How is life in Cockfosters? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: โ€œ Cockfosters is a suburb of north London to the east of Chipping Barnet, lying partly in the London Borough of Enfield and partly in the London Borough of Barnet. Before 1965, it was in the counties of Middlesex and Hertfordshire. โ€œ

What type of amenities may you need in Cockfosters?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Cockfosters name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Post offices in the area of Cockfosters

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Cockfosters branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Cockfosters Post office 2-4 Cockfosters Parade, Barnet 2.6 8
East Barnet Post Office 265 East Barnet Road, Barnet 2.2 118

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Cockfosters

Train and tube stations in Cockfosters can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Cockfosters Underground Ltd, London, Cockfosters Road, Barnet 4 84

In Cockfosters, what schools are nearby?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Cockfosters vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Southgate School Sussex Way, Cockfosters, Barnet, Cockfosters 3.8 18
Chickenshed 290 Chase Side, London 4.7 352
East Barnet School 5 Chestnut Grove, Barnet 3.4 17
Christ Church Cockfosters Pre-School 1A Chalk Lane, Barnet 5 1
Hellenic School Of High Barnet Committee East Barnet School, Chestnut Grove, Barnet N/A N/A
Blue Planet Montessori Nursery School Debohun House, Minchenden Association Sports Ground, Bramley Road, London 5 3
Danegrove Primary School Foundation – Year 1 Ridgeway Avenue, London, Barnet 2.5 2
Salcombe Preparatory School Green Road, London N/A N/A
Salcombe School Infants Department Green Road, London 5 2
Danegrove Primary School Windsor Drive, Barnet 5 15
Trent C of E Primary School Church Way, Barnet 3 2
De Bohun Nursery Green Road, London 4.2 23
Oaktree School 315 Chase Side, London 4.5 6
Hill House Montessori Nursery 54-60 Brookhill Road, Barnet N/A N/A
Dance Classes – MR Ballroom – Barnet 11th, Southgate Scout Group, 1c Chalk Lane, London N/A N/A
Gary Steadman Guitar Tuition 72 Hamilton Road, Cockfosters, Barnet 4.9 10
Southgate School east gate Barnet N/A N/A
De Bohun Primary School De Bohun Primary School, Green Road, London 5 4
Brookhill Nursery School Brookhill Road, Barnet 3.8 12
Vita et Pax Preparatory School 6a Priory Close, Green Road, London 4.6 9

Health amenities that are in Cockfosters

We weren’t able to locate medical institutions or stores in this neighbourhood. Let us know in the comments if we are wrong so we can add them to our list.


In the city of Cockfosters, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of Cockfosters? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs and gyms that exist in Cockfosters to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

The types of restaurants

Cockfosters has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Skewd Kitchen 113-115 Cockfosters Road, Barnet 4.3 930
Cock Inn Chalk Lane, Barnet 4.3 1204
La Petite Auberge 12-13 Heddon Court Parade, Cockfosters Road, Barnet 4.3 768
Viet Chefs 24, Station Parade, Cockfosters Road, Barnet 4.3 229
Deraliye Turkish Restaurant Cockfosters 98 Cockfosters Road, Barnet, London 4.3 565
Middeys Brasserie 11 Cockfosters Parade, Cockfosters Road, Barnet 4.3 749
The Blue Olive 12 Cockfosters Road, Barnet 4.3 554
Deserie Restaurant 13-14 Cockfosters Parade, Cockfosters Road, Barnet 4.3 469
Miracles 6 Cockfosters Parade, Barnet, London 4.3 816
Chippers Ltd 8 Cockfosters Parade, Barnet 4.3 308
Pottys Diner Heddon Court, Cockfosters Road, Barnet 4.3 20
Grande Cafe Bar 2 Station Parade, Barnet 4.3 10
Shakespeare 19 Heddon Court Parade, Cockfosters Road, Barnet 4.3 386
L’ARTE Seafood & Grill | Italian Restaurant 3 Station Parade, Cockfosters, Barnet 4.3 74
Pepos 21, 22 Station Parade, Barnet 4.3 82
Nice n Spice 22 Cockfosters Road, Barnet 4.3 N/A
Marlo’s Brasserie 104 Cockfosters Road, London, Barnet 4.3 261
Kiyoto Sushi Cockfosters 18 Cockfosters Parade, Barnet 4.3 207
Mayhill’s 10 Cockfosters Parade, Barnet 4.3 176
Firedog 12 Cockfosters Parade, Cockfosters Road, Barnet 4.3 105


