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Highbury, Harlow | Tourist Information



26 Highbury Park
Harlow, United Kingdom N5 1EY

20-72262339

Highbury is a district in the London Borough of Islington.HistoryEarly HighburyThe area now known as Islington was part of the larger manor of Tolentone, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Tolentone was owned by Ranulf brother of Ilger and included all the areas north and east of Canonbury and Holloway Road. The manor house was situated by what is now the east side of Hornsey Road near the junction with Seven Sisters Road. After the manor decayed, a new manor house was built in 1271 (see below) to the south-east; to differentiate it from the original manor and because it was on a hill, it was called Highbury, from which the area takes its name.The site for Highbury Manor was possibly used by a Roman garrison as a summer camp. During the construction of a new Highbury House in 1781, tiles were found that could have been Roman or Norman; unfortunately these have been lost.Highbury ManorOwnership of Highbury eventually passed to Alicia de Barrow, who in 1271 gave it to the Priory of St John of Jerusalem, also known as the Knights Hospitallers in England. The wealthy Lord Prior built Highbury manor as a substantial stone country lodging with a grange and barn.In 1381, during the Peasants' Revolt, Jack Straw led a mob of 20,000 rioters who "so offended by the wealth and haughtiness" of the Knights Hospitallers destroyed the manor house. The Lord Prior at the time, Robert Hales, who had taken refuge in the Tower of London, was captured and beheaded on Tower Hill. Jack Straw and some of his followers used the site as a temporary headquarters; consequently the derelict manor became known for the next 500 years as Jack Straw’s Castle. This should not be confused with the better known Jack Straw’s Castle, formerly a pub and now residential flats at Whitestone Ponds, Hampstead, which was named after the semi-legendary leader of the revolt.

Bar Near Highbury

The Famous Cock
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
259 Upper Street
London, United Kingdom N1 1RU

0207 226 4627

The Alwyne Castle
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
83 St Paul's Road
London, United Kingdom N1 2LY

02073597351

Located in effervescent Highbury and Islington, the Alwyne Castle has something for everyone. Polish off a plate of freshly prepared pub food in our dining room, sample the delights of our extensive bar, snuggle up in the conservatory or join the masses in our spacious beer garden. Wherever you turn there are candles, fairy lights and a generous serving of offbeat charm, making the Alwyne Castle an enchanting place to unwind with old friends over a pint of cask ale. Quiz night -Tue, Wine Club- Wed & DJ night-Fri Four real ales and 14 speciality beers & lagers Seasonal, regionally sourced menu Traditional Sunday roasts Dining room with open kitchen Huge garden for more than 300 people Free Wi-fi

The Gunners pub
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
204 Blackstock Road
London, United Kingdom N5 1EN

02073592467

This iconic pub has been a landmark over The Arsenal for decades and has possibly the biggest collection of memorabilia outside the clubs museum. We have recently taken over the ownership of your pub and wish to restore it to former glory

Club Level, Emirates Stadium
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Hornsey Road
London, United Kingdom N7 7

0845 262 0001

The White Swan Islington - J D Wetherspoon
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
255-256 Upper Street
London, United Kingdom N1 1RY

02072889050

The Snooty Fox
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
75 Grosvenor Avenue
London, United Kingdom N5 2NN

07789 187947

The Snooty Fox is an award winning pub at the heart of the local community. It is a vibrant place which offers a great selection real ales and cider, imported draft lagers, world wines and spirits. Our kitchen offers a cutting edge interpretation of seasonal British food of today including a traditional Sunday roasts. The pub is conveniently sited opposite Canonbury Overground Station. Pictures of 60s icons adorn the walls and the 45rpm jukebox sets the scene... Join us for our Pub Quiz every Tuesday from 9pm. The Snooty Fox is proud to be the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) North London 2014 Pub of the Year, and is currently the only pub in N5 to be listed in the Good Beer Guide. We are passionate about the quality of our real ale, and serve an ever changing range of ale from Britain's best breweries. We are signed up to the CAMRA LocAle scheme so you will always find ale made within the London area. Our real ale festivals, held twice a year are not to be missed with people traveling far and wide to try ales rarely seen in London. Keep an eye on our website and social media for details of the next festival. The Snooty Fox Liquor Locker is a treasure trove of exciting spirits and liqueurs, including a diverse range of the best craft gins, whisky from Scotland, Japan and the USA, vintage bourbons and interesting rums and tequila. Ask to see what's inside, you won't be disappointed! Our wine list is an eclectic choice of European and New World wines. They have been carefully chosen because they are delicious to drink now and to compliment our dishes.

Junction
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
2a Corsica Street
Highbury, United Kingdom N5 1JJ

(020) 7226 1026

Bringing seriously good urban street food to Euston Station. Featuring The Rib Man, Beany Green and Big Apple Hot Dogs #ThankGodForJunction #TGFJ

Buffalo Bar
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
259 Upper St
London, United Kingdom N1 1RU

020 7359 6191

Buffalo Bar is open up to 7 days a week with indie bands, salsa nights, 60s pop clubs and more - we have Cave Club, Guided Missile, Great Big Kiss, How Does It Feel, Club Fandango, GoGo Disco, This Is Chamber and many more...

The Horatia Pub
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
98-100 Holloway Rd
London, United Kingdom N7 8JE

0207 503 9421

Drayton Arms
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Drayton Park
London, United Kingdom N5 1NG

02073593915

The Wig and Gown
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
99 Holloway Road
London, United Kingdom N7 8LT

020 7607 3860

The Woodbine
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
215 Blackstock Road
London, United Kingdom N5 2LL

02073541061

Hen and Chickens Theatre
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
109 St Paul's Road
London, United Kingdom N1 2

020 7704 2001

The Hen and Chickens Theatre is a fringe venue for theatre and comedy situated above a pub at Highbury in the London Borough of Islington. The theatre management was awarded to actress Felicity Wren in 1999.The Mighty Boosh played here numerous times in their early comedy career

The Alma
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
59 Newington Green Road
London, United Kingdom N1 4

02073594536

The Lamb Beer & Liquor
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
54 Holloway Road, Highbury & Islington. London N7 8JL
London, United Kingdom N78JL

02076199187

The Cellars
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
125 Newington Green Road
London, United Kingdom N1 4RA

020 7684 2447

Opened in 2010, The Cellars serves food seven days a week, a changing selection of real ales and proper Sunday lunches.

Wetherspoons
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
255-256 Upper Street
London, United Kingdom N1 1RY

Bank of Friendship
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
226 Blackstock Road, Highbury
London, United Kingdom N5 1EA

02072268711

The Bank of Friendship is a first-class neighborhood pub with a fresh approach to traditional pub values, offering a select choice of quality drinks products in a carefully maintained and characterful drinking environment. With the emphasis on quality, simplicity and authenticity, you will find the Bank of Friendship a charming and familiar hideout with unintrusive personal service, friendly banter, good music and Blackstock Road's only big beer garden! Enjoy real ales, whiskeys, wine & sky sports in N5's long loved all weather pub!

The Bailey
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
81 Holloway Road
London, United Kingdom N7 8

020 7700 1425

The Bailey, recently under new management. Why not come and sample a real pub atmosphere! Weekly Events. All major live sporting events are shown at The Bailey. Did you know The Bailey is the local Arsenal pub? Come join the fans and support the Arsenal at every opportunity. Also local to the London Metropolitan University, The Bailey offers student discounts, with live bands and DJ's playing the best of Rock, Pop, Indie Electonica, Dubstep, Reggae, Jazz and live acoustic performances. Also at The Bailey. Chilled Lagers, a choice of real ales, a great selection of wines, global bottled beers and ciders, cocktails on request, and tea and coffee. The bailey offers free Wifi, events hire, and pinball and table football. Food. The Bailey offers a sensiblly priced authentic Thai food menu. snacks, salads, soups, stir fries and curries. If you need to be patriotic The Bailey kitchen staff also offer a selection of Britians best grub including peppered steak, chips, gourmet burgers, and fish and chips. The Bailey also offers a traditional and affordable sunday roast. Chicken, beef and lamb available, all served with roast potatos, yorkshire pudding and a selection of fresh vegtables. Come down, enjoy the friendly atmosphere and enjoy the real pub experience!

Primeur
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
116 Petherton Rd
London, United Kingdom N5 2RT

020 7226 5271

City Near Highbury

University College Hospital
Distance: 2.4 mi Tourist Information
235 Euston Rd
London, United Kingdom WC1E 6

08451555000

University College Hospital is a teaching hospital located in London, United Kingdom. It is part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is closely associated with University College London .The hospital has 665 in-patient beds, 12 operating theatres and houses the largest single critical care unit in the NHS. The Accident & Emergency department sees approximately 80,000 patients a year. It is a major teaching hospital and a key location for the UCL Medical School. It is also a major centre for medical research and part of both the UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre and the UCL Partners academic health science centre.The hospital is located on Euston Road in the Fitzrovia area of the London Borough of Camden, adjacent to the main campus of UCL. The nearest London Underground stations are Euston Square and Warren Street, with Goodge Street nearby.

Smithfield, London
Distance: 2.3 mi Tourist Information
31-32 Watling St
London, United Kingdom EC1A 2

020 7248 3151

Smithfield is a locality in the ward of Farringdon Without situated at the City of London's northwest in central London, England. The principal street of the area is West Smithfield.A number of valued City institutions are located in the area, such as St Bartholomew's Hospital, the Charterhouse, and Livery Halls notably those of the Butchers' and Haberdashers' Companies, but Smithfield is best known for its ancient meat market, dating from the 10th century, which is now London's only remaining wholesale market in continuous operation since medieval times. The area also contains London's oldest surviving church, St Bartholomew-the-Great, founded in 1123 AD.Smithfield has borne witness to many bloody executions of heretics and political rebels over the centuries, including major historical figures such as Scottish patriot Sir William Wallace and Wat Tyler, leader of the Peasants' Revolt, among many other religious reformers and dissenters.

Upper Clapton
Distance: 2.1 mi Tourist Information
Upper Clapton Road, Hackney
London, United Kingdom E5 9

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Upper Clapton is a district in the London Borough of Hackney.Upper Clapton approximates to the northern part of the E5 (Clapton) postal district. The district borders the River Lea (spelled Lea or Lee) to the east and the border with Lower Clapton to the south is marked by the Lea Bridge and Kenninghall Roads.Neither Upper Clapton nor the wider Clapton area have ever been an administrative unit and consequently their extent has never been formally determined. Describing Upper Clapton as northern E5 is useful but also informal and imperfect, for instance a small area of Clapton Common and the immediately adjacent community is excluded from the postal district despite almost always being publicly viewed as being part of Upper Clapton.As is frequently the case with London districts, these boundaries are often uncertain and overlapping because of the meeting of the developing expansion of the original settlements. Western parts of the area are often considered part of a wider Stamford Hill, understandable perhaps because of the public transport junction and shopping area at Stamford Broadway, and that the Hasidic Jewish community identified as being located in Stamford Hill extends into Upper Clapton.HistoryClapton was from 1339 until the 18th century normally rendered as Clopton, meaning the "farm on the hill". The Old English clop - "lump" or "hill" - presumably denoted the high ground which rises from the River Lea. Clapton grew up as a straggling hamlet along the road subsequently known as Lower and Upper Clapton Road, and as the area became urbanised, the extent of the area called Clapton eventually increased to encompass most of the north-eastern quarter of the Ancient Parish and subsequent Metropolitan Borough of Hackney.

