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

Understand[edit]

Brookmans Park was named after John Brokeman who had an estate (park) in the 15th century. A second estate, Gobions, was built with a mock medieval gate house 1 Folly Arch. The Folly Arch (Q17555641) on Wikidata Brookmans Park#Folly Arch on Wikipedia

The current dormitory village was built in this park, after the railway station was opened in 1926. It was to become a garden city but being in London's Green Belt it was not allowed to grow: the large shopping centre, Bradmore Green, shows this legacy.

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 1 Brookmans Park railway station Brookmans Park railway station on Wikipedia.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'.

See[edit]

  • Folly Arch a 3-storey mock medieval castle gateway built about 1730.
  • 2 Brookmans Avenue. Enjoy driving past impressive houses.
  • 3 Bungalettes, Georges Wood Road, AL9 7BT (follow Brookmans Avenue which becomes Georges Wood Road). 42 built with a veranda style front porch supported by Tuscan columns, as house-holders believed bungalows would to lower the tone of this area in the 1930s. 28 Georges Wood Road, Brookmans Park (Q102257608) on Wikidata

Do[edit]

  • 1 Gobions Wood (accessed from Moffats Lane for the small car park). A 36-hectare nature reserve. Gobions Wood (Q23018633) on Wikidata Gobions Wood on Wikipedia

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Miller & Carter, Great North Road, Bell Bar, AL9 6NA (on A1000), +44 1707 647 429. Daily noon-10PM. Steak house. Miller Carter Steakhouse Brookmans Park (Q104233670) on Wikidata
  • 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. Pearl Fish Bar (Q104233556) on Wikidata

Drink[edit]

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

Sleep[edit]

No hotels in Brookmans Park so the nearest accommodation is in Hatfield or South Mymms.

Go next[edit]

  • To the north Hatfield, 4 mi (6.4 km) along the A1000.
  • To the north east via country lanes to Essendon and Hertford along the B158.
  • To the south Potters Bar, 2 mi (3.2 km) .
  • To the north west via Colney Heath to St Albans, 8 mi (13 km).
Routes through Brookmans Park
Welwyn Garden CityHatfield  North SymbolTrain.svg South  Potters BarLondon


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