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Our area guide to Arsenal gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out. Postcodes covered by this area guide include, N1

Arsenal Overview
In mostly monarchical possession until 1630, Highbury, which was named after a manor house placed on high ground, became known to Londoners as a regular source of water to the City from the 15th century. In 1666, 200,000 people huddled together in Highbury Fields to escape the Great Fire and from the late 18th century the first attempts at house building were made in these parts.

In 1910 the Chairman of Fulham Football Club, Henry Norris, was called in to help an ailing south London club called Woolwich Arsenal. His initial plan was to merge the two sides, was rejected, and Woolwich went from bad to worse. In 1913 they endured the worst season in the history of top league football, were duly relegated and Norris took drastic action.

Quite why he chose Highbury as a new home has stayed a mystery. But he clearly saw a move as profitable, their fortunes picked up straight away, the renamed Arsenal finished third in the league, they bought the site outright in 1925 and they have been here ever since.

Guide to Arsenal transport links:

  • Trains
  • Angel Road (National Rail)
  • Bruce Grove
  • Caledonian Road and Barnsbury
  • Canonbury
  • Essex Road
  • King's Cross
  • King's Cross Thameslink
  • London Kings Cross
  • New Southgate
  • Northumberland Park
  • Palmers Green
  • Rectory Road
  • Seven Sisters
  • Silver Street
  • South Tottenham
  • Stamford Hill
  • Stoke Newington
  • Tottenham Hale
  • Upper Holloway
  • White Hart Lane
  • Tubes
  • Archway (Northern Line) (Zone 3, Zone 2)
  • Arnos Grove (Piccadilly Line) (Zone 4)
  • Bounds Green (Zone 4, Zone 3)
  • Kings Cross St Pancras (Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line, National Rail) (Zone 1)
  • Oakwood (Piccadilly Line) (Zone 5)
  • Seven Sisters (Victoria Line, National Rail) (Zone 3)
  • Southgate (Piccadilly Line) (Zone 4)
  • Tottenham Hale (Victoria Line, National Rail) (Zone 3)
  • Tufnell Park (Northern Line) (Zone 2)
  • Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly Line) (Zone 3)
  • Woodside Park (Northern Line) (Zone 4)

Council Tax Rates

Arsenal is represented by Islington Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.