Taking its name from the well-known eighteenth century Astronomer, Alexander Aubert, Aubert Park is a long, rising (or descending, subject to the direction of one's travel) avenue in the middle of peaceful Highbury. Formerly accommodating St John's Hall (and later the Highbury College of Divinity), Aubert Park's historical legacy to the Evangelical tradition, and in particular to ministerial ordinance is indeed significant. The school is no longer located at Aubert Park however, having eventually been moved to Nottingham under supervision of the University of Durham towards the end of the twentieth century. The scientific and spiritual are indeed intertwined here.
More recently, standing at the top of Aubert Park looking west gives outstanding views of Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium, which in due course has come to embody the spirit of the local area. The view overlooks Aubert Park's Victorian villas and terraces and newer blocks of purpose-built apartments. Highbury locals use Aubert Park to span the distance between Drayton Park to the west; including the popular station of the same name, (whose services are exploited by commuters who demand a no more than fifteen minute train ride to Moorgate and Bank) and Highbury Park to the east. Arsenal Tube (Piccadilly Line, Zone 2) is within very close proximity, and gives very good access to King’s Cross, Warren Street, and beyond. Highbury Park includes the Highbury Barn, and the exotic delicatessens, cafes, a superb fishmonger, and vintage furniture emporiums for which Highbury is becoming so well-known.
Nearby, Highbury's vast green spaces, (Highbury Fields, Clissold Park, and Finsbury Park) are but a short walk from Aubert Park. Ever popular with fitness enthusiasts, dog walkers, and sunny summertime picnics, all three comprise stunning expanses. Islington's popular Upper Street, including well-known High Street retailers, trendy bars, and fine dining, is approximately fifteen minutes' walk away,
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