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 now opening up for regular group activities, but party bookings before 12 June will not be accepted; 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 back and open for business!

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

    • We are now accepting party bookings, though request that hirers please keep their numbers down. See the bookings page for single events for further information (click here).

    • 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.