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Information about parking in Cockfosters
Cockfosters is relatively simple to reach by car, with its location in North London near to the M25. Lying almost equidistant between the A1 and the A10, Cockfosters straddles the London boroughs of Barnet and Enfield.
Parking in Cockfosters is under the enforcement of both Barnet council and Enfield council. The West of Cockfosters lies in Barnet, whereas East Cockfosters is all under the jurisdiction of Enfield – with each council having slightly differing restrictions. Both councils provide a number of both off-street car parks and on-street spaces throughout the area – some of which are free to park in.
JustPark provides information on lots of parking options in Cockfosters – including both on-street and off-street spaces, many of which are reservable.
Cockfosters lies partly in both the London boroughs of Barnet and Enfield, who operate slightly differing restrictions when it comes to on-street parking – so always make sure you’re aware of the specific rules governing your space.
However, Cockfosters largely lies outside any Controlled Parking Zone of either borough, so there are many streets on which you can park for free dotted around nearby – although areas closer to New Barnet and East Barnet will often be limited to pay-and-display or permit holder spaces.
A limited number of free parking spaces are available on Heddon Court Avenue – very near to Cockfosters tube station – where you can park for up to 2 hours at no cost.
You can use the JustPark parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces in Cockfosters.
There are lots of car parks in and around Cockfosters, but those operated by the councils of both Barnet and Enfield tend to be the most affordable. In the London borough of Barnet by Pymmes Brook, Church Hill Road car park (Church Hill Road, East Barnet, EN4) is a surface car park with no tariffs, open 24 hours a day – one of very few free car parks in London – and is located just on the verge of East Barnet High Street and Oak Hill Park, around a 20 minute walk from Cockfosters tube station.
Alternatively, the nearest car park to Cockfosters tube station itself is Cockfosters station car park, operated by NPC (Cockfosters Road, Barnet, EN4 0DZ). This car park operates 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday, and offers a very reasonable daily rate – all whilst providing the best way for you to park up and travel on into London via the tube.
JustPark offers a wide choice of reservable parking spaces in Cockfosters – in both council and commercially-run car parks, as well as at hotels, offices and on private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay East Barnet Road Car Park (North) Barnet Council £0.50 / hour East Barnet Road Car Park (South) Barnet Council £0.50 / hour New Barnet Station Meteor Parking Ltd £5.20 / day Cockfosters Station London Borough of Enfield £5.70 / day Oakwood Station London Borough of Enfield £5.30 / day
Cockfosters tube station is the Northeastern terminus of the London Underground Piccadilly Line, and it takes around 40 minutes to get into Central London from here.
There are a series of bus stops throughout Cockfosters – many departing from just outside the tube station – providing London services to nearby Barnet and Enfield, as well as towards Central London.
Blue Badge holders can park in any permit holder spaces in both the boroughs of Barnet and Enfield – but in Barnet, Blue Badge holders can also park in pay-and-display spaces for an unlimited amount of time.
Disabled drivers displaying their Blue Badge may also park on double yellow lines for up to 3 hours in both boroughs, as long as there is no obstruction to traffic or a violation to any loading ban (indicated by yellow strips on the kerb).
You can also filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access in Cockfosters (select this option by clicking on ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
With Cockfosters lying partly within two London boroughs, you must be extra aware of local parking restrictions as they will slightly differ depending on where you park. There are also a number of streets which reserve spaces solely for permit holders.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in – those that are not restricted during you required times.
A discounted rate is offered on Bank Holidays and weekends at the Cockfosters Station car park (Cockfosters Road, Barnet, EN4 0DZ).
Overnight parking is available at the majority of off-street car parks around Cockfosters, including at the car parks listed in above sections.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
Cockfosters is a wonderfully untouched suburb of North London, with a number of large parks all around. There is a real small-town, almost village, feel to the suburb wherever you go – and you can’t get more picturesque than the 19th Century Christ Church, just down the road from Cockfosters tube station. Just north from here is the expansive Trent Park – with its lakes, streams and wooded footpaths offering you place in which to escape from the city.