A residential suburb that straddles three outer London Boroughs, including, a small part of east Barnet, a south-west corner of Enfield and a small northern corner of Haringey, New Southgate is a pocket of North London that acts as glue for neighbouring areas. History tells us that New Southgate only really emerged as a district because from 1851, as Colney Hatch was slowly erased from the names of schools, churches and most other organisations. Residents sought to distance themselves from a lingering social stigma associated to them by the large mental health institution, Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum.
However, in that time, New Southgate has come into its own. What was the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, is now the luxury residential housing of Princess Park Manor and Friern Village. It has its own rail station, New Southgate, that gets you into Central London in 20 minutes. Meanwhile it’s just 10 minutes’ walk to Arnos grove for the nearest Underground service. And due to its strategic location based around Arnos Grove roundabout, you have easy access to neighbouring areas, including schools, amenities and parks, such as Friary Park, Arnos Park, Broomfield Park, Brunswick Park and more.
Location, location, location is the name of the game when it comes to house hunting, and New Southgate’s unique, strategic location nestled between more affluent areas offers increased value. It takes the sought-after N11 postcode of its older brother, Southgate, but as it’s set around the outskirts of town, you tend to get a lot more house for your money, without losing any of the access to transport, amenities and entertainment.
The closest Underground Station is Arnos Grove in Zone 3 on the Piccadilly line.
New Southgate Station is in Zone 3 and can get to Moorgate (or Kings Cross at weekends) in 20 minutes.
New Southgate is well served by London Buses routes: 34, 184, 221, 232, 251, 298, and 382 pass through the area. Bus 34 runs overnight on Friday and Saturday nights between Barnet and Walthamstow Central. The N91 night bus runs between Cockfosters and Trafalgar Square nightly.
Garfield Primary School Bowes Primary School Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School St Paul's CofE Primary School Holly Park Primary School Bounds Green Infant & Junior School St Martin of Porres RC Primary School
Friern Barnet School Broomfield School Alexandra Park School
Did you know?
New Southgate was home to Jerome K Jerome, writer of Three Men in a Boat, who lived on Springfield Road.