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Mixed architecture bounding vibrant Caledonian Road

"We're so lucky to have so many shops, bars and restaurants right on the doorstep of our office!"

Angela Clarke

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

Angela Clarke

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

Imogen Harrison-Broadley

What is your favourite place?

Where do Barnsbury locals go?

The Sampler

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

New Culture Revolution

Off the beaten track. Amazing dim sum and very good value for money.

Camden Passage

Vintage and antiques shops, Camden Passage oozes character and quirkiness with great places to have a coffee or dine. Oh so pretty and quaint!


Great wine, superb food and awesome al fresco dining in their garden during the warmer months.

The Camden Head

A fantastic boozer in the heart of Camden Passage. Sit out in the beer garden watching the locals mooching around the market stalls.

Mem & Laz Brasserie

An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!


Not great if you're on a budget. However, if you want to push the boat out and want tasty Turkish-inspired food, you're in luck!

The Lord Stanley

Just off Camden Road, this pub does the best sausage and mash!

69 Colebrooke Row

One of London's best kept secrets. The size of a small living room, but serving the best experimental cocktails around. The bar uses spirits and drinks that it infuses itself in a drinks laboratory and the staff wear lab coats.


A BrewDog pub just off Camden High Street serving craft beers.

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.


A great burrito place that usually gives out tasters every day.

The Blues Kitchen

This American themed restaurant is fantastic! Not only is the food very tasty, but the atmosphere is electric - live music on a Friday and Saturday and distinctive tasting cocktails draw in a big crowd.

The Underworld

One of the best venues for rock and metal bands and club nights opposite Camden Town Underground Station.

The Wilmington

Just down the road from Sadler's Wells Theatre, this exceptional gastro pub is packed before a show - and rightly so.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Caledonian Road, King's Cross, Islington, Holloway, Kentish Town, Euston, Camden, Canonbury, Regent's Park and Highbury

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"The escalators at Angel Underground Station are the longest in the network at 200ft in length and 89ft high."

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Child-friendly activities near Barnsbury

Birth Preparation & Antenatal Yoga

near Angel tube
Yoga during pregnancy is recommended by midwives and doctors. The practices of yoga during pregnancy can do much to improve your overall well-being. Yoga postures are adapted specifically to prepare your body and mind for birth through gentle stretching, breathing techniques and deep relaxation and guided visualisations. Antenatal Yoga £15 drop in or £60 for five classes to be taken within a seven week period. Yoga Birth preparation workshops Price : £80 per couple Website

Dani Grant School of Dance- Ballet Classes

Westbourne Community Centre
Pre-School Ballet classes for little dancers. Website

Musical Baby Bonding

London Canal Museum
The principles of Musical Baby Bonding will help every parent to find their own unique bond with their babies. Website


St. Mary Magdelene Academy
Gymnastics Classes for children aged 4 1/2 to 16 years old. Website

Young Actors Theatre

Young Actors Theatre
Young Actors Theatre is a theatre school with classes for children, teenagers and adults. For more details of timing contact Youth Actors Theatre. Website

Dance school in York Way Court Community Centre

Tiber Gardens,
Academy, offering ballet, tap, jazz, body conditioning, zumba, bum legs and tums, and street dance. Ballet £20 for 5 weeks Street Dance £20 for 5 weeks £30 for both Website

Alissa's Play Yoga Mum & Toddler Class

Play Yoga for Mum & Toddler is a post-natal exercise through yoga & dance inspired class which follows the active development of your growing toddler. Website
  1. About Barnsbury

    Barnsbury is an area of north London in the London Borough of Islington, in the N1 postal districts. The name is a corruption of villa de Iseldon Berners (1274), being so called after the Berners family, who gained ownership of the lands after the Norman Conquest and were powerful medieval manorial lords, owning a large part of Islington. The area of Barnsbury was predominantly rural until the early nineteenth century. By the end of the 18th century, however, Barnsbury, like other parts of Islington, was being regarded as attractive part-rural suburbs by the comparatively wealthy wanting to move out of the cramped City of London and industrial Clerkenwell. The area is close to the City, and had strong local trade in its position as the first staging post for travellers making the journey from London to the north, and with considerable agricultural traffic and cattle driving to the nearby Smithfield cattle market in the City.

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