A residential suburb in the London Borough of Barnet, covering N10, N11, N12 and N20, Friern Barnet has long been popular with families who have heralded it for its outstanding schools, great green spaces and easy access to amenities. There’s no shortage of character in this North London suburb; you'll find traditional 1930s semis, maisonettes and purpose-built flats, late Victorian and Edwardian properties, as well as a vast array of newly built properties on the market, notably the Princess Park Manor, a luxury redevelopment of the infamous Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum.
This is only further reinforced by the Grade II* listed Church of England parish church of St John The Evangelist in Friern Barnet Road and the Grade II listed former Town Hall in Friern Barnet Lane built in 1939–41.
Friern Barnet is home to Friary Park, a 9-hectare formal Edwardian park, it’s a go-to families as it has a children's playground, tennis courts, a bowling green, a pitch and putt, a skatepark, outdoor gym equipment and a cafe. Not only that, but it’s also a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation, and has received a Green Flag Award.
The nearest London Underground Stations are Arnos Grove in Zone 3 and Finchley Central in Zone 4.
The closest rail station to Friern Barnet is New Southgate Station where you can get to Moorgate (or Kings Cross at weekends) in 20 minutes.
Friern Barnet is well served by London Buses routes: 34, 43, 134, 221, 232, 234, 382, 634 and 683.
St Paul's CofE Primary School Holly Park Primary School Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School Garfield Primary School St John's CofE Junior Mixed and Infant School
Focus 1st Academy Friern Barnet School Dwight School London Broomfield School The Compton School Alexandra Park School
Did you know?
What is now the luxury residential housing of Princess Park Manor and Friern Village, was once the famous Victorian institution, Friern Hospital, a psychiatric facility also known as the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum.