Highbury - N5
Highbury is a residential suburb in the London Borough of Islington and is probably best known nationally as the former home of Arsenal Football Club.
The club relocated about half a mile down the road in Ashburnham Grove in 2006 and the site of the old stadium is being converted in to housing.
As part of the stadium move many parts of the area have been and are still being re-developed.
Highbury has a wide range of properties ranging from the Georgian terraces fronting on to Highbury Fields to the affordable housing built as part of the new stadium development.
Properties to the south of the area are generally the most sought after.
Highbury is flanked by 3 tube stations; Arsenal Station is located next to the site of the old football stadium, Highbury and Islington to the south and Holloway Road to the west.
All are located in zone 2 of the underground with average commuting times to the West End of approximately 15 minutes.
Highbury is bordered by the area of Finsbury Park to the North, Holloway to the West, Stoke Newington to the East and central Islington to the South.
There are a number of train and tube stations in the N5 district including Arsenal tube to the North (Piccadilly Line ) , Canonbury train station to the East (set to be part of the East London Extension line) and the extremely well connected Highbury and Islington station at Highbury Corner which houses three separate lines including the Victoria tube line with trains to the West End, the Hertfordshire line currently run by FCC with direct trains to the City at Moorgate and also the overground line that runs across the width of London from Stratford to Richmond.
The main streets and buildings include Highbury Grove, Highbury New Park, Highbury Hill, Blackstock Road, Grosvenor Avenue, Petherton Road, Highbury Barn, Highbury Arsenal Stadium. Nearby areas include Finsbury Park, Holloway, Canonbury, Newington Green, Stoke Newington, Barnsbury.