Echoes of powerful voices reverberate through Canonbury’s brownstone apartments and cobblestone streets. Literary giants lend this north London neighborhood a certain esteem—Canonbury claims George Orwell among its long list of famous residents. Rather than self-promotion, Canonbury relies on the subtle allure of its gable-roofed houses and back-woodsy riverwalk to attract attention. Traveling to more urban areas from the neighborhood’s simplistic scenery is easy—trains, buses, and tubes are nearby.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
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Canonbury is within LB of Islington and bordered by Islington and De Beauvoir Town
Idyllic in Islington: The Small-Town Charm of Canonbury
We’re in the heart of Angel Islington – an area which is both amazingly convenient and very easy to fall in love with. Under five minutes from our doorstep you’ll find some of London’s most exciting restaurants (you should definitely try Ottolenghi’s), bars, independent cinemas, coffee shops, music venues, galleries and the wonderful Almeida Theatre."
The Romance of Canonbury's Residences
The picturesque Regents Canal is close by with its riverside bars and pubs – as are other must-sees such as nearby Camden Antiques Passage, eclectic Spitalfields market, Columbia Flower Market, Broadway market, Petticoat Lane and the food stalls and vintage stands in Brick Lane."
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