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Franks Canteen

Franks Canteen

Delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch with a changeable menu.

Emirates Stadium

Emirates Stadium

There is only one team in North London! A good day out....

Highbury Arts Club

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.

Garufa

Garufa

Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.

Godfrey's

Godfrey's

This butchers sells award-winning meat. Simples.

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

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.

The Highbury Barn

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.

Girasole

Girasole

A fantastic addition to the area, I love this Italian deli and café because of its tasty food and personable service.

Park Theatre

Park Theatre

Locals of Finsbury Park and Stroud Green are very proud to have this new theatre in the area. It opened in 2013 and has very varied performances. It's right behind Finsbury Park Station.

Rowans Tenpin Bowl

Rowans Tenpin Bowl

This is a legendary late-night hotspot in Finsbury Park. It is open until 2:30am Friday and Saturday and has karaoke too.

Out of the Attic

Out of the Attic

A fab place for vintage finds and antiques, the stock is often spilling out onto the pavements.

The Arsenal

The Arsenal

Perfect stop for any Arsenal fan! Underneath the railway lines at Finsbury Park, it is open all of the time, not just match days.

Street N4

Street N4

Burgers, hot dogs and burritos with cocktails and beer!

My Cottage Café

My Cottage Café

Tiny little family run café with delicious Lebanese food - it's a real surprise!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Finsbury Park, Highbury, Holloway, Newington Green, Canonbury, Tufnell Park, Stoke Newington, Archway, Caledonian Road and De Beauvoir Town

"Fashioned on Stirling Castle, Stoke Newington Pumping station once supplied clean water to much of North London. Threatened with demolition in 1971, the residents got the building Grade II listed and it now hosts a very successful climbing centre!"

North London remains for me the essence of London living...urban and innovative against a backdrop of centuries of history...

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London Metropolitan University is one of a whopping 22 universities in London!

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Holloway Road has great connections to central London along the Piccadilly line.

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Child-friendly activities near Arsenal

IT and Hardware Courses

Elizabeth House
IT and Hardware courses for children to help them understand how their computers work. Website

Yoga (with creche)

Ambler Children's Centre,
Yoga Class with creche available in Children's Centre. Fun exercise class to challenge everyone regardless of health or flexibility. Website

Dance & Ballet Club

Studio 45
Ballet and dance classes with former Royal ballet dancer Sarah Toner. Each 45 minute class £104 per term Each 1 hour class £117 per term Each 1 hour 15 minutes class £146.25 per term Each 1 hour 30 minutes class £175.50 per term Each 2 hour class £234 per term Website

Perform - Drama Workshops - Highbury

St John's Highbury Vale Primary School,
Dance and singing weekly workshops. Website

Little Superstars

Highbury Roundhouse Community Centre
Little Superstars run fun and innovative weekly football sessions. Website

Aerobics with creche

Ambler Children's Centre
Lots of Support and Activities under one roof for Parent / Carers & Children. Aerobic session with free creche facility Website

Sign & Learn at Highbury Community Nursery

Highbury 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

About Arsenal

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.

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