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Highbury area guide

Keep it classy in north London with the best restaurants, cafes, bars and things to do in Highbury

Highbury Fields

While it may be quieter than nearby Islington and not quite as trendy as its neighbour Stoke Newington, Highbury shouldn’t be overlooked. Whether it's a visit to quality butcher Godfrey’s or trip to La Fromagerie, this corner of London has a lot more to offer than football, though a trip to the Emirates Stadium is a must too. 

Along with delightful delis and some suburb shopping, Highbury also has some stellar bars, pubs and restaurants that more than live up to establishments housed in its busier neighbours. It even has a recently refurbished live music venue, which also doubles up as a club. Highbury: not as quiet as it seems. 

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Things to do in Highbury

Highbury Fields
Attractions

Highbury Fields

Open green space with a very popular children's playground. 

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5 out of 5 stars
Thousand Island

Thousand Island

Venue says: “Check out our events calendar to see our weekly shows. Follow the 'book now' button for more!”

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Pubs and bars in Highbury

The Mountgrove Bothy
Bars and pubs

The Mountgrove Bothy

A neighbourhood wine bar specialising in rare wines by the glass.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
The Lamb
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The Lamb

The Lamb on Holloway Road offers a warm welcome, forgivingly low lighting and plenty of Irish craic.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Highbury Library
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Highbury Library

Chic and well-decorated bar with great drinks and a vinyl collection. 

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5 out of 5 stars
The General Store
Bars and pubs

The General Store

Venue says: “The new spot in Highbury for craft beers, cocktails and coffee. Pick up a takeaway coffee for only £1.50!”

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5 out of 5 stars
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Restaurants in Highbury

Westerns Laundry
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Westerns Laundry

A superb follow-up to the highly acclaimed Primeur, serving modern European small plates.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Trullo
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Trullo

Simple but perfectly executed Italian food with an emphasis on seasonal produce. 

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Franks Canteen
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Franks Canteen

Tiny café in Highbury serving comfort food as haute cuisine for brunch and lunch. 

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Fink's Salt & Sweet
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Fink's Salt & Sweet

A charming deli, coffee shop and restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and light dinner.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Hotels near Highbury

DoubleTree by Hilton, Islington

DoubleTree by Hilton, Islington

Get a taste for the high life at DoubleTree by Hilton London-Islington, which comes with its very own rooftop bar. 

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Hilton London Islington

Hilton London Islington

The newly refurbished Hilton Hotel in Islington is handily located for central London, as well as Sadler's Wells. 

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Premier Inn London Angel Islington

Premier Inn London Angel Islington

Providing modern rooms with flat-screen TVs and an on-site restaurant. 

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The Luxury Inn

The Luxury Inn

Head to this family-run bed and breakfast for modern amenities in a contemporary but historical setting.

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The perfect weekend in Highbury

Explore: Highbury Fields
Attractions

Explore: Highbury Fields

Take a stroll around this tranquil and surprisingly secluded park. 

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5 out of 5 stars
Eat: Trullo
Restaurants

Eat: Trullo

Spoil yourself a bit and book at table at this local favourite. It's worth it. 

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Browse: Sylvanian Families Shop
Shopping

Browse: Sylvanian Families Shop

Re-live your childhood and visit this emporium dedicated entirely to Sylvanian Families. 

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5 out of 5 stars
Drink: The Mountgrove Bothy
Bars and pubs

Drink: The Mountgrove Bothy

Visit this local hangout to try some seriously good wine and indulge in a cheese plate. 

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars