Highbury Fields

Highbury Fields is an open space in Highbury, Islington. At 29 acres, it is the largest open space in the borough.

It extends north from Highbury Corner almost as far as Highbury Barn. Besides parkland, Highbury Fields contains recreational facilities including tennis courts and a pool, disused for many years, but reopened recently to popular acclaim.

The elegant Georgian houses surrounding the Fields are good examples of this type of town house and are highly desirable residences. Walter Sickert, the Impressionist painter, lived at the south end of the fields for many years.

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