Cockfosters Area Guide
Popular with families and the very rich, Cockfosters has a diverse housing stock. There are large mansions, Victorian houses, Edwardian houses, terraced houses and flats, to suit every budget. Many of the houses were built around 1930s after the arrival of Cockfosters tube and the opening of the A406. Along Cockfosters Road there are a number of cafés, bars, shops and restaurants to suit every taste.
Cockfosters has great access to open green spaces. Trent Park is a sprawling wooded area of around one hundred and sixty-nine hectares, including lakes wooded walks and a golf course. It is a great park for walking and jogging or just visiting the cafeteria for tea and scones. For the more adventurous, try the park’s Go Ape Treetop adventure. Test your physical strength and head for heights on the rope ladders and zip wires.
If you want to power walk, try the London Loop, the route, join the section from Cockfosters to Enfield Lock.
Other open spaces include Monken Headley Common, where you can see unusual sculptures scattered throughout the common. Alternatively, wander around the ornamental lake at Greenhill Gardens
Cockfosters has excellent open spaces, great eateries, excellent private schools in North London and Hertfordshire which operate a coach service to the area.
Cockfosters Tube station (Piccadilly) gets you to Kings Cross St Pancras in 30 minutes. Its many bus routes allow you to travel to various destinations quickly. With easy access to the M25, you can be at Heathrow Airport in 70 minutes