Clink 78
Distance: 1.8 mi Tourist Information
78 kings cross road
London, United Kingdom WC1X 9QG

N15
Distance: 2.2 mi Tourist Information
Seven Sisters Road
London, United Kingdom N15

Higbury Islington
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
15 Westbourne road
London, United Kingdom

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Bem em Londres e pela Europa
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Rona Walk
London, United Kingdom N1 2RQ

44 7741487230

http://www.facebook.com/Bememlondres1?v=app_129982580378550

Capoeira Bem-Vindo Angola
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
Garrett Centre
London, United Kingdom E2 6LX

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Benefits of Capoeira! The art of Capoeira offers substantial benefits to physical and mental health, strength, flexibility, endurance, self-esteem and discipline. Everyone has the ability to learn Capoeira; however, each person expresses their knowledge of it in a unique manner. The group: Capoeira Bem-Vindo Angola is a group founded in London by Paulinha and students. "Bem-Vindo" means "welcome" in portuguese, the idea is to keep the door open to anyone who wants to learn, share or celebrate the art of capoeira. The capoeira angola community in London is very open and is growing fast, this is an amazing opportunity to develop our capoeira, ourselves and the art itself. Capoeira Bem-Vindo is proud to be part of it and happy to bring simplicity, respect and positive feelings. This philosophy is meaningful to us and will help to develop our work and study of capoeira angola. Vamos vadiar! Capoeira Bem-Vindo é um grupo fundado em Londres por Paulinha e alunos. A idéia é manter a porta aberta para quem quiser aprender, compartilhar ou celebrar a arte da capoeira. A Capoeira Angola comunidade em Londres é muito aberto e está crescendo rapidamente, esta é uma incrível oportunidade de desenvolver a nossa capoeira, nós mesmos e da arte em si. Capoeira Bem-Vindo tem orgulho de ser parte dela e feliz por trazer sentimentos de respeito, simplicidade e positiva. Esta filosofia é importante para nós e vai ajudar a desenvolver o nosso trabalho e estudo da Capoeira Angola. Vamos vadiar! Capoeira Bem- Vindo! Classes: Including music, movements and roda. Everybody are welcome to join us to share the good time together! Tuesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm Praxis community Project, Pott Street E2 0EF just 2min away from Bethnal green Tube St. Saturdays 3.30pm-5.30pm Soho Gym Camden Town Please come 15 minutes before the class for strech and warm up :-)

Finsbury Park N4
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Mental ayslum
London, United Kingdom

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Island Queen, Islington
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
87 Noel Road
London, United Kingdom

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Liverpool Lime Street Station
Distance: 2.2 mi Tourist Information
Lime Street
Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Fox Court
Distance: 2.4 mi Tourist Information
14 Grays Inn Road
London, United Kingdom

Barwick Towers
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
45 Essex Road
London, United Kingdom N1 3

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N1 Centre
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
21 Parkfield St
London, United Kingdom N1 0

20-73592674

Embassy Of The State Of Eritrea
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
96 White Lion St
London, United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 7713 0096

The Embassy of Eritrea in London is the diplomatic mission of Eritrea in the United Kingdom. It is the eastern-most embassy in the city (ignoring the Mission of Somaliland), being far removed from most other embassies which are predominantly located in Central or West London.

Colebrooke Row, Islington, London
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Colebrooke Row, Islington, N1
London, United Kingdom

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81 Rivington Street
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
81 Rivington Street
London, United Kingdom EC2A 3AY

020 3178 6000

Royal Mail Sorting Office
Distance: 2.1 mi Tourist Information
10 Emma Street
London, United Kingdom E2 9AH

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University of North London
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
166-220 Holloway Road
London, United Kingdom N7 8HN

020 7607 2789

The University of North London was a university in London, England, from 1992 to 2002, when it merged with London Guildhall University to form London Metropolitan University. Its former premises are now the university's north campus, on Holloway Road and Highbury Grove, Islington. In 1996, the university celebrated its centenary year.StructureUnder the board of governors, the university was arranged into four faculties each led by a dean and pro vice-chancellor:—Faculty of Environmental and Social Studies:School of Law, Governance and Information Management (formerly schools of Law and of Information and Communications Studies)School of Social Sciences (formerly Policy Studies, Politics and Social Research)School of Community Health, Psychology and Social Work (formerly schools of Health and of Social Work)School of Geography and Environmental Studies (until 1997)School of Architecture and Interior DesignFaculty of Humanities and Teacher Education: School of Arts and Humanities (formerly Historical, Philosophical and Contemporary Studies)School of Area and Language Studies (formerly European and Language Studies)School of EducationFaculty of Science, Computing and Engineering:School of Biological and Applied Sciences (formerly Applied Chemistry)School of Communications Technology and Mathematical Sciences (formerly schools of Electronic and Communications Engineering and Applied Physics and of Mathematical Studies)School of Informatics and Multimedia Technology (formerly Computing)School of Health and Sport Science (formerly Life Sciences)School of Polymer Technology (founded as the National College of Rubber Technology in 1948)The Business School Faculties organised undergraduate and postgraduate schemes within a university modular framework. An interdisciplinary undergraduate scheme for inter-faculty combined honours degrees was managed centrally by the Academic Registry.

Brahlistan
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
2 Dove Road, The Pinnacle 7
London, United Kingdom N1 3PL

+447702345828

Historical Place Near Highbury

Sadler's Wells
Distance: 1.6 mi Tourist Information
181 Rosebery Avenue
London, United Kingdom EC1R 4

020 7863 8000

Did you know that Sadler's Wells takes its name from the underground spring found by Dick Sadler in 1683? He opened a music and variety house, inviting people to taste the waters. There has been a theatre on this site ever since. And we're still pumping the water!

Spitalfields E1
Distance: 2.4 mi Tourist Information
Spitalfields Market E1, Brushfield Street
London, United Kingdom E1 6AA

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Spitalfields markets, shops and restaurants - one-off, handmade and individual - just like you. Open 7 days a week.

Union Chapel, Islington
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace
London, United Kingdom N1 2UN

+44 20 7226 1686

Union Chapel is a working church, live entertainment venue and charity drop-in centre for the homeless in Islington, London, England. Built in the late 19th century in the Gothic revival style, the church is Grade I-listed. It is at the top end of Upper Street, near Highbury Fields.The VenueThe church hosts live music and comedy events, and was voted London's Best Live Music Venue by readers of Time Out magazine in 2012.Margins Homelessness ProjectThe Margins Project, based in the Union Chapel, provides a range of support services to people facing homelessness, crisis and isolation. It operates a Sunday drop-in that provides meals, showers and laundry facilities. It also offers help with accessing housing, employment and health services and weekly art classes.Church in the ChapelUnion Chapel is a Congregational church, which describes itself as "liberal, inclusive, non-hierarchical, and non-conformist" and meets every Sunday for worship. The church is also open on Wednesday mornings for private prayer, and a Bible study group meets Wednesday lunchtime.HistoryThe congregation first met in 1799 in a house in Highbury Grove as a union of evangelical Anglicans and non-conformists, and moved to a previous building on the present site in Compton Terrace, just off Upper Street, in 1806. The current building is in the Victorian gothic style of architecture. It was designed by James Cubitt of Loughton, and built between 1874 and 1877, with further additions from 1877 to 1890, while Henry Allon was pastor. The chapel was used for a major scene in the 1982 film, Who Dares Wins. Since 1982, the charity Friends of Union Chapel has helped restore and preserve the church and organise activities. Behind the church is the large Sunday School, built on the Akron Plan.

Highgate Cemetery
Distance: 2.4 mi Tourist Information
Swains Lane
London, United Kingdom N6 6

Highgate Cemetery is a place of burial in north London, England. It is designated Grade I on the Historic England Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. It is divided into two parts, named the East and West cemetery. There are approximately 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves at Highgate Cemetery. Highgate Cemetery is notable both for some of the people buried there as well as for its de facto status as a nature reserve.LocationThe cemetery is located on both sides of Swain's Lane in Highgate, N6, next to Waterlow Park. The main gate is located just north of Oakshott Avenue. There is another disused gate on Chester Road. The cemetery is in the London Boroughs of Camden, Haringey and Islington. The nearest transport link is Archway tube station.History and settingThe cemetery in its original form – the northwestern wooded area – opened in 1839, as part of a plan to provide seven large, modern cemeteries, now known as the "Magnificent Seven", around the outside of central London. The inner-city cemeteries, mostly the graveyards attached to individual churches, had long been unable to cope with the number of burials and were seen as a hazard to health and an undignified way to treat the dead. The initial design was by architect and entrepreneur Stephen Geary.

Royal Exchange, London
Distance: 2.7 mi Tourist Information
st. Threadneedle
London, United Kingdom EC3V 3

020 7623 3857

The Royal Exchange in London was founded in the 16th century by the merchant Thomas Gresham on the suggestion of his factor Richard Clough to act as a centre of commerce for the City of London. The site was provided by the City of London Corporation and the Worshipful Company of Mercers, who still jointly own the freehold. It is trapezoidal in shape and is flanked by Cornhill and Threadneedle Street, which converge at Bank junction in the heart of the City. The design was inspired by a bourse Gresham had seen in Antwerp, and was Britain's first specialist commercial building.It has twice been destroyed by fire and subsequently rebuilt. The present building was designed by William Tite in the 1840s. The site was notably occupied by the Lloyd's insurance market for nearly 150 years. Today the Royal Exchange contains offices, luxury shops and restaurants.Traditionally, the steps of the Royal Exchange is the place where Royal Proclamations (such as the dissolution of Parliament) are read out by either a herald or a crier.

Hatton Garden
Distance: 2.3 mi Tourist Information
44 Hatton Garden
London, United Kingdom EC1N 8ER

020 7404 3812

Hatton Garden is a street and area in the district of Holborn in the London Borough of Camden. It is most noted for being London's jewellery quarter and centre of the UK diamond trade, but the area is also now home to a diverse range of media and creative businesses.The name 'Hatton Garden' is derived from the garden of the London residence of the Bishop of Ely called Ely Place, which was given to Sir Christopher Hatton by Elizabeth I in 1581, during a vacancy of the see.The area surrounding Hatton Garden has been the centre of London's jewellery trade since medieval times. The old City of London had certain streets, or quarters, dedicated to types of business, and the area around Hatton Garden became a centre for jewellers and jewellery.Nearly 300 of the businesses in Hatton Garden are in the jewellery industry and over 55 shops represent the largest cluster of jewellery retailers in the UK. The largest of these companies is De Beers, the international family of companies that dominate the international diamond trade. De Beers has its headquarters in a complex of offices and warehouses just behind the main Hatton Garden shopping street. The area also plays host to a large number of media, publishing and creative businesses, including Blinkbox and Grey Advertising.Hatton Garden has an extensive underground infrastructure of vaults, tunnels, offices and workshops.Hatton Garden was also the home to the invention of the machine gun. Sir Hiram Maxim had a small factory at 57 Hatton Garden and in 1881 invented and started to produce the Maxim Gun, capable of firing 666 rounds a minute.

Smithfield, London
Distance: 2.3 mi Tourist Information
31-32 Watling St
London, United Kingdom EC1A 2

020 7248 3151

Smithfield is a locality in the ward of Farringdon Without situated at the City of London's northwest in central London, England. The principal street of the area is West Smithfield.A number of valued City institutions are located in the area, such as St Bartholomew's Hospital, the Charterhouse, and Livery Halls notably those of the Butchers' and Haberdashers' Companies, but Smithfield is best known for its ancient meat market, dating from the 10th century, which is now London's only remaining wholesale market in continuous operation since medieval times. The area also contains London's oldest surviving church, St Bartholomew-the-Great, founded in 1123 AD.Smithfield has borne witness to many bloody executions of heretics and political rebels over the centuries, including major historical figures such as Scottish patriot Sir William Wallace and Wat Tyler, leader of the Peasants' Revolt, among many other religious reformers and dissenters.

