Sitting in between Finsbury Park and Islington is Highbury, home to a friendly and mixed local community and is known for its thriving café scene and ever popular restaurants and bars. The N5 district is often seen as a quieter alternative to the hustle and bustle of Islington while still providing fantastic transport links that offer direct access to the centre of the city.
Property to rent in Highbury offer a similar architectural style to other areas of Islington, with Highbury filled with tree-lined streets populated by stunning Georgian townhouses. There are also plenty of pretty garden squares featuring flat conversions which are perfect for young couples and singles coming to the area looking for one or two bedroom flats. New build developments are also helping to transform the area, providing luxury apartments throughout the district.
Families, or those in need of larger housing options, mostly have a choice between Victorian-style designs in the north of the district, and classic Georgian facades to the east. Even the modern architecture blends in with older buildings, helping to preserve the timeless layout that makes the area feel so special.
The presence of Arsenal football club was previously one of the main attractions in Highbury, although their old stadium has now been converted into a modern day apartment complex named Highbury Square. There an exciting spread of things to do nearby with a number of retail options available and a large Odeon cinema on Holloway Road and Islington’s Upper Street only a short distance away.
Highbury Fields is the largest park in the area and provides plenty of places to sit and relax on warm summer evenings and weekends. Locals are never short of art galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars to choose from with more than enough hidden treasures to discover. The main nearby tube station is Highbury and Islington on the Victoria line, while also offering overground links via the East London line, Northern City line and North London line, with a busy bus terminal located outside.