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
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.
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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!
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An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!
Submitted by Angela
There isn't a vegetable or a piece of fruit that you cannot buy here. Amazing presentation and CHEAP!
Submitted by James
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...
Submitted by Amie
Super tasty Vietnamese noodle salads and pho on the borders of Dalston.
Submitted by Samuel
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 world class improv comedy theatre tucked away above De Beauvoir Arms pub on Southgate Road. Shows multiple nights a week featuring future and current TV and live comedy performers.
Submitted by Kate
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!
Submitted by Chris
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.
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Did you know?
"The restaurant Granita on Upper Street became well known as the place where Tony Blair and Gordon Brown met to decide who was to become Labour party leader after the death of John Smith in 1994."
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Canonbury has lovely character, lots of established trees and well maintained houses and streets. Feels very safe and secure, and lots of cute pubs around that creates cosy and fun atmosphere. I'm here on a temporary visa and feel Canonbury definitely gives off the true London experience you come for. Also transport links are amazing, overground is so relaxing and chilled and Victoria line is brilliant.
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Stay and PlayNew River Green Children's Centre
Come and join us for a fun filled morning of indoor and outdoor activities, stories, singing, toy library and healthy snacks. All Mums, Dads and Carers with children 0-5 welcome Website
Mini MozartSt. Mary's, Upper Street
The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with our live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website
Marmalade DanceThe Arc Centre
We offer the strong training foundations for students to pass assessments with us and to potentially continue their dance training in order to perform professionally or to teach in the future if they wish. Marmalade Dance are a friendly, caring, supportive school providing dance excellence in a fun, creative environment Website
Ballet North Baby BalletWilson Room
Suitable for ages 2 and a half upwards, Baby Ballet classes are an exciting introduction to the world of dance and creative movement for both boys and girls. These classes will teach the basics of ballet, improve coordination, musicality, flexibility and concentration in a fun and comfortable environment. Website
Tick Tock MusicSt Stephen's Church Hall
We present a different performance each week and encourage our young audiences to participate in singing, actions, role-playing and song indentification. One child £7.50 per session Siblings over 1 year £6 per session Siblings aged 7 months to 1 year £4.50 per session. There is a membership fee of £10 for your first year at Tick Tock and a charge of £5 for every subsequent year you attend. Website
Ballet classes with Reo DanceSt Mary's Neighbourhood Centre,
Children are introduced to the world of ballet through story telling and their use of imagination. Website
St Mary's Holiday PlayschemeSt Mary's Youth Club
We run our play schemes in school holidays for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. The core opening hrs are 8:45 AM - 5:45 PM. Parents can buy extended childcare till 6.15 pm for an additional £1.50 per session. The daily charge for one day is £14.50. We can offer a discount of 30% for siblings, 25% discount for children with disabilities and reduced rate of £10.50 for a limited number of low income families on a first come first served bases (total joint income under £25K , proof will be required). Website
Canonbury is a residential district in the London Borough of Islington in the north of London. It is roughly in the area between Essex Road, Upper Street and Cross Street and either side of St Paul's Road. In 1253 land in the area was granted to the Canons of St Bartholomew's Priory, Smithfield and became known as Canonbury. The area continued predominantly as open land until it was developed as a suburb in the early 19th century. In common with similar inner London areas, it suffered decline when the construction of railways in the 1860s enabled commuting into the city from further afield. The gentrification of the area from the 1950s included new developments to replace war-damaged properties in Canonbury Park North and South as well as restoration of older buildings. East Canonbury is the south-eastern corner of the district, bordering on the Regents Canal. Parts of this area were transferred to the district from the London Borough of Hackney in a boundary adjustment (along the line of the northern tow-path of the canal), in 1993.
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