A family area with playgrounds, village fairs and arts events
"Canonbury and Islington are renowned for their beautiful Regency architecture that attracts so many of the local residents."Daniel Burrell
"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
"Alongside all the restaurants and bars that make Upper Street so popular are the architectural gems that add character to the area."Nick Batten
Where do Mildmay locals go?
Salvation in Noodles
Super tasty Vietnamese noodle salads and pho on the borders of Dalston.
Submitted by Samuel
Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables
There isn't a vegetable or a piece of fruit that you cannot buy here. Amazing presentation and CHEAP!
Submitted by James
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...
Submitted by Amie
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.
Submitted by Beniamino
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
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.
Submitted by Sarah
Bread and Butter
Serving the best breakfasts in Dalston, lovely fresh organic food, amazing juice and great coffee. The tortilla with loads of cheese is a great hangover cure!
Submitted by Shanola
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.
Submitted by Annabel
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!
Submitted by Chris
I love a weekend walk along Regent's Canal with a glass of rosé from Towpath.
Submitted by Esme
Why do you find Mildmay a great place to live?
"The green is buzzy, fun and full of life... and culture."
What do you like about Mildmay?
Did you know?
"After excavating under his house on Mortimer Road for 40 years up to 20 metres in each direction, William Lyttle or known affectionately as 'Mole Man' was finally taken to court by Hackney Council."
Child-friendly activities near Mildmay
Tots TunesVortex Jazz Club,
The interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs from around the world and original tunes and combining them with a bit of a workout! Tots Tunes is for local hackney parents who want to connect with other like-minded people in the neighbourhood and have a bit of fun, listen to and sing some quality 'non baby' acoustic music. Website
Twilight Group Stay & PlayThe Factory Community Project,
All our sessions are supported by qualified and experienced workers. We have regular workshops on health, welfare, benefits, childcare / child development, healthy eating, exercise, education and more. Website
Eltaller Workshops Spanish ClassesEltaller Workshops Spanish Classes
We offer specialised Spanish lessons which are based in Latin American contemporary literature, history, economy, film, art and music. We aim to have enjoyable discussions and activities that go beyond spanish text books or grammar exercises. We offer lessons for beginners, and for intermediate and advanced level students. Stay & Play 0.45 min lessons for children Website
Storytelling AdventuresThat 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
Baby & Toddler Groups at The FactoryThe Factory Children's Centre,
The Factory runs a number drop-in and stay & play sessions throughout the week. Children and their parents can meet in an informal environment and have access to quality resources and educational activities which are planned in conjunction with the centre's Early Years teacher. Website
Ballet at That Place on the CornerThat 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
Liz Denton School of Dance-BalletOur Lady and St Joseph's Church,
Offers inspiring and creative Ballet and Street Dance classes for children aged 2.5 years+. Website
Mildmay, part of Newington Green is an area in north London that straddles the border between Islington and Hackney. Newington Green gives its name to the surrounding area, roughly bounded by Ball's Pond Road to the south, Petherton Road to the west, the southern section of Stoke Newington with Green Lanes, Matthias Road to the north, and Boleyn Road to the east. The Green itself is in N16 and the area is covered by the N16, N1 and N5 postcodes. In the 16th century the area was connected to the court of Henry VIII. The king himself used a house on the south side of the Green as a base for hunting the wild bulls, stags and wild boars that roamed the surrounding forest. Mildmay's history is marked by several streets in the area taking their name from this period, such as King Henry’s Walk, Boleyn Road (formally Ann Boleyn’s Walk), Wolsey Road and Queen Elizabeth’s Walk. Many other thoroughfares are named after the Mildmay estate, including Mildmay Park, Mildmay Grove North and Mildmay Grove South. Sir Walter Mildmay was the Chancellor of the Exchequer under Elizabeth I. He was one of the special commissioners in the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots, and founded Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1584.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Newington Green
- De Beauvoir Town
- Stoke Newington
- Caledonian Road
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