M&M Property - Your Local Area Property Specialists
M&M Property, 97 Newington Green Road Islington, London N1 4QX
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As local Highbury estate agents, M&M Property is the go-to estate agent for selling and letting homes in Highbury. As estate agents in Highbury, M&M Property specialises in finding you flats and houses for sale or rent in the London borough of Islington.
Situated to the north of Islington, Highbury is a charming neighbourhood offering a surprisingly tranquil environment combined with excellent transport links to central London. It is increasingly popular with young professionals and families due to its friendly villagey atmosphere and wonderful outdoor spaces.
In the heart of Highbury, you’ll find an old village centre with its clock tower installed to mark Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee in 1897. Indeed, the area blossomed during Victoria’s era, as magnificent family homes were built from 1850 onwards to house London’s growing middle class.
There is everything from elegant Georgian homes to large Victorian mansions and smaller Victorian terraces. Edwardian red brick houses and apartment blocks can also be found around Highbury Fields and to the north. Many large period properties have been converted into spacious apartments.
Highbury suffered extensively during the Blitz. On 27 June 1944, an enemy V-1 flying bomb or ‘doodle bug’ was dropped on Highbury Corner, killing 28 people and injuring a further 150. The period after World War II saw large-scale rebuilding across Highbury replacing bombed buildings and provided new housing.
Highbury was once the home of football for many Arsenal fans as the big Arsenal Stadium was located in the area. The old stadium was later converted into a luxury housing complex known as Highbury Square. The new stadium, known as the Emirates Stadium is now located just a short distance away in Holloway.
Beatles producer Sir George Martin, who grew up in the Highbury area, founded Wessex Studios in Highbury New Park where many famous albums were recorded.
If you like open spaces, Highbury Fields is Islington’s largest park. It has a large children’s adventure playground with a sandpit and water play feature, plus a café and tennis courts. Clissold Park is also nearby and offers similar facilities.
The Ecology Centre and nature reserve at Gillespie Park is great for kids who can enjoy discovering its plant, butterfly and bird species, as well as adults who can seek advice on wildlife gardening and sustainable living.
The old village centre of Highbury Barn is at the heart of Highbury and gives the whole area a village-like charm. Explore the selection of independent artisan shops, including the famous La Fromagerie cheese shop and cafes.
There are plenty of choices for eating out around Highbury, both locally and on nearby Holloway Road and Upper Street (in Islington). There are plenty of bars too, ranging from trendy cocktail bars to traditional family-run pubs.
Highbury is synonymous with Arsenal Football Club. If you are lucky enough to get a ticket, watch a game at The Emirates Stadium, there is also an Arsenal museum and stadium tours.
Nearby Islington has several renowned theatres, including The King’s Head, one of the first theatre/pubs, and has been showing performances since Shakespeare’s time.
There are two private schools close to Highbury, St Paul’s Steiner (co-ed, ages five to 14) and North Bridge House Senior Canonbury (co-ed, ages 11 to 18).
Highbury is well connected to the centre of London with a tube station, mainline station and bus routes. Arsenal tube station is on the Piccadilly line, and Highbury & Islington Station is on the Victoria line, London Overground and mainline route to Moorgate. Drayton Park mainline station also offers frequent trains to Moorgate.
There are also plenty of bus routes that pass through Highbury, providing access to most central London areas.