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!
Submitted by Dorotta
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!
Submitted by Christiane
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 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.
Submitted by Leanne
A fab place for vintage finds and antiques, the stock is often spilling out onto the pavements.
Submitted by Andrew
There isn't a vegetable or a piece of fruit that you cannot buy here. Amazing presentation and CHEAP!
Submitted by James
Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.
Submitted by James
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.
Submitted by Annabel
Perfect stop for any Arsenal fan! Underneath the railway lines at Finsbury Park, it is open all of the time, not just match days.
Submitted by Amie
This is a legendary late-night hotspot in Finsbury Park. It is open until 2:30am Friday and Saturday and has karaoke too.
Submitted by Michael
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
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"Fashioned on Stirling Castle, Stoke Newington Pumping station once supplied clean water to much of North London. Threatened with demolition in 1971, the residents got the building Grade II listed and it now hosts a very successful climbing centre!"
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IT and Hardware CoursesElizabeth House
IT and Hardware courses for children to help them understand how their computers work. Website
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
Clissold Park Paddling PoolClissold Park,
A giant paddling pool in the middle of Clissold Park open throughout the summer months. There is a grassy area all around and a few picnic tables. The park itself also has a pretty café with a baby change and toilets plus animal enclosures and a butterfly dome. Opening Period: Paddling pool is open in the summer months - Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays Opening Time: 11:00 - 19:00 Website
Studio LeDanza - Ballroom and Latin DancingStudio LaDanza
The children learn a mix of Ballroom, Latin, Disco, Line Dancing and group dances. We teach from The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing syllabi and children may take examinations with the ISTD. Website
Spanish - La Jolie Ronde Islington Licensee
An excellent/native accent for the children to copy. Conversation, basic grammar, games, role-plays, rhymes and stories. An awareness of Spain, its geography and culture. Termly reports on your child's progress. Launching offer: £5 for first term Price per class after first term £5.50 Website
Baby MassageThat 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
Dance-A-RoundHighbury Roundhouse Community Centre
Fun and enjoyable dance classes for boys and girls of all ages. Website
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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