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Bookings for Parties, Special Events and One-0ff Meetings



CUFOS can be hired for parties and special events at the weekends. Exceptions allowing for hire of a room during the week are sometimes made, but the use of the building by regular groups makes this unlikely. To learn whether you can make a weekday booking, or to obtain information not covered on this page, call 07791 648885, or email


Click here to view a calendar of current bookings.


All hires include use of the room(s) being booked as well as the kitchen, lavatories, and courtyard. For most parties, hire of the Waiting Room is not necessary, nor is it advised since food and drink are not allowed in that room.


Time slots booked for hire must include whatever time will be needed before and after the party or event for set-up and clean-up.


If you are looking to hire CUFOS on a short-term basis (two or more days) during half-term or the summer, please go to Regular Bookings.


Hire Rates for Children’s Parties Before 6 pm:


Booking Hall: £35/hour

Waiting Room: £20/hour

Refundable deposit: £60

Note: Saturdays and Sundays only


Hire Rates for Private Parties & Special Functions at any time:


Booking Hall: £55/hour

Waiting Room: £30/hour

Refundable deposit: £100

Note: Saturdays and Sundays only


Hire Rates for Non-profit Fund-raising Events:


Booking Hall: Monday–Friday, £6/hour (new rate as of 1 April 2017: £7/hour)

Saturday–Sunday, £8.50/hour (new rate as of 1 April 2017: £9.50/hour)

Waiting Room: Monday–Friday, £3.50/hour (new rate as of 1 April 2017: £4.50/hour)

Saturday–Sunday, £4.50/hour (new rate as of 1 April 2017: £5.50/hour)

Refundable deposit: £50


Hire Rates for One-off Workshops/Courses:


Booking Hall: Monday–Friday, £13/hour

Saturday–Sunday, £22/hour

Waiting Room: Monday–Friday, £7/hour

Saturday–Sunday, £14/hour

Hirers who are not regular groups must also pay a keys deposit of £50, refunded after the workshop or course.


How to Make a Booking


All bookings are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and there must be at least a half-hour between hires. Please note that we do not take provisional hires - and do not assume a slot is available even if it seems to be on the calendar. Follow the instructions below.


  • Please check our calendar for current availability. When you know what day and time you want (including set-up and clean-up time), send an email to:; or call 07791 648885. If emailing, state the date and timing of your requested booking and provide your name, address, and phone number. If nobody else has beaten you to that time slot, you will receive an email confirmation of your hire along with booking forms and instructions regarding payment. (These forms may also be downloaded by clicking on the link below.)


  • Booking forms and payment IN FULL (both deposit and hire fee) must be received within 30 days of your booking, or immediately if your party or event is within fewer than 30 days.


  • Please do not assume that your desired time slot is available and therefore you can go ahead and send your money and forms before first checking with Cufos bookings, as per the above instructions. (Somebody else may have called in and reserved the slot before the online calendar has been updated.)


After your booking has been made and acknowledged, forms and instructions will be emailed to you. If you misplace them, let us know; or click here to download Booking Forms for Parties and Special Events.


Responsibilities of CUFOS Hirers


Click here for our full Terms and Conditions of Hire.


A few days before your party or event, a duty officer will be in touch to make arrangements for your access to the building. On the day of your hire, you will be entrusted with a set of keys to the building. Following are some of your key responsibilities as a CUFOS hirer.


  • Do not use sticky tape or pins to hang decorations on the walls or woodwork; also do not hang balloons on the ceiling fans or light fixtures. Blu tack and bulletin boards may be used for decorations as long as everything is taken down after the party.


  • Keep fire doors unlocked and clear of obstructions.


  • Respect our neighbours by not blasting music or making a lot of noise in the courtyard. Keep doors to the building closed for the same reason.


  • Finish in a timely manner and clean up thoroughly after your party, including mopping the floors if necessary.


  • Bring your own tea towels for cleaning up.


  • Bring your own trash bags and take your trash away with you. (The bins in the courtyard are for the use of our regular groups and cannot be filled up with weekend party trash.) If you use a bag in the kitchen bin, please replace it with one of yours. Note: Trash MUST be taken away. Hirers who leave their rubbish by the recycling bins near the building will risk losing their deposit.


  • Return furniture to where it was when you arrived at the building. Do not leave tables or chairs stacked in front of cupboards or doors.


  • Check the toilets and make sure all lights are out and all doors locked, top and bottom, before you leave the building.


  • Return your keys to the duty officer, as per arrangements made with her beforehand.


Finally, we ask all hirers to remember that the building is run by volunteers and there is no caretaker on the premises. We rely on our hirers to take care of the building while they are using it and make sure it is clean and presentable for the next hirers. If all hirers meet these responsibilities, the building is a better place for all to enjoy.





Community Use For the Old Station

Top of The Avenue, London, N10 2QE

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