Living in Barnet area information and guide

Barnet area overview

Barnet in the far north of London is famous for two things - being at the top of one branch of the Northern line and a battle during the Wars of the Roses in the fifteenth century. It sits between the rolling fields of Hertfordshire to the north and London to the south. Much of Barnet is quite unremarkable and full of paint-by-numbers family housing but the enclave of Hadley wood is home to the mansions of the super rich.

On the high street there are a few standard brands, nothing much to writ home about. The problem with Barnet, like many areas at the end of the tube network is residents only have to move a little further out to afford a substantially bigger home - so it's never likely to set the world on fire.

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Key statistics for
Barnet EN5

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Convivial Homeowners
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, India, Kenya
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Barnet?

Barnet contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • New Barnet (EN5 1)
  • Mays Lane (EN5 2)
  • Quinta Drive (EN5 3)
  • Wood Street (EN5 4)
  • High Barnet (EN5 5)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Barnet

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
High Barnet
Leicester Square (39 min)
Hadley Wood
First Capital Connect
King's Cross St Pancras (28 min)
New Barnet
First Capital Connect
King's Cross St Pancras (26 min)
Oakleigh Park
First Capital Connect
King's Cross St Pancras (24 min)
Leicester Square (35 min)
Leicester Square (38 min)
Elstree & Borehamwood
First Capital Connect
King's Cross St Pancras (28 min)
Woodside Park
Leicester Square (32 min)
Leicester Square (35 min)
Mill Hill Broadway
First Capital Connect
King's Cross St Pancras (23 min)
Mill Hill East
Leicester Square (31 min)
West Finchley
Leicester Square (30 min)
Leicester Square (32 min)
Leicester Square (35 min)
Finchley Central
Leicester Square (27 min)
Crews Hill
First Capital Connect
King's Cross St Pancras (33 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

15% of non-UK born population


9% of non-UK born population


7% of non-UK born population

Type: Convivial Homeowners

There are large numbers of well-paid professional couples here, often with children, choosing to live in diverse urban areas rather than the suburbs

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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