Home to the Emirate's Stadium and Arsenal's world-famous football club
"Holloway Road has great connections to central London along the Piccadilly line."Imogen Harrison-Broadley
"North London remains for me the essence of London living...urban and innovative against a backdrop of centuries of history..."Vikki Broad
"London Metropolitan University is one of a whopping 22 universities in London!"Angela Clarke
Where do Arsenal locals go?
Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.
Submitted by James
A coffee shop with a difference! Great food, lovely staff, quirky décor and even better coffee, all in the heart of Blackstock Road. There's a lounge area and garden, complete with an air-raid shelter and table tennis, which is the perfect place to hide away from the hustle and bustle of Finsbury Park. It's more than a coffee shop, Blighty is a community.
Submitted by Leanne
Highbury Arts Club
Amazing place, so small that you may miss it if it isn't recommended! A family run business close to Highbury Barn, perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner. They have now started doing jazz nights on a Thursday too.
Submitted by Annabel
The Highbury Barn
One of the most succulent chicken roasts you'll ever taste in a pub, with all of their meats supplied from the organic butcher just across the road.
Submitted by Sarah
A fantastic addition to the area, I love this Italian deli and café because of its tasty food and personable service.
Submitted by Eglel
An amazing park to take your dog for a walk, with an animal enclosure and a butterfly dome!
Submitted by Emma
Great breakfasts and lunches and the only café in the area to open early. And they have food from Brazil too! OMG, I am so excited that this is my new local!
Submitted by Dorotta
Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables
There isn't a vegetable or a piece of fruit that you cannot buy here. Amazing presentation and CHEAP!
Submitted by James
The Canonbury Tavern
A public house since the early 1700's, The Canonbury Tavern was refurbished in 2009 giving the residents of Islington one of the best pub gardens in the city and a superb roast lunch on a Sunday. Moreover, the beautiful garden offers an escape from chaotic city life.
Submitted by Beniamino
The best place to quaff on the finest wines around without having to buy a bottle! Very highbrow.
Submitted by James
Fabulous steak and a vibrant atmosphere - just as good as the sister restaurant in Clerkenwell.
Submitted by Frank
Why do you find Arsenal a great place to live?
"I really like living in Arsenal because of the nice restaurants and cafes, the friendly people and the general feel of the area. The transport links are also great too! "
What do you like about Arsenal?
Did you know?
"The original main route through Holloway was for driving cattle to the meat market at Smithfield. The route was in such disrepair by the late 1200s, that the Bishop of London built a new toll road that is now the route of the A1."
Child-friendly activities near Arsenal
Christchurch Parent & Toddler Drop InChrist Church Highbury
Every Monday morning in term time from 9.45am until 11.45am there is a stay and play session in the Fellowship Room, welcoming babies, toddlers and their parents or carers. The room is filled with toys, puzzles, games, books, trains, dolls, dressing up, colouring and more. Throughout the session buttered toast and drinks are available for the little ones, and tea/coffee and biscuits for the accompanying adults. Website
Sparky Songs at Christ Church HighburyChrist Church Highbury
Sparkysongs is a lively, fun packed weekly music show designed to entertain and educate children aged between six months and five years. The shows include counting songs, songs with actions and songs involving costume, puppets, props and characters. Some are well-known traditional children's favourites and some are new and exclusive to Sparkysongs. The songs are linked by rhymes and comic routines and children have lots to join in with from start to finish. £7 per child, £3 per additional sibling. Website
Stay and PlayHighbury Roundhouse Community Centre
The activities we offer include painting, arts and crafts, book corner, play dough, role play, dressing up and sing-along. Website
Dance-A-RoundHighbury Roundhouse Community Centre
Fun and enjoyable dance classes for boys and girls of all ages. Website
AquanautsHighbury Fitness First
Swimming Classes for babies and children In a safe, relaxed atmosphere children as young as four months will learn to enjoy the water and feel confident in this new environment. Through encouragement and social engagement, your child will develop life skills, which will help them to blossom physically and mentally. Website
Little SuperstarsHighbury Roundhouse Community Centre
Little Superstars run fun and innovative weekly football sessions. Website
Sign & Learn at Highbury Community NurseryHighbury Community Nursery
Sign & Learn is a fun way to interact with your baby and enables babies from as young as 6 month to communicate their needs effectively, thus reducing frustration. Website
Arsenal is a quiet residential area located in Highbury, north-central London. Arsenal tube station is on the Piccadilly Line in Zone 2 between Holloway Road and Finsbury Park. Originally known as Gillespie Road, it was renamed in 1932 after Arsenal Football Club, who at the time played at the nearby Arsenal Stadium. It is the only Tube station named directly after a football club. The station is located in a residential area, away from any main roads, and is considerably less busy than other stations on the same stretch of line.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Finsbury Park
- Newington Green
- Tufnell Park
- Stoke Newington
- Caledonian Road
- De Beauvoir Town
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