Living in Highbury area information and guide

Highbury area overview

Highbury is a well to do but intensely urban district of north London. It's very well served by public transport, with three overland stations and and two underground stations although they are all right on the boundary of the district so may not technically fall within it. At the hear of Highbury is Highbury Fields a lovely and quite large park. In the mid-victorian period, before development had happened, there was a plan to create a park called Albert Park covering the whole area and more from Seven Sisters Road to Balls Pond Road.

The plan never came to fruition and the whole area was developed with the exception of Highbury Fields and Finsbury Park. Highbury is arguably best know as home of Arsenal football club before it moved to The Emirates in 2006. The old stadium has since been converted to a luxury housing complex called Highbury Square.

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Key statistics for
Highbury N5

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Urban Cool
30 - 39 years old
Republic of Ireland, Turkey, Bangladesh
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Highbury?

Highbury contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Highbury & Islington (N5 1)
  • Highbury New Park (N5 2)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Highbury

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Charing Cross (23 min)
Drayton Park
First Capital Connect
Moorgate (11 min)
Leicester Square (14 min)
Highbury & Islington
Oxford Circus (9 min)
Holloway Road
Leicester Square (12 min)
Dalston Kingsland
Charing Cross (24 min)
Finsbury Park
Oxford Circus (12 min)
Essex Road
First Capital Connect
Moorgate (8 min)
Dalston Junction
Liverpool Street (23 min)
Caledonian Road
Leicester Square (10 min)
Rectory Road
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (14 min)
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
Charing Cross (24 min)
Manor House
Leicester Square (18 min)
Stoke Newington
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (15 min)
Liverpool Street (22 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: 30 - 39 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

15% of non-UK born population


8% of non-UK born population


6% of non-UK born population

Type: Urban Cool

This area is dominated by successful city dwellers owning or renting expensive flats in trendy inner-urban locations.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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