Guide to High Barnet
High Barnet, also known as Chipping Barnet thanks to its historic status as a market town, is a North London suburb located at the end of the Northern Line.
Situated just inside the M25, High Barnet boasts the twin benefits of being within half an hour of central London yet also surrounded by green space. Unsurprisingly, this makes the area extremely popular with commuters, and property in High Barnet is in high demand as a result.
Residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities. The London Outer Orbital Path runs through the town, while parks in the area include King George’s Fields, Highlands Gardens and the Old Court House Recreation Ground. Trent Park is just a ten-minute drive away in Cockfosters, while the 239-hectare Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve can be reached in half an hour.
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High Barnet is perhaps best known for its famous annual horse and pleasure fair, from which the Cockney rhyming slang for hair – “Barnet Fair” – is derived. Held on the first Monday in September, Barnet Fair dates back to 1588 and was traditionally held to buy and sell horses and cattle, but has since been transformed into a funfair.
Interestingly, the area has a number of connections to literary history. Samuel Pepys, the 17th-century diarist, was known to frequent High Barnet, while Charles Dickens used the town as the setting for Oliver Twist’s first encounter with the Artful Dodger.
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If you’re interested in property in High Barnet, we’re here to help. Chancellors Estate Agents in Barnet offers a wide array of houses and apartments for sale and to rent in and around the market town.
Our Barnet branch opens six days a week, from Monday to Saturday, to provide all the support you need in buying, selling, renting or leasing property in High Barnet.