Once home to the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Barnsbury is located in the London Borough of Islington. The area remained rural up until the 19th century, when it started to gain favour with the wealthy and began to see an increase in trade traffic, which was boosted by its convenient central location. The famous Pentonville Prison is also located in Barnsbury, which was built in 1842 and became a site for executions in North London during the early 1900s. In recent years a number of well-known celebrities have found themselves on the wrong side of the cell doors, including George Michael, Boy George and Pete Doherty.
Barnsbury is home to a diverse array of businesses. Its central location means that it is an ideal area to look for offices to let. The businesses currently located in the area include Lubbock Fine, Newey & Eyre Ltd, Russell Bedford International.
Entertainment And Dining Out
If you’re looking for entertainment you’ll find plenty of choice in Barnsbury. A wide selection of local theatres, galleries, bars, clubs and museums mean you’ll be able enjoy yourself whatever the time of day or night. International cuisine is in abundance in Barnsbury, with a huge range of menu options on offer – from French and Italian to Mediterranean, Moroccan, and, of course, British. You can choose from pubs, fine dining restaurants, bars or cafes. There’s something available to suit every pocket as well as every palate. Rodizio Rico, Kings Place, Rotunda and Canal 125 are some of the most popular restaurants in the area.
A choice of underground stations, including Angel and Caledonian Road, can be easily reached on foot from Barnsbury. The area is also well connected to mainline stations, with both Essex Road and Highbury & Islington within a ten minute walk. Taxis and buses are easy to locate, providing additional public transport options.