Coram's Fields
Distance: 2.2 mi Tourist Information
93 Guilford Street
London, United Kingdom WC1N 1DN

020 7837 6138

Coram's Fields is a unique seven acre playground and park for children and young people living in or visiting London. It includes a Youth Centre, Children's Centre, Community Nursery, Sports Programme, play areas and animals. Coram's Fields is a registered charity (#302963) established in 1936.

Geffrye Museum
Distance: 1.7 mi Tourist Information
136 Kingsland Rd
London, United Kingdom E2 8

020 7739 9893

The Geffrye Museum is a museum of the home located in Shoreditch, London. The Museum explores the home from 1600 to the present day. Named after Sir Robert Geffrye, a former Lord Mayor of London and Master of the Ironmongers' Company, it is located on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch, London. The museum is set in beautiful 18th-century Grade I-listed almshouses of the Ironmongers' Company, built in 1714 thanks to a bequest by Sir Robert Geffrye. The museum was extended in 1998 with an innovative yet architecturally sympathetic new wing designed by Branson Coates Architects. Surrounding the museum is a walled herb garden, created in 1993, and a series of period gardens which show how domestic gardens have changed over the last 400 years. The herb and period gardens are open from 1 April to 31 October.Evocative displays of London, middle-class living rooms and gardens illustrate homes and home life through the centuries, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste.The many aspects of home are brought to life through an imaginative and inspirational programme of special exhibitions and events throughout the year. The museum's popular Christmas Past exhibition is held annually each winter, with the eleven period rooms authentically decorated for the season.In addition, the museum's restored 18th-century almshouse, taken back to its original condition and offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880s, is open to the public on specific days.

Coram's Fields
Distance: 2.2 mi Tourist Information
93 Guilford Street
London, United Kingdom WC1N 1DN

020 7837 6138

Coram's Fields is a large urban open space in the London borough of Camden in central London. It occupies seven acres in Bloomsbury and includes a children's playground, sand pits, a duck pond, a pets corner, café and nursery. Adults (defined as anyone over the age of 16) are only permitted to enter if accompanied by children (under 16).It is situated on the former site of the Foundling Hospital, established by Thomas Coram in what was then named Lamb's Conduit Field in 1739. The Foundling Hospital was relocated outside London in the 1920s, and the site was earmarked for redevelopment. However, campaigning and fundraising by local residents and a donation from the Harmsworth family of newspaper proprietors, led to the creation of the current park that opened in 1936. Coram's Fields is a Grade II listed site and is owned and run by an independent registered charity, officially named Coram's Fields and the Harmsworth Memorial Playground.Coram's Fields also offers three eight-a-side football pitches, two tennis courts, a stickball field and a basketball court.

St Pancras Old Church
Distance: 1.8 mi Tourist Information
Pancras Rd
London, United Kingdom NW1 1UL

020 7424 0724

St Pancras Old Church is a Church of England parish church in Somers Town, central London. It is dedicated to the Roman martyr Saint Pancras, and is believed by many to be one of the oldest sites of Christian worship in England. The church is situated on Pancras Road in the London Borough of Camden, with the surrounding area and its international railway station taking its name. St Pancras Old Church, which was largely rebuilt in the Victorian era, should not be confused with St Pancras New Church about a kilometre away, on the Euston Road.HistoryParishOriginally, the parish of St Pancras stretched from close to Oxford Street almost to Highgate. In the early Middle Ages there was a centre of population in the vicinity of what is now known as the old church. However, in the 14th century the population abandoned the site and moved to what is now Kentish Town. The reasons for this were probably the vulnerability of the plain around the church to flooding (the River Fleet, which is now underground, runs through it) and the availability of better wells at Kentish Town, where there is less clay in the soil. The church subsequently fell into disrepair. Towards the end of the 18th century, services were only held in the church on one Sunday each month; on other weeks, the same congregation would use a chapel in Kentish Town. It lost its status as the parish church when the New Church on what was to become the Euston Road was consecrated in 1822, and became a chapel of ease.

Saddlers Wells Theathre
Distance: 1.6 mi Tourist Information
Rosebery Avenue
London, United Kingdom EC1R 4TN

020 7863 8000

Round Chapel
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
1D Glenarm Road
London, United Kingdom E5 0

02089860029

Bishopsgate Institute
Distance: 2.4 mi Tourist Information
230 Bishopsgate
London, United Kingdom EC2M 4QH

020 7392 9200

We are a home for ideas and debate, learning and enquiry; a place where culture, heritage and learning meet, and where independent thought is cherished. We do this through our cultural events, courses and historic library and archive collections.

One Great George Street
Distance: 2.7 mi Tourist Information
1 Great George St
London, United Kingdom SW1P 3AA

+44 20 7665 2323

One Great George Street is a four-domed grade II listed Edwardian building used as a conference and wedding venue just off Parliament Square in Westminster, London, England. The building is also the global headquarters of the Institution of Civil Engineers ; it was originally a venue for ICE members to relax, meet and have conferences, and became available for public events in 1989. It is near the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and St James's Park.Building and historyFrom 1839 until 1913, ICE occupied numbers 24–26 Great George Street. In the mid-1880s the government proposed re-development of the area around Great George Street to provide more office space for government departments. This meant the demolition of ICE's first location and led ICE to move its headquarters across the road to numbers 1-7.One Great George Street was built for the ICE between 1910 and 1913 and was the result of an architectural competition won by James Miller, RSA (1860–1947). His winning design was priced at £77,126, with the other architects involved in the design competition including Brigg, Wolstenholme & Thornely, John Belcher, William Emerson, Charles Edward Barry and Thomas Collcutt. The contractor who built the building was Mowlem.

Sir John Soane's Museum
Distance: 2.6 mi Tourist Information
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, United Kingdom WC2A 3BP

Sir John Soane's Museum was formerly the home of the neo-classical architect John Soane. It holds many drawings and models of Soane's projects and the collections of paintings, drawings and antiquities that he assembled.The museum is located in Holborn, London, adjacent to Lincoln's Inn Fields. It is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.HistoryHousesSoane demolished and rebuilt three houses in succession on the north side of Lincoln's Inn Fields. He began with No. 12 (between 1792 and 1794), externally a plain brick house. After becoming Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy in 1806, Soane purchased No. 13, the house next door, today the Museum, and rebuilt it in two phases in 1808–09 and 1812.In 1808–09 he constructed his drawing office and "museum" on the site of the former stable block at the back, using primarily top lighting. In 1812 he rebuilt the front part of the site, adding a projecting Portland Stone facade to the basement, ground and first floor levels and the centre bay of the second floor. Originally this formed three open loggias, but Soane glazed the arches during his lifetime. Once he had moved into No. 13, Soane rented out his former home at No. 12 (on his death it was left to the nation along with No. 13, the intention being that the rental income would fund the running of the Museum).

London Canal Museum
Distance: 1.6 mi Tourist Information
12-13 New Wharf Road
London, United Kingdom N1 9

02077130836

We are open on bank holiday Mondays and have a late opening on the first Thursday of each month to 1930.

Ironmonger Row Baths
Distance: 1.8 mi Tourist Information
1-11 Ironmonger Row
London, United Kingdom EC1V 3

020 7253 4011

Ironmonger Row Baths were built as a public wash house and later upgraded to a Turkish Bath. They are located at Ironmonger Row, in the St Luke's district, near Old Street, Islington, London.DescriptionThe baths include a steam room, a Victorian-style Turkish bath comprising a series of three hot rooms of varying temperature, marble slabs for massage and body scrubbing and an icy plunge pool. In addition there are two relaxation areas. The swimming pool is slightly over 30 metres long. There is a small sauna next to the pool, as well as a well equipped modern gym located within the building. There is also a communal laundry facility (launderette) in the building.The whole building was undergoing extensive renovations starting May 2010. All areas of the building and all facilities are being improved, with the gym relocated to a much larger space within the building, and a more friendly swimming pool and children's shallow pool created. The Turkish Baths have also been renovated. The works finished December 2012HistoryThe baths were designed by architects AWS & KMB Cross, and built in 1931. They are now managed by GLL. From just after the Second World War until the new complex at Crystal Palace was built in the late 60s, the baths were the home of the world-famous Highgate Diving Club, who held their club night there every Friday and also met during the public sessions on Saturday mornings. The Olympic diver, Brian Phelps (Bronze medal - Highboard diving in 1960 Olympics) trained there regularly with his coach, Wally Orner, as did many of the club's international and Olympic divers, such as John Chandler, John Cooze, John Miles, Billy Wood, and Alun Roberts. It was listed grade II in November 2006 and is located within St. Luke’s Conservation Area.

Barbican Estate
Distance: 2.3 mi Tourist Information
3 Lauderdale Pl
London, United Kingdom EC2Y 8

2070-293955

The Barbican Estate is a residential estate built during the 1960s and the 1970s in the City of London, in an area once devastated by World War II bombings and today densely populated by financial institutions. It contains, or is adjacent to, the Barbican Arts Centre, the Museum of London, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Barbican public library, the City of London School for Girls and a YMCA (now closed), forming the Barbican Complex.The Barbican Complex is a prominent example of British brutalist architecture and is Grade II listed as a whole with the exception of the late Milton Court. Milton Court once contained a fire station, medical facilities and some flats and was demolished to allow the construction of a new apartment complex which also contains additional facilities for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Sutton House, London
Distance: 2.0 mi Tourist Information
2-4 Homerton High St
London, United Kingdom E9 6

020 8986 2264

Sutton House is a Grade II*-listed Tudor manor house in Homerton High Street, Hackney, London, England. It is owned by the National Trust.HistoryOriginally known as 'Bryck Place', Sutton House was built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadleir, Principal Secretary of State to Henry VIII, and is the oldest residential building in Hackney. It is a rare example of a red brick building from the Tudor period. Sutton House became home to a succession of merchants, sea captains, Huguenot silk-weavers, Victorian schoolmistresses and Edwardian clergy. The frontage was modified in the Georgian period, but the core remains an essentially Tudor building. Oak panelled rooms, including a rare 'linen fold' room, Tudor windows and carved fireplaces survive intact, and an exhibition tells the history of the house and its former occupants.At the turn of the 18th century, Hackney was renowned for its many schools, and Sutton House contained a boys' school, with headmaster Dr Burnet, which was attended in 1818 by the novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The building next became Milford House girls' school.

Landmark Near Highbury

Union Chapel, Islington
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace
London, United Kingdom N1 2UN

+44 20 7226 1686

Union Chapel is a working church, live entertainment venue and charity drop-in centre for the homeless in Islington, London, England. Built in the late 19th century in the Gothic revival style, the church is Grade I-listed. It is at the top end of Upper Street, near Highbury Fields.The VenueThe church hosts live music and comedy events, and was voted London's Best Live Music Venue by readers of Time Out magazine in 2012.Margins Homelessness ProjectThe Margins Project, based in the Union Chapel, provides a range of support services to people facing homelessness, crisis and isolation. It operates a Sunday drop-in that provides meals, showers and laundry facilities. It also offers help with accessing housing, employment and health services and weekly art classes.Church in the ChapelUnion Chapel is a Congregational church, which describes itself as "liberal, inclusive, non-hierarchical, and non-conformist" and meets every Sunday for worship. The church is also open on Wednesday mornings for private prayer, and a Bible study group meets Wednesday lunchtime.HistoryThe congregation first met in 1799 in a house in Highbury Grove as a union of evangelical Anglicans and non-conformists, and moved to a previous building on the present site in Compton Terrace, just off Upper Street, in 1806. The current building is in the Victorian gothic style of architecture. It was designed by James Cubitt of Loughton, and built between 1874 and 1877, with further additions from 1877 to 1890, while Henry Allon was pastor. The chapel was used for a major scene in the 1982 film, Who Dares Wins. Since 1982, the charity Friends of Union Chapel has helped restore and preserve the church and organise activities. Behind the church is the large Sunday School, built on the Akron Plan.

