What is CUFOS?

A Registered Charity run by volunteers, CUFOS is a Community Centre in the former Alexandra Palace Railway Station. It is used by local people and organisations for classes, meetings and many other leisure activities.

CUFOS is currently closed; see message below.

For more information about CUFOS, see the About page. For a map and directions, go to Find Us.

Who uses CUFOS?

The building is hired for a multitude of purposes, with activities ranging from children’s playgroups to classes for adults to musical groups. There are regular hirers who use either of our two rooms – the Booking Hall or the Waiting Room (see the Facilities page) – on a daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis, and there are those who hire the building for one-off meetings, workshops, or special events such as parties, christenings, and fund-raising socials. For information on the various groups who use CUFOS, see our Activities page.


CUFOS is currently closed; see message below.

CUFOS is available for hire seven days a week throughout the year, but please note we hire out the building for parties only at weekends. To see if it is available on the date and time you want, check our Calendar. For  information on how to hire CUFOS for your group, class, meeting, or special event, go to Bookings.


CUFOS is run almost entirely by volunteers - and we can always use more! Please see our Volunteering page for more information.

Latest Notices

  • DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, CUFOS IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL IT BECOMES SAFE TO REOPEN FOR PARTIES AND REGULAR GROUP BOOKINGS. Update 1 July 2020: Despite easing of restrictions, CUFS will remain closed for the foreseeable future, and we are not taking any summer bookings.

  • In line with the General Data Protection Regulation, CUFOS has established data protection policies for our regular groups (click here) and our party and special event hirers (click here).

  • All regular and potential new groups involving young children should be sure to familiarize themselves with the CUFOS policy regarding the use of baby buggies and strollers, which can be read here.


Community Use For the Old Station

Top of The Avenue, London, N10 2QE

Registered Charity No. 296940