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Highbury & Islington

The London Borough of Islington is one of the capital’s trendiest neighbourhoods and offers its visitors and residents an eclectic mix of food and culture.

With a choice of serene spots to soak up the sun and a throng of restaurants, bars and theatres to enjoy whatever the weather, Highbury & Islington days out are well worth looking forward to all year round.

Getting to Highbury & Islington is easy - the area is served by one of the UK’s major rail hubs, Highbury & Islington station. So, whether you’re taking your family out for a meal, catching up with a friend at London’s first farmers market or making a solo pilgrimage to the Emirates stadium, read more about your travel options and things to do in Highbury & Islington once you’re there.

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Getting to Highbury & Islington

With its crowds and sheer size, travelling to and around London may seem intimidating – but taking the train makes it easy. We can get you to Highbury & Islington from a number of locations along our network – and you might just save some money in the process.

And we offer plenty of ways to do so! Whether it’s a friends reunion or a work outing, GroupSave can save you money on Off-Peak tickets when you book them together as a gang of 3-9 adults. And if you’re planning a family day out, you can bring up to four children aged 5-15 along for the ride for just £2 each outside of busy periods.

Got a Railcard too? Adding one to your booking could save you a significant amount of money on getting to Highbury & Islington and beyond. There’s one designed for those aged 16-25, 26-30 and over 60, as well as the disabled, friends, family and partners – so it’s well worth your time seeing if you’re eligible to sign up.

Things to do in Highbury & Islington

As the name suggests, the station itself sits in between Highbury and Islington and makes the perfect jump-off point for either area. Much of the action in the latter centres around Upper Street, with its tantalising selection of cuisines fit for any budget; you’ll find tasting menus and speedy street eateries sitting side by side. If you’re feeling hungry for elite sport, head north to the Emirates stadium, home of Arsenal, for a tour or match-day experience.

There’s plenty of other cultural things to do in Highbury & Islington, too. The Almeida Theatre and Pleasance Theatre both host a variety of upcoming drama and comedy acts, while the Estorick Collection is London’s home to modern Italian art. If films are more your thing, try the Screen on the Green for its sofa seating and luxurious movie snacks.

And what about Highbury & Islington days out when the sun is shining? There’s the playgrounds in Highbury Fields, the various serene squares and the oasis of calm that is Regent’s Canal. Whatever the weather, book your tickets through our website to save on booking fees and start planning your trip!

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You can buy Great Northern tickets online and collect them from the ticket machine before you travel. You can also buy them from a ticket machine or ticket office at the station.