Barnet is one of London’s northern boroughs combining farm land, residential areas and business communities.
Its population of 348,200 is rapidly rising and the amenities in Barnet can cater for everyone. The area spans from High Barnet in the north, down through the districts of Edgware, Mill Hill, Finchley and Golders Green bordering on Cricklewood and Hampstead Heath in the south.
Barnet has a long history, going back to when Chipping Barnet was founded in around 1100.
There are many notable events such as the Battle of Barnet in the Wars of the Roses. Barnet has long attracted dwellers from London wishing to enjoy the fresh open spaces and remain within reach of the heart of the capital, the same principle is still very much true to this day.
Some crucial transport links pass through Barnet, these include the M1 and A1 major trunk routes linking with the north of England, the A1000, A5 and A406 (North Circular).
There are mainline railway stations and Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria tube lines. Shopping in Barnet is excellent, with over twenty town centres including the Brent Cross shopping centre – retail being an important part of industry in Barnet, along with business services and health and education.
Click here to view the Barnet Council website.