If you moved to Highbury you would be one of many people to call it home. It has been the residence of many notable individuals including London Mayor Boris Johnson, comedians Alan Davies, Jimmy Carr and Clive Anderson, actors Anna Popplewell and Gwyneth Strong, artist Walter Sickert, musicians Chris Lowe, Leona Lewis and various band members, writers Nigel Slater, Ian Jack, Nick Hornby, The Beatles’ producer George Martin, historian David Starkey, originator of Crufts Charles Cruft, politician Joseph Chamberlain and chef Ainsley Harriet.
These people knew that Highbury is within Central London and a part of the London Borough of Islington. It is north of Charing Cross and it’s postcode district is N5. Finsbury Park is north of the area, with Holloway in the west, Islington and Canonbury in the south and Newington Green bordering in the east. The population of the area is around 22,000 people and is multi-ethnic.
Highbury was originally made up some of the manor of Tolentone according to the Domesday Book. The manor lasted until 1271 and then it was replaced by a new building in the south east on top of a hill, and is where the name of the area derives. Archaeological evidence suggest Roman or Norman settlements were located here. The ownership of the manor passed between different hands but was seized in 1381 during the Peasants Revolt. The land eventually came under ownership of the crown but was sold off to wealthy stockbroker John Dawes who developed the manor. It would alter become a school and then be demolished and replaced by the incumbent Eton House flats. Highbury Barn was developed considerably over time, with it becoming larger and having more facilities such as gardens and a bowling green added and would be used to host events.
Up to 1870 most of the homes were Italian style villas but terraced homes were soon created. After the Blitz many places were rebuilt but new sites were constructed. From the 1980s gentrification occurred with the villas being restored. Arsenal Stadium, was here and home to Premier league team Arsenal. F. but has since been demolished and new apartment buildings were constructed on the land. The former Wessex Studios resided in Highbury and had artists such as Queen, the Rolling Stones, the Sex Pistols and the Clash record here. A TV and film recording studio was not far away but was also closed and replaced by housing.
If you’re looking to be the latest addition to the Highbury family then you should know that the actual move itself shouldn’t be a chore. There’s a lot of work to be done but this can be handled by Man and Van. Call us on 020 3743 9354 and we can have a skilled team assembled at your door
. They will have everything they need to take care of all your packing and will ensure your goods are safe as they transferred from one address to another. They will have the strength and knowledge to get your large furniture from you home and if you have arranged parking at this website
then we can have several vehicles ready to transport your possessions to wherever they are needed. Be aware that we have storage facilities at your disposal if you should need them. Once everything arrives at your new home we will sort and set up all your things.
When you get in touch we can give your more information and advice, answer your questions and provide a complimentary, no commitment quote so if you want Highbury to be your new home, let Man and Van take you there.