Barnet may be one of the most reliable places to live in all of London. It has an interesting history and many traditions that carry on today as well as excellent transport links and numerous leisure facilities. Also known as High Barnet and Chipping Barnet, it is in the north of London and a part of the Borough of Barnet. It is ten miles north north-west of Charing Cross and is bordered by Monken Hadley in the north, Oakwood in the east, Whetstone in the south and Arkley in the west, with South Mimms, Hadley Wood, Southgate and Totteridge also nearby. It's postcode district in EN5.
The name of the town comes from the settlement Barneto which existed around 1070. In Old English Barnet referred to a clearing that was once densely forested. The Chipping part of its name refers to the presence of a market, with one being held regularly in Barnet since the 13th century and the High part derives from its lofty elevation. During the War of the Roses, the Battle of Barnet took place here with Yorkist troops lead by Edward IV defeating Lancaster soldiers. Barnet Hill is believed to be mentioned in the nursery rhyme; The Grand Old Duke of York. A horse fair has been held since 1588 and the Barnet Market has been held since 1199. A common resting point was situated on the Great North Road for travellers moving between the City of London and York. St. John the Baptist Church was constructed in 1560 and still stands today.
These days Barnet has many transport links with dozens of buses and various tube and railways station being active, making it easy to travel to and from the area. The local football team is Barnet F. and is a part of Football League Two and non-league club London Lions F. also play here. There is a major cricket presence in the area as well as a local athletics club. Old Court House is a public park within the town and received a Green Flag Award for 2009-2010. It includes many facilities including tennis courts, a bowling green, a children's playground, gardens, rockeries and a cafe. Barnet also has other smaller parks, a cinema, the Barnet Museum which features a library and archives, a long existing spa that was visited by the likes of Samuel Pepys, many pubs and a wide range of restaurants. The Barnet Fair no longer focuses on horses and instead is a general event with many activates held. Various famous and notable people have lived in Barnet and its surrounding area.
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