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Emirates Stadium

Emirates Stadium

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

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.

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!

Belle époque

Belle époque

Delicious bread and cakes that look too perfect to eat!

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.

Godfrey's

Godfrey's

This butchers sells award-winning meat. Simples.

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.

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.

Franks Canteen

Franks Canteen

Delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch with a changeable menu.

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!

Garufa

Garufa

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

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.

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."

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

Vikki Broad

Holloway Road has great connections to central London along the Piccadilly line.

Imogen Harrison-Broadley

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

Chris Ball

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Storytelling Adventures

That Place on the Corner
Dreamcatcher are delighted to be running a weekly drama and storytelling class. This class is designed to help boost young children's movement, stimulate their imagination, enhance focus and increase their confidence. It's a multi-sensory class involving basic drama, interactive storytelling, easy singing and meeting the Dreambox friends. the children will take part in the storytelling and explore the adventures through drama and their imaginations. Website

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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

Clissold Park Paddling Pool

Clissold 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

Jolly Babies

That Place on the Corner,
The classes encourage early social skills, bonding between baby and parent and early speech development. Both Health Visitors and Speech Therapists have been very impressed with the effects of these classes and many parents form strong friendships with other families through the medium of their weekly JOLLY BABIES session. Website

Aerobics with creche

Ambler Children's Centre
Lots of Support and Activities under one roof for Parent / Carers & Children. Aerobic session with free creche facility Website

Ballet at That Place on the Corner

That Place on the Corner
That Place On The Corners Saturday morning ballet school is in its 3rd successful year. We run 4 half hour classes for children aged between 2 1/2 and 6 years of age. 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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