With its long and fascinating history (dating back to the 12th century) and despite recent uncertainties, Barnet market is getting back into its stride as a lively community hub. And rightly so, given the name of the town Chipping Barnet derives from the Anglo Saxon word for market, Chepe or Cheap. With enthusiastic support from the Friends of Barnet Market it is now managed by Saunders Markets at the Bandstand at the back of The Spires.
It’s an ideal starting point for local food shopping. There’s plenty of fresh seasonal produce with greengrocers, butchers, fishmonger, baked goods and great coffee van.
There’s also the monthly Teenage Market, annual vintage car rally and other exciting events that are listed on the market’s Facebook page.
We’re lucky to have it, so if you’re in the area on a Wednesday or Saturday, be sure to pop along.
Opening hours: Wednesday and Saturday 8am–4pm