Local Estate Agents Highbury
A village atmosphere just three miles from central London, with a strong community feel and some of London’s finest houses
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 a welcoming community spirit.
The streets are a beautiful mix of characterful period homes and lush new developments, notably those at Highbury Stadium Square, the former Arsenal grounds. Large parts of Highbury were developed by the Victorians when Italianate architecture was in fashion, resulting in a stunning selection of villa-style homes – some of the most attractive in London.
The village atmosphere largely stems from Highbury Barn, which is undoubtedly one of the area’s most attractive aspects. Offering a range of independent and artisan shops, including the much-admired original branch of La Fromagerie, Bourne’s fishmongers, Godfreys butchers, Da Mario deli and Seasons & Blossoms organic shop. As well as coffee shops and eateries such as Franks, Farang and Westerns Laundry. It’s a homely area, made even more alluring when considering how close it is to the excitement of the City. Highbury also benefits from being in such close proximity to Islington’s Upper Street and all this thriving shopping and entertainment destination has to offer. There are restaurants of every cuisine, theatres, art galleries and an array of unique shops, such as home stores twentytwentyone and Aria. Further north you have the delights of largely pedestrianised Newington Green, where you’ll find deli’s, florists, bakeries such as Jolene and highly recommended restaurants Primeur and Perilla. Nearby Stoke Newington Church Street also offers a very high standard of food, restaurants and shops.
For green open spaces you have Highbury Fields and Clissold Park within easy walking distance.
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. Highbury and Islington tube station has the victoria line getting you central in under 15 minutes and the Overground service which travels the length and breadth of East London, over to Stratford in one direction and Crystal Palace in the other. There is also a national rail fast train into the City and very good bus routes.