To access the studio in Whetstone you will need to enter the pedestrian gate marked Cadbury Close on the map below. You will need a code to get through the gate so please get in touch if you haven’t received it before the start of term. Once through the gate, walk along the path to the end and turn left. The entrance is in the corner.
The studio door will be opened five minutes before the start of each lesson. Please avoid arriving any earlier. The door will be locked during children’s classes and life drawing, so if you arrive late to your class or you need to collect your child early, please use the door buzzer.
Unfortunately we don’t have a waiting area for parents. Please bring your child to the classroom at the start of the lesson and return to collect them at the end.
The best way to travel to Insight in Whetstone is by bus. Buses 34, 234, 263 and 326 stop outside the school.
34Directions Barnet Church and Arnos Grove
234Directions Barnet Spires and Muswell Hill
263Directions Barnet Hospital and East Finchley
326Directions Barnet Spires and Finchley Central
Insight in Whetstone is a 6 minute walk from Totteridge and Whetstone underground station, which is on the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line (Zone 4) and a 10 minute walk from Oakleigh Park overground station.
There is free roadside parking all day fifty metres north of Insight in Whetstone, in the direction of Barnet, and on most of the roads off of the High Street.
On the east side of the High Street, you can park all day from 10am, which is ideal for students coming to classes in the morning, starting at 10.15am.
On the west side of the high street you can park all day until 4pm.
You can park on any single yellow line on the High Street from 7pm. Evening classes in Whetstone run from 7.15 - 9.30pm to allow time to park and walk to class.
Barnet Council’s website states the following for Blue Badge permit holders:
- Park for up to 3 hours on a yellow line waiting restriction ( single or double - the restriction is the same, but double lines apply 24-hours a day) - the accompanying clock must be displayed and the correct time of arrival set
- Park for unlimited periods at Pay-by-Phone parking places, unless signage specifies a maximum stay
- Park at disabled badge holder parking places, either for an unlimited time or for the time shown on nearby signs
Further information about where you can and can’t park with a blue badge is available online.
Marks and Spencer’s located opposite the school offers two hours free parking for customers. They have cameras at the entrance to record your number plate.