Clissold Park
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington, United Kingdom N16 9

020 8356 8428

Clissold Park is a designated community park (22.57ha) in Stoke Newington, within the London Borough of Hackney. Its facilities include children's playgrounds, sports fields, a bowling green, tennis courts, the café and some other attractions including terrapins in its lakes, as well as deer, quail, and rabbits. The park also comprises remains of the New River, and the Capital Ring has some of its paths running through a small section of the park.HistoryClissold House was built, in the latter half of the 18th century, for Jonathan Hoare, a City merchant, Quaker, philanphropist and anti-slavery campaigner. The park was created to be his idyll, and the stretch of water which wends its way around the house was once part of the New River, a canal that supplied London with clean water from Hertfordshire.

Highbury Fields
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Highbury Hill
London, United Kingdom N5 1AR

Highbury Fields is an open space in Highbury, in the London Borough of Islington. At 11.75 hectares (29 acres), it is the largest open space in the borough.It extends north from Highbury Corner almost as far as Highbury Barn. Besides parkland, Highbury Fields contains recreational facilities including tennis courts and Highbury Pool, which reopened after refurbishment in January 2007.Georgian and Victorian terracesThe elegant houses surrounding the Fields are good examples of Georgian and Victorian town houses and are highly desirable residences. These terraces lie on three roads: Highbury Place, Highbury Crescent, and Highbury Terrace.John Dawes bought much of the demesne and began the residential development of Highbury. He granted leases in 1774-9 for 39 houses on Highbury Place. These were designed and built by John Spiller, a speculative builder of Southwark. The terrace was completed in 1777. Famous residents include: 1. Walter Sickert, the Impressionist painter, lived here and ran a rather unsuccessful school for artists at from 1927-31. 22. This became the home of Charles, the character played by Hugh Grant in Four weddings and a funeral. 25. John Wesley stayed here. 25. Joseph Chamberlain lived here from 1845-54. 39. John Spiller moved in when the terrace was completed in 1777. ??. Abraham Newland, chief cashier of the Bank of England, never slept out of it for 25 years. His house on Highbury Place was for daytime use only. The next major development around what was to become Highbury Fields was the construction of Highbury Terrace. The central part of the terrace dates to 1789. By 1794 nos. 1-16 had been built.

Odeon Holloway
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
419-427 Holloway Rd
London, United Kingdom N7 6LJ

0871 224 4007

Shoreditch Park
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
New North Road
London, United Kingdom N1 5

20-83568428

Shoreditch Park is an open space in Hoxton, in the London Borough of Hackney. It is bounded by Poole Street (to the north), Rushton and Mintern Streets (south) and New North Road (west) and Pitfield Street (east). The park derives its name from the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch, the local authority when it was established. The park is 7.7ha in extent.The park was originally created in the 1970s on an area of terraced housing that had been devastated by the Blitz, and then used for temporary housing, known as prefabs. In 2005 and 2006, an extensive excavation was carried out by archaeologists from the Museum of London to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. The excavation examined housing of the time, and investigated the damage caused by aerial bombing and missiles. It was pioneering in involving members of the local community in the project.The park has sports facilities, an adventure playground, children's playground, London's only outdoor beach volleyball court ((Time Team Series 13) Shoreditch park digging for history (MoLAS

The Screen On The Green
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
83 Upper Street
London, United Kingdom N1 0

20-72263520

The Screen On The Green is a single screen cinema facing Islington Green in the London Borough of Islington, London. The current building was opened in 1913 and it is one of the oldest continuously running cinemas in the UK. It is an example of the many purpose-built cinemas that followed the regulations set by the Cinematograph Act 1909.It is distinctive in the local area due to its façade outlined in red neon, along with a large canopy used for advertising current and upcoming films and events.Since 2008, the cinema has been operated by Everyman Cinemas Group, who have expanded their interests into a unique premium cinemas across London (including the original Everyman Cinema in Hampstead), Surrey and Hampshire.Now retitled as 'Everyman Screen on the Green', the cinema offers a variety of films and special events, including the National Theatre Live, live Q&As, film festivals and seasons. The venue is equipped with Sony Digital 4K projectors and Dolby Digital surround sound.HistoryEarly history and foundation (1910 - 1913)Cinematic entertainment began at number 83 Upper Street, Islington when the Pesaresi brothers ran their original animated picture show in the then vacant shop. After success, and gaining financial assistance from Thomas Harrold who ran the "fancy drapery" store next door at number 82, they bought out Stean's Printers, Fosdykes' Confectionery and Vivian Lester's Sign Writers, numbers 84 to 86 respectively. They demolished the old shops and built a new purpose-built electric theatre designed by architects Boreham & Gladding, which opened in October 1913.

The Screen On The Green
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
83 Upper Street
London, United Kingdom N1 0

20-72263520

The Screen On The Green is a single screen cinema facing Islington Green in the London Borough of Islington, London. The current building was opened in 1913 and it is one of the oldest continuously running cinemas in the UK. It is an example of the many purpose-built cinemas that followed the regulations set by the Cinematograph Act 1909.It is distinctive in the local area due to its façade outlined in red neon, along with a large canopy used for advertising current and upcoming films and events.Since 2008, the cinema has been operated by Everyman Cinemas Group, who have expanded their interests into a unique premium cinemas across London (including the original Everyman Cinema in Hampstead), Surrey and Hampshire.Now retitled as 'Everyman Screen on the Green', the cinema offers a variety of films and special events, including the National Theatre Live, live Q&As, film festivals and seasons. The venue is equipped with Sony Digital 4K projectors and Dolby Digital surround sound.HistoryEarly history and foundation (1910 - 1913)Cinematic entertainment began at number 83 Upper Street, Islington when the Pesaresi brothers ran their original animated picture show in the then vacant shop. After success, and gaining financial assistance from Thomas Harrold who ran the "fancy drapery" store next door at number 82, they bought out Stean's Printers, Fosdykes' Confectionery and Vivian Lester's Sign Writers, numbers 84 to 86 respectively. They demolished the old shops and built a new purpose-built electric theatre designed by architects Boreham & Gladding, which opened in October 1913.

Finsbury Park station
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Seven Sisters Road
London, United Kingdom N4 2DH

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Finsbury Park station is a busy transport interchange in north London. The interchange consists of a National Rail station, a London Underground station and two bus stations, all interconnected. The main entrances are by the eastern bus station on Station Place. The National Rail ticket office here lies in between one entrance marked by the Underground roundel symbol, while the other is marked by the National Rail symbol, and provides direct access to the main line platforms. There is another exit by the western bus station along Wells Terrace, incorporating the Underground ticket office, plus a narrow side entrance to the south on the A503 Seven Sisters Road. The complex is located in Travelcard Zone 2.The station is named after the nearby Finsbury Park, one of the oldest of London's Victorian parks. It is also used by many Arsenal supporters on matchdays, as the club's ground is just a short walk away.When the Victoria line was built in the 1960s, the walls in Finsbury Park station were decorated with mosaics of duelling pistols, which can still be seen. This was based on a mistaken identification of Finsbury Park with Finsbury Fields, which was used by Londoners since medieval times for archery and sports, and also associated with 18th-century duels and one of the first hot air balloon flights. Finsbury Fields was close to the present-day Finsbury Square, 3mi south. At the same time the long entrance subways and the Wells Terrace booking hall (at the bus station end) were rebuilt to a high standard.

Stoke Newington Common
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
7 Stoke Newington Common
London, United Kingdom N16 7ES

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Stoke Newington Common is an open space in Stoke Newington in the London Borough of Hackney. It is east of Stoke Newington High Street, with Northwold Road to the north, and it straddles the busy Rectory Road. The Common is 2.15ha in area.This is old common land that came under public ownership in 1872. It was originally known as Cockhanger Green and later became Shacklewell Common, but Shacklewell's contracting sphere of influence led to it being named for a time 'Newington Common' (not to be confused with Newington Green) until finally in the early 20th century it acquired its present name.Not merely the common's name has been mangled by time. Unlike its near neighbour, Hackney Downs, this land has been dissected by London's Victorian transport links. The deep cutting of the railway line between Stoke Newington and Rectory Road railway stations runs straight through the common from north to south, while the parallel Rectory Road making part of the A10 gyratory slices off another strip to the west. Finally the road called Stoke Newington Common carrying a busy bus route chops off a section to the south.The now buried and lost Hackney Brook once ran across the north of the common, but this has long been replaced by the busy Northwold Road. This was due to the increased population at the time of its burial reducing the brook to no more than an open sewer.

Piebury Corner The Pie Shop
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
209-211 Holloway Rd, London
London, United Kingdom N7 8DL

020 7700 5441

Piebury Corner is a Pie and a Pint shop selling award winning Pies, Scotch eggs, Craft Beers and Ciders from around the UK. All our pies are handmade and are available cold from the Deli or to eat in/take away with sides. Any pies left over at the end of the day go to 'The Pilion Trust' charity supporting young homeless people in Islington/Camden. DIRECTIONS The shop is 150 yards south of Holloway Road Tube Station (turn right out of the station). The stall (only open on Arsenal match days) is on the corner of Gillespie Road/Avenell Road (left out of Arsenal Tube Station.

Hen and Chickens Theatre
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
109 St Paul's Road
London, United Kingdom N1 2

020 7704 2001

The Hen and Chickens Theatre is a fringe venue for theatre and comedy situated above a pub at Highbury in the London Borough of Islington. The theatre management was awarded to actress Felicity Wren in 1999.The Mighty Boosh played here numerous times in their early comedy career

Highbury Square
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Avenell Rd
London, United Kingdom N51EY

020 7861 5525

Highbury Square is an apartment complex in Highbury, London. It was originally Arsenal Stadium: the home stadium of Arsenal F.C. until 2006 when they moved out and into the newly built Emirates Stadium nearby.HistoryThe building was originally constructed in 1913 and designed by Archibald Leitch as Arsenal Stadium in the Art Deco style. It remained the home of Arsenal for 93 years until 2006, when they moved into the new Emirates Stadium.The complex cost Arsenal £130 million to build. In 2009, Arsenal sold 150 apartments in Highbury Square to London & Stamford Property at a 20 per cent discount to market value because several buyers failed to complete apartment purchases. Arsenal cleared their debt on Highbury Square by 2010.RedevelopmentThe North Bank and Clock End were demolished while the older Grade II listed buildings of the East and West Stands remained as part of the development. The pitch was redeveloped into gardens. Several parts of Arsenal Stadium were retained including the marble halls, the bust of Herbert Chapman and the players' tunnel. It was opened officially in 2009, by Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger.DetailsHighbury Square has 650 flats. Former Arsenal player Robert Pirès owns one of the flats. Although it houses private residences, Highbury Square was due to have a public footpath through it. Drainage issues in 2010 prevented this footpath from being opened, which led to it being called a "gated community" by local councillors.

