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.


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 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

  • NEW PARTY HIRE RATES: Effective 1 October 2016, any party bookings made from 1 January 2017 onwards will be made at new rates. Parties that have already been booked for 2017, or are booked before October 1, will be charged the current rates, but those 2017 parties that are booked after October 1 this year will be charged as follows:
  • For children's parties (up to 6pm): £35 per hour plus a £60 refundable deposit.
  • For evening parties (after 6 pm) and all adult parties: £55 per hour plus a £100 refundable deposit.


  • The next CUFOS Committee meeting will take place on Monday, October 17, at 8pm in the Booking Hall. All CUFOS group representatives are welcome as we need your ideas, suggestions and support.


  • The CUFOS AGM will take place on Monday, November 28, at 8pm in the Booking Hall. The meeting is open to all.


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









Community Use For the Old Station

Top of The Avenue, London, N10 2QE

Registered Charity No. 296940