Highbury area guide
The Highbury area is a thriving one that remains very popular amongst businesses of almost every variety. It’s close proximity to the fashionable Islington area has seen it develop more and more in recent years to become one of the capital’s major up-and-coming business regions.
Highbury’s very central location means that it’s ideal for networking in central London. What’s more, it offers very good transport links, making relationship building in the city much easier. Close proximity to Hackney and London’s ‘Tech City’ is also invaluable for businesses in that sector.
Highbury is an enjoyable place in which to work, offering a real multi-cultural feel, and bordered by other notable areas such as Camden and – as mentioned above – Islington.
What companies does it suit?
The close location to Tech City and London’s financial districts mean Highbury lends itself well to businesses in those sectors. Businesses looking to become a part of London’s (and the world’s) burgeoning start-up culture should definitely consider basing themselves in the Highbury area.
The proximity to the financial districts mean that Highbury has a range of available office space ready to be leased, so businesses ranging from start-ups to established corporations should have no trouble finding the perfect office for their business.
"Highbury Street" by Ewan Munro is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Transport links to the Highbury area are very good, and ideal for any business looking to network locally. There are a number of nearby tube stations including:
Highbury & Islington
Highbury and the surrounding areas offer a lot of choices for eating and drinking after a busy day at work: whatever your tastes are, you’re bound to find something to suit.
Some of our favourite bars in the area include 69 Colebrooke Row (otherwise known as the bar with no name), which is a stylish place based around simply brilliant cocktails. If you’re a fan of mixed drinks, you’ll love it. The House of Wolf is also worth visiting, simply to sample probably the most unique atmosphere in the capital. It’s a true ‘Victorian Lair’, and steampunk abounds.,
If you’re looking for good food, meanwhile, we’d definitely recommend visiting Tbilisi, which is one of London’s oldest Georgian restaurants, and with very good reason. It’s a really relaxing venue, and the food is, needless to say, absolutely delicious. We’d also recommend Trullo, though we’d definitely recommend booking if you’re planning to head there: it’s the star Italian of the area, and that means that it’s very popular. It’s worth it, though.
Those seeking a night out should definitely head to the Highbury Garage, which puts on a wide range of different club nights as well as live acts. The Cedar Room is also well worth visiting, with its range of events ranging from speed dating to wine tasting: you’re sure to find something to do!
The Almeida Theatre
The Almeida Theatre is within easy reach of Highbury and regularly puts on some stunning works. For theatre lovers, it’s definitely worth seeing what’s on.
The Estorick Collection of Modern Art
The Estorick Collection of Modern Art, meanwhile, is one of the most sophisticated galleries in London, and a must for art lovers.