Highbury Square
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Avenell Rd
London, United Kingdom N51EY

020 7861 5525

Highbury Square is an apartment complex in Highbury, London. It was originally Arsenal Stadium: the home stadium of Arsenal F.C. until 2006 when they moved out and into the newly built Emirates Stadium nearby.HistoryThe building was originally constructed in 1913 and designed by Archibald Leitch as Arsenal Stadium in the Art Deco style. It remained the home of Arsenal for 93 years until 2006, when they moved into the new Emirates Stadium.The complex cost Arsenal £130 million to build. In 2009, Arsenal sold 150 apartments in Highbury Square to London & Stamford Property at a 20 per cent discount to market value because several buyers failed to complete apartment purchases. Arsenal cleared their debt on Highbury Square by 2010.RedevelopmentThe North Bank and Clock End were demolished while the older Grade II listed buildings of the East and West Stands remained as part of the development. The pitch was redeveloped into gardens. Several parts of Arsenal Stadium were retained including the marble halls, the bust of Herbert Chapman and the players' tunnel. It was opened officially in 2009, by Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger.DetailsHighbury Square has 650 flats. Former Arsenal player Robert Pirès owns one of the flats. Although it houses private residences, Highbury Square was due to have a public footpath through it. Drainage issues in 2010 prevented this footpath from being opened, which led to it being called a "gated community" by local councillors.

HM Prison Holloway
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
392 Camden Road
London, United Kingdom N7 0S

020 7979 4400

HM Prison Holloway is a closed category prison for adult women and young offenders in Holloway, London, England, operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service. It is the largest women's prison in western Europe. It was announced in 2015 that HMP Holloway will close due to its age and the fact it is unsuited to the needs of a modern prison.Holloway was used to imprison suffragettes including Constance Markeivicz (imprisoned for her part in the Irish Rebellion) Charlotte Despard, Mary Richardson, Dora Montefiore, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, and Ethel Smyth.In 2016, after the suspicious death of inmate Sarah Reed, her family claimed that the prison has forbidden them to examine the body.HistoryHolloway prison was opened in 1852 as a mixed-sex prison, but due to growing demand for space for female prisoners, particularly due to the closure of Newgate, it became female-only in 1903.BuildingHolloway Prison was completely rebuilt between 1971 and 1985 on the same site. The redevelopment resulted in the loss of the "grand turreted" gateway to the prison, which had been built in 1851; architectural critic Gavin Stamp was later to regret the loss and to note that the climate of opinion at the time was such that the Victorian Society felt unable to object.

Londra Aziziye Camii (Aziziye Mosque London)
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
117 - 119 Stoke Newington Road
London, United Kingdom N16 8BU

02072540046

The Aziziye Mosque (Turkish: Aziziye Camii) is a mosque in Stoke Newington, London, United Kingdom which is mainly attended by the British Turkish community. Originally built as a cinema, the building was first opened in 1913 as the Apollo Picture House and is among Hackney Council's "Locally Listed Buildings." In 1983, the UK Turkish Islamic Association (founded in 1979) bought and converted the building into an Ottoman style mosque with a capacity for 2,000 people. The mosque also has a Halal butchers, Aziziye Education Centre (weekend schools), Aziziye Wedding hall and a restaurant.

Ruby's Munchbox
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Enfield Road
London, United Kingdom N1 5EN

Holloway Road tube station
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
299 Holloway Rd
London, United Kingdom N7 6

+44 (0) 20 7222 1234

Holloway Road is a station on the London Underground. It is on the Piccadilly line between Caledonian Road and Arsenal stations, and in Travelcard Zone 2. The station opened on 15 December 1906.The station was constructed by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway and was built with two lift shafts, but only one was ever used for lifts. The second shaft was the site of an experimental spiral escalator which was built by the American inventor of escalators, Jesse W. Reno. The experiment was not successful and was never used by the public. In the 1990s, remains of the escalator equipment were excavated from the base of the lift shaft and stored at the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton. From the platforms, a second exit no longer in use is visible and leads to the back of the used lift shaft.The station is adjacent to the site of the former Holloway and Caledonian Road railway station.The station is close to the new Emirates Stadium, the new home of Arsenal football club. As part of the planning permission £5m was due to be spent expanding the current station to cope with increased passenger numbers on match days. However subsequent studies showed that to ensure the station could cope with the numbers the lifts would have to be replaced with escalators which would cost £60m. As a result, the redevelopment plans were put on hold and now at match times the station is exit only, and before a match eastbound trains do not call.

Finsbury Park Mosque
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
7-11 St. Thomas's Rd
London, United Kingdom N4 2Q

020 7424 5252

The Finsbury Park Mosque is a mosque located in Finsbury Park, London, London Borough of Islington, England.The mosque was affected by leadership disputes in the 1990s, allowing extremist Islamist preachers (many of whom were refugees from the Algerian Civil War) to take it over. In 1996 they installed Abu Hamza al-Masri as imam of the mosque, which subsequently developed a reputation as a centre of radical Islamism in London.In 2014, HSBC bank closed North London Central Mosque's bank account. Several reliable sources report that HSBC closed it because it donated some amount of money to the State of Palestine during the 2014 Israel–Gaza war.History and locationThe main building was opened in 1994 in a ceremony attended by Prince Charles. The mosque is located opposite Finsbury Park station, close to Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium, in the London Borough of Islington.Former terrorism linksAl Qaeda operatives including "shoebomber" Richard Reid and Zacarias Moussaoui attended the mosque. In 2002, The Guardian reported that weapons training had taken place inside the building.

Essex Road railway station
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
181 Essex Rd
London, United Kingdom N1 8

3457-484950

Essex Road railway station is a National Rail station in Canonbury in the London Borough of Islington. It is on the Northern City Line between and and is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station is at the junction of Essex Road, Canonbury Road and New North Road, with the present entrance on Canonbury Road. Operated by Great Northern, it is the only deep level underground station in London served solely by National Rail trains. Between 1933 and 1975 the station was operated as part of the London Underground, as a short branch of the Northern line. Between 1922 and 1948 the station name was Canonbury & Essex Road. The name reverted to the original form in 1948.HistoryThe station was opened on 14 February 1904 by the Great Northern & City Railway (GN&CR) on its underground route between the Great Northern Railway (GNR) station at Finsbury Park and the Metropolitan Railway (MR) and City & South London Railway (C&SLR) station at Moorgate in the City of London.

Abney Park
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Abney Park Trust, Stoke Newington High Street
London, United Kingdom N16 0LH

0207 275 7557

Abney Park Cemetery is an oasis for nature in the middle of Stoke Newington. An atmospheric former cemetery with a ruined chapel and an incredible wild and overgrown atmosphere. Check out our page for information on walks, courses and other activities.

Landmark Near Highbury

Union Chapel, Islington
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace
London, United Kingdom N1 2UN

+44 20 7226 1686

Union Chapel is a working church, live entertainment venue and charity drop-in centre for the homeless in Islington, London, England. Built in the late 19th century in the Gothic revival style, the church is Grade I-listed. It is at the top end of Upper Street, near Highbury Fields.The VenueThe church hosts live music and comedy events, and was voted London's Best Live Music Venue by readers of Time Out magazine in 2012.Margins Homelessness ProjectThe Margins Project, based in the Union Chapel, provides a range of support services to people facing homelessness, crisis and isolation. It operates a Sunday drop-in that provides meals, showers and laundry facilities. It also offers help with accessing housing, employment and health services and weekly art classes.Church in the ChapelUnion Chapel is a Congregational church, which describes itself as "liberal, inclusive, non-hierarchical, and non-conformist" and meets every Sunday for worship. The church is also open on Wednesday mornings for private prayer, and a Bible study group meets Wednesday lunchtime.HistoryThe congregation first met in 1799 in a house in Highbury Grove as a union of evangelical Anglicans and non-conformists, and moved to a previous building on the present site in Compton Terrace, just off Upper Street, in 1806. The current building is in the Victorian gothic style of architecture. It was designed by James Cubitt of Loughton, and built between 1874 and 1877, with further additions from 1877 to 1890, while Henry Allon was pastor. The chapel was used for a major scene in the 1982 film, Who Dares Wins. Since 1982, the charity Friends of Union Chapel has helped restore and preserve the church and organise activities. Behind the church is the large Sunday School, built on the Akron Plan.

Clissold Park
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington, United Kingdom N16 9

020 8356 8428

Clissold Park is a designated community park (22.57ha) in Stoke Newington, within the London Borough of Hackney. Its facilities include children's playgrounds, sports fields, a bowling green, tennis courts, the café and some other attractions including terrapins in its lakes, as well as deer, quail, and rabbits. The park also comprises remains of the New River, and the Capital Ring has some of its paths running through a small section of the park.HistoryClissold House was built, in the latter half of the 18th century, for Jonathan Hoare, a City merchant, Quaker, philanphropist and anti-slavery campaigner. The park was created to be his idyll, and the stretch of water which wends its way around the house was once part of the New River, a canal that supplied London with clean water from Hertfordshire.

Highbury Fields
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Highbury Hill
London, United Kingdom N5 1AR

Highbury Fields is an open space in Highbury, in the London Borough of Islington. At 11.75 hectares (29 acres), it is the largest open space in the borough.It extends north from Highbury Corner almost as far as Highbury Barn. Besides parkland, Highbury Fields contains recreational facilities including tennis courts and Highbury Pool, which reopened after refurbishment in January 2007.Georgian and Victorian terracesThe elegant houses surrounding the Fields are good examples of Georgian and Victorian town houses and are highly desirable residences. These terraces lie on three roads: Highbury Place, Highbury Crescent, and Highbury Terrace.John Dawes bought much of the demesne and began the residential development of Highbury. He granted leases in 1774-9 for 39 houses on Highbury Place. These were designed and built by John Spiller, a speculative builder of Southwark. The terrace was completed in 1777. Famous residents include: 1. Walter Sickert, the Impressionist painter, lived here and ran a rather unsuccessful school for artists at from 1927-31. 22. This became the home of Charles, the character played by Hugh Grant in Four weddings and a funeral. 25. John Wesley stayed here. 25. Joseph Chamberlain lived here from 1845-54. 39. John Spiller moved in when the terrace was completed in 1777. ??. Abraham Newland, chief cashier of the Bank of England, never slept out of it for 25 years. His house on Highbury Place was for daytime use only. The next major development around what was to become Highbury Fields was the construction of Highbury Terrace. The central part of the terrace dates to 1789. By 1794 nos. 1-16 had been built.

