Pocket histories

Find out more about the story of our borough with Pocket Histories. These will build up to cover nearly every corner of the borough down to the smallest district, such as Parson Street in Hendon, Red Lion Hill in Finchley and Underhill in Barnet. 

Topics include:


If you're a Barnet resident, these are the histories of the place where you live.

Pocket Histories describe:

  • general changes which have occurred to the area and why
  • buildings and institutions of interest
  • famous events and people

Pocket Histories are divided into 5 areas:

Each area has its own special links pages with more detailed histories, picture and film libraries, online historical directories, and local history groups.