Highbury Park is the stretch of road between Blackstock Road and Highbury Grove N5. From Blackstock Road, continue uphill, and as you pass Riversdale Road, Highbury Park begins. It serves as a type of ‘high street’, containing various types of businesses and retail shops. The properties on the road are mainly flats that have been converted from handsome period houses and many of them have retail or commercial beneath them. The recently built Loxfords development - which used to be the Action for Children building - is located at the top end of the hill. It is now a residential development.
Many of the buses that run from Finsbury Park pass through Highbury Park, connecting the road to peaceful Highbury Corner, thriving Dalston and popular Hackney Wick. It can be quite a busy road, and there’s parking at the pay and display bays, ideal for those visiting the area’s array of shops, restaurants and cafes.
The area homes a number of young professionals who commute in and out of the city for work, many of whom are sharing properties with friends and family members. There’s also a number of families living in the area, due to the proximity to the top rated Catholic primary school, Joan of Arc.
There are a fantastic array of amenities just a stone’s throw from Highbury Park, including local grocery shops open late for convenience. Other highlights include Garufa Argentinian Restaurant, C and A Dry Cleaners, Cinnamon Village for great coffee and for the health conscious, and Seasons and Blossoms organic green grocers. Book lovers can grab a healthy drink and buy some interesting books at the newly opened Ink 84. They have a great selection of books, games and gifts for all ages and serve coffee as well as healthy beverages. If you are a fan of Gastro Pubs, the Highbury Barn Tavern is a wonderful place to meet with friends for a drink or to grab dinner in the lovely restaurant area they have on site. With an open kitchen, they cook to order so only fresh food is on offer; from fat chips to a Sunday roast, you are bound to find something you like.
The area would suit anyone wanting to be in a central area with good transport links into the City and to the West End. The nearest Tube station is Arsenal on the Piccadilly Line. Highbury Park is in Zone 2.
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