High Barnet Highlights You Simply Can’t Miss

You don’t have to be living in zones 1 or 2 to get the full London study abroad experience. High Barnet may be in zone 4, but it’s number one for student life – and an easy commute from the centre for those days when you want to truly immerse yourself in big city life!

The excitement of London life is a huge part of the  study abroad experience, but not everyone can afford to live in zones 1 and 2. I can assure you, however, that living a little further out doesn’t mean you’re going to miss out on any of the fun. If you’ve decided on accommodation in a homestay, London’s zone 4 offers some fantastic options in Barnet.

Get to Know Barnet

This area is a favourite with numerous celebrities who’ve fallen in love with its upmarket, relaxed charm that’s still close to the centre of the city. But there’s no need to use up your Travel Card, because I’ve found that everything you need is right there on the fabulous high street, including restaurants, pubs, cafes, shops and the big name supermarkets. Here are just a few highlights.

  • Everyman Cinema: This lovely renovated cinema is one of my favourite discoveries in Barnet and has all the character of times gone by. There’s no need to head into Leicester Square, just wander down to the Everyman, enjoy a burger and chips in the American style diner and then relax and enjoy a film in the comfortable lounge chairs.
  • King George’s Fields: Located in the ancient village of Monken Hadley, King George’s Fields is a memorial to King George V. The site itself consists of fields, woodlands and streams, making it a lovely spot for an afternoon walk.
  • Barnet Museum: Come here to learn about the history of Barnet and its former residents, with artefacts dating back as far as the Bronze Age. Entrance is free, so a visit here makes for a budget-friendly day out.
  •  Hopscotch Sweets: This is one of the cutest shops in the area and could become your new favourite thing to do on the weekend. Along with delicious sweets and loose teas, it sells a huge range of cake-making supplies.
  • The Pubs: There are plenty of pubs to choose from, including the Lord Nelson, the Arkley, the Black Horse and my personal recommendation, the Mitre. Whether you’re looking for a cheap meal or a big night out, Barnet has you covered.

If you’ve decided on a homestay, London offers some great options. The friendly team at Britannia Student Services can help you make the right decision on the best places to stay.  

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