Home Inspiration Local Life Canonbury

You are not logged in. Log in / Register

Canonbury Area Guide

Quieter character – a short distance to Upper Street but with a residential feel

Find another area

Where do Canonbury locals go?

Submit your favourite place

The Sampler

The Sampler

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

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.

Mem & Laz Brasserie

Mem & Laz Brasserie

An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!

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!

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.

Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables

Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables

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

Godfrey's

Godfrey's

This butchers sells award-winning meat. Simples.

The De Beauvoir Deli Co.

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...

Belle époque

Belle époque

Delicious bread and cakes that look too perfect to eat!

Salvation in Noodles

Salvation in Noodles

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

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.

Tangerina

Tangerina

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!

The Baring

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!

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.

Franks Canteen

Franks Canteen

Delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch with a changeable menu.

Camden places

Know a great place?

Share your favourite place to go to in Canonbury.

Let us know

Why not explore the nearby areas of Highbury, Newington Green, De Beauvoir Town, Caledonian Road, Islington, Hoxton, Dalston, Holloway, King's Cross and Stoke Newington

"27 Canonbury Square became the residence of famous novelist George Orwell after bombing forced him out of his home in St John's Wood in 1944."

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

Daniel Burrell

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

Nick Batten

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

Canonbury quote

Angela Clarke

Explore Canonbury

  1. Food and Drink places Amenities

  2. Tube and rail stations Transport

  3. Schools, colleges and universities Schools

    School performance tables

  4. Shops Property

Property prices

What are typical prices in Canonbury

Property Prices

For sale

Latest properties for sale in Canonbury

For sale

To rent

Latest rental properties in Canonbury

To rent

What locals say about Canonbury

  1. 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.

  2. Submit your feedback

    What do you think of Canonbury?

    Send your comment

Child-friendly activities near Canonbury

Gymboree Islington

Gymboree play & music centre
Gymboree helps children develop through a diverse range of entertaining, stimulating activities including gym, music,art, imaginary play and lots of singing. Website

Ballet North Baby Ballet

Wilson 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

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

Marmalade Dance

The 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

Imagination Station

St Mary's Neighbourhood Centre,
Imagination Station offers pre-school children the chance to explore their imaginations through music, movement, instruments and specially selected equipment. From a fibre-optic space scene to an underwater expedition both children and adults enjoy our cutting edge adventure music classes! Website

Sparky Songs at St Mary's

St Mary's Neighbourhood Centre
Sparkysongs is a lively, fun packed weekly music show designed to entertain and educate children aged between six months and five years. The shows include counting songs, songs with actions and songs involving costume, puppets, props and characters. Some are well-known traditional children's favourites and some are new and exclusive to Sparkysongs. The songs are linked by rhymes and comic routines and children have lots to join in with from start to finish. Website

Stay and Play

New 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

About Canonbury

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.

What are your favourite things about Canonbury? Find out how much your flat or house is worth om Canonbury.

Local Estate Agencies

Canonbury estate agents

N1 estate agents

Why not explore some other local areas
Highbury area guide
Newington Green area guide
De Beauvoir Town area guide
Caledonian Road area guide
Islington area guide
Hoxton area guide
Dalston area guide
Holloway area guide
King's Cross area guide
Stoke Newington area guide
N1 area guide

How much is your property worth?

Get your free online valuation

Instant Valuation

Feedback about living in Canonbury has been submitted directly by the public and may not neccessarily reflect the views of Foxtons. The description of Canonbury was modified from Wikipedia and is available under the Creative Commons licence. Land Registry data is Crown copyright.

All the views and contributions contained within Foxtons Local Life are those of the contributors. All content is assessed before publishing for taste, however free opinion is encouraged. Foxtons accept no payment or sponsorship for content that is posted about Canonbury.

Unlock the true value of your home

Maximise your rental income, minimise void periods

Explore news articles, area guides and interior design trends

Setting the standard in estate agency

We combine best-in-class people and technology to set the standard for service in estate agency

Find your nearest office

Property inspiration
Blog
Interior Design
Local life
Area guides
Schools
Let's get social