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Belle époque

Belle époque

Delicious bread and cakes that look too perfect to eat!

Godfrey's

Godfrey's

This butchers sells award-winning meat. Simples.

Garufa

Garufa

Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.

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.

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!

Rowans Tenpin Bowl

Rowans Tenpin Bowl

This is a legendary late-night hotspot in Finsbury Park. It is open until 2:30am Friday and Saturday and has karaoke too.

Emirates Stadium

Emirates Stadium

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

Franks Canteen

Franks Canteen

Delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch with a changeable menu.

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!

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

A coffee shop with a difference! Great food, lovely staff, quirky décor and even better coffee, all in the heart of Blackstock Road. There's a lounge area and garden, complete with an air-raid shelter and table tennis, which is the perfect place to hide away from the hustle and bustle of Finsbury Park. It's more than a coffee shop, Blighty is a community.

Out of the Attic

Out of the Attic

A fab place for vintage finds and antiques, the stock is often spilling out onto the pavements.

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.

The Arsenal

The Arsenal

Perfect stop for any Arsenal fan! Underneath the railway lines at Finsbury Park, it is open all of the time, not just match days.

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.

Clissold Park

Clissold Park

An amazing park to take your dog for a walk, with an animal enclosure and a butterfly dome!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Canonbury, Newington Green, Finsbury Park, Holloway, De Beauvoir Town, Stoke Newington, Caledonian Road, Tufnell Park, Islington and Dalston

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

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Clissold Park is the perfect place for a day out with the kids - there's animal enclosures, a lovely café and lakes to explore.

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Baby Massage

That Place On The Corner,
This style of baby massage encourages you and your baby to relax and have fun together. Baby Massage aids physical development and relieves birth trauma, colic, constipation as well as helping to relax your child. Website

Perform - Drama Workshops - Highbury

St John's Highbury Vale Primary School,
Dance and singing weekly workshops. Website

Tiny Time Music-Full of Beans Play café

Full of Beans Play café
Bring your babies and toddlers to join Holly, Anita and Steven for a fun introduction to musical concepts, using singing, instrument playing, listening and dancing to music from classical traditions, contemporary music and music from around the world! Drop in class £6 per child, £9 for two siblings*. No need to book! Website

Byrne's 11+ Classes


11+ classes in English, Maths and Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning. 5 x Y4 workshops, ie 2 English, 2 Maths, VR = £200 4 x Y4 workshops, ie 2 English, 2 Maths = £160 Website

Gymboree Islington


If you are on the lookout for an amazing place which offers fun, high quality and educational classes for your children you need to look no further. You cannot do better than Gymboree's award-winning sessions (4 times winner of best pre-school activity in the last 5 years) delivered by our fantastic Islington team. Come to visit us, we can't wait to welcome you and your little ones! Joining fee* £30 Reduced fee if signing up at free trial session* £15 Joining fee for 2nd and 3rd child* £14 Note: * includes a Gymboree T-shirt, Gymbo doll, carry bag and free use of open gym sessions 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

Taekwondo


We believes that our beginner kids martial arts is an effective way to instil confidence, self-esteem, and respectfulness to others. The confidence they earn as they succeed in taekwondo helps them to succeed in school academically and socially. Website

About Highbury

Highbury is an area in the London Borough of Islington. The majority of the development of the area occurred in two phases; until the 1870s many large Italianate villas were built, mostly in the southern part of Highbury. After this time, development went down market with close packed mostly terraced houses being built, mainly in the north of Highbury. Available land continued to be in-filled with more housing until 1918, but little else changed until after World War II. After the Second World War large-scale rebuilding in parts of Highbury replaced bombed buildings and provided new municipal housing. Some villas that had not been modernised were demolished to make way for yet more municipal housing; some buildings had to be listed to protect them.

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