Arnos Grove is situated between Bounds Green and Southgate at the western end of Bowes Road.
In October 2007 Arnos Grove Tube Station was featured alongside the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building on the Guardian’s list of 12 Great Modern Buildings. The Guardian’s architecture critic, Jonathan Glancey, commented ‘Arnos Grove station … was designed not simply to please a wealthy elite, but as a modern fanfare for the common man’.
The majority of the property in the area was developed following the opening of the tube station in 1932 although many of the new houses were damaged during The Second World War. The resulting sites were filled in during the fifties and sixties – primarily with social housing projects. Any remaining space was developed in the most recent property boom – and sold to commuters, or investors, looking to take advantage of the relatively quick commuting time in to Central London.