Odeon Holloway
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
419-427 Holloway Rd
London, United Kingdom N7 6LJ

0871 224 4007

Shoreditch Park
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
New North Road
London, United Kingdom N1 5

20-83568428

Shoreditch Park is an open space in Hoxton, in the London Borough of Hackney. It is bounded by Poole Street (to the north), Rushton and Mintern Streets (south) and New North Road (west) and Pitfield Street (east). The park derives its name from the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch, the local authority when it was established. The park is 7.7ha in extent.The park was originally created in the 1970s on an area of terraced housing that had been devastated by the Blitz, and then used for temporary housing, known as prefabs. In 2005 and 2006, an extensive excavation was carried out by archaeologists from the Museum of London to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. The excavation examined housing of the time, and investigated the damage caused by aerial bombing and missiles. It was pioneering in involving members of the local community in the project.The park has sports facilities, an adventure playground, children's playground, London's only outdoor beach volleyball court ((Time Team Series 13) Shoreditch park digging for history (MoLAS

The Screen On The Green
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
83 Upper Street
London, United Kingdom N1 0

20-72263520

The Screen On The Green is a single screen cinema facing Islington Green in the London Borough of Islington, London. The current building was opened in 1913 and it is one of the oldest continuously running cinemas in the UK. It is an example of the many purpose-built cinemas that followed the regulations set by the Cinematograph Act 1909.It is distinctive in the local area due to its façade outlined in red neon, along with a large canopy used for advertising current and upcoming films and events.Since 2008, the cinema has been operated by Everyman Cinemas Group, who have expanded their interests into a unique premium cinemas across London (including the original Everyman Cinema in Hampstead), Surrey and Hampshire.Now retitled as 'Everyman Screen on the Green', the cinema offers a variety of films and special events, including the National Theatre Live, live Q&As, film festivals and seasons. The venue is equipped with Sony Digital 4K projectors and Dolby Digital surround sound.HistoryEarly history and foundation (1910 - 1913)Cinematic entertainment began at number 83 Upper Street, Islington when the Pesaresi brothers ran their original animated picture show in the then vacant shop. After success, and gaining financial assistance from Thomas Harrold who ran the "fancy drapery" store next door at number 82, they bought out Stean's Printers, Fosdykes' Confectionery and Vivian Lester's Sign Writers, numbers 84 to 86 respectively. They demolished the old shops and built a new purpose-built electric theatre designed by architects Boreham & Gladding, which opened in October 1913.

The Screen On The Green
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
83 Upper Street
London, United Kingdom N1 0

20-72263520

The Screen On The Green is a single screen cinema facing Islington Green in the London Borough of Islington, London. The current building was opened in 1913 and it is one of the oldest continuously running cinemas in the UK. It is an example of the many purpose-built cinemas that followed the regulations set by the Cinematograph Act 1909.It is distinctive in the local area due to its façade outlined in red neon, along with a large canopy used for advertising current and upcoming films and events.Since 2008, the cinema has been operated by Everyman Cinemas Group, who have expanded their interests into a unique premium cinemas across London (including the original Everyman Cinema in Hampstead), Surrey and Hampshire.Now retitled as 'Everyman Screen on the Green', the cinema offers a variety of films and special events, including the National Theatre Live, live Q&As, film festivals and seasons. The venue is equipped with Sony Digital 4K projectors and Dolby Digital surround sound.HistoryEarly history and foundation (1910 - 1913)Cinematic entertainment began at number 83 Upper Street, Islington when the Pesaresi brothers ran their original animated picture show in the then vacant shop. After success, and gaining financial assistance from Thomas Harrold who ran the "fancy drapery" store next door at number 82, they bought out Stean's Printers, Fosdykes' Confectionery and Vivian Lester's Sign Writers, numbers 84 to 86 respectively. They demolished the old shops and built a new purpose-built electric theatre designed by architects Boreham & Gladding, which opened in October 1913.

Finsbury Park station
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Seven Sisters Road
London, United Kingdom N4 2DH

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Finsbury Park station is a busy transport interchange in north London. The interchange consists of a National Rail station, a London Underground station and two bus stations, all interconnected. The main entrances are by the eastern bus station on Station Place. The National Rail ticket office here lies in between one entrance marked by the Underground roundel symbol, while the other is marked by the National Rail symbol, and provides direct access to the main line platforms. There is another exit by the western bus station along Wells Terrace, incorporating the Underground ticket office, plus a narrow side entrance to the south on the A503 Seven Sisters Road. The complex is located in Travelcard Zone 2.The station is named after the nearby Finsbury Park, one of the oldest of London's Victorian parks. It is also used by many Arsenal supporters on matchdays, as the club's ground is just a short walk away.When the Victoria line was built in the 1960s, the walls in Finsbury Park station were decorated with mosaics of duelling pistols, which can still be seen. This was based on a mistaken identification of Finsbury Park with Finsbury Fields, which was used by Londoners since medieval times for archery and sports, and also associated with 18th-century duels and one of the first hot air balloon flights. Finsbury Fields was close to the present-day Finsbury Square, 3mi south. At the same time the long entrance subways and the Wells Terrace booking hall (at the bus station end) were rebuilt to a high standard.

Stoke Newington Common
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
7 Stoke Newington Common
London, United Kingdom N16 7ES

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Stoke Newington Common is an open space in Stoke Newington in the London Borough of Hackney. It is east of Stoke Newington High Street, with Northwold Road to the north, and it straddles the busy Rectory Road. The Common is 2.15ha in area.This is old common land that came under public ownership in 1872. It was originally known as Cockhanger Green and later became Shacklewell Common, but Shacklewell's contracting sphere of influence led to it being named for a time 'Newington Common' (not to be confused with Newington Green) until finally in the early 20th century it acquired its present name.Not merely the common's name has been mangled by time. Unlike its near neighbour, Hackney Downs, this land has been dissected by London's Victorian transport links. The deep cutting of the railway line between Stoke Newington and Rectory Road railway stations runs straight through the common from north to south, while the parallel Rectory Road making part of the A10 gyratory slices off another strip to the west. Finally the road called Stoke Newington Common carrying a busy bus route chops off a section to the south.The now buried and lost Hackney Brook once ran across the north of the common, but this has long been replaced by the busy Northwold Road. This was due to the increased population at the time of its burial reducing the brook to no more than an open sewer.

Piebury Corner The Pie Shop
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
209-211 Holloway Rd, London
London, United Kingdom N7 8DL

020 7700 5441

Piebury Corner is a Pie and a Pint shop selling award winning Pies, Scotch eggs, Craft Beers and Ciders from around the UK. All our pies are handmade and are available cold from the Deli or to eat in/take away with sides. Any pies left over at the end of the day go to 'The Pilion Trust' charity supporting young homeless people in Islington/Camden. DIRECTIONS The shop is 150 yards south of Holloway Road Tube Station (turn right out of the station). The stall (only open on Arsenal match days) is on the corner of Gillespie Road/Avenell Road (left out of Arsenal Tube Station.

Hen and Chickens Theatre
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
109 St Paul's Road
London, United Kingdom N1 2

020 7704 2001

The Hen and Chickens Theatre is a fringe venue for theatre and comedy situated above a pub at Highbury in the London Borough of Islington. The theatre management was awarded to actress Felicity Wren in 1999.The Mighty Boosh played here numerous times in their early comedy career

Highbury Square
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Avenell Rd
London, United Kingdom N51EY

020 7861 5525

Highbury Square is an apartment complex in Highbury, London. It was originally Arsenal Stadium: the home stadium of Arsenal F.C. until 2006 when they moved out and into the newly built Emirates Stadium nearby.HistoryThe building was originally constructed in 1913 and designed by Archibald Leitch as Arsenal Stadium in the Art Deco style. It remained the home of Arsenal for 93 years until 2006, when they moved into the new Emirates Stadium.The complex cost Arsenal £130 million to build. In 2009, Arsenal sold 150 apartments in Highbury Square to London & Stamford Property at a 20 per cent discount to market value because several buyers failed to complete apartment purchases. Arsenal cleared their debt on Highbury Square by 2010.RedevelopmentThe North Bank and Clock End were demolished while the older Grade II listed buildings of the East and West Stands remained as part of the development. The pitch was redeveloped into gardens. Several parts of Arsenal Stadium were retained including the marble halls, the bust of Herbert Chapman and the players' tunnel. It was opened officially in 2009, by Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger.DetailsHighbury Square has 650 flats. Former Arsenal player Robert Pirès owns one of the flats. Although it houses private residences, Highbury Square was due to have a public footpath through it. Drainage issues in 2010 prevented this footpath from being opened, which led to it being called a "gated community" by local councillors.

Highbury Square
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Avenell Rd
London, United Kingdom N51EY

020 7861 5525

Highbury Square is an apartment complex in Highbury, London. It was originally Arsenal Stadium: the home stadium of Arsenal F.C. until 2006 when they moved out and into the newly built Emirates Stadium nearby.HistoryThe building was originally constructed in 1913 and designed by Archibald Leitch as Arsenal Stadium in the Art Deco style. It remained the home of Arsenal for 93 years until 2006, when they moved into the new Emirates Stadium.The complex cost Arsenal £130 million to build. In 2009, Arsenal sold 150 apartments in Highbury Square to London & Stamford Property at a 20 per cent discount to market value because several buyers failed to complete apartment purchases. Arsenal cleared their debt on Highbury Square by 2010.RedevelopmentThe North Bank and Clock End were demolished while the older Grade II listed buildings of the East and West Stands remained as part of the development. The pitch was redeveloped into gardens. Several parts of Arsenal Stadium were retained including the marble halls, the bust of Herbert Chapman and the players' tunnel. It was opened officially in 2009, by Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger.DetailsHighbury Square has 650 flats. Former Arsenal player Robert Pirès owns one of the flats. Although it houses private residences, Highbury Square was due to have a public footpath through it. Drainage issues in 2010 prevented this footpath from being opened, which led to it being called a "gated community" by local councillors.

HM Prison Holloway
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
392 Camden Road
London, United Kingdom N7 0S

020 7979 4400

HM Prison Holloway is a closed category prison for adult women and young offenders in Holloway, London, England, operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service. It is the largest women's prison in western Europe. It was announced in 2015 that HMP Holloway will close due to its age and the fact it is unsuited to the needs of a modern prison.Holloway was used to imprison suffragettes including Constance Markeivicz (imprisoned for her part in the Irish Rebellion) Charlotte Despard, Mary Richardson, Dora Montefiore, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, and Ethel Smyth.In 2016, after the suspicious death of inmate Sarah Reed, her family claimed that the prison has forbidden them to examine the body.HistoryHolloway prison was opened in 1852 as a mixed-sex prison, but due to growing demand for space for female prisoners, particularly due to the closure of Newgate, it became female-only in 1903.BuildingHolloway Prison was completely rebuilt between 1971 and 1985 on the same site. The redevelopment resulted in the loss of the "grand turreted" gateway to the prison, which had been built in 1851; architectural critic Gavin Stamp was later to regret the loss and to note that the climate of opinion at the time was such that the Victorian Society felt unable to object.

Londra Aziziye Camii (Aziziye Mosque London)
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
117 - 119 Stoke Newington Road
London, United Kingdom N16 8BU

02072540046

The Aziziye Mosque (Turkish: Aziziye Camii) is a mosque in Stoke Newington, London, United Kingdom which is mainly attended by the British Turkish community. Originally built as a cinema, the building was first opened in 1913 as the Apollo Picture House and is among Hackney Council's "Locally Listed Buildings." In 1983, the UK Turkish Islamic Association (founded in 1979) bought and converted the building into an Ottoman style mosque with a capacity for 2,000 people. The mosque also has a Halal butchers, Aziziye Education Centre (weekend schools), Aziziye Wedding hall and a restaurant.

Ruby's Munchbox
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Enfield Road
London, United Kingdom N1 5EN

Holloway Road tube station
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
299 Holloway Rd
London, United Kingdom N7 6

+44 (0) 20 7222 1234

Holloway Road is a station on the London Underground. It is on the Piccadilly line between Caledonian Road and Arsenal stations, and in Travelcard Zone 2. The station opened on 15 December 1906.The station was constructed by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway and was built with two lift shafts, but only one was ever used for lifts. The second shaft was the site of an experimental spiral escalator which was built by the American inventor of escalators, Jesse W. Reno. The experiment was not successful and was never used by the public. In the 1990s, remains of the escalator equipment were excavated from the base of the lift shaft and stored at the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton. From the platforms, a second exit no longer in use is visible and leads to the back of the used lift shaft.The station is adjacent to the site of the former Holloway and Caledonian Road railway station.The station is close to the new Emirates Stadium, the new home of Arsenal football club. As part of the planning permission £5m was due to be spent expanding the current station to cope with increased passenger numbers on match days. However subsequent studies showed that to ensure the station could cope with the numbers the lifts would have to be replaced with escalators which would cost £60m. As a result, the redevelopment plans were put on hold and now at match times the station is exit only, and before a match eastbound trains do not call.

