Visit and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Barnet, Greater London. This borough includes some of London's most attractive residential areas—the select village of Totteridge, for instance, and Mill Hill, high on its green ridge with its old weather-boarded houses, and famous for the Nonconformist public school, Mill Hill. There are pleasant rural walks on the semi-wild Hadley Common, part of the old Enfield Chase. The common's woodland and undergrowth stretch nearly 2 miles, from the still—rural village of Monken Hadley in the west to Cockfosters in the east.
Hadley Green, at Monken Hadley, is surrounded by 18th century houses and cottages. An obelisk set on the green in 1740 marks the site of the Yorkist victory of 1471 at the Battle of Barnet. The nearby church has on its tower a unique copper cresset of the 18th century; this was filled with oil and lit as a beacon in times of crisis.
The modern suburb of Hendon, to the south, contains the nucleus of an old village around the parish church. At West Hendon is the Brent Reservoir, better known as the Welsh Harp — a name taken from a nearby inn—a popular spot for sailing.
Adjacent suburbs: Brookmans Park, Bushey, Cockfosters, Colney Heath, Cuffley, East Barnet, Edmonton, Enfield, Finchley, Friern Barnet, Goffs Oak, Hampstead, Harrow, Hatfield, High Barnet, Highgate, Mill Hill, New Barnet, New Southgate, Newgate Street, North Mimms, North Mymms, Northaw, Palmers Green, Potters Bar, Ridge, South Mimms, Totteridge, Whetstone, Winchmore Hill
Have you decided to visit or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a bed and breakfast (a B&B or b and b)
- a guesthouse
- a hotel (or motel)
- a self-catering establishment, or
- other accommodation