As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Cockfosters has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Cock Inn Chalk Lane Cockfosters EN4 9HU Set back from the main road,a short walk from Cockfosters station. London Loop passes close by and Trent Park is a few minutes walk away. Renamed Cock Inn when M&B reopened it after a refit in April 2015. Thanfully, due to local pressure, the owners did NOT reopen it as a Miller&Carter; food is an important feature, but we are pleased to see they have retained their real ale offerings!! Well done M&B!
Southgate Hockey Centre Trent Park, Snakes Lane Cockfosters EN4 0PS Southgate Hockey Centre was completed in early 1998 and is located in the grounds of Middlesex University.
Builders Arms 3 Albert Road New Barnet EN4 9SH A popular real ale outlet since the 1970s,hidden away in a side street off the East Barnet Road. The quiet saloon bar is a contrast to the lively public bar which has pool table and TV . There is a garden at the back where you can watch the trains go by. Look out for the imitation blue plaque above the entrance. There is a garden at the rear that now houses a Garden room with eclectic furniture where regular live music events are held. This can also be booked for private functions. Some of the furniture outside is made from recycled pallets. A couple of chairs are made from a few spades, forks and hoes!! Home cooked pub fayre served.
Lord Kitchener 49 East Barnet Road, East New Barnet EN4 8RN Unchanging, ungentrified local pub, opposite Sainsbury’s. Not particularly spacious, entered up 5 steps. Old-fashioned decor including pictures of Kitchener. Still has real ale, eg McMullen’s AK. Thursday is Quiz night. Sky Tv for sports. Dart board. Small front terrace raised above the pavement to watch the buses go by. Internal and external repaint in November 2023 and external sign appears to read “Lord Kitch”.
Railway Bell 13 East Barnet Road New Barnet EN4 8RR A rarity for Wetherspoon in that this wasn’t previously a shop or showroom. It had a massive refit in 2013 and is a very bright pub where families are well catered for. The Manager is really keen on her beer and 10 ales are always available in tiptop condition. Local London brews often feature. The car park has gone, replaced by a larger garden area; now segregated to a “smoking” and a “no smoking” area; the latter having pretend grass.
Railway Tavern 3 East Barnet Road New Barnet EN4 8RR Live music Saturday, Quiz Sunday, Sports TV, Home cooked food, children welcome.

Gyms in Cockfosters

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Cockfosters might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Cockfosters would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Cockfosters and what company operates here.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Museums & Galleries nearby

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Cockfosters, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

What type of green space is there in Cockfosters?

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Cockfosters offers room to roam.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ๏ธโ€ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Is the local life vibrant in Cockfosters

There are always activities happening in lively Cockfosters. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Cockfosters page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Cockfosters snapshot.

What areas are nearby?

If you are not completely sure that you want to move the area check out our other guides about cities in the nearby vicinity

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Arnos Grove See the guide here
Southgate See the guide here
Oakleigh Park See the guide here
Totteridge See the guide here
Whetstone See the guide here
East Barnet See the guide here
Oakwood See the guide here
New Barnet See the guide here
High Barnet See the guide here
Arnos Grove See the guide here
Southgate See the guide here
Oakleigh Park See the guide here
Totteridge See the guide here
Whetstone See the guide here
East Barnet See the guide here
Oakwood See the guide here
New Barnet See the guide here
High Barnet See the guide here

Looking for a detailed analysis of the property market? Check out our analysis at a postcode level here.

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