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Well served town centre on the outskirts of London with Piccadilly Line connections

"Trent Park is ideal for all the family - visit the cafe or try out the activities at the Go Ape centre."

Ben Connolly

"Monken Hadley Common sits on the edge of London and is a fantastic open space with woodland and a lake."

Ben Connolly

"Greenhill Gardens is a charming spot with a lake that is perfect for walking the dog..."

Ben Connolly

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Where do Cockfosters locals go?

The Cock Inn

Previously the Cock and Dragon, this pub is the place to be on a Thursday night!


The best café in Cockfosters that serves an amazing burger too!

Go Ape

Swinging through the trees at Go Ape in Trent Park is a great day out!

Skewd Kitchen

This restaurant serves amazing Turkish food. It's great for a dinner date somewhere different.

Forever Bridal

My wife got her wedding dress from this lovely bridal shop - she looked beautiful!

Builders Arms

A great local pub that surprisingly does good takeaway sushi and has a large outdoor terrace at the back!

Chez Tonton

A lovely little local French restaurant. I still haven't been brave enough to try the snails!

Trent Country Park

Beautiful fields and meadows and a delightful café in amongst the trees.

Chickenshed Theatre

A theatre catering for the local community with a great amateur dramatics group.


A bike shop and garage that's run by a really nice local guy who built the business up from scratch.

Oak Hill Park

One of Barnet's many beautiful parks, which are a big feature of the area.

The Village Greek

Amazing Greek food with huge portions as well!

Moore & Sons

A great local butchers with owners that are always willing to help.

Harris + Hoole

As well as the usual coffee and cakes, they sell delicious iced coffee when the weather is warmer.

Everyman Cinema

Converted from the original Odeon cinema, taking the building back to its stunning Art Deco roots. Also beer and burger with your film. #winning

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Why not explore the nearby areas of East Barnet, New Barnet, Southgate, Hadley Wood, Whetstone, Barnet, The Ridgeway, Grange Park, Enfield and Friern Barnet

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"Cockfosters is a nice small community, with plenty of good restaurants"

February 2015


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"The mansion house built in Trent Park in the early 20th century was used during the Second World War as a place to house captured German military personnel. Here, the British Army could gain knowledge of what the German's were plotting by listening to their conversations secretly."

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  1. About Cockfosters

    Cockfosters is a suburb of North London, lying partly in the London Borough of Enfield and partly in the London Borough of Barnet. The counties of Hertfordshire and Middlesex respectively (in which Cockfosters was located pre-1965) are still used in postal addresses. The name, Cockfosters, has been recorded as far back as 1524, and is thought to be either the name of a family, or that of a house which stood on Enfield Chase. One suggestion is that it was "the residence of the cock forester (or chief forester)". The Piccadilly line of the London Underground reached Cockfosters in 1933.

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