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Brookmans Park is a village in the English county of Hertfordshire 14 mi (23 km) north of London.


Brookmans Park was named after John Brokeman who had an estate (park) in the 15th century. The current dormitory village was built in this park, after the railway station was opened in 1926. It was intended to become a garden city but being in London's Green Belt it was not allowed to grow.

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

The A1000 Great North Road from Potters Bar to Hatfield touches the eastern edge or the village of Brookmans Park.

By train[edit]

Services run by Great Northern operate to Brookmans Park Station. These depart London Moorgate M-F every 20 minutes, Sa Su every 30 minutes, and call at a number of stations including Potters Bar and Hatfield as well as Old Street, Highbury & Islington, and Finsbury Park as in North London.

By bus[edit]

Route 610 from Luton to Potters Bar calling at Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Hatfield and Welham Green.

Get around[edit]

Map of Brookmans Park

On foot[edit]

From Brookmans Park Station, head east into the village centre 'Bradmore Green'.


  • 1 Folly Arch. A 3-storey mock medieval castle gateway built in about 1730. The Folly Arch (Q17555641) on Wikidata Brookmans Park#Folly Arch on Wikipedia
  • 2 Brookmans Avenue. Enjoy driving past impressive houses.


  • 1 Gobions Wood. A 36-hectare nature reserve. Gobions Wood (Q23018633) on Wikidata Gobions Wood on Wikipedia


  • 1 Hammersley J R & Son, 57 Bradmore Green, Brookmans Park, AL9 7QS, +44 1707 649 872. W-Sa 9AM-1:30PM. Family fishmonger selling fresh fish daily from Billingsgate. Hammersley fishmonger shop (Q100502481) on Wikidata


  • 1 Miller & Carter, Great North Road, Bell Bar, AL9 6NA (on A1000), +44 1707 647 429. Daily noon-10PM. Steak house.
  • 2 The Pearl Fish Bar, 47 Bradmore Green, AL9 7QS, +44 1707 664 664. Tu-Sa 11:30AM-2PM, M-Sa 4:30-9PM. Takeaway fish and chips.


Outside the village, down country lanes - a choice of two Woodman Inns in different directions:

  • 3 Woodman Inn (Waterend), 21 Warrengate Road, AL9 7TT (close to Swanland Road (the old A1)), +44 01707 650 502. Daily noon-11PM. Bar-carvery restaurant, built in 1664. The Woodman Inn (Q26631598) on Wikidata
  • 4 The Woodman (Wild Hill), 45 Wild Hill Road, AL9 6EA, +44 01707 642 618. M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30-11PM; Su noon-11PM. A superb boozer, unpretentious rural community local with a large garden. A staunch supporter of real ale. Pub grub is served lunchtimes (excluding Sunday). The Woodman (Q83558705) on Wikidata



Go next[edit]

North to Hatfield. South to Potters Bar.

Routes through Brookmans Park
Welwyn Garden CityHatfield  North SymbolTrain.svg South  Potters BarLondon

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