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Highbury and Islington

Angel, Upper Street and the City right on your doorstep

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

Angela Clarke

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

Vikki Broad

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

Daniel Burrell

What is your favourite place?

Where do Highbury and Islington locals go?


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!

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.

The Sampler

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


This butchers sells award-winning meat. Simples.


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!

Emirates Stadium

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

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.

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.

Mem & Laz Brasserie

An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!

Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables

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

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.

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.

Franks Canteen

Delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch with a changeable menu.

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 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!

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

What do you love about Highbury and Islington?

Why do you find Highbury and Islington a great place to live?


"I love the park, highbury fields, the tennis courts and how local it feels but with such a close distance to Central"

February 2015


"Best transport links, great pubs and restaurants and the greatest football team in the world."

January 2015


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"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."

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Child-friendly activities near Highbury and Islington

Sparky Songs at Christ Church Highbury

Christ Church Highbury
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. £7 per child, £3 per additional sibling. Website


Paradise Park Children's Centre
The ultimate fitness class for Mums and babies. Website

Christchurch Parent & Toddler Drop In

Christ Church Highbury
Every Monday morning in term time from 9.45am until 11.45am there is a stay and play session in the Fellowship Room, welcoming babies, toddlers and their parents or carers. The room is filled with toys, puzzles, games, books, trains, dolls, dressing up, colouring and more. Throughout the session buttered toast and drinks are available for the little ones, and tea/coffee and biscuits for the accompanying adults. Website

Rachel Francis Massage

St. Mary Magdelene Academy
Baby massage classes by Rachel Francis. Website

Islington Mums Coffee Morning

Full of Beans Play Café, Highbury Park
A coffee morning for local mums and mums with bumps. Drink tea, exchange stories, catch up with existing friends and make new ones. They also have a soft play with ball pool for the little ones. Website

Latino Bambino -- 6 sessions

St Mary's Neighbourhood Centre,
Exercise, Keep fit, have fun and bond with your baby whilst dancing to Latin rhythms. Your baby stays right there with you, snuggled in a baby carrier, whilst you get some healthy exercise that has been devised to be safe and gentle for both you and your little one. Our mum and baby salsa classes are also a great way to socialize with other mums and an opportunity to introduce your child to music and movement through Dance. Salsa Babies(tm) Class: Thursdays 10.45-11.30 Toddler Class (1-4 Years): Thursday 10.00-10.40 6 consecutive weeks block is £57 (£9.50 per class). Discounted £51 Website


Highbury Roundhouse Community Centre
Fun and enjoyable dance classes for boys and girls of all ages. Website
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