Highbury and Islington are two adjoining urban neighbourhoods located immediately north of the City and within the London Borough of Islington. The main shopping area is Upper Street which provides an extensive range of shopping, bar and restaurant amenities, including both independent and chain retailers along with the Camden Passage Antiques Market.
Islington continues to be a magnet for lawyers, bankers and top media executives and the most desirable buildings tend to be Georgian houses set around garden squares and early Victorian terraces, such as Duncan Terrace Conservation Area and Gibson Square. Several 1950s and 1960s flats and council estates remain, while the development of new build developments, predominantly apartments, continues in the area and is predominant along Regent’s Canal and City Road.
The best roads in the area include Alwynes, Canonbury Park North and South, Duncan Terrace, Highbury Place, Richmond Crescent and Thornhill Square.
Whilst there is a good state school offering in the area, the private schools are located in the City and also north of the area in Highgate and Hampstead.
As Islington is one of the more built up areas of London, green space is at a premium. There is Highbury Fields, the Regent’s Canal and the New River Walk.
The King’s Head Theatre
Screen on The Green