Highbury Corner is all about transport but it’s getting an overhaul that may lead it to become the sort of place you’d like to linger without soaking up traffic fumes – and that’s good because it’s also the heart of the borough. Here you might find:

  • The Hen & Chickens is the base for Unrestricted View film festival director James Wren (well matched to this pub by name too!)
  • The amazing Italian futurist art at the Estorick Collection, and Estorick Director Roberta Cremonici. There’s a good cafe here too.
  • A few minutes walk from Highbury Corner is Freightliners Farm. Here’s an interview with the farm manager, Liz McAllister.

Everyone loves Highbury Fields. It’s a place to spot: