Local Area Guide – Cockfosters

Cockfosters is located partly in the London Borough of Enfield and partly in the London Borough of Barnet. It is neighbored by Hadley Wood, Southgate, Oakwood, New Barnet and East Barnet. Cockfosters is listed in Hertfordshire and in Middlesex. The area can be reached easily by car or public transport. It is served by Cockfosters tube station and Oakwood tube station, both on the Piccadilly Line. Buses include 121 (Enfield to Turnpike Lane), 298 (Potters Bar to Arnos Grove), 299 (Cockfosters to Muswell Hill, 307 (Barnet to Enfield), 377 (Oakwood to Ponders End) and the 384 (Barnet to Cockfosters).

There are many restaurants in Cockfosters including the Cock & Dragon on Chalk Lane which is one of the areas treasures. There are also some lovely clothing shops, interior shops and hairdressers / beauty salons.

Cockfosters is home to two of The University of Middlesex campuses. Southgate School and Trent C of E Primary School are also in Cockfosters.

The chicken Shed is a famous theatre company in Cockfosters. It is open to everyone and holds no prejudice for performers or viewers in relation to race, age, gender or disability etc. Cockfosters Football Club, Cockfosters Cricket Club and Southgate Compton Cricket Club are all synonymous with the area.

Trent Park is managed by The London Borough of Enfield and is located off Cockfosters Road. It is an incredibly popular open space in North London. Trent Park is 413 acres of woodland, lakes and meadows. The park is popular with dog walkers (please remember to clean up after your dog), joggers, walkers, cyclers, horse riders and families who make use of the children’s play area. There is free parking.

Trent Park has its own cafeteria which is open daily, and there are picnic tables too. There are also public toilets in Trent Park. Trent Park opens every day of the year from 8am (8.30am on Sundays). It closes between 4pm and 9.30pm depending on the time of year.