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The Best Things in Highbury, Greater London*

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The Best Things
  • Going out with a few non trendy mates is allways a good time
  • That funny little iron clock tower just down from the crossroads.
  • Everyone sitting outside on the pavements outside when it's sunny, and the variety of eateries.
  • Its close to everywhere, fun to live in, brilliant shops and lots of places to eat.
  • the absinth sold at the purple turtle (cheapest in london)
  • The architecture
  • food, pubs, people (in general - there are arseholes everywhere)
  • great squares with nice georgian houses without net curtains so you can look inside at fabby middle-class families and feel jealous
  • Probably the finest feature of Islington during the 1977-79 and 1991-5 period has been its abilty to foster young musical talent. The seventies saw bands such as Eddie & the Hot Rods, the Stranglers, Ace and the Sex Pistols playing at the Hope & Anchor (Upper Street), whilst the nineties have been witness to the resurgence of the London sound (eg Blur & Stone Country) in the Trolley Stop.
  • Best thing: The Embassy.
  • Gotta be the Narrow Boat pub: hot day... cold pint... canal... what more can I say? Itss a pace of life thing.
  • Good mix of poncey (which can be fun sometimes) and down-to-earth

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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