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A family area with playgrounds, village fairs and arts events

"Canonbury and Islington are renowned for their beautiful Regency architecture that attracts so many of the local residents."

Daniel Burrell

"Clissold Park is the perfect place for a day out with the kids - there's animal enclosures, a lovely café and lakes to explore."

Chris Ball

"Alongside all the restaurants and bars that make Upper Street so popular are the architectural gems that add character to the area."

Nick Batten

What is your favourite place?

Where do Mildmay locals go?

Belle époque

Delicious bread and cakes that look too perfect to eat!

Salvation in Noodles

Super tasty Vietnamese noodle salads and pho on the borders of Dalston.

Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables

There isn't a vegetable or a piece of fruit that you cannot buy here. Amazing presentation and CHEAP!

The Pantry

Specialist eggless cakes for every occasion!

The De Beauvoir Deli Co.

This is a fab little deli with homemade cakes, tonnes of local produce and some really great cheese! There's always people sat outside enjoying a sandwich and a coffee...

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.


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!


This butchers sells award-winning meat. Simples.

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.

Bread and Butter

Serving the best breakfasts in Dalston, lovely fresh organic food, amazing juice and great coffee. The tortilla with loads of cheese is a great hangover cure!

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.

Franks Canteen

Delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch with a changeable menu.

The Baring

Long lazy Sundays or a swift ale after a busy day at work, The Baring is an ever popular watering hole that also has a serious Tuesday night quiz!


I love a weekend walk along Regent's Canal with a glass of rosé from Towpath.

The Sampler

The best place to quaff on the finest wines around without having to buy a bottle! Very highbrow.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Newington Green, Canonbury, Highbury, De Beauvoir Town, Dalston, Stoke Newington, Hoxton, Hackney, Islington and Caledonian Road

What do you love about Mildmay?

Why do you find Mildmay a great place to live?


"The green is buzzy, fun and full of life... and culture."

July 2012


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"Every last Sunday in February, a service takes place at Holy Trinity, Dalston to remember the prince of clowns, Joseph Grimaldi. Full costume and makeup is mandatory for those attending!"

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Child-friendly activities near Mildmay

Baby & Toddler Groups at The Factory

The Factory Children's Centre,
The Factory runs a number drop-in and stay & play sessions throughout the week. Children and their parents can meet in an informal environment and have access to quality resources and educational activities which are planned in conjunction with the centre's Early Years teacher. Website

Adult & Child Sessions

St Paul's Steiner School
The parent and child group at St Paul's Steiner School has a warm and welcoming family atmosphere. Inspired and guided by the philosopher and educationalist Rudolf Steiner, the group aims to create an environment that is similar to the school's kindergarten morning, but more suited to the needs of young children and their parents. In the session there are times for free play and times when the group comes together; there is a gentle rhythmical structure, which the children soon get to know and enjoy, as it provides them with a sense of security and certainty Sessions are from 9 to 11.30 in the morning and from 1 to 3.30 in the afternoon. £10.50 per session Second child: £6 per session Website

Toddler's Stay & Play with toy Library

The Factory Community Project
Stay and Play Sessions for Toddlers. All our sessions are supported by qualified and experienced workers. We have regular workshops on health, welfare, benefits, childcare / child development, healthy eating, exercise, education and more. Website

La Pajara Pinta Spanish Sing Along

Gofit Studio,
The group enables children to learn Spanish through playing. For those with a Spanish or Latin American background it's a great opportunity to maintain their cultural roots and traditions. The emphasis is on traditional games, songs, rhymes, poems and stories, from all the Spanish speaking countries. Website

Eltaller Workshops Spanish Classes

Eltaller Workshops Spanish Classes
We offer specialised Spanish lessons which are based in Latin American contemporary literature, history, economy, film, art and music. We aim to have enjoyable discussions and activities that go beyond spanish text books or grammar exercises. We offer lessons for beginners, and for intermediate and advanced level students. Stay & Play 0.45 min lessons for children Website

Tots Tunes

Vortex Jazz Club,
The interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs from around the world and original tunes and combining them with a bit of a workout! Tots Tunes is for local hackney parents who want to connect with other like-minded people in the neighbourhood and have a bit of fun, listen to and sing some quality 'non baby' acoustic music. Website

Primary Tuition services

Paul Lamond Games Ltd
Personally tailored Maths/English tuition. Website
  1. About Mildmay

    Mildmay, part of Newington Green is an area in north London that straddles the border between Islington and Hackney. Newington Green gives its name to the surrounding area, roughly bounded by Ball's Pond Road to the south, Petherton Road to the west, the southern section of Stoke Newington with Green Lanes, Matthias Road to the north, and Boleyn Road to the east. The Green itself is in N16 and the area is covered by the N16, N1 and N5 postcodes. In the 16th century the area was connected to the court of Henry VIII. The king himself used a house on the south side of the Green as a base for hunting the wild bulls, stags and wild boars that roamed the surrounding forest. Mildmay's history is marked by several streets in the area taking their name from this period, such as King Henry’s Walk, Boleyn Road (formally Ann Boleyn’s Walk), Wolsey Road and Queen Elizabeth’s Walk. Many other thoroughfares are named after the Mildmay estate, including Mildmay Park, Mildmay Grove North and Mildmay Grove South. Sir Walter Mildmay was the Chancellor of the Exchequer under Elizabeth I. He was one of the special commissioners in the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots, and founded Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1584.

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