Highbury's reputation as an upmarket, residential environment is underpinned by Conewood Street, which links trendy Highbury Park with Avenell Road, and Highbury Stadium Square. Conewood Street is not a busy street, it is not a long, broad avenue, nor a cut-through; instead, Conewood Street delicately captures the essence of Highbury in a way that grander, prettier thoroughfares do not.
The length of Conewood Street is for the most part lined by intimate Victorian cottage terraces, which are set back from the public footpaths. Their cosy nature seems to effortlessly accommodate some of the spacious, modern flats across the way. The street mainly homes one, two, and three bedroom houses, a few which have been converted into smaller apartments. Towards the junction with Legard Road, a gated new-build development sits comfortably amongst the surrounding buildings, and offers contemporary, open-plan living.
At the centre of Conewood Street life is St Johns Highbury Vale Church of England Primary School, which recently attained an 'Outstanding' badge in a recent OFSTED inspection. As a result, well-informed parents move locally in order to secure places for their children, and the school enjoys a good local reputation. The breakfast club allows busy working parents to drop their children off 'first thing', knowing that they will be well-prepared for the day ahead.
Highbury's reputable greengrocers, delicatessens, and vintage boutiques are all nearby, and Highbury Park, Highbury Barn, and the surrounding streets meet the local population's exacting demands for high-quality produce. Equally, London's green spaces - Highbury Fields, Clissold Park, and Finsbury Park - are a short walk away. Arsenal Tube (Piccadilly Line, Zone 2) and Drayton Park Overground (with regular services to Moorgate and Old Street) are both a stone’s throw from Conewood Street, which also provides excellent access to local bus routes in and out of central London.
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