Area Guides

Local Estate Agents Highbury

A village atmosphere just three miles from central London, with a strong community feel and some of London’s finest housing stock

It’s easy to understand why Highbury is such a desirable area to live in – it’s just three miles north of central London, yet has a village feel, an abundance of green space and community spirit aplenty. It’s impossible to discuss Highbury and ignore its links to the revered Arsenal football club, but the area has so much more to offer than its Premier League football links.

The streets are an eclectic mix of characterful period homes and lush new developments, notably those at Highbury Stadium Square, the former Arsenal grounds. It’s worth noting that large parts of Highbury were developed by the Victorians when Italianate architecture was en vogue, meaning there’s a stunning selection of villa-style homes – some of the most attractive in London.

The village atmosphere comes from the Highbury Barn zone, which is undoubtedly one of the area’s most attractive aspects - offering a range of independent and artisan shops, as well as coffee shops, eateries and more. It’s a homely enclave, made even more alluring when considering how close it is to the hustle and bustle of the City. Highbury also benefits from being in such close proximity to Islington’s Upper Street and all this thriving shopping and entertainment hub has to offer. There are restaurants of every cuisine, theatres, art galleries and an array of independent shops.

In terms of travel, Highbury is very well linked. Arsenal Tube Station serves the Piccadilly Line, enabling travel to King’s Cross in just five minutes, while the more central Highbury and Islington tube station is on the Victoria line. It also has an Overground link at the same station, which travels the length and breadth of East London, over to Stratford in one direction and Crystal Palace in the other.