Highbury And Islington Station

Zone 2 Station

Blown up in the second world war, rebuilt (badly) from scratch. In the mornings, the entrance is often blocked by the lines of people using the ticket machines. There's often one of the ribbon barriers, but as nobody in the UK has a convention about which side of the pavement to walk on, it usually ends up with people going both directions on both sides of it.

There are three ticket hall windows, two on the main hall and one on the "inside" of the barriers, presumably for passengers from the North London Line, which has plenty of unmanned stations. There's also the usual crop of ticket machines.

Recently the approach to the station was repaved. It's a bit better now, with nice blue lights. There's often a coffee shop and crepe (and burger) just outside the station entrance.

The old station is still over the road. It looks much nicer.

Lines Served

Victoria Line South <--- King's Cross St Pancras <--- Highbury and Islington Station ---> Finsbury Park ---> North
GN Electrics Line South <--- Essex Road <--- Highbury and Islington Station ---> Drayton Park ---> North
Silverlink North London Line West <--- Caledonian Road And Barnsbury <--- Highbury and Islington Station ---> Canonbury ---> East


There are cross platform interchanges between the Victoria Line and the GN Electrics Line

Interesting facts

  • That news stand has been there, in one form or another, for a hundred years or so.
  • The White Swan pub nearby is named after the old pub that used to be where the station now is.
  • (Not for the squeamish) A colony of rats lives under the Silverlink (overground) platforms

Station Information / Journey Planner: Highbury and Islington

OS X co-ord: 531573     OS Y co-ord: 184717     (Latitude: 51.545510 Longitude: -0.102333)
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