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New Culture Revolution

New Culture Revolution

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

Ottolenghi

Ottolenghi

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 Camden Head

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

Mem & Laz Brasserie

An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!

The Sampler

The Sampler

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

Camden Passage

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!

Frederick's

Frederick's

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

Alcedo

Alcedo

This restaurant provides the best food, near and far, in the Islington/Holloway area. Amazing cocktails, a well chosen wine card and an extraordinarily friendly and expert service that guarantees a complete dining experience. Alcedo will never disappoint!

Temple of Seitan

Temple of Seitan

This place has amazing vegan burgers and wings, packed with choice and flavors. You won't believe it's all meat-free!

The Betjeman Arms

The Betjeman Arms

The only British Pub located within the Grade I Listed building underneath the clock tower and arches at St Pancras International station. Elegant dining room, heritage features, charming staff and stunning British pub classics menu. This is now my family's new favourite Sunday Lunch local.

The Lord Stanley

The Lord Stanley

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

69 Colebrooke Row

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.

Bumblebee Natural Foods

Bumblebee Natural Foods

Bumblebee Natural Foods shops on Brecknock Road...you have to add them to your list, they are amazing. Great produce over three shops and the best bread ever!!

BrewDog

BrewDog

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

The Canonbury Tavern

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.

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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

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

I love walking down Upper Street and choosing where to go for breakfast, lunch and dinner - the choice is amazing!

Daniel Burrell

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

Angela Clarke

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

Nick Batten

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Child-friendly activities near Barnsbury

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

How Schools Work Class at Parent House

The Parent House
The Parent House aim to improve the aspirations and lives of parents and carers who are at risk of exclusion, poverty and isolation. Website

Little Kickers

St Mary's Neighbourhood Centre,
We give your children a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality football skills in a friendly, pressure-free environment. There are four different classes tailored specifically to the needs of children between 18 months and seven years of age. It's the perfect way to ignite an enthusiasm for sport that will stay with them for life Website

Baby Sensory classes

The Angelic
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Baby Sensory is an extremely popular Baby Development activity and many of our classes are fully booked, it is advisable to book early. Visitors are always welcome but please call in advance to reserve your place. To register your interest, please contact your local Baby Sensory Class Leader. Trial class is £5.00 & £45/5weeks Website

Yoga Therapy London. - Ante Natal Yoga Islington & Kings Cross

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School
Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences of a women's life and yoga has long been recognised, by doctors and midwives to be one of the most effective means of easing birth. Website

Baby Sensory Angel

The Slug and Lettuce,
The various baby activities aim to build up a vocabulary of sensory experiences (e.g. visual, auditory and tactile), to enhance physical contact (massage, reflexology, touching, cuddling and rocking) between you and your baby and to promote the development of speech through the use of sign language, music, song and puppets. Website

Tennis Courses and Sessions

Islington Tennis Centre
Offers an exciting and colourful introduction to the game that will sustain a young player's interest and give them the desire to play tennis for life. Islington Tennis Centre offers a range of courses and sessions for children. Website

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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