Facts about Barnet
- There are two Grade I listed buildings in Barnet that are deemed to be of exceptional architectural and historic importance. The first is the Church of St Jude which was finally finished in 1935 after work initially began in 1909. It stands 178 feet high and 200 feet long. The second is the Free Church built between 1908 1910 and is of a similar stature, probably down to the fact that both churches were designed by Edwin Lutyens a leading 20 th Century British architect.
- If you enjoy reading, the borough has 15 libraries including a mobile and home service as well as an archive library.
- Barnet has a plentiful supply of parks, 16 in total, seven of which achieved the Green Flag award in 09/10. If you see a park flying a green flag you know it has extremely high standards. Hampstead Heath is probably one of the best known parks in London , and Barnet is lucky enough to have have Golders Hill Park adjoining the Heath as it better known as. It is part of the Hampstead Heath Local Nature Reserve. Just bear in mind that it does close at night unlike Hampstead Heath.
- Barnet is home to approximately 36,000 trees. They are all looked after lovingly by the council and receive a tree health check just like you or I would at the doctors. They are pruned regularly and each tree's details are kept on a database. Barnet has the second highest tree population in London .
- Keen footballers will be interested to know that Barnet have their very own football club. Formed in 1888. Currently lying 22 in the football league two table.
- If you want to learn a little more about the history of Barnet why not pay visit to Barnet museum. It first opened its doors in 1938 and offers the visitor the chance to explore the past and guess what? It's absolutely free.
Travel information in Barnet
Tube the Northern Line links Barnet with central London and is situated in Zone 5. Tube stations in the area include High Barnet, Golders Green, Brent Cross, Hendon and Edgware.
Rail With direct links to King's Cross New Barnet station is serviced by First Capital Great Northern Line.
Road Barnet is within three miles of the M25,the North Circular, A1 and M1.
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