The London Borough of Barnet is a London borough in North London and forms part of Outer London.
The borough was formed in 1965 from the Municipal Borough of Finchley, Municipal Borough of Hendon and the Friern Barnet Urban District of Middlesex and the East Barnet Urban District and Barnet Urban District of Hertfordshire.
The pattern of settlement is somewhat diverse.
To the north of the borough is Barnet, also known as Chipping Barnet, High Barnet and Barnet Town, which is a middle class suburban development. Also in the north are the low-density districts of Edgware, Totteridge, Whetstone and Mill Hill.
Coming further south the development becomes steadily more intensive around the suburbs of Cricklewood, Colindale, Hendon and Finchley. Golders Green is renowned for its Jewish minority ethnic population and at the very south of the borough is Hampstead Garden Suburb.