Local Area Guide – Hadley Wood

Hadley Wood is located in the London Borough of Enfield. It is very close to Barnet (North of Barnet) and when you drive through Hadley you will see a “Welcome to Enfield” sign.

Monken Hadley Common, synonymous with the area, is a large open space. Hadley Common now lies within the administrative area of the London Borough of Barnet who lists it as a “Grade 1 Site of Nature Conservation Importance”. The Common is approximately 1.6miles long. Hadley Common is bounded to the north and south by the areas of Hadley Wood and New Barnet. Mixed semi-natural deciduous woodland covers approximately 132 acres of Hadley Common, the rest is open green. Hadley Common is known for its wildlife. You are almost guaranteed to see wild rabbits, squirrels and birds and may even catch a glimpse of foxes, bats, deer and butterflies.

Hadley Wood is served by one railway station – Hadley Wood. Cockfosters station (Piccadilly Line) is located a short walking distance away and High Barnet (Northern Line) is a 5 minute drive away. Buses 298 and 399 serve the area.

Hadley Wood is home to two primary schools: Hadley Wood and Monken Hadley Church of England. There is one secondary school, Saint Marthas Convent School. There are many more schools locally, including the following primary schools: Bush Hill Park Primary, Chase Side Primary, Underhill, Whitings Hill, St George’s RC Primary and Carterhatch Infant. Secondary schools locally include: Enfield County School Upper, Southgate School, Kingsmead School, Queen Elizabeth’s Boys and Queen Elizabeth Girls.

Monken Hadley Cricket Club has its pitch on the grassland of the Common and during the season people are often seen sitting by on picnic blankets watching. Many people walk their dogs on the Common and families like to walk there.


Beech Hill Lake in Hadley is a favourite with local fishing fans. It is by license only from Hadley Angling and Preservation Society. Organised games on the Common require the written consent of the Curators.

Hadley Wood also houses its own golf club on Beech Hill – Hadley Wood Golf Club. Locally there is also the Trent Park Golf Club and Tudor Sports Ground nine-hole golf course. Crescent East in Hadley Wood is home to a Tennis Club.

Trent Park is local in neighbouring Cockfosters and is a favourite for walkers, runners and kids who love the children’s play area. Trent Park also has its own cafe and parking.

Hadley Wood Village has its own small parade of shops comprising of a gym, restaurant, cafe, estate agent and newsagent.