Finsbury Park Mosque
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
7-11 St. Thomas's Rd
London, United Kingdom N4 2Q

020 7424 5252

The Finsbury Park Mosque is a mosque located in Finsbury Park, London, London Borough of Islington, England.The mosque was affected by leadership disputes in the 1990s, allowing extremist Islamist preachers (many of whom were refugees from the Algerian Civil War) to take it over. In 1996 they installed Abu Hamza al-Masri as imam of the mosque, which subsequently developed a reputation as a centre of radical Islamism in London.In 2014, HSBC bank closed North London Central Mosque's bank account. Several reliable sources report that HSBC closed it because it donated some amount of money to the State of Palestine during the 2014 Israel–Gaza war.History and locationThe main building was opened in 1994 in a ceremony attended by Prince Charles. The mosque is located opposite Finsbury Park station, close to Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium, in the London Borough of Islington.Former terrorism linksAl Qaeda operatives including "shoebomber" Richard Reid and Zacarias Moussaoui attended the mosque. In 2002, The Guardian reported that weapons training had taken place inside the building.

Essex Road railway station
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
181 Essex Rd
London, United Kingdom N1 8

3457-484950

Essex Road railway station is a National Rail station in Canonbury in the London Borough of Islington. It is on the Northern City Line between and and is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station is at the junction of Essex Road, Canonbury Road and New North Road, with the present entrance on Canonbury Road. Operated by Great Northern, it is the only deep level underground station in London served solely by National Rail trains. Between 1933 and 1975 the station was operated as part of the London Underground, as a short branch of the Northern line. Between 1922 and 1948 the station name was Canonbury & Essex Road. The name reverted to the original form in 1948.HistoryThe station was opened on 14 February 1904 by the Great Northern & City Railway (GN&CR) on its underground route between the Great Northern Railway (GNR) station at Finsbury Park and the Metropolitan Railway (MR) and City & South London Railway (C&SLR) station at Moorgate in the City of London.

Abney Park
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Abney Park Trust, Stoke Newington High Street
London, United Kingdom N16 0LH

0207 275 7557

Abney Park Cemetery is an oasis for nature in the middle of Stoke Newington. An atmospheric former cemetery with a ruined chapel and an incredible wild and overgrown atmosphere. Check out our page for information on walks, courses and other activities.

Neighborhood Near Highbury

Covent Garden
Distance: 3.0 mi Tourist Information
41 The Market
London, United Kingdom WC2B 5

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Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. It is associated with the former fruit-and-vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and with the Royal Opera House, which is also known as "Covent Garden". The district is divided by the main thoroughfare of Long Acre, north of which is given over to independent shops centred on Neal's Yard and Seven Dials, while the south contains the central square with its street performers and most of the elegant buildings, theatres and entertainment facilities, including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the London Transport Museum.The area was fields, settled in the 7th century when it became the heart of the Anglo-Saxon trading town of Lundenwic, then returned to fields after Lundenwic was abandoned at the end of the 9th century. By 1201 part of it had been walled off by Westminster Abbey for use as arable land and orchards. Referred to as "the garden of the Abbey and Convent", and later "the Covent Garden", it was seized by Henry VIII and granted to the Earls of Bedford in 1552. The 4th Earl commissioned Inigo Jones to build some fine houses to attract wealthy tenants. Jones designed the Italianate arcaded square along with the church of St Paul's. The design of the square was new to London and had a significant influence on modern town planning, acting as the prototype for new estates as London grew.

Kings Cross
Distance: 1.8 mi Tourist Information
85 Caledonian Road
London, United Kingdom N1 9

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King's Cross is London's most fascinating neighbourhood - loosely defined by the area around the station to the north for about a mile, south, east and west about half a mile. Covered by the boroughs of Camden and Islington. Happy to give local businesses, organisations and causes a chance to promote themselves, but please consider the audience and don't post more than one self-promotional thing per week. Please be nice in the comments - it's possible to get across even controversial views politely. Several people write here in the guise of 'King's Cross', watch out for initials at the end of posts to identify who's written what.

Archway, London
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
93c Junction Rd
London, United Kingdom N19 5RE

2072639163

Archway is a district of the London Borough of Islington in inner north London, England. On the A1, it is centred on Archway Tower and tube station.Archway is of medium elevation between Highgate above and Islington below and has seven small parks and two large parks. West of Archway is Whittington Hospital, beyond which is a larger area divided between Highgate Cemetery and Waterlow Park.HistoryThe name derives from the Archway bridge built in part of south Highgate for the minor road between south Highgate and Crouch End, Hornsey in 1896, the predecessor of Hornsey Lane Bridge.A tunnel was attempted more than once for the Highgate bypass, to join the Great North Road by avoiding the steep Highgate Hill and narrow roads of Highgate village. However, these failed on collapsing. Instead, today's large cutting was recommended by John Rennie and a high, multi-arched road bridge across this. The first bridge of 1813 was designed by John Nash and demolished in 1901; its replacement occasionally colloquially termed "suicide bridge" after a spate of such incidents in the early 20th century dates from 1897. The minor road over is Hornsey Lane.

Stamford Hill
Distance: 1.6 mi Tourist Information
London
London, United Kingdom N16 5

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Stamford Hill is a district in north London.Like many London districts, Stamford Hill has never been an administrative unit and so has never been given formal boundaries; however it can be described as having a usual and a wider definition and these are described in the next section (Bounds).The area is particularly known for its 30,000 Hasidic Jews, making it the largest concentration of Haredi Jews in Europe. Due to the high fertility among this community, the area has one of highest birthrates in the UK, with a crude birth rate of more than 25 per 1,000 of the population - twice as high as the UK average.Stamford Hill is also the name of part of the A10 road running through the area from Stoke Newington High Street to the start of Tottenham High Road.BoundsInformal boundariesThe more usual, and loose, definition is centred on the physical feature of the hill and the neighbourhood’s location within the Ancient Parish and subsequent (with almost identical boundaries) Metropolitan Borough of Hackney. The association of Stamford Hill with part of the N16 postcode district is also useful in describing its extent.Northern boundary with Tottenham: Takes the northern boundary of the AP\MB of Hackney. This corresponds to the current boundary between the modern borough of Hackney and Haringey.

Mansion House, London
Distance: 2.7 mi Tourist Information
Mansion House
London, United Kingdom EC3V 3

020 7626 2500

Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. It is used for some of the City of London's official functions, including an annual dinner, hosted by the Lord Mayor, at which the Chancellor of the Exchequer customarily gives a speech – his "Mansion House Speech" – about the state of the British economy. It is a Grade I listed building.HistoryMansion House was built between 1739 and 1752, in the then fashionable Palladian style by the surveyor and architect George Dance the Elder. The site, at the east end of Poultry, had previously been occupied by the "Stocks Market", which by the time of its closure was mostly used for the sale of herbs. The construction was prompted by a wish to put an end to the inconvenient practice of lodging the Lord Mayor in one of the City Halls. Dance won a competition over designs solicited from James Gibbs and Giacomo Leoni, and uninvited submissions by Batty Langley and Isaac Ware. Construction was slowed by the discovery of springs on the site, which meant piles had to be sunk to form the foundations.\

Blackfriars, London
Distance: 2.7 mi Tourist Information
179 Queen Victoria Street
London, United Kingdom EC4V 4DY

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Blackfriars is an area of central London, which lies in the south-west corner of the City of London.The name Blackfriars was first used in 1317 (as Black Freres from the French 'frère' meaning 'brother') and derives from the black cappa worn by the Dominican Friars who moved their priory from Holborn to the area between the River Thames and Ludgate Hill in 1276. Edward I gave permission to rebuild London's city wall, which lay between the river and Ludgate Hill, around their area. The site was used for great occasions of state, including meetings of Parliament and the Privy Council, as well as the location for a divorce hearing in 1529 of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII. The priory was eventually closed in 1538 during Henry's Dissolution of the monasteries. Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth and final wife, was born in the area.Some of the buildings were subsequently leased to a group of entrepreneurs who created the Blackfriars Theatre on the site, not far from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre which sat almost directly across on the other side of the river. In 1632, the Society of Apothecaries (a livery company), acquired the monastery's guesthouse and established their base there. The building was destroyed in the Great Fire of London but the Society rebuilt and Apothecaries Hall is still to be found in Blackfriars today.

Finsbury Park
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Seven Sisters Rd
London, United Kingdom N4 2DH

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Upper Clapton
Distance: 2.1 mi Tourist Information
Upper Clapton Road, Hackney
London, United Kingdom E5 9

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Upper Clapton is a district in the London Borough of Hackney.Upper Clapton approximates to the northern part of the E5 (Clapton) postal district. The district borders the River Lea (spelled Lea or Lee) to the east and the border with Lower Clapton to the south is marked by the Lea Bridge and Kenninghall Roads.Neither Upper Clapton nor the wider Clapton area have ever been an administrative unit and consequently their extent has never been formally determined. Describing Upper Clapton as northern E5 is useful but also informal and imperfect, for instance a small area of Clapton Common and the immediately adjacent community is excluded from the postal district despite almost always being publicly viewed as being part of Upper Clapton.As is frequently the case with London districts, these boundaries are often uncertain and overlapping because of the meeting of the developing expansion of the original settlements. Western parts of the area are often considered part of a wider Stamford Hill, understandable perhaps because of the public transport junction and shopping area at Stamford Broadway, and that the Hasidic Jewish community identified as being located in Stamford Hill extends into Upper Clapton.HistoryClapton was from 1339 until the 18th century normally rendered as Clopton, meaning the "farm on the hill". The Old English clop - "lump" or "hill" - presumably denoted the high ground which rises from the River Lea. Clapton grew up as a straggling hamlet along the road subsequently known as Lower and Upper Clapton Road, and as the area became urbanised, the extent of the area called Clapton eventually increased to encompass most of the north-eastern quarter of the Ancient Parish and subsequent Metropolitan Borough of Hackney.

Caledonian
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
355 Caledonian Road
London, United Kingdom N7 9DQ

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Meat People
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
4-6 Essex Road
London, United Kingdom N1 8LN

020 7359 5361

At MEAT PEOPLE we are a friendly neighbourhood restaurant & bar located at the start of the ever popular Essex Road, Islington Inspired by our Grade II listed setting, the restaurant serves prime cuts of quality meat alongside some more traditional favourites with a good selection fish & other seafood’s We aim to be unique in our approach to Meat with interesting combinations being cooked up by our renowned Chef Nicolas Buyo mixed a with friendly, welcoming team.

Southbank SE1
Distance: 3.0 mi Tourist Information
82 Southwark Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom SE1 9

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St James Clerkenwell
Distance: 2.0 mi Tourist Information
Clerkenwell Close
London, United Kingdom EC1R 0EA

02072511190

Lecoq
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
292-294 St Paul's Road
London, United Kingdom N1 2LH

020 7359 5055

LeCoq offers a weekly changing seasonal set menu, where the star of the show is our Sutton Hoo free-range rotisserie chicken. On a Sunday we also add another meat and fish option on to our rotisserie. We also have a Private Dining Den for parties of up to 14 people - you need to pre-book this - see our website for sample menus or contact us directly. We reserve half of our tables each day/night and leave the other half for walk-ins. If you walk in and we are full we will not make you queue outside and the wait will not be that long - a drink at our bar or elsewhere will comfort you until we call you when your table is ready.

