Highbury's Estate Agents

Highbury Estate Agents Hotblack Desiato is located amongst an array of cafés, delis and shops of Highbury Park, opposite the Highbury Clock Tower.

Our services

Hotblack Desiato Highbury is the only estate agent on Highbury Barn and has been serving the community since 2006. We have some of the most sought-after properties in London and our Highbury team provide a service that is tailor-made and sensitive to your personal circumstances. Our Highbury office is located on Highbury Park and is just a short distance from the beautiful, open spaces of Highbury Fields, Clissold Park, and Finsbury Park.

We take the time to understand how our client’s properties work and put together efficient and highly effective marketing plans to attract the widest possible audience. Our professional team of property consultants in Highbury know the local area inside out and are able to offer a unique insight for buyers and sellers alike.

Hotblack Desiato have long been established as one of the go-to estate agents in Highbury and provide a full suite of services. No matter how many times you have bought or sold a property, we do everything possible to make it fast and hassle free to achieve your desired goals.

Communication is key to establishing a successful relationship with our clients which is why our team will always provide regular updates and progress reports. You need an estate agent you can rely on and we make sure we are always there when you need us so you feel assured and confident of a successful sale or purchase.

All of the advice and guidance we provide is always based on your needs and specific requirements. We provide a free valuation at the very start to help you understand the possibilities currently available on the local market, and line-up interested and serious buyers actively looking to purchase.

Anyone looking to buy property in Highbury will be provided with regular property options to match their set criteria. Whether you need to quickly find a house in the area, or want to bide your time to find the perfect property, we have everything you need to find the perfect deal.

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Local area

You can also find new build apartments in Highbury, Hackney, and Finsbury Park. These areas offer great transport links to central London and are convenient for the highly anticipated Crossrail service. Our core business is the heart of Highbury, around the Fields, and the Blackstock Triangle, but we have also enjoyed a high profile and sold plenty of property in Stoke Newington, Crouch Hill, Stroud Green and Crouch End.

The cost of property in Highbury compares favourably to neighbouring Islington and the area has seen an influx of City professionals. These include politicians, bankers and lawyers. The area is also popular with many media types, actors and journalists.  Some of the best properties are located in Baalbec Road, Grosvenor Avenue, Highbury Terrace, and Highbury Hill.

Highbury is well-served with a variety of amazing delis, cafes, trendy pubs and restaurants, not to mention many exclusive boutiques. These ensure that residents of Highbury, and the nearby surrounding areas never have to venture far to enjoy the delights on offer.

Highbury also has some shopping centres that offer unique shopping experiences. For example, the Angel Central Shopping Centre in nearby Islington has all of the most popular High Street brands. You can also catch some great bands at the O2 Academy which is one of the best music venues in North London, and you can also find some great places to dine.

One reason that Highbury is a top choice for relocation is the great transport links to central London and to the North. It is very easy and quick to get to most parts of London on the tube, Overground rail network, or bus. In fact, the commute to the centre of London only takes about 20 minutes. However, because you are close to the A1 and King’s Cross and St Pancras International train stations, leaving the capital for other parts of the UK, or for Europe, is very easy.

For a closer look at the local area, take a look at our area guides:


Highbury Barn

Seven Sisters



Manor House

Stroud Green 


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Highbury Team

Our N5 team boasts collectively many years of experience working in different markets – we’ve been through our share of peaks, troughs; recessions and booms and are specialised at engineering a bespoke strategy to get the best result for the most important person in our business – you!

Born in Canonbury in 1971, I had the pleasure of going to Canonbury school. 26 years later my children followed in my footsteps. When my first child went there I was shocked at how small the hall was and how little the climbing frames were. My primary love (after my wife and four children) is skiing and I spent 6 years as a ski instructor in the French Alps and travelling the world. However, a broken back cut that career short. I started in estate agency in 1995, joining Hotblack Desiato in 1998 with partnership following in 2003. I ski as often as having 4 children allows me and I have a passion for architecture/ design and sailing.

Hello, I’m Alasdair. I was born in Paddington, then lived on the other side of the world for a bit, then came back here. Went to University, then moved to Oxford to run pubs and play records in nightclubs. Once this became undignified, I started selling houses. Ended up working in the franchise side of an agency, with branches from Leeds to Bristol to London and back again. I’m not much of a fan of driving though, so came back to the roost here in N5 where I manage the Highbury branch – delighted that I did as well. I can do all my appointments on a bike – that’s me, on the black and orange Brompton.

Originally from the West Country, my love for the finer things in life (especially food) started at a young age. This lead me into the world of cheffing, something I pursued in Bristol and Brighton for the next 7 years. After too many years of working in windowless kitchens and unsociable hours I decided to change paths and look for a job where I saw the sun and got to meet people. Hotblack Desiato it was, starting out as lettings negotiator I soon progressed to a senior lettings negotiator in the Highbury office and four years later moved onto managing the Camden lettings department. I now find myself back in Highbury managing  the excellent team here; we seem to constantly get good reviews so I guess we are doing something right!

I have lived in Highbury since 1995 and North London for my whole life. After spending 27 years in the City, I switched careers and joined Hotblack Desiato as a Sales Negotiator in 2016. After working for 18 months in the Islington office I have moved to the Highbury office, and now have an 8 minute walk from home to work! One of the benefits of being a local agent living in the area that I work is that I can justify going to the local hostelries in the evening in the name of research (Well that’s what I tell my partner). My children all went to local schools and have now gone on to further education, so now I have a little more time to indulge in my passion for local history and I also have a keen interest in cycling, both road and touring. Every other weekend I like to torture myself by watching Arsenal play, although having been a season ticket holder for over 30 years you would think that I’d know better!

Highbury Office Location

The beauty of our Highbury Estate Agents branch is that it is unique in being the only agent on Highbury Barn – complemented by a wide array of shops, boutiques and delis. Just across the road from Highbury Fields, we cater for an affluent-set and are very much ‘embedded’ in the community. Indeed, it is often the case that former and existing clients pop in for coffee, even to change nappies.

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Highbury Area Guides

Highbury Fields
Highbury Area Guide

Our guide to Highbury

Finsbury Park
Finsbury Area Guide

Our guide to Finsbury

Stroud Green
Stroud Green Area Guide

Our guide to Stroud Green