Southgate is set around the famous and iconic Southgate tube station designed by Charles Holden. There are a variety of shops, restaurants, leisure centres and local gyms within the area. It has several large green parks such as Grovelands Park, which covers ninety-two acres and contains a beautiful boating lake of seven acres adjoining dense woods and bracken. Trent Park with its equestrian centre and golf course is also easily accessible.
Southgate’s name derives from it being the south gate to Enfield Chase and the hamlet was mentioned in a 12th century charter. Enfield Chase became an important hunting ground in the late middle ages and Elizabeth I later hunted in the Chase after she was granted the estate of West Lodge Park by her brother. West Lodge Park is now a country retreat hotel which also caters for wedding receptions.
In nearby Waterfall Road is Christ Church, a stone building which has a tower and spire which was built in 1862 by Sir Gilbert Scott. In the grounds stands the famous Minchenden Oak, said to be the largest oak tree in England and perhaps 800 years old.
Southgate was largely developed as a residential area in the 1930s with large semi-detached houses being built on local estates. The North Circular Road was completed at around the same time and Southgate Tube Station opened shortly thereafter.
Communication / Transport Links
Southgate lays about three miles southeast of Barnet and approximately three miles north of Muswell Hill. Finchley is just three miles away and Enfield is four miles away. The M25 is also easily accessible within four miles. Southgate being located on the Piccadilly underground tube station and with close rail and bus links makes travel connections easily accessible.
There are many schools within the area. Just a few are listed below. There are also several private schools in this popular area of North London.
State Primary schools
St Monica's RC Primary School
Cannon Road, Southgate, London, N14 7HE
Osidge Primary School
Chase Side, Southgate, London, Barnet N14 5HD
West Grove Primary School
218A Chase Road, Southgate, London, Barnet N14 4LR
St Andrew's Southgate Primary School (CE)
297 Chase Road, Southgate, London, Barnet N14 6JA
Walker Primary School
Waterfall Road, London, Barnet N14 7EG
Monkfrith Primary School
Knoll Drive, London, Barnet N14 5NG
De Bohun Primary School
Green Road, London, Barnet N14 4AD
Wilmer Way, London, Barnet N14 7HY
Cecil Road, Southgate, London, Barnet N14 5RJ
High Street, Southgate, London, Barnet N14 6BS
Source by www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk
Southgate Leisure Centre
Winchmore Hill Road
Southgate, London, N14 6AD
Winchmore Hill Road
Southgate benefits from a busy shopping area in Chase Side with a variety of shops to choose from, including: banks, building societies, Asda supermarket, opticians, dentists, charity shops, newsagents, estate agents, Boots the chemist, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Just a few minutes walk away there is a Marks & Spencer Simply Food store.
There are a wide variety of restaurants and public houses to suit everyone. For more information and details, please follow the link below.
Properties in Southgate
Southgate boasts a diverse and eclectic mix of housing, ranging from Edwardian properties with considerable character, charming Georgian cottages which would not be out of place in a more rural setting and mock Tudor semi detached homes, many in cherry tree lined roads.
There are also large detached and semi detached houses dating back to the 1930’s, many of the properties have drives, garages and large gardens. The purpose built blocks of low rise flats and modern housing estates of Dalrymple Close and Leigh Hunt Drive are not far from leafy green parks and woodland. For the older generation, there are several retirement homes at Austen Court and Woodmere Court and residential care homes at Beaumont Lodge and Minchenden Lodge and Thomas Lipton house. (Sir Thomas Lipton, the man behind Lipton’s Tea)
The wide range of housing styles makes Southgate a popular choice with first time buyers, families and also those wishing to retire. Families are attracted to Southgate and the Minchenden estate for the nearby Ashmole School and Walker School.
Commuters have easy access to Southgate Underground station (Piccadilly line) and Palmers Green station (National Rail). Travel to central London takes about 30 minutes. The M25 is also easily accessible, and the A10 Great Cambridge Road is a short distance from Southgate.