Stocks Court
Distance: 3.0 mi Tourist Information
4-54 Stayners Road
London, United Kingdom E1 4AH

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Holborn Police Station
Distance: 2.3 mi Tourist Information
10 Lambs Conduit St
London, United Kingdom WC1N 3

20-74041212

Bethnal Green/Whitechapel
Distance: 2.7 mi Tourist Information
Cudworth
London, United Kingdom

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Queen Anne Street
Distance: 3.2 mi Tourist Information
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London, United Kingdom

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New River
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
321 Essex Road
London, United Kingdom N1 2BD

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New River
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
321 Essex Road
London, United Kingdom N1 2BD

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Stokey Fish Bar
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
215 Stoke Newington High St
London, United Kingdom N16 0LH

020 7923 7222

Sports Venue and Stadium Near Highbury

Emirates Stadium
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
75 Drayton Park
Islington, United Kingdom N5 1BU

Emirates Stadium has quickly established itself as one of the world's most stunning and spectacular sports stadia. Along with state-of-the-art facilities, the Club have incorporated stunning features from our Highbury history and personal touches from inspirational Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger. With a capacity of over 60,000, the Emirates provides the perfect home for London's most successful club. Take a virtual tour: http://www.arsenal.com/emirates-stadium/virtual-tour

Highbury Fields
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Highbury Hill
London, United Kingdom N5 1AR

Highbury Fields is an open space in Highbury, in the London Borough of Islington. At 11.75 hectares (29 acres), it is the largest open space in the borough.It extends north from Highbury Corner almost as far as Highbury Barn. Besides parkland, Highbury Fields contains recreational facilities including tennis courts and Highbury Pool, which reopened after refurbishment in January 2007.Georgian and Victorian terracesThe elegant houses surrounding the Fields are good examples of Georgian and Victorian town houses and are highly desirable residences. These terraces lie on three roads: Highbury Place, Highbury Crescent, and Highbury Terrace.John Dawes bought much of the demesne and began the residential development of Highbury. He granted leases in 1774-9 for 39 houses on Highbury Place. These were designed and built by John Spiller, a speculative builder of Southwark. The terrace was completed in 1777. Famous residents include: 1. Walter Sickert, the Impressionist painter, lived here and ran a rather unsuccessful school for artists at from 1927-31. 22. This became the home of Charles, the character played by Hugh Grant in Four weddings and a funeral. 25. John Wesley stayed here. 25. Joseph Chamberlain lived here from 1845-54. 39. John Spiller moved in when the terrace was completed in 1777. ??. Abraham Newland, chief cashier of the Bank of England, never slept out of it for 25 years. His house on Highbury Place was for daytime use only. The next major development around what was to become Highbury Fields was the construction of Highbury Terrace. The central part of the terrace dates to 1789. By 1794 nos. 1-16 had been built.

The Castle Climbing Centre
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Green Lanes
London, United Kingdom N4 2HA

020 82117000

Indoor Rock Climbing and Bouldering. Parking outside is safe, there are yellows lines but it is private land so it is ok..

Club Level, Emirates Stadium
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Hornsey Road
London, United Kingdom N7 7

0845 262 0001

Highbury Square
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Avenell Rd
London, United Kingdom N51EY

020 7861 5525

Highbury Square is an apartment complex in Highbury, London. It was originally Arsenal Stadium: the home stadium of Arsenal F.C. until 2006 when they moved out and into the newly built Emirates Stadium nearby.HistoryThe building was originally constructed in 1913 and designed by Archibald Leitch as Arsenal Stadium in the Art Deco style. It remained the home of Arsenal for 93 years until 2006, when they moved into the new Emirates Stadium.The complex cost Arsenal £130 million to build. In 2009, Arsenal sold 150 apartments in Highbury Square to London & Stamford Property at a 20 per cent discount to market value because several buyers failed to complete apartment purchases. Arsenal cleared their debt on Highbury Square by 2010.RedevelopmentThe North Bank and Clock End were demolished while the older Grade II listed buildings of the East and West Stands remained as part of the development. The pitch was redeveloped into gardens. Several parts of Arsenal Stadium were retained including the marble halls, the bust of Herbert Chapman and the players' tunnel. It was opened officially in 2009, by Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger.DetailsHighbury Square has 650 flats. Former Arsenal player Robert Pirès owns one of the flats. Although it houses private residences, Highbury Square was due to have a public footpath through it. Drainage issues in 2010 prevented this footpath from being opened, which led to it being called a "gated community" by local councillors.

Market Road Pitches
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Market Road, Islington N7 9PL
London, United Kingdom N7 9PL

Arsenal Football Supporters Club
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
154 St Thomas's Rd
London, United Kingdom N5 1LQ

020 7226 1627

London Dance Academy
Distance: 1.8 mi Tourist Information
London Dance Academy 49-51 Central street,
London, United Kingdom EC1V 8AB

020 34901018

London Dance Academy is the UKs biggest alternative fitness school. In the last 10 years we have taught over 25,000 of you! Classes include: Pole dancing all levels, Flexibity, Conditioning, Bikini body, Coreography, Aerial, Contortion, Anti gravity Yoga. Masterclasses and much much more. Other things we offer: Hen Party packages, Corporate events and performance agency, Retreats, International Workshops, Pole shop and Events Management. Our professional teachers are world class champions in their field. Titles include Miss and Mr Poledance UK, World Pole Championships, Pole Theatre, UK and Worldwide Body building We were the first school in London to introduce pole fitness to gyms such as Virgin, LA Fitness and David Lloyd We run 200 unique dance classes per week at our studios in Old Street, Liverpool Street and Sadlers Wells LDA have choreographed for Stella McCartney and Adidas for London Fashion Week. Clients include the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Nike to name a few for more details please contact us direct. Hope you enjoy your time training with us.

Fitness First Angel
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
361-373 City Road
London, United Kingdom EC1V 1AS

02072390390

Tottenham Hotspur (White Heart Lane)
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
748 High Road · London, United Kingdom ·
London, United Kingdom N17 0AP

+44 (0) 870 420 5000

CrossFit Evolving
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Archway 3, 303 Holloway Road
London, United Kingdom N7 8HS

07867805007

A CrossFit Box based in North London. Open since 2011 Email us for details

Fighting Fit Fencing
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
Mount Carmel School, Archway
London, United Kingdom N19 3EU

020 36375707

Fighting Fit Fencing is a fencing club open to all ages, levels and abilities. We specialise in the art of Foil fencing but have many members who also fence epee and sabre. We have our own dedicated fencing venue allowing our members the opportunity to fence anytime they choose. All kit & equipment is provided free of charge. FREE taster sessions available to come along and meet our staff, members and supporters. Would love to see you at club soon.

Premier Fitness Club
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Unit 5, 13 to 18 Clifton House, 46 Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park
London, United Kingdom N4 3JP

02075613265, www.premierfitness-club.co.uk

Premier Fitness Club is a state-of-the-art fitness and training club, home to the highly-acclaimed Premier trained PTs, equipped with the very latest Techno Gym equipment to offer members the most effective workout possible. The fitness club is fully staffed with Premier qualified fitness professionals who are on hand to offer support and advice and personal training.

Somers Town Community Sports Centre
Distance: 2.0 mi Tourist Information
134 Chalton Street
London, United Kingdom NW1 1RX

020 7419 4365

Paragon Gym
Distance: 2.0 mi Tourist Information
The Basement, Walker House, 6-8 E2 7JE Boundary Street
London, United Kingdom E2 7JE

0203 417 8910

Pancras Square Leisure Centre
Distance: 1.8 mi Tourist Information
5 Pancras Square
London, United Kingdom NW1 1

0207 974 5555

Finsbury Park Athletics Track
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
8B Endymion Rd
London, United Kingdom N4 1EE

020 8802 9139

Moreno Boxing
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
1 Bailey Place, Gillett Square
London, United Kingdom N16 8BA

00447949510959

We are not a traditional boxing gym – we operate in a modern studio gym providing for small group classes of a maximum of 12 participants per class. Our boxing classes are delivered by expert trainers fully qualified in personal training and sports science, who also have experience as competitive boxers. Founder Carlos Moreno is a 3 x international boxing champion, a 2014 national champion and was ranked number 8 in England in 2013. He founded Moreno Boxing in order to impart and share his knowledge with fitness enthusiasts who want a break from the traditional boxing clubs and fitness gyms, those seeking to learn a new craft while also getting fitter in the process. Our classes are effectively non-contact and our clients do not need to get involved in sparring or be hit if they do not wish, we want our clients to have a unique and enjoyable boxing training experience in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We focus heavily on teaching correct and effective boxing technique in a way that helps our clients build the necessary muscles and cardiovascular endurance to be able to increase their fitness levels while learning proper boxing.

DOWE Dynamics GYM
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
1 Central Hall Buildings
London, United Kingdom n19 3ub

020 7281 2267

Get 3 Months Free Membership*Friendly 1st Class Qualified Staff *Professional Personal Trainers *High Quality Equipment *Separate Cardio Vascular Area *Consultation Room for Personalised Programmes *Best Diet & Nutrition Advice *Treatment Rooms

Lupi Di Londra LDL
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
333 Old Street
London, United Kingdom EC1V 9LE

I Lupi di Londra vengono fondati da Roberto Marroni e Andrea Vitale nel 2003, lo scopo del gruppo è quello di essere il punto di riferimento per i romanisti nel Regno Unito, residenti e non, italiani o stranieri, organizzando trasferte, partite all'Olimpico, ed una sede per seguire la ROMA in diretta. I Lupi esordiscono all'Olimpico nel 2003 in occasione di ROMA vs Brescia e, da quella partita in poi, sono stati presenti ogni volta che la Maggica ha calcato un manto erboso inglese: Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Arsenal, Chelsea, Middlesborough, West Ham, Tottenham... Presenti anche all'Olimpico almeno una volta al mese, partendo con il primo aereo del mattino e tornando la sera stessa. Con i cambi di legge e l'avvento della TdT, i lupi londinesi entrano in un periodo di semi letargo, visto che era diventato impossibile organizzare trasferte o semplicemente ordinare biglietti per le partite in casa dall'estero. Il club rimase comunque un contatto per coloro i quali volessero seguire la roma in TV a Londra. Nel Settembre 2012 Marcello Passerini contatta Roberto con l'idea di riattivare il club; Marcello, come collaboratore, getta le basi per costruire un grande club. Con il supporto di Roberto, il primo obbiettivo è trovare una nuova sede e grazie all'aiuto e disponibilità della Chiesa Italiana, si trovò sala dove seguire tutte le partite in diretta. In poche partite e con l’aiuto di Filippo, Alan, Giuliano, ora consiglieri del Club, ma anche tanti altri, si arriva subito ad un numero elevato di soci, culminato in un picco di oltre 150 persone al derby lazie-ROMA del 11 Novembre 2012. Da ROMA - Atalanta in poi, siamo tornati ad essere presenti alle partite casalinghe con il nostro striscione... Obiettivo futuro ricominciare con le trasferte in Europa ed in Italia e soprattutto aiutare, consigliare, etc. il popolo giallorosso in trasferta a Londra. A fine marzo Passerini conclude la sua collaborazione con il club- Il nostro sito! www.lupidilondra.net Iscrivetevi al nostro forum!!! http://lupidilondra.forumfree.it/?t=65333233 Seguiteci anche su Twitter https://twitter.com/lupidilondra12 FORZA ROMA SEMPRE OVUNQUE E COMUNQUE !