LiFE in Highbury and Islington
Updated on: Jan. 15, 2019, 12:52 p.m.
Highbury may be home to both the Emirates and the old Highbury Stadium, but don’t hold that against it (we’re kidding, Arsenal fans). It may have football running through its veins, but with comedy at its core, wildlife as its beauty and markets as its cultural being, it offers a lot more than just football. Nearby Islington offers theatres, upmarket bars and ‘Supper Street’ comprising of more restaurants than any other street in London. Even the pickiest of eaters will find something they like. Whether you’re in the mood for food or begging for a bargain you’ll find everything you’ll need in Highbury and Islington.
Fancy a pint? The Brewhouse and Kitchen not only serves beer of the Belgian, fruit and smoked variety but hosts beer masterclasses and brewery experience days. Enjoy both classic favourites and beer brewed onsite or create your own concoction and take home a 5 litre keg.
For a beer and a blast head to The King’s Head Theatre Pub where entertainment comprises pub quizzes, live music from bands such as Straight On Red and screenings of major sporting events. Food is also ever-flowing with honey roast ham, your choice of cheeses and the King Cobble Hot Dog, where pork and beef intertwine with a mouth-watering mixture of ketchup, mustard and onions. The theatre itself showcases musicals, opera and dramatic plays including Madame Butterfly and The Magic Flute. However, there’s more than just beer in Islington’s culture.