Highbury Area Guide
Highbury is a popular North London village with a strong community feel, plenty of green space, excellent transport links and beautiful homes. It offers something for everyone, trom elegant and spacious period houses to new build apartments, purpose-built mansion blocks or smaller Victorian terraces. Everything is on the doorstep, with local shops in Highbury Barn, green space at Highbury Fields, and a super-connected local transport hub at Highbury Corner. This has long been a popular place to live, especially for those who want to be near the hubbub of Islington but to live in a more tranquil setting.
Most of Highbury was developed in the 1850s, including the old village centre of Highbury Barn which was originally a Victorian outdoor entertainment venue (closed in 1871) after complaints from the new affluent residents. Today it is the hub of the neighbourhood, with a popular gastropub and an award-winning butcher and fromagerie.
Highbury has a generous amount of green space. Highbury Fields is the largest open space in Islington, with a selection of facilities including tennis and netball courts, a football pitch, children’s play areas, a café and an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Nearby Gillespie Park is a local nature reserve with a range of wildlife habitats and an ecology centre.
Public transport in Highbury is excellent. In addition to Arsenal underground station on the Piccadilly Line, Highbury & Islington connects to the Victoria Line, two Overground lines and National Rail. It is also on many bus routes.