Is Highbury Fields a nice place to live in?

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Highbury is an area in North London and located in the London Borough of Islington. Highbury was owned by Ranulf, brother of Ilger, and included all the areas north and east of Canonbury and Holloway Roads. “

How’s the local life around Highbury Fields

Highbury Fields is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Highbury Fields. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Highbury Fields. Also having a clear view of what is available in Highbury Fields and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

The facilities you might need in Highbury Fields

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Highbury Fields name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Post offices in and around the area of Highbury Fields

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Highbury Fields provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Highbury Park Post Office 12 Highbury Park, London 3.3 82
Islington Post Office 160-161 Upper Street, London 3.8 97
Holloway Road Post Office 118 Holloway Road, London 3.8 114
Postbox 1 Highbury Terrace, London 3 2
Upper Street Post Office 213-215 Upper Street, London 3.7 39
Postbox 268-258, A1, London 0 0
Post Box 24 Arran Walk, London 5 1
Post Box 76 Petherton Road, London 0 0
Postbox 158-154, 158 Hemingford Road, London 5 1

Medical institutions in Highbury Fields

Highbury Fields has 17 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Drayton Park Medical Centre 40 Drayton Park, London N/A N/A
The Medical Centre 140 Holloway Road, London 3.5 40
Concerned Care Agency 64 Saint Paul’s Road, London N/A N/A
Islington Central Medical Centre 28 Laycock Street, London 2.7 217
The Miller Practice 49 Highbury New Park, London 3.4 68
Dr C Vousden – Islington Central Medical Centre 28 Laycock Street, London N/A N/A
Dr W G T Coppola – Islington Central Medical Centre 28 Laycock Street, London N/A N/A
Dr N Ismail – Islington Central Medical Centre 28 Laycock Street, London N/A N/A
Dr J S Marshall – Islington Central Medical Centre 28 Laycock Street, London N/A N/A
Dr T Chuah – Islington Central Medical Centre 28 Laycock Street, London N/A N/A
Dr A Schwappach – Islington Central Medical Centre 28 Laycock Street, London N/A N/A
Dr J McGrath – Islington Central Medical Centre 28 Laycock Street, London N/A N/A
Dr A Abedzadeh – Islington Central Medical Centre 28 Laycock Street, London N/A N/A
Dr K Amiel – Islington Central Medical Centre 28 Laycock Street, London N/A N/A
Dr M J P Rodrigues – Islington Central Medical Centre 28 Laycock Street, London 5 1
Sports Injury Clinic Science Centre, London 5 1
15 Saint Johns Court 99 Highbury Park, London N/A N/A

In Highbury Fields, what tube and train stations are nearby?

We assembled the train and tube stations of Highbury Fields in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Highbury & Islington Holloway Road, London 4 238
Canonbury Wallace Road, London 4.2 46
Drayton Park Drayton Park, London 3.8 25
Highbury & Islington Holloway Road, London 4 238
Holloway Road Underground Ltd, Holloway Road, London 3.6 72

Schools in and around the area of Highbury Fields

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Highbury Fields vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool 18 Eden Grove, London 4.6 10
St Joan Of Arc Extended School 71 Ronalds Road, London N/A N/A
OSCE 2 40-44 Holloway Road, London N/A N/A
Dania Scandinavian School 3 Highbury Crescent, London 5 3
Planet Drum St. Mary Magdalene Church, Holloway Road, London 5 29
Highbury Fields School Highbury Hill, London 2.2 45
Samuel Rhodes Secondary School 11 Highbury New Park, London 3.5 6
St Mary Magdalene Academy, Islington 475 Liverpool Road, London 3.7 29
North Bridge House – Senior Canonbury 6-9 Canonbury Place, London 2 6
Kumon Maths & English St.Joan of Arc Community Centre, Kelross Road, London 5 3
Swim Islington 8 Highbury Grove, London 3.1 15
Paradise Park Childrens Centre 164 MacKenzie Road, London 4.9 8
New Park Nursery & Montessori School 67 Highbury New Park, London 5 1
William Tyndale Primary School Upper Street, London 3.9 8
Canonbury Primary School 124 Canonbury Road, London 4.3 6
Laycock Primary School 26 Laycock Street, London 3.7 6
Drayton Park Primary School 52 Drayton Park, London 4.2 10
Sacred Heart Primary School 68 Georges Road, London 5 9
Westbourne Early Years Centre 24 Bride Street, London 5 1
Highbury Fields Bandstand 42 Highbury Place, London N/A N/A

In Highbury Fields, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Highbury Fields? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Highbury Fields to help you decide to move in there.

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Highbury Fields, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

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Gyms in Highbury Fields

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Highbury Fields could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Highbury Leisure Centre Highbury Crescent, London 4.3 433
CrossFit Evolving | Holloway Arch 3, 303 Railway Street, Holloway Road, London 4.3 46
The Yoga Quarter 8 Hornsey Street, London 4.3 237
North London Buddhist Centre 72 Holloway Road, London 4.3 31
Energie Fitness Gym Highbury 555 Liverpool Road, London 4.3 275
JB Fitness UK 15 Highbury Place, London 4.3 74
Leyla Yoga London 49 Corsica Street, London 4.3 1
Skylight Centre 49 Corsica Street Highbury and, 49 Corsica Street, London 4.3 13
Highbury Fields netball courts Highbury Fields, London 4.3 8
Orangetheory Fitness 240 Upper Street, London 4.3 80
Bodyjunkies Boxing & Fitness Studio 259 Holloway Road, London 4.3 61
MahaDevi Yoga Centre 12 Eden Grove, London 4.3 20
Yague Yoga 5 Augustas Lane, London 4.3 1
Pop Up Yoga 199 Upper Street, London 4.3 N/A
Swing Outdoor Gym London 4.3 1
Corporate Yoga London – Creative Wellness 49 Corsica Street, London 4.3 17
Highbury Fields table tennis table 153 Highbury Grove, London 4.3 N/A
30+ Men’s Fitness North London Highbury Fields Football Pitch, London 4.3 N/A
Complement – Osteo & Physio Islington Unit 121, Screenworks, 22 Highbury Grove, London 4.3 87
Canonbury primary school 3D pitches The Rear of, Dixon Clark Court, Canonbury Road, London 4.3 N/A

Museums & Galleries nearby

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Highbury Fields, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 39A Canonbury Square, London 4.6 405
Rambooks – Vintage Erotica 66 Holloway Road, London 4.7 13
Science Centre 29 Hornsey Road, London 5 1
Arsenal Museum Emirates Stadium, London 4.4 28

Pubs

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Highbury Fields. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Highbury Fields.

Pub name Name Address Description
Gunners 204 Blackstock Road Highbury N5 1EN 12/05/2022 – per their Twitter feed either reopens today or tomorrow – let’s assume it is today.
Highbury Barn 26 Highbury Park Highbury N5 2AB Originally a farm (this building?), becoming a tea garden in the 1850s and then a pub in 1861. Was Greenalls, S&N Retail, and finally a Spirit “City Pub” before being bought by a small pub company. Positioning itself as a community focused pub and clearly gets very busy on Arsenal match days when plastic drinking vessels may be used. The exterior has some fine tiling which extends in a most unusual way into an arch-like structure wrapped around the side of the pedestrian area in the side street where there are benches and people may smoke. Although it seems integral to the pub it is not owned by them. inside it is essentially one large room wrapped around an L-shaped bar with high tables and stools.
Woodbine 215 Blackstock Road Highbury N5 2LL Re-opened in 2007 and it has turned into a venue which is lovely, warm and cosy inside with plenty of artwork decorating the walls. Good range of beers, which has been recently extended – beers from local breweries are now a regular feature. On Tuesday evenings there is a very popular pub quiz which puts seating at a premium. A big screen on match days when it can get busy (note the pub opens at 11am on weekend match days). Very good jukebox. Frequented mainly by younger locals. Thai food is served with a Saturday menu starting with brunch at noon and later items such as burgers, hot dogs and lite biotes; roasts on Sunday (noon to 7pm) but we do not know the full hours of service. Regular beer festivals.
Bank of Friendship 226 Blackstock Road London N5 1EA Traditional, comfortable pub on Highbury Hill, close to former Arsenal Stadium. Sizeable outside, paved garden seating area to rear. A proper locals’ pub. Like being in someone’s living room, with the TV for sports in the saloon bar, low background music in the public bar. Quiet corners where you can gather to chat, and a blazing fire in winter. No food served. They operate a strict over 21s policy.
Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury 2a Corsica Street London N5 1JJ Former tram shed just off Highbury Corner. Was used historically to house the trams that ran on the Highbury to Aldwych route which started in 1906. Opened in 1997 by Regent Inns, later Spirit with Bar Room Bar brand, from 2006 it was owned by Orchid who went into Administration. Acquired by the expanding and ambitious Brewhouse & Kitchen chain in 2014 and, after a period of closure, it has been thoroughly refurbished with the addition of an in-house brewery (opened June 2015).
Snooty Fox 75 Grosvenor Avenue London N5 2NN This vibrant, spacious pub decorated with 1960s icons and a 45 rpm juke box gives a retro feel. It features an open-plan room with plenty of seating space and cosy couch areas. There is a small patio off the light airy lounge to enjoy one of their four real ales and watch the world go by. It has regular DJ’d music and several diverse beer festivals, always well attended.

Parks and green spaces in Highbury Fields

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Highbury Fields offers room to roam.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Highbury Fields Highbury Crescent, London 4.5 3079
Freightliners Farm Sheringham Road, London 4.5 424
Upper Street Hardware 204 Upper Street, London 4.6 111
Olden Community Garden 22 Whistler Street, London 4.7 35
Paradise Park Football Pitch Paradise Park, Sheringham Road, London N/A N/A
Arvon Road Community Garden 8 Arvon Road, London 4 1
Highbury Garden Highbury, London 4.7 3
Laycock Green 49 Highbury Station Road, London 4.2 38
Compton Terrace Gardens Upper Street, London N/A N/A
Aberdeen Park 20-26, The Highbury Centre, Aberdeen Park, London 3.7 3
Canonbury Square Gardens Canonbury Square, London 4.3 85
Paradise Park 51 Lough Road, London 4.5 24
Topiary Fish Hedges 48 Canonbury Park North, London N/A N/A
Arundel Square Treehouse 123 Blackthorn Avenue, London 4.5 4
New River Walk New River Path, London N/A N/A
Little stream 38 Douglas Road, London N/A N/A
The Duck Pond 37 Alwyne Road, London N/A N/A
New River Walk and Garden 8 Canonbury Grove, London 4.7 6
Nightingale Park London N/A N/A
Petherton Green 37 Petherton Road, London 4.6 8

The types of restaurants

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Highbury Fields, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Trullo 300-302 Saint Paul’s Road, London 4.3 1205
The Snooty Fox 75 Grosvenor Avenue, London 4.3 653
The Compton Arms Compton Arms, 4 Compton Avenue, London 4.3 608
Subway 248 Upper Street, London 4.3 69
Hope & Anchor The Hope and Anchor, 207 Upper Street, London 4.3 765
Brewhouse & Kitchen – Highbury 2A Corsica Street, London 4.3 1995
The Horatia 98-102 Holloway Road, London 4.3 617
The Highbury Barn Tavern 26 Highbury Park, London 4.3 958
Iznik 19 Highbury Park, London 4.3 457
Gem Restaurant 265 Upper Street, London 4.3 614
Memsaab Islington 14 Westbourne Road, London 4.3 265
Sorrento Pizza (Islington) 288 Saint Paul’s Road, London 4.3 71
The Hemingford Arms 158 Hemingford Road, London 4.3 743
Myddleton Arms 52 Canonbury Road, London 4.3 485
Shell 276 Upper Street, London 4.3 138
Kokeb 45 Roman Way, London 4.3 233
The Londoner Pizza 163 Holloway Road, London 4.3 2
Green Jade 219 Holloway Road, London 4.3 94
McDonald’s 280 Holloway Road, London 4.3 1977
Lamezia Pizza & Fresh Pasta 165 Holloway Road, London 4.3 374

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