice of property and prices – which includes the affluent areas of Totteridge, Hadley Wood, Radlett and Cuffley – and the attractions of Mill Hill with its choice of fashionable shops and restaurants.
Barnet also benefits from very good travel connections, with numerous bus routes (including a night service running to Trafalgar Square), Northern line connection on the Underground to central London, and various Overland stations. In addition, the M25, A1 and M11 are easily accessible providing superb links to Heathrow, the north, and to both Luton and Stansted airports.
Barnet really does have a great deal to offer: huge open green spaces; fine schools; affordable property choices; excellent dining and shopping (including The Spires shopping centre, which gained its name by incorporating the two church spires that formerly stood on the site); easy access to the beautiful countryside; a wide selection of golf clubs and leisure facilities; excellent travel connections